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How do I reformat 64gb to Fat32 32gb?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:24 PM

Guys, I need to reformat a 64gb micro sd chip to Fat32 32gb, how can I do this please?


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:32 PM

Window's own format has a limit of 32GB for FAT32 but Partition Wizard can format the 64GB card as FAT32.

 

I am not sure what you mean by to FAT32 32GB. You want two partitions on the SD card or one 32GB partition of FAT32 and the rest as free space?


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:48 PM

No, friend of mine bought this card to use with a Dash Cam and it requires a Fat32 32gb, no larger size so he will either have to resize it to 32gb or buy a new 32gb card



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:19 PM

You can create a 32GB FAT32 partition on the SD card using Partition Wizard. There will be 32GB of unallocated space after the Primary FAT32 partition which may fool the camera into seeing the card as 32GB but it seems like a waste of a 64GB card.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:36 PM

I don't think the format option is available in the free version



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:41 PM

You can create partitions and format them in the free version. Delete any current partitions. Create a new FAT32 partition that is primary.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:53 PM

I don't think the format option is available in the free version

 

 

I use the free version exclusively to format different devices. It works great.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:06 PM

I looked at the tutorial here: https://www.minitool.com/help-pw/format-partition.html

 

When I highlight the drive the format option is not active as can be seen in the screenshot. Also you'll notice the tutorial is shwoing the option in the left pane but not the case in the GUI:

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:10 PM

You need to delete the existing exfat partition first. You selected the whole disk. That is why the format is blanked out. 



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:17 PM

Well, believe it or not, when I go back to the interface now everything is showing. The cluster size is showing in kb though, is this correct I should choose the 32kb?

 

https://s33.postimg.cc/ca5x7ankf/format.png



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:20 PM

Just select Default. Make sure the Partition does not have any unallocated space in front of it.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:20 PM

Actually I deleted the partition and now the format option on the left is not showing?

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:28 PM

In your pending operations on the left you show a format first then a delete. I would discard the steps then Delete the partition again. Click Apply. Then create a new partition of 32GB. Click Apply again to complete the step.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:39 PM

maybe I'm doing something wrong, I selected the 32kb but still showing 59gb, After selecting the 32kb it doesnt go through any process so I am guessing a step is missing.

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:42 PM

You can select the partition and resize it to 32GB by left clicking the right arrow of the partition bar and dragging to the left. Click Apply.

 

https://www.minitool.com/help-pw/resize-partition.html






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