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Formatting a memory card (use at your own risk!)
NOTE!! Formatting a memory card will erase all saved data from a memory card, permanently.
You should NOT format the Flash card if your Camera/MP3 player, etc? does not support any Windows / Mac standard OS File Tables or if your Flash card requires an ID string to be recognized by the OEM device (industry formatted card). Please consult your OEM device manufacturer for details to the use of the memory card.
Media is high level pre-formatted prior to shipment; however, if for any reason you need to high level format your memory card, follow the procedure outlined below:
Formatting Note for Windows XP users: The format utility used for
removable memory cards 64 MB or above is set by default to use the FAT32 file
system. Many cameras and portable devices will not accept media that has been
formatted to the FAT32 file system.
Problems that may result from formatting the memory card
The device using the formatted memory card may display an error when the card is inserted such as:
Alternative formatting method to try for Windows XP: There is a pop-up list
in the Windows XP formatting utility that allows you to change from FAT32 to the
FAT16 file system.
Some devices may still have problems. The card may need to be re-formatted by the device itself. Be sure to isolate the device from the computer when formatting the media.