[BCAB] Reformatting as FAT32

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Oct 25 09:34:31 BST 2019


It's just one more reason to upgrade to Windows 10 to be honest.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Barry Toner <barry at tonermail.co.uk> 
Sent: 25 October 2019 09:02
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Reformatting as FAT32

Hi Phil,

I thought the Format option under the context menu in Explorer for a
removable drive has been there since XP?
*shrugs*, have a wee look sure and see encase it is.

Barry.
Barry Toner
barry at tonermail.co.uk



> On 25 Oct 2019, at 09:01, Agent Orange via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
wrote:
> 
> 
> Barry, don't think you can do that in Windows 7?
> 
> Phil
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Toner [mailto:barry at tonermail.co.uk]
> Sent: 25 October 2019 08:59
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Reformatting as FAT32
> 
> Hi Phil,
> 
> How about Windows own format utility?
> 
> Open Explorer, navigate to Computer, hit the apps key on the drive and 
> select format.  Select FAT32 from the options.
> 
> Barry.
> Barry Toner
> barry at tonermail.co.uk
> 
> 
> 
>> On 25 Oct 2019, at 08:30, Agent Orange via Bcab 
>> <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Can anyone recommend a utility, reliable and accessible with a screen 
>> reader, that will enable me to easily format a 128GB micro SD card as
> FAT32?
>> 
>> I have been having intermittent problems over some years whenever I 
>> need
> to
>> do this, and I'm starting to wonder whether they might be due in part 
>> to
> the
>> utility I have been using to do it.  It is just called FAT 32 Format.
> When
>> I use this utility to reformat an SD or micro SD card to FAT32 the 
>> card seems to play up afterwards with various symptoms including being
"locked"
>> or not being visible to the card reader.
>> 
>> Just wondering if there any alternative utilities out there that will 
>> do this.  I am using Win 7 64.
>> 
>> Any recommendations welcome, thanks
>> 
>> Phil
>> 
>> 
>> 
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