cameo
cameo
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25 Aug 2007

Formatting as FAT16?

Hi,

I wanted to format an SDCard with a FAT16 file system.But when i put it in my pc to do that,i could fine FAT and FAT32 formats in the format window.

any clues how to do it? any 3rd party s/ws?

or are both FAT and FAT16 the same?
MaRo

MaRo

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11 years ago
Use software like Partition Magic
cameo

cameo

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11 years ago
thats not working out.
Partition magic is not detecting the SD card at all..

ne crazy engineers out tehr?
11 years ago
I was wondering if Windows allows partitions to be created on removable drives. Only primary partition is allowed. Correct me if I'm wrong.

-The Big K-
cameo

cameo

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11 years ago
i too think so.it doesnt allow partition .
but i wanna format the card.When i put the card to format ,it asks the system type either FAT or FAT32.But i wanna do it as FAT16..
I heard that FAT and FAT16 are the same..
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
11 years ago
Ya know, there is such thing as FAT12. But it's usually used for floppy disks and small partitioned stuff (less than 16MB). It's a legacy tech.. so I'm guessing since you only have two options of FAT and FAT32, the first refers to FAT16.

Check out https://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/part_Sizes.htm for the details.

Here's a SD card formatter software from Panasonic: https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html
11 years ago
cameo
i too think so.it doesnt allow partition .
but i wanna format the card.When i put the card to format ,it asks the system type either FAT or FAT32.But i wanna do it as FAT16..
I heard that FAT and FAT16 are the same..
Cameo, Windows doesn't allow partition of removable disks. Till we use a third party tool.

Hope that FAT and FAT16 are the same.. you may try this... may possible it will not work, but definitely It wont hamper anything too....

--Cra:sshhh:zy
chinkipradeep

chinkipradeep

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11 years ago
😁To all my friends out here i want to correct u and provide the solution for formating with fat 16 without using any other tool then window...
yes window provide a hidden tool which allows you to format removable drvies just go to
control panel--administrative tools--computer management--storage--disk management u will get list of all storing devices connected to ur pc right clcik on 1 u want to format chose file type then format it is done no need to have any 3rd party software😁

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