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How to format 64GB SD card from exFAT to FAT32

I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB SD card and cannot get it to a FAT 32 format. Tried few links, no success. I'm using WIN 7 also.

Is there any way possible to achieve this?
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  1. SD cards need to be formatted in the device that use it.
  2. The device in question does not have the ability to format, only reads and writes on FAT32 format though.
  3. Please tell me about that device.
  4. Try installing it into a comp usb port and using disk manager to format it to fat32?
  5. anonymous1 said:
    Please tell me about that device.


    Dont have the model number handy, but it's a stand alone motion sensing video recorder. Has basicllly an on button and a SD card slot.
  6. Best answer
    Windows won't allow you to create a fat32 partition bigger than 32gig. Use a 3rd party utility to format it like "fat32formatter".

    http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/
  7. I had the same problem but HP USB disk storage format tool formatted my 64G USB drive into a 64g fat32 drive that worked in my TV.
  8. this method describes how to format flash card or other drive by using diskpart console app

    cmd (Win+R and type cmd)
    diskpartlist disk
    select disk 1 (1 must be a number of your flash card)
    clean (this command erase all data on selected disk!!!!)
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=fat32
  9. i6pwr said:
    I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB SD card and cannot get it to a FAT 32 format. Tried few links, no success. I'm using WIN 7 also.

    Is there any way possible to achieve this?


    Hi Folks,

    I have crossed this bridge a few times with new DSLR's and SDXC chips. The problem turns out to be the card reader you use. I have tested many SD card readers and found that many don't support SDXC or 64 gig volumes. I have a Verbatim Universal reader that mounts the volume, reads the data and can be formatted directly in Win7 64bit as a 64gig volume no sweat! The other readers I have won't recognize the volume and insist on formatting as FAT32 at 32 gigs max. Spend $20 and solve all those nasty 64 gig issues fast!
  10. Hawkeye22 said:
    Windows won't allow you to create a fat32 partition bigger than 32gig. Use a 3rd party utility to format it like "fat32formatter".

    http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/



    I format whole HDDs in FAT32 at times.
  11. Hawkeye22 said:
    Windows won't allow you to create a fat32 partition bigger than 32gig. Use a 3rd party utility to format it like "fat32formatter".

    http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/


    Using this to format a 64GB SD card I get message: "Failed to determine the drive!!"

    Ivan Shchedlovskiy said:
    this method describes how to format flash card or other drive by using diskpart console app

    cmd (Win+R and type cmd)
    diskpartlist disk
    select disk 1 (1 must be a number of your flash card)
    clean (this command erase all data on selected disk!!!!)
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=fat32


    On the same 64GB SD card I get:
    Quote:
    Virtual Disk Service error:
    The volume size is too big.


    Before starting this process, I formatted the card from the windows command line using "format e: /q" with no issues, but of course this uses EXFAT.
  12. Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm which formatted the card without issue :)
  13. MarcT77 said:
    Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm which formatted the card without issue :)


    Worked perfectly...just formatted a 500 GB flash drive in about 15 seconds.

    Device now works in older model home theatre system.

    THANX!!!
  14. Yup, I think that's about the best you can do. If you can get one of those old Pentium D's.
  15. MarcT77 said:
    Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm which formatted the card without issue :)

    That helped for me as well. Sandisk Extreme 64GB in i9100 on Slimbean 4.3 works now. Thanks.
  16. i6pwr said:
    I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB SD card and cannot get it to a FAT 32 format. Tried few links, no success. I'm using WIN 7 also.

    Is there any way possible to achieve this?


    try miniaide fat32 formatter at cnet download it's free and it work i had the same sd card which supported exfat use the software and presto my sd card now support fat32 files hope this help !!!
  17. It is not very hard, all you have to do is go to run > type cmd.exe> hit enter, then in cmd, type in format /FS:FAT32 H:

    Replace H with the name of the drive, aka removable disk H.
  18. MarcT77 said:
    Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm which formatted the card without issue :)


    This is the only method that worked for me. Thanks for finding this MarcT77.
    If I knew you, I'd buy you a beer :). :ouimaitre:
  19. AZ Weekly said:
    It is not very hard, all you have to do is go to run > type cmd.exe> hit enter, then in cmd, type in format /FS:FAT32 H:

    Replace H with the name of the drive, aka removable disk H.


    That does not work for cards over 32gb. You get the message volume 'too big for FAT32'.
  20. Ivan Shchedlovskiy said:
    this method describes how to format flash card or other drive by using diskpart console app

    cmd (Win+R and type cmd)
    diskpartlist disk
    select disk 1 (1 must be a number of your flash card)
    clean (this command erase all data on selected disk!!!!)
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=fat32


    This worked for me - cheers. With a removable SD this takes a while - eons - either put a brew on while you wait or use:
    format fs=fat32 quick
  21. i6pwr said:
    I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB SD card and cannot get it to a FAT 32 format. Tried few links, no success. I'm using WIN 7 also.

    Is there any way possible to achieve this?


    Some are using partition software which is kind of the long way around. I use rufus_v1.3.4 which you can download here: http://rufus.akeo.ie/
    It checks the "create bootable disk" option by default, so you probably want to change that
    Windows 7 reads 64gb MicroSD cards fine
  22. Hi
    Download this small program SmartDisk_FAT32_tool
    and follow this video http://youtu.be/YtIa_3lWf8o
    worked for me
  23. MarcT77 said:
    Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.ht... which formatted the card without issue :)

    I just registered to say: thanks bro!! that worked perfectly, not even ten seconds, and my obscure brand 64gb exFat micro sd card was formatted to fat32. thank you!!


    UPDATE:
    Sorry, a follow-up: the conversion tool worked fine as I said before, but it turned out that my Micro SD Card was a fake / defective.

    I found a program called H2TestW (google it) to check the card, which takes a long time to finish (2.5 hours!), but confirmed that my 64GB card was actually only 4GB (and defective at that!).

    So to others who have perhaps also bought a cheap Micro SD Card off eBay, it is worth first checking whether your card is a fake, before you start copying all your data and eventually lose all of it!
  24. MarcT77 said:
    Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm which formatted the card without issue :)


    This actually worked! Simple, and fast!! again, this website WORKS! http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
  25. meiam545 said:
    MarcT77 said:
    Just found this tool http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm which formatted the card without issue :)


    This actually worked! Simple, and fast!! again, this website WORKS! http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm



    To all of those who found this tool, THANK YOU! I just registered to say thanks! I Have a 128gb micro sd that couldn't be read but this tool did the trick! Thanks Guys!
  26. please what this video it really works , and it solve all the problems with 1 easy program to download....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTlm17lvmw

    the only thing that I did after all this intructions, it was reset my tablet. and I have all my data from 32 gb to a 64 gb.
    please it really works!!!!
  27. I was curious about this for when I get my 2tb external to use for my RGHd xbox. Thanks a ton hawkeye22
  28. Dear Ivan,after trying your procedures I recieve a message saying for a 64 Gb SD card; not posible to format the volumen. It is to big.
  29. You need to use a 3rd party utility as I explained above. MarcT77 also listed a utility that works.
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