Reformatting a flash drive in Windows


To reformat a USB Flash Drive in Windows, refer to the instructions below.


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  1. Click the Start button and then type File Explorer and hit the Enter key.

  2. Right-click the drive containing your flash drive.

  3. Click Format…
  4. In the File System list, select the desired File System and then click Start.

    Note: The NTFS file system can only be used with Windows, while the FAT file system can be used with both Windows and Apple.

  5. A warning message will come up, click OK.

  6. Once you receive a message that says Format Complete, click OK.

    Note: Reformatting your flash drive permanently deletes all files from the device.



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