How to format sd card using cmd

How to Format SD Card Using CMD Windows 11/10/8/7


Diskpart is a Windows built-in tool that manages your hard drives. You can use it to format a damaged internal or external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, etc. This method is very advanced, and the Diskpart command is not recommended if you find it difficult to perform the whole process.


If you know nothing about CMD, we recommend a safe way to format your SD card, which uses a professional formatting tool. But if you stick to this method, let's take a step-by-step guide on how to format an SD card using CMD in Windows 11/10 below.


How format follow these steps


Step 1. Type cmd in the search box in Windows 11/10, and then you'll get the best match Command Prompt. Right-click on it and choose "Run as administrator". & Click Yes Option.


Step 2. In the command prompt, type diskpart and press Enter.



Step 3. Type list disk to list all the available drives and press Enter.




Step 4. Type select disk + disk number ( for example, select disk 2) to select the SD card you want to format and press Enter.



Step 5. Type list volume and press Enter.



Step 6. Type select volume + volume number (example, select volume 9) and press Enter.


Step 7. Type format fs=ntfs Quickly (example, format fs=exfat) and press "Enter" to format the drive with NTFS or exFAT. 


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