Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • PCG-C1MV
  • PCG-GRS100
  • PCG-GRS150
  • PCG-GRS170
  • PCG-GRV670
  • PCG-GRV670P
  • PCG-GRV680
  • PCG-GRV680P
  • PCG-GRX500
  • PCG-GRX500K
  • PCG-GRX510
  • PCG-GRX520
  • PCG-GRX550
  • PCG-GRX560
  • PCG-GRX570
  • PCG-GRX580
  • PCG-GRX590
  • PCG-GRX600
  • PCG-GRX650
  • PCG-GRX670
  • PCG-GRX670P
  • PCG-GRX700
  • PCG-GRX770
  • PCG-GRZ530
  • PCG-GRZ600
  • PCG-GRZ610
  • PCG-GRZ630
  • PCG-GRZ660
  • PCG-NV100
  • PCG-NV170
  • PCG-NV170P
  • PCG-NV190
  • PCG-NV190P
  • PCG-NV200
  • PCG-NV290
  • PCG-NVR23
  • PCG-R505DC
  • PCG-R505DL
  • PCG-R505DS
  • PCG-R505EC
  • PCG-R505EL
  • PCG-R505ES
  • PCG-R505GC
  • PCG-R505GL
  • PCG-SRX87
  • PCG-SRX99
  • PCG-V505AC
  • PCG-V505AX
  • PCG-VX88
  • PCG-VX89
  • PCV-MXS20
  • PCV-RX650
  • PCV-RX660
  • PCV-RX670
  • PCV-RX671
  • PCV-RX672
  • PCV-RX680G
  • PCV-RX681
  • PCV-RX682
  • PCV-RX730
  • PCV-RX731
  • PCV-RX750
  • PCV-RX751
  • PCV-RX752
  • PCV-RX753
  • PCV-RX755
  • PCV-RX756
  • PCV-RX760
  • PCV-RX761
  • PCV-RX762
  • PCV-RX770
  • PCV-RX780G
  • PCV-RX781
  • PCV-RX790G
  • PCV-RX791
  • PCV-RX820
  • PCV-RX821
  • PCV-RX830
  • PCV-RX850
  • PCV-RX851
  • PCV-RX860
  • PCV-RX881
  • PCV-RX891
  • PCV-RX950
  • PCV-RX951
  • PCV-RX991
  • PCV-RXA842
  • PCV-RZ14G
  • PCV-RZ16G
  • PCV-RZ22G
  • PCV-RZ24G
  • PCV-RZ26G
  • PCV-W10
  • PCV-W20

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This software utility enables you to format Memory Stick® and Memory Stick PRO™ media with certain Memory Stick Adapters.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® 98/98SE
  • Windows® Me
  • Windows® XP
  • Windows® XP MCE

File Info

File Name

  • MSFMTINST240V.EXE

File Version

  • 2.4

File Size

  • 2.20 MB

Release Date

  • 11-02-2005

Before You Start


Important Notes
  • Memory Stick Formatter version 2.4 is software for formatting Memory Stick® media using certain Memory Stick adaptors with computers running Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.
  • Memory Stick Formatter version 2.4 is compatible with factory installed versions of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
    • Windows XP Home Edition
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows Millennium Edition
    • Windows 2000 Professional
    • Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
  • Memory Stick Formatter version 2.4 is compatible with the following Memory Stick adaptors:
    • Memory Stick USB Reader/Writer Mouse
      • MSAC-US70
    • Memory Stick USB Reader/Writer
      • MSAC-US20
      • MSAC-US30
      • MSGC-US10
    • Memory Stick PC Card Adaptor
      NOTE: Memory Stick Formatter version 2.4 can only be used to "Quick Format" Memory Stick media with these adaptors. The "Quick Format" may not be done correctly when used with Memory Stick PRO™ or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media in the MSAC-PC3 or MSAC-PC4.
      • MSAC-PC2N
      • MSAC-PC3
      • MSAC-PC4

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the MSFMTINST240.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the MSFMTINST240.EXE file.
    NOTE: If a previous version of the Memory Stick formatter is installed in your computer, an uninstallation command will appear on the screen. Follow the prompts carefully to uninstall the old version of Memory Stick Formatter and then double-click "MSFMTINST240.EXE" again.
  3. At the "Choose Setup Language" screen, click the drop-down arrow and select the desired language, and then click OK.
  4. At the "Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Memory Stick Formatter" screen, click Next.
  5. At the "InstallShield Wizard Complete" screen, click Finish.
The installation of the Memory Stick Formatter Version 2.4 software is complete. The Memory Stick Formatter Utility will be available from the computer's Windows Program menu. To access it, click Start, point to Programs, point to Memory Stick Utility and click Memory Stick Formatter.
How to Use Memory Stick Formatter
Preparation
  1. Confirm that write-protection switch of Memory Stick is set to "Write enable" position.
  2. Insert the Memory Stick media into the Memory Stick slot of the device or computer.
  3. If using a file recorded on Memory Stick with the other application software, quit the application software.
The Format Process
  1. Start Memory Stick Formatter. From the Windows Start menu, Click Start, point to Programs (or All Programs), point to Memory Stick Utility and click Memory Stick Formatter.
  2. At the "Drive List" screen, click to highlight the drive that letter that represents the Memory Stick device/slot.
  3. Click the Start Format button.
  4. At the "Warning..." screen, confirm this is the Memory Stick you wish to format and click OK.
    NOTE: To quit the process, click the Cancel button.
  5. At the "Format was successful" message, click OK.
  6. To quit the Memory Stick formatter utility, click the Exit button
Online Help
To display the online help, click the Help button. For further details on how to use Memory Stick formatter, see the online help.
  • Do not remove Memory Stick from Memory Stick slot while formatting. If you remove Memory Stick, it might cause a malfunction.
  • The format will erase all files in the Memory Stick. Always double-check the Memory Stick contents before formatting to prevent loss of important data.
NOTICES: Please read the following information carefully.
  • Sony Corporation (hereinafter called Sony) is not responsible for any malfunction caused by not following these notices.
  • This utility is for use only with factory installed versions of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
    • Windows XP Home Edition
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows Millennium Edition
    • Windows 2000 Professional
    • Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
  • Sony shall not be responsible for any loss or damages either directly or indirectly to this program in any case.
  • This program is protected by copyright. The user shall not copy or distribute this program without committed use by Sony.