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By sam-had, Junior Member on 11th December 2012, 10:16 AM
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Hi guys,
I faced a problem with my 64gb. Sandisk micro SD and I solved the issue and I thought about posting the solution here that might help some of you.
so... the issue I faced is how to get TWRP recovery or CWM to mount my Ex sd card.
basically the problem is that the card is formatted in exfat or NTFS and in both ways it won't be recognized by TWRP and the only way to formate it in fat32 is by only one software because windows can not format more than 32gb in Fat32.
and here is how:

first: download EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition from this link http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Part...dlPid=10982635

Second : Now you can see a list of all of your hard drives. Note the one highlighted in blue on the grid. This is my 64GB MicroSDXC card in my USB Card Reader. Obviously the location of your card in the list may differ dependant on the number of drives in your computer

You’ll need to right-click on the drive in the list representing your 64GB MicroSDXC card and click “Format partition”

Third : You need to select FAT32 for the File System, and 32KB for Cluster Size.
EaseUS doesn’t immediately apply the changes you specify. Instead, it queues them up so that you can review and revise them before you commit to having the program affect those changes. then we need to press the Apply button.

that's it ... now you can enjoy your 64gb MicroSd and you can mount it in TWRP or CWM recovery .


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11th December 2012, 10:28 AM |#2  
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It has to be in general section.

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11th December 2012, 10:48 AM |#3  
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Certainly be a useful post for some that don't know . But its in the wrong section and will be missed .
OP report and ask a mod to move it .

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11th December 2012, 11:00 AM |#4  
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Use partition wizard tool

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11th December 2012, 09:00 PM |#5  
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Question Ohh Didn't know that
then where should I post it and how can I move it ?
or it is the admin who will move it for me ?

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11th December 2012, 10:46 PM |#6  
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As you guys may be aware, the latest software update (4.1.2) does solve ANY exFAT issue
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13th December 2012, 09:39 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by sam-had

Hi guys,
I faced a problem with my 64gb. Sandisk micro SD and I solved the issue and I thought about posting the solution here that might help some of you.
so... the issue I faced is how to get TWRP recovery or CWM to mount my Ex sd card.
basically the problem is that the card is formatted in exfat or NTFS and in both ways it won't be recognized by TWRP and the only way to formate it in fat32 is by only one software because windows can not format more than 32gb in Fat32.
and here is how:

first: download EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition from this link http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Part...dlPid=10982635

Second : Now you can see a list of all of your hard drives. Note the one highlighted in blue on the grid. This is my 64GB MicroSDXC card in my USB Card Reader. Obviously the location of your card in the list may differ dependant on the number of drives in your computer

You’ll need to right-click on the drive in the list representing your 64GB MicroSDXC card and click “Format partition”

Third : You need to select FAT32 for the File System, and 32KB for Cluster Size.
EaseUS doesn’t immediately apply the changes you specify. Instead, it queues them up so that you can review and revise them before you commit to having the program affect those changes. then we need to press the Apply button.

that's it ... now you can enjoy your 64gb MicroSd and you can mount it in TWRP or CWM recovery .


your welcome

I've tried this method, my card became 32GB
Then I put it into my Galaxy Note, it saw it also as 32GB, then I formatted the card with Gnote, then it became 64GB again


I was planning to create two partitions with minitools formatting tool, one was supoosed to be 16 GB FAT32 and the remaning part would be 48GB NTFS, and I was planning to use, Paragon NTFS to mount that NTFS partition on GNOTE.

But because after formatting on PC it became 32 GB I couldn't do that.

Any suggestions ?
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thanks so much for this. I just bought a new 64 gb card for my phone and it "corrupted" on me twice. I plugged it in to my comp and it was exFat. Followed the directions here and formatted to fat32. Now I have to copy my files again. I hope this works. Oh and according to my phone, there is no update 4.1.2 for it. I am on 4.0.4 and it cannot find any updates so that doesnt really work for me.
28th December 2012, 06:57 PM |#9  
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THANK YOU!!
I had been trying to do thiis for 4 hours when i saw ur post! Thanks sooo much..at first i got an error while formatting, but then i quit all other applications as recommended by the software and it woeked perfectly on my HTC Sensation. Thank You Soooo much
29th December 2012, 10:12 PM |#10  
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I was looking to format my card to Fat32 so I can use a Paranoid Android Rom. What happens when I want to flash another ROM and the new ROM is a Tochwiz Rom... Will I need to unformat the card or reverse it someway? I'm a newbie to this stuff.
30th December 2012, 12:17 AM |#11  
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I was looking to format my card to Fat32 so I can use a Paranoid Android Rom. What happens when I want to flash another ROM and the new ROM is a Tochwiz Rom... Will I need to unformat the card or reverse it someway? I'm a newbie to this stuff.

No. Touchwizz roms and aokp/cm10 roms can both read fat32 sd cards. Because exfat is licenced from Microsoft AOKP can't incorporate the drivers needed to get exfat formatted card to work.

Short story is both roms can read/write to fat32 formatted sd cards. Only Touchwizz roms can read/write to exfat formatted cards. Unless you copy a lot of single files over 4GB in size stick with fat32 formatting.

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