How Do You Clear an SD Card?

How Do You Clear an SD Card?

To clear an SD card, format it using a computer. Once the computer detects the card, you can format it and then remove the data.

  1. Insert SD card into computer via port or card reader

    The computer can detect the card as soon as it's inserted if it is properly connected.

  2. Locate the drive assigned to the card by your computer

    Each drive is given a designated name. Check to make sure that you have selected the correct drive.

  3. Right-click the drive, and select Format

    Once you select format, a drop-down menu appears. Deselect Quick Format to ensure that all data is deleted properly. Select Start to begin formatting. This clears the card of all data.