Formatting Your Memory Card to FAT32

Formatting your memory card to FAT32 is a must when using 64gb or higher cards. This is a necessary process as the FAT32 format is more reliable and compatible across different operating systems.

What is FAT32?

FAT32 or File Allocation 32 is an old file system architecture that offers compatibility across nearly all operating systems and thus is a well-suited format for data exchange between computer and devices. When using a memory card greater than 64gb, it is important to format the memory card to FAT32. Memory under 32gb should already be formatted under the FAT32 format.

Window Users

Download: GUI Format

Instructions

  1. Insert your memory card into your computer

  2. Download the FAT32 Format tool here

  3. Extract fat32format.exe to your desktop.

  4. Double click to run.

  5. Choose the drive you want to format. Make sure you are choosing the memory card you want formatted.

  6. Leave the default Allocation Size and the Quick Format checked.

  7. Click Start to run.

  8. Once finished you will see a Done message. At this time you can safely close and remove your memory card from the computer and insert your memory card back into your dash cam.

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MAC Users

  1. Insert your memory card into your computer.

  2. Open Disk Utility.

  3. Choose your memory card and click Erase to access the disk-formatting settings.

  4. Choose MS-DOS (FAT) from the format drop-down list.

  5. Click Erase to format.

  6. Right-click drive on desktop and choose Get Info to confirm the Fat32 change.