How to Defrag a SD Card

By Steven Diggs, Jr.

Secure Digital memory cards are storage devices used in digital cameras, cell phones and other electronics. If your card has a lot of files on it, it will begin to slow down. Defragging the drive will speed up the drive by systematically placing the files in a fashion that the device can easily access.

Step 1

Connect the SD card into the computer slot labeled "SD" or connect it to the computer using a card reader.

Step 2

Click "Start." Select "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools," then "Disk Defragmenter."

Step 3

Select the drive listed as "SD" in the selection screen.

Step 4

Click "Defragment."

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep the card in a case to protect it from the elements.
  • Leaving the card in direct sunlight will corrupt the data.