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New SD Card - Do I need to do anything special?

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  1. bluewaterpig

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    I just bought an 8 GB SD card to replace the 2 GB one that came with my Incredible. Is there anything I need to do to it? Apparently there was information on the last one...
     

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    Format it to FAT32 on your computer.

    If there's information/apps/cache on your old card, easiest thing to do it copy the whole root directory to your PC, and then move to new SD card once your format it.
     
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    Is this possible to do on a Mac? Do I have to install some software or something?
     
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    Go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility > Erase and select FAT(32)

    This will completely wipe the card (this is what you want - make sure you back up if you already started using it with pertinent info), and then format it correctly. After that, plug n play and you should be all good :cool:
     

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