How to partition Micro SD Card using MiniTool Partition Wizard Software (for FAT, FAT32, EXT2, LINUX SWAP, etc…)
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
Why do in need of partition? There are other people you used partition manager to be able to slice up their Micro SD card capacity for such filesystem (ext2, fat, fat32, ntfs, linux swap partition, etc…). For example, they want to partition their Micro SD card, in order to transfer the Android Installed Applications to the Micro SD card partitions (ext2 partition – for Android App2SD and other related usages or Linux Swap partition – for Android swap area/creation).
Free Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition
Micro SD Card – Class 6 or Class 10 (much better)
USB Micro SD Card Reader
PC – Computer / Laptop with Windows OS
1.) Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (Free) on their official site. Install it on your computer after you download it.
2.) Turn off your Android Phone. Remove the Micro SD card from the slot, then insert to the USB card reader.
3.) Put the USB card reader on your PC/Laptop USB Slot, and then launch the MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.
(Note: Use this application carefully, you may delete or partition a wrong drive)
4.) From there, you able to see your Physical HDD such names: Disk 1 Disk 2 etc… your Micro SD card should appear below, and you’ll able to identify it by its capacity/filesystem.
5.) To make a partition, delete the partition of the SD Card, by simply right-click on the highlighted/selected partition then click Delete.
6.) As you can see it will turn to unallocated file system, right-click it again, then this time, choose Create.
From here, you can create your own partition, you can declare a capacity of your data/files/music/etc… space here. Choose FAT32 as your filesystem, then Create As Primary, Cluster size would be Default, Drive Letter simple leave as default, then on Size and Location choose your appropriate capacity.
Be sure you still have enough space for the other parition or filesystem. You can drag back and forth the lever bar, to resize the capacity. You can also specify the appropriate size on the Partition Size. Just leave the other options to default.
For 2GB or smaller capacity of Micro SD card. Choose File System: FAT
For 4GB or bigger capacity of Micro SD card. Choose File System: FAT32
7.) Click OK after everything is set, afterwards you’ll able to see the partition filesystem (FAT32). Continue to create another partition by repeating the process. Like EXT2 or LINUX SWAP.
Note: If you see this message, that Windows can only detect the first partition, don’t worry about it, just click Yes.
EXT2 file system. Create As: Primary.
Linux Swap file system. Create As: Primary.
8.) When you all done on creating the partitions, its time to make it permanent. To do that, click Apply on the upper left corner on the menu.
Then click Yes to apply to changes. Wait until it finish, after that you can used your Micro SD card partitions to your Android Phone.
Cheers! We hope this tip helps you out!
(Disclosure: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition, Android OS, Applications Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)
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MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition – Download – Official Site