Friday, January 27, 2012

3 DIFFERENT METHODS TO FORMAT USB FLASH DRIVES


Most of us use flash drives these days. Some call it pen drive, usb drive, portable drive, etc. It is handy, easy to carry, fast, and most importantly it is very useful in transferring data from one computer to another.

Unfortunately, flash drives are very vulnerable to viruses and malwares. These viruses may damage the files inside your flash drives. One thing that can solve this particular issue is by formatting it. Now, I am going to teach you 3 different methods on formatting a flash drive.

METHOD 1:

1. Plug your flash drive in the computer.

2. Click on My Computer. Find your flash drive and right-click it.

3. Then choose Format.


4. Click the Start button.


METHOD 2: Use the Command prompt.

1. Open command prompt(cmd) by clicking Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> CMD. You can also do it by clicking Run, then type CMD.


2. On the command prompt, type the word "format" plus the drive letter of your flash drive. For example, Removable Disk F:, the drive letter is F:. View screenshot below.


3. If prompted with a (Y/N), type Y then press Enter. Wait for the format to complete.


METHOD 3: Use the Disk Management.

1. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

2. In the console tree, select Disk Management.


3. Right-click on your flash drive then select Format.


That's it!

[NOTE: IF YOUR FLASH DRIVE SUFFERS FROM AN ERROR THAT IT CANNOT BE FORMATTED BY ANY OF METHODS, MAYBE YOUR FLASH DRIVE'S HARDWARE IS SEVERELY DAMAGED.]


Feel free to ask me a question in the comments.







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