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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:16:24
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FAT32 Formatting


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Need to format 64GB and 128 GB Micro SD cards in FAT32 format - they are supplied as exFAT. Windows will not do it - either from within or using: format E: /FS:FAT32 /V:uSD_125 /Q in a command window

Any recommendations, from experience, as to which tool to use?


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Edited by MHC (Tue 20-Nov-18 15:42:03)

Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:30:41
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Re: FAT32 Formatting


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Windows should do it. Have you run the command from a command prompt with the /fs:FAT32 switch?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:41:11
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Re: FAT32 Formatting


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For NextBase dash-cams?

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:44:38
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Re: FAT32 Formatting


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Yes:

format E: /FS:FAT32 /V:uSD_125 /Q

and it returns

Insert new disk for drive E:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is RAW.
The new file system is FAT32.
QuickFormatting 128000M
The volume is too big for FAT32.


update: Thought I would try without /Q - so a full rather than quick and it might be working.

update2: it starts working indicating percent verified, gets to 99 percent and then changes to
The volume is too big for FAT32.


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Edited by MHC (Tue 20-Nov-18 15:52:42)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:46:21
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Re: FAT32 Formatting


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No, an Android 'phone !


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:50:44
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Re: FAT32 Formatting


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Ah.

If you have access to a NextBase, at least the one I have, that has a built-in FAT32 formatter.

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Nov-18 15:53:28
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You could try the tool here: https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/best-fat32-f...

Other tools are mentioned here: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/format-large-hard-driv...

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Nov-18 16:42:34
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FAT32 is a maximum of 32GB. You might be able to partition the drive into smaller parts in windows. That way you could create partitions smaller than 32GB and format those.
Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Nov-18 17:22:38
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A FAT32 partition can be up to 2 TB.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 17:43:22
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FAT32 is up to 16 TB - it is just Microsoft that put an artificial 32GB limit in Windows.


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 17:45:43
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Tried 'SFC /scannow' ?

Try - https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 17:49:24
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In reply to a post by TinyMongomery:
You could try the tool here: https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/best-fat32-f...


Tried that and used the "free trial!"which will cost $59.95


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 17:59:04
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In reply to a post by camieabz:
Tried 'SFC /scannow' ?

Try - https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html


The SDA formatter creates exFAT rather than FAT32 ... and no option to change.


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Standard User longedge
(committed) Tue 20-Nov-18 18:06:36
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Perhaps boot with a "Live Linux distro" and format from there.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 20-Nov-18 18:15:31
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Hmm. Maybe try formatting as exFAT then to FAT32 with - https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/convert-exfa...

Failing that, there's - http://www.pcdisk.com/download.html
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 20-Nov-18 19:29:22
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In Android Play Store there are a load of apps to Format/Repair/Clean SD cards.

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