Reformatting Digital Media Cards

Formatting the card will erase all data stored to the card.

Please follow the steps below to reformat the card. Note: certain cameras may require you also format the card in the camera.

For Secure Digital (SD/SDHC/SDXC) cards:

For best results, Centon Tech Support recommends using the SD Card Organization's software tool for formatting SD, SDHC and SDXC media.

SD Formatter 4.xx for SD/SDHC/SDXC

https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter_4/

1.) Place the card in the reader 
2.) Start the SD Formatter software, and select the drive for the SD card.
3.) Choose format 
4.) Choose Options and choose full format
5.) Finish the format 
6.) Test the card - it should now be working correctly

 

For CompactFlash (CF) Cards:
1.) Place the card in the reader 
2.) Right click on the drive letter for the reader 
3.) Choose format 
4.) Choose full format with no label 
5.) Finish the format 
6.) Test the card - it should now be working correctly