Quick Tip: Format your USB drive using the Command Prompt

Hey Folks! In this Quick Tip tutorial, I will demonstrate how to format your USB drive when the standard way fails!

To format your USB drive using the Windows Command prompt…

1. Run Command prompt as an Administrator

  1. Search for CMD in the Windows search bar
  2. Right Click CMD
  3. Select Run as administrator
  4. Click yes on the security prompt

2. Once open, type the following code…

  1. Change code where it says enter disk number here with the number of the disk you want to format
  2. Change code where it says enter file system here to the desired file system
diskpart
list disk
select disk enter disk number here
clean
create partition primary
active
format fs=enter file system here quick
exit
exit

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