Noob formatting questions

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  1. MaxEdison
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    Reading all this stuff about FAT and formattin' and stuff has done confused me. Can you help me out?

    1. Is there any difference between FAT16 & FAT32? Pretty sure it doesn't matter, but I want to play it safe.

    2. Is it possible to format a microSD card on a Mac?

    3. I read something about allocated size or something. What's that all about, huh?

    If there's a step-by-step formatting tutorial I've missed, I would be much obliged if you'd link me to it and also maybe beat me with a broom handle. Just, you know, a few good wallops. Could you do that? Thanks a load. Okay, bye now.
     
  2. Whizz

    Whizz When things don't go right, go left.

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    Turn around...
    1. Doesn't really matter
    2. Yeah
    3. Not important, I guess.

    On Windows you can just rightclick the station and select format. It should be similar for a Mac, try Googling format sd mac
     
  3. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    read the comprehensive wiki thread on FAT/FAT32 Here

    and yes you can format a micro sd on a mac just Use Disk Utility which can be found in /Applications/Utilities/ [​IMG]
     
  4. MaxEdison
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    What a relief. Thanks so much to everyone for the kind and beatingless replies.