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Formatting Your SD Card: Mac

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2019 12:10PM EST

Sometimes, SD cards will need to be formatted before being used in particular devices.

Check your device’s manual before formatting a card to confirm you choose the correct format. Formatting any memory source will erase all data stored on it.

Please insert your SD card inside your computer's built-in SD card port or inside of a card reader that is plugged into your computer's USB port. Follow the steps below:
1) Open the Disk Utility application and select your SD card.

2) Select "Erase" from the submenu.

3) Choose either "FAT" Or "Mac OS Extended" from the re-format menu.

4) Wait for the format process to complete. Once it is finished, a notification will pop up. The SD card will now be empty and ready to record.

To format USB Flash Drive to Fat32 in Mac OS, please follow the steps here.
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