You don’t need to download any program from any site.
This can be done using a USB MicroSD card reader. (IF you have a MicroSD card reader on your PC you don’t need the USB 3.0 SD/MicroSD card reader )
I bought a USB 3.0 SD/MicroSD card reader from my local electronics store (fry’s ) for $10. They run $4 - $15 Amazon.
Place the MicroSD card into the USB stick and then plug it into a USB port into your pc.
I am using windows 7 This also works on Windows 10.
You need to know how to get to ’ CMD ’ If you don’t know, search the web or youtube.
In windows 7, I simply hit start button bottom left of my screen.
In the search bar:
Type CMD, Right click the result and Run as Administrator
Type CMD hold CTRL + SHIFT keys down, and press ENTER
A window will open asking if you want to run the following program, Click YES
The black window Command Prompt window opens.
My Hard Drive is " C ". so in that command prompt it will say
If you didn’t run CMD as Administrator, it will say ;
You want it to be C:\Windows\system32> because you then know your running CMD in administrator mode.
OK Hard part over… next…
next to C:\Windows\system32> you will start typing commands here
NOTE: number 4,
When you type list disk in number 3, it will list disks on your pc.
Disk on the PC will include your opperating system hard drive… Lets say your PC Hard Drive is C and it is 250gb.
When you ‘list disk’ it will show you Disk 0 248gb or something like that.
It will show you Disk 1 29gb.
Notice the smaller disk is the 32gb MicroSD card, and the PC hard drive of 248 is the 250gb pc hard drive.
Understand the difference?
If you want, you can run CMD and diskpart without the MicroSD card placed into the pc, take note of the ‘list disk’ result… then put the MicroSD card in and run diskpart, then ‘list disk’ to see the difference in results.
This is not hard. this is easy to do. If you want to do it in the middle of being in diskpart, simply type exit, press enter, exit, press enter .
DO NOT select your PC hard drive!!
When you go to step 4, and type ’ select disk 1 ’ (if the MicroSD card is disk 1) then you are commanding to work on disk 1.
IF you chose the PC hard drive by accident, just type exit and press enter, type exit and press enter… start over.
When you get to step 5 and type ‘clean’… you erase that assigned disk. :)
I would never download a 3rd party program to do this, when you have full control here.
Open and run CMD as Administrator.
Type Diskpart , press Enter.
Type List Disk , press Enter.
Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your USB 3.0 MicroSD/SD Card Reader shows up as), press Enter.
Type Clean , press Enter.
Type Create Partition Primary , press Enter.
Type Active , press Enter.
Type Format Quick FS=FAT32 , press Enter.
Type Assign , press Enter.
Type Exit , press Enter.
Type Exit , press Enter.
number 8, if you want exfat, type Format Quick FS=exFat , press Enter.
OR for NTFS type Format Quick FS=NTFS , press Enter.
Diskpart - is a tool that CMD offers to work on disks in the pc
List Disk - shows you the disks connected to the PC
Select Disk - tells Diskpart what Disk to work on.
Clean - erases a disk
Create Partition Primary… or (creat part prim) - creates a partition as primary
Active - activates the disk ( I think )
Format FS= or Format Quick FS= formats the disk as the format you chose
Assign - Assigns a number to the disk ( I think )
Exit gets you out of ‘Diskpart’
Exit gets you out of CMD