SD card shows incorrect size? Or you want to use a MicroSD in a
smartphone, unfortunately in its technical speccs and user manual, it takes up to a
smaller MicroSD size? No worry, we are about to provide full tips on how to resize
SD card partition in Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
SD card is the perfect choice to expand storage capacity. In most cases, it's
convenient and delightful. While it's worthy of paying attention to its using
conditions, or you may end up failing to utilize its resource. If digital device or
a reader limits on SD card size, a larger SD card will not be acceptable. For
example, it's well known that Samsung Note 3 supports maximal 64G SD card, and
if someone uses a 128G MicroSD in Note 3, he won't be able to see it or use it,
unless resizing SD card partition to 64G.
Case 1: Resize SD Card Partition to A Small Size
For starter, a free partition
manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard needs to be downloaded and
installed, as it's the shortcut to fast resize SD card partition. Rest
operations are extremely easy:
Step 1: Plugin SD card to Computer. If computer is too old and doesn't
have SD slots, then you will need a SD card reader for PC.
Step 2: Launch the partition freeware, click to select SD partition.
Right-click and choose [Resize Partition].
In next windows, you are entitled to write a capacity to resize. In the meanwhile,
there is some tricks to find the best number. To make it clear, an example is
listed: we have 32GB MicroSD and need to shrink partition to make a 16GB MicroSD.
All we have to do is to divide the showing number 29.11GB by 2 (32GB/16GB) and input
Step 3: Click [Apply] and [Proceed] to execute SD card partition
resizing task. When it's done, you are allowed to use SD card on a smaller limit
device. And your data will be remained after the process.
Case 2: SD Card Showing Wrong Size
Using SD card in different devices may result in wrong capacity. Some advanced SD
readers will automatically resize a large size SD card to its limit size. And other
errors may cause by improper partition operations. Either case, you can follow below
guideline to correct it:
Restore SD Card to Full Capacity
To partition SD card, we still use AOMEI free partition resizer. Before proceeding,
safely backup files on SD card to
somewhere else as long as you want.
Step One: Open the software, select the hidden logical partition and
right click it. Press [Delete Partition], [OK] and [Apply] in serial.
Step Two: Go back to select SD card major partition (the former
one), right click it and hit [Resize Partition], [Apply]. After resizing SD card
disk, you will have your SD card whole again.
Supported SD Cards:
AOMEI Partition Assistant fully supports mainstream SD cards, including Sandisk,
Kingston, Toshiba, Lexar, Transcend SD card, Delkin Flash Memory Card and etc.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is the best solution for SD card partitioning. In shrink SD
card partition, it's swift and stable, data is safe. When using it to expand SD
card partition, it runs faster and reliable. Also, you can use extra backup protection.