How to format 64gb micro sd card to Fat32 to work on SGS3

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waz675

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(Even thou it's a 64GB card it will have some reserved space to perform tasks and operation, usually you'll get 59/60GB, same thing with any card size 32GB cards you get around 28/29GB it's normal so don't be alarmed this, this is been around since first ever 1GB card was released)

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Isn't this because of the standards of HDD (and other media like SD cards) count a GB as 1000 MB while a computer uses 1024MB.

OK, used google for a more exact definition since I just woke up from 3 and a bit hours sleep.. My trusty 4yr old cried out as I was just drifting off at 3:25. Anyway, yawn and all that, check http://techforums.nintendo.com/thread/16722 and see beardedone's explanation.

(Oh, just saw dates. Seems I'm also a necro poster along with being a zombie this morning.....


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Tater1999

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need a little help

okay so I'm having a small problem formatting my 64 gigabyte SD card. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 it recognizes the exFAT 64 gig partition. Unfortunately something has corrupted it and files cannot be deleted from it it cannot be formatted and I can't add any files to it like if I download it or something. Does anyone know of a format tool that can make my SanDisk X fat 64 gig sd card into two partitions of 32 gigs that way I can keep it as a fat32 system and have it recognized on any machine I decide to put it into. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated guys I've been searching for almost 3 weeks for a way to to format it and I cannot find it.

Thanks!
 

matrixzone

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Here is how I got mine going on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint model with a SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A)

I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-10962200.html

NOTE - Backup any files you wish to keep 1st. Power down phone before removing card.

1. Install after download
2. Select the card (in my case it was drive E:)
3. Click on Delete from the top between Create & Format
4. Click Apply on the far left hand side, this will take like 30 sec to a few min to run depending upon your system/card speed.
5. Click Create from the top between Merge & Delete.
6. In the Create As: dropdown choose Primary. In the File System dropdown choose Fat32. In the Cluster Size: drop down choose 32k. Click Ok.
7. Click Apply at the top left hand side and then Yes, it will take like 10-15 sec to apply then click OK.
8. Click Format at the top between Delete and Copy.
9. In the File System: drop down choose Fat32. In the Cluster Size: drop down choose 32k. Then click OK
10. Click Apply at the top left hand side, then Yes to proceed. It will take a few seconds to do, then click OK.
11. Close the program and that should do it.
12. Put the card back into your phone and power back up again.

Clockwork Mod backups, Titanium Backups, moving apps all worked after that and see's 64GB of space.

Hope it helps!
Thanks for this guide, should be sticky
 

erkme73

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Be very careful when you install this "free" software, as it will install all sorts of neat little tool bars, antivirus programs, and pop up generators. I grant the OP that the process works, but I was quick to uninstall after I got the first "upgrade offer" that popped up over top of my task bar despite the program not running.
 

enibej

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lock micro sd

Hello,
Is it possible to somehow lock micro sd card with password or with pin?
 

la2o

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You can use a custom recovery like philz to format your micro sd into fat32 :)

good luck!
 

shauneeboy

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Worked Perfectly!

Worked perfectly on Sprint GS4... Glad you included a link to the program that worked as others did not...Thanks!
 

kefi999

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SanDisk 64gb microsdhc

Guys am still stuck on exfat I cant format it to any other and my phone doesn't read it help please am desperate i almost tried every possible programm known to man every single one says some kind of error
 

ilcik001

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okay so I'm having a small problem formatting my 64 gigabyte SD card. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 it recognizes the exFAT 64 gig partition. Unfortunately something has corrupted it and files cannot be deleted from it it cannot be formatted and I can't add any files to it like if I download it or something. Does anyone know of a format tool that can make my SanDisk X fat 64 gig sd card into two partitions of 32 gigs that way I can keep it as a fat32 system and have it recognized on any machine I decide to put it into. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated guys I've been searching for almost 3 weeks for a way to to format it and I cannot find it.

Thanks!

Hello
I have the same problem. I have s5 g900fd. I can't formated the card and files can't be deleted but I can copy files from card. Does anyone know what can I do with it?
Of course I know that I can scrap it.:confused:

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livanpinar

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Weird

I have a problem with a new SD card. I put the card in PC and had to format it, the only option was exFAT, then put it in my phone and it said it had to format it again... So I did. Unmounted the card and every time I do so, it requests formatting again. If I reboot the phone it says "Blank SD card...SD card is blank or has unsupported file system". So I have to format it to see it, but then again I have to do it with every reboot or unmount. I can write files onto it after every formatting, but they disappear if I unmount it, put it in the PC, etc. It's like RAM, that you lose everything when you turn off the computer. I have formatted it to FAT32, but again loses everything when I unplug it. Format it with phone, and again.
 

foosaa

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Guiformat Fat32Format is very easy to use and does not require installation. I like the direct to execute link! :)
 

brothertime

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I want to thank you for posting this. I used it for my SanDisk Ultra micro 64 and 128 Gig. Works like a charm thanks again to format it to FAT32. I am using these for a Security Camera

I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition
 
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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-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html?tag=mncol%3bpop&cdlPid=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 :)
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    Here is how I got mine going on my Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint model with a SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A)

    I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-10962200.html

    NOTE - Backup any files you wish to keep 1st. Power down phone before removing card.

    1. Install after download
    2. Select the card (in my case it was drive E:)
    3. Click on Delete from the top between Create & Format
    4. Click Apply on the far left hand side, this will take like 30 sec to a few min to run depending upon your system/card speed.
    5. Click Create from the top between Merge & Delete.
    6. In the Create As: dropdown choose Primary. In the File System dropdown choose Fat32. In the Cluster Size: drop down choose 32k. Click Ok.
    7. Click Apply at the top left hand side and then Yes, it will take like 10-15 sec to apply then click OK.
    8. Click Format at the top between Delete and Copy.
    9. In the File System: drop down choose Fat32. In the Cluster Size: drop down choose 32k. Then click OK
    10. Click Apply at the top left hand side, then Yes to proceed. It will take a few seconds to do, then click OK.
    11. Close the program and that should do it.
    12. Put the card back into your phone and power back up again.

    Clockwork Mod backups, Titanium Backups, moving apps all worked after that and see's 64GB of space.

    Hope it helps!
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    Just use Guiformat...small app attached
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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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    GUI Format is an easy to use and fast solution too.