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School is back in session-FORMATTING MEMORY CARD???

Ok, I have a couple of questions which most of you will think are no brainers...

 

Question 1 is:  HOW, EXACTLY DO YOU FORMAT A MEMORY CARD???

 

Question 2 is:  WHAT DOES FORMATTING THE CARD ACTUALLY DO???

 

I've been reading a lot on here about formatting memory cards. When I bought my phone and memory card, all the rep did was pop it into my phone. Do the SanDisk memory cards COME already preformatted??? That's the brand that I have. I have never formatted mine and have NO CLUE HOW TO!!! This memory card has been in my phone for the last 14 months.

 

 

 




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Ok, I have a couple of questions which most of you will think are no brainers...

 

Question 1 is:  HOW, EXACTLY DO YOU FORMAT A MEMORY CARD???

 

Question 2 is:  WHAT DOES FORMATTING THE CARD ACTUALLY DO???

 

I've been reading a lot on here about formatting memory cards. When I bought my phone and memory card, all the rep did was pop it into my phone. Do the SanDisk memory cards COME already preformatted??? That's the brand that I have. I have never formatted mine and have NO CLUE HOW TO!!! This memory card has been in my phone for the last 14 months.

 

 

 




 REGRET NOTHING~


     we live & learn~

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D, formatting wipes the card clean of anything stored on it. A brand new card won't need that.

 

As to how, it depends on where you are using it. My camera has the option in its menu. I haven't seen it (or paid any attention) to the options on the menu in my phone. If you insert it in your computer it will give you a menu with that option too.

 

I have only reformatted a memory twice.  And that was to clean two cards that had become corrupted in another phone (actually two phones, my previous Nokias).  As long as your card is working well for you, don't mess with it.

 

Don't worry about that stuff you have read.  You know we have a LOT of really knowledgable computer folks and they do a lot of stuff us regular folks don't need to be messing with. We will just mess things up.

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You can format it using your computer if you have a microsd port. If you don't, you can buy one for about 10 bucks at almost any electronics store. Once you do that, just right click the icon when it pops up on my computer, and then click format disk.

 

I found This.

It should be what you want to know. I think if you are accessing the info on your card, it might already be formatted though...just a thought.

 

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~~~Seth Mendenhall

You can format it using your computer if you have a microsd port. If you don't, you can buy one for about 10 bucks at almost any electronics store. Once you do that, just right click the icon when it pops up on my computer, and then click format disk.

 

I found This.

It should be what you want to know. I think if you are accessing the info on your card, it might already be formatted though...just a thought.

 

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

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D, formatting wipes the card clean of anything stored on it. A brand new card won't need that.

 

As to how, it depends on where you are using it. My camera has the option in its menu. I haven't seen it (or paid any attention) to the options on the menu in my phone. If you insert it in your computer it will give you a menu with that option too.

 

I have only reformatted a memory twice.  And that was to clean two cards that had become corrupted in another phone (actually two phones, my previous Nokias).  As long as your card is working well for you, don't mess with it.

 

Don't worry about that stuff you have read.  You know we have a LOT of really knowledgable computer folks and they do a lot of stuff us regular folks don't need to be messing with. We will just mess things up.

D, formatting wipes the card clean of anything stored on it. A brand new card won't need that.

 

As to how, it depends on where you are using it. My camera has the option in its menu. I haven't seen it (or paid any attention) to the options on the menu in my phone. If you insert it in your computer it will give you a menu with that option too.

 

I have only reformatted a memory twice.  And that was to clean two cards that had become corrupted in another phone (actually two phones, my previous Nokias).  As long as your card is working well for you, don't mess with it.

 

Don't worry about that stuff you have read.  You know we have a LOT of really knowledgable computer folks and they do a lot of stuff us regular folks don't need to be messing with. We will just mess things up.

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Yeah D, like I thought, ifi you can access the info on your card, it's fine and leave it alone. If not, S is correct and you can use the link in my other post to reformat the card.

 

xoxoxo

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

Yeah D, like I thought, ifi you can access the info on your card, it's fine and leave it alone. If not, S is correct and you can use the link in my other post to reformat the card.

 

xoxoxo

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

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Thanks ghostryder and smmonfee for your replies. I really thought I needed to do something. When I go to the memory card on my phone, I do have some folders there...Graphics, Games & Applications, Videos and one that I made called Downloaded Ringtones. So I suppose mine is already formatted. GEEZ, I surely DON'T want to wipe anything OUT!!! I'm glad I asked!!! Smiley Wink

 




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Thanks ghostryder and smmonfee for your replies. I really thought I needed to do something. When I go to the memory card on my phone, I do have some folders there...Graphics, Games & Applications, Videos and one that I made called Downloaded Ringtones. So I suppose mine is already formatted. GEEZ, I surely DON'T want to wipe anything OUT!!! I'm glad I asked!!! Smiley Wink

 




 REGRET NOTHING~


     we live & learn~

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ghostryder wrote:

Yeah D, like I thought, ifi you can access the info on your card, it's fine and leave it alone. If not, S is correct and you can use the link in my other post to reformat the card.

 

xoxoxo


 

Thanks. Yes, I'm leaving it ALONE!! But what you sent is good to know if I do ever have to wipe it clean. Talk to you guys later on tonight...going down my parent's house in a bit. Smiley Wink

 




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ghostryder wrote:

Yeah D, like I thought, ifi you can access the info on your card, it's fine and leave it alone. If not, S is correct and you can use the link in my other post to reformat the card.

 

xoxoxo


 

Thanks. Yes, I'm leaving it ALONE!! But what you sent is good to know if I do ever have to wipe it clean. Talk to you guys later on tonight...going down my parent's house in a bit. Smiley Wink

 




 REGRET NOTHING~


     we live & learn~

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I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad
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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad
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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

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ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

 

FORMAT C:  Smiley Surprised

ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

 

FORMAT C:  Smiley Surprised

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Ron_Miami wrote:

ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

 

FORMAT C:  Smiley Surprised

That's about it...Smiley Sad

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

Ron_Miami wrote:

ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

 

FORMAT C:  Smiley Surprised

That's about it...Smiley Sad

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

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ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

D:\>setup.exe

Setup Windows now? [y/n]

D:\>Y

Preparing for install....

 

 

*crash*

 

 

 

 

 

 Smiley Wink


ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

D:\>setup.exe

Setup Windows now? [y/n]

D:\>Y

Preparing for install....

 

 

*crash*

 

 

 

 

 

 Smiley Wink

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Millennium Archangel wrote:

ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

D:\>setup.exe

Setup Windows now? [y/n]

D:\>Y

Preparing for install....

 

 

*crash*

 

 

 

 

 

 Smiley Wink


memories. bad, bad memories:/

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

Millennium Archangel wrote:

ghostryder wrote:
I cannot remember the number of times I've messed up my computer, spending hours trying to put it back, from messing with something I don't have 100% knowledge of.... Smiley Sad

D:\>setup.exe

Setup Windows now? [y/n]

D:\>Y

Preparing for install....

 

 

*crash*

 

 

 

 

 

 Smiley Wink


memories. bad, bad memories:/

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Zombie Hunter Mission Statement

Exterminate the living dead and keep our fellow citizens alive and safe. We will be connecting with our fellow businesses, the police department, funeral home, and weapon manufacturers to help map out, and exterminate the pesky living dead from our community.

~~~Seth Mendenhall

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Ron_Miami wrote:

 

FORMAT C:  Smiley Surprised

Believe it or not, for a while on my PC that would've formatted the Compact Flash card. I finally reassigned the drive letters so none of them use C: because there are some stupid programs that will always want to put something on C: if the drive letter is there. You can imagine how well it works with an empty CF slot Smiley Very Happy


Ron_Miami wrote:

 

FORMAT C:  Smiley Surprised

Believe it or not, for a while on my PC that would've formatted the Compact Flash card. I finally reassigned the drive letters so none of them use C: because there are some stupid programs that will always want to put something on C: if the drive letter is there. You can imagine how well it works with an empty CF slot Smiley Very Happy

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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