Format Memory Card

Note: This article features MediaWiper, which has been replaced by WipeDrive.

Step 1

Determine that you want to completely erase and format memory cards and other data on removable media. If this is correct, go to Step 2. If this is not correct, see our guide to cleaning your computer and removing all programs.

Step 2

Download and install MediaWiper. It is easy to format memory cards and permanently erase data from all removable media with MediaWiper.

Step 3

After completing the installation, you will be prompted to select the function that you would like to use first.

  • Wipe Media - Wiping a disk will permanently erase all the data stored on it. MediaWiper will format the memory card after wiping it, making it ready for re-use.
  • Verify Media - MediaWiper can verify that a card is clean by checking to ensure that it does not contain any file information.
  • View Media Sectors - You can select to view and inspect individual sectors on cards and disks to see the data they contain.

Step 4

Verify that your memory card is clean. Do this by returning to the first screen in Media Wipe and click on Verify Media. This will ensure that all data is permanently removed from your memory card, flash drives, or other portable media.