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Format an SD card on Mac OS X

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How to format an SD card on Mac OS X? This article helps those who have switched from Windows to Mac and are not familiar with Mac OS X. Just with three steps, you can easily format SD card on Mac computer.

1: Insert SD card
Insert the SD card. Use either an internal SD card port or a USB card reader. If you are using a Micro SD card, you will need an adapter that allows it to plug into a standard SD card port. The SD card will mount automatically onto your desktop when inserted.

Format an SD card on Mac OS X

2: Open the Disk Utility
You can find the Disk Utility program in the Utilities folder in your Applications. Select the SD card from the list of drives in the left frame.

Format an SD card on Mac OS X

3: Format SD card on Mac
Select the Erase tab in the main window after selecting your SD card. Select FAT32 from the Volume Format drop-down menu and enter a name for the SD card in the Name field. Click Eraseā€¦ when you are ready to format. Disk Utility will ask you to confirm.

Format an SD card on Mac OS X

Note: Formatting the SD card will erase all of the data stored on it. Be sure that you have made backups of any important files before formatting.

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