How to Format an SD Card

If your SD card has become too cluttered, this guide will restore it to a like-new condition with a simple format.

You will need

  • Computer
  • SD card
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • USB card reader

Step 1 Click on Start button Click on the Start or Windows button and then click on My Computer. Mac users click on Menu and then Utilities and select Disk Utilities.

Step 2 Insert SD card Insert the SD card into your computer’s card slot, or use a USB card reader.

Step 3 Right-click on Format Right-click on the SD card icon and select Format from the drop-down menu. Mac users click on the card icon and then the Erase tab.

Step 4 Select settings Select the format type, file size allocation, and name the card. Then hit Start or OK.

Step 5 Wait Wait for the card to finish formatting before safely removing it from your computer or card reader.