Formatting a microSD card

You can format a microSD card on the player.

Formatting the microSD card will delete all data stored on the card. Save a backup copy in advance. Be careful not to delete important data.

  1. Swipe the [WALKMAN Home] screen upwards.
  2. Tap the menu items in the following order.
    [Settings] - [Storage].
  3. Tap the drop-down list, and then tap the name of the microSD card.
  4. Tap (options) in the top right of the screen.
  5. Tap [Format].
    Confirm the message carefully. Follow the onscreen instructions.


  • When you back up a music file from “Music player”, you can check the location of the file. Confirm [File location] under [Detailed song information]. To display the information, tap the menu items in the following order.
    • From the playback screen in “Music player”:
      (Options) - [Detailed song information].
    • From the library screen, play queue screen, or favorites screen in “Music player”:
      (Context menu) - [Detailed song information].


  • When you use a microSD card on the player for the first time, format the microSD card with the player. Otherwise, some functions of the player may be limited.

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