Micro SD card won't format correctly

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  1. Gorkensnorkel
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    Hey I just bought a 128 GB sandisk micro SD card and I am trying to format it with GUIFormat and it won't let me, any trick to doing this that I don't know?
     
  2. ShinyMK

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    Right Click the USB in Windows Explorer -> Format -> Done
     
  3. Gorkensnorkel
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    It has to be formatted to FAT32, however. And windows isn't going to do that without a program like GUIFormat.
     
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    Wait, I think it let me format it to FAT32 after I did a normal format to NTFS. Maybe it will work now.
     
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    no. you need to use a formatting tool because windows doesnt format sdxc cards to fat 32. also set cluster size to 64kb
     
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    I think he meant that his original program (guiformat) was now working.
     
  8. Gorkensnorkel
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    Yeah, its working now. I had to what shinyMK said and format it to NTFS first then GUIFormat worked alright.
     
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    Any formatting software should work like i used easeUS partition master 11.0 to wipe of the partition and put a new one fat32 with 32kb clusters and works liek a champ.