How to Troubleshoot a Format Corrupted Micro SD Card

by TS Jordan

A Micro SD card is a removable type of storage medium akin to a USB or flash drive. Formatting the SD card restores the file structure on the drive, but a corrupted format can make the SD card unreadable for the time being. Correct this issue by reformatting the Micro SD card using the tools in your computer's operating system. This takes about five minutes.


Insert the Micro card into your SD card reader.


Right-click "Start." Click "Explore."


Right-click the SD card. Click "Format."


Choose the "FAT32" file system from the drop down menu and click "Start" to reformat the corrupt card.


About the Author

TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.

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