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How to format usb hard drive

How to format usb hard drive

Usb-carriers are used for the temporary storagefiles and to move information from one computer to another. For flash drives and external hard drives standard situation often write and delete files, unauthorized disconnection from the power supply, so there are cases of errors and bad sectors.

Rectify the situation can be a full format support.

You will need

  • - a computer-
  • - Administrator rights.



Connect usb hard disk to a computer. Wait until the device is determined by the system and the corresponding section of the letter will appear in "My Computer." Right-click on the icon "My Computer" and select "Manage." In the resulting window, in the left-hand side, select "Control disks. " Wait until the operating system collects information about all the media, and bring it to the utility window.


Scroll down usb hard drive devices. Click the right mouse button and select "Format." The program prompts you to enter the volume label (the name of the carrier that will be displayed next to the partition letter) and select the type of file system. Leave the cluster size to the checkbox "Default", and uncheck "Quick Format". If you have little time, leave the box, but in this case will not happen hardware removal information, and a hard disk overwrite circuit structure, and he "forgets" about the information on it.


Click "OK", you will agree with the system of warning of the impending removal of the entire contents of the section. Wait until the formatting process. If usb hard diskie more than one section, repeat the process for each. Format hard drive, including the appearance, you can also from the command line using the format command. Enter format / fs: ntfs and press Enter if you want to format the partition as standard.


In general it can be said that the portable deviceformat is not difficult. It is also worth noting that for more reliable data storage to do backups and store them on different carriers. Try also install current antivirus software to protect your information.

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