What's the point of formatting my SD card?

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  1. zackfiles
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    zackfiles Advanced Member

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    Could someone tell me what I need to do this for?
    I just need to make sure I know what I'm doing.
     
  2. Da-Bomb1

    Da-Bomb1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just do it. Some pretty weird shit can happen when you don't. But keep in mind that it erases everything on the card.
     
  3. zackfiles
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    zackfiles Advanced Member

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    Weird stuff? Like random freezing? Or glitched up screens?
    I guess I'll do it...

    What would formatting my SD card really do though?
    Or what would happen if I didn't?
     
  4. Da-Bomb1

    Da-Bomb1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Weird stuff, like programs not working properly, stuff getting corrupted, etc. Formatting the SD card just sets up all the sectors in such a way that everything's nice. But to do this, you'll have to use the official SD formatter. Don't just use the windows one...it won't help.
     
  5. zackfiles
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    Ok, thanks.

    Just formatted, and it seems to still be working well. But thats normal for me...
     
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