SD Card Formatting on PC, Mac, and Amcrest Web View

1) FORMAT YOUR SD CARD WITH AMCREST WEB VIEW

NOTE: Formatting your SD card will delete all files and data. If you wish to save the data, transfer or backup the data before formatting the SD card.

  1. Ensure the camera is off and disconnected before inserting the MicroSD Card. The MicroSD card slot is located on the back of the camera.
  2. Insert the MicroSD card so that the text on the card is facing downward and the gold or silver pins of the card are facing upwards.
  3. Connect your camera via an Ethernet cord or WiFi and proceed to log into to the Amcrest View Desktop with your credentials/ 
  4. From the Live screen, click on the Setup tab on the top right corner.
  5. On the left-hand side panel, select Storage, then select the subheading Destination.
  6. Click the SD Card tab. Under the box, there is a Read Only button to view videos, a Read & Write button to view and play videos, an Eject button, and a Refresh button.
  7. On the bottom right side there is a Format button. Click the Format button.

8. Click Ok on the message box to format and reboot.

Your SD card is now formatted and ready for use.

 

2) FORMATTING SD CARD WITH WINDOWS

NOTE: Formatting your SD card will delete all files and data. If you wish to save the data, transfer or backup the data before formatting SD card.

  1. Connect the SD card to your computer.

If your computer has an SD card slot, insert the SD card directly into the port. If you are using a MicroSD card, you will need an adapter to allow it to fit into standard sized SD card ports.

  • If your computer does not have an SD card port built-in, you can use an external USB card reader that plugs into any USB port on your computer.
  • Link a portable device such as your cell phone or digital camera via a USB cord to your computer. Insert the SD card into your portable device and it will temporarily act as an SD card reader.
  1. Click to open desktop view and navigate to “This PC” drive or sometimes called “My Computer”.
  2. Locate your SD Card Driver under “Devices and drives”.  If you have more than one SD Card connected to your computer, ensure you are formatting the correct one.

4. Right click over the SD card driver and select “Format” from the menu that appears.

5. The Format window will open. Leave “Capacity” and “allocation unit size” set to default.

6. Under “File System” select FAT32. Click “Start”.

7. Press “OK” in the window that pops up to confirm. 

3) FORMATTING SD CARD WITH MAC

NOTE: Formatting your SD card will delete all files and data. If you wish to save the data, transfer or backup the data before formatting SD card.

1. Connect the SD card to your computer.

If your computer has an SD card slot, insert the SD card directly into the port. If you are using a MicroSD card, you will need an adapter to allow it to fit into standard sized SD card ports.

  • If your computer does not have an SD card port built-in, you can use an external USB card reader that plugs into any USB port on your computer.
  • Link a portable device such as your cell phone or digital camera via a USB cord to your computer. Insert the SD card into your portable device and it will temporarily act as an SD card reader.

2. The SD card will mount automatically onto your desktop. Double click on the drive icon to open the file folder.

3. Click Applications.

4. Click on the Utilities folder then select Disk Utility.

5. The Disk Utility window will open. Select your SD Card on the left-hand panel.

Alternatively, this step can also be done by clicking on the magnifying glass (Finder) on the top right corner of the screen, and typing in “Disk Utility” to conduct a search. The Disk Utility window will open. 

6. After Selecting your SD card, four tabs will show up on the window. Click on the “Erase” tab on the top.

7. Select the FAT32 or MS-DOS (FAT) from the Format dropdown menu if it is not defaulted.

8. Click “Erase” toward the bottom right of the window.

9. A message box will appear asking for confirmation. Click “Erase”.

Your SD card is now formatted and ready for use.

 

 

 

 

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