View Full Version : Restoring pendrive to normal function

January 31st, 2011, 05:04 PM
I'm a new ubuntu user, so apologies if this questions is redundant. I just installed ubuntu on my netbook, using a USB flash drive. I'd now like to return it to its normal use as storage so I don't have to carry my external hard drive around all the time. How do I reformat it now that the installation is done? Or should I keep it as a pendrive in case of problems and just get another flash drive?

Thank you!

January 31st, 2011, 05:09 PM
Hello and welcome to the forums.

You can just plug it in and open like you normally would and delete everything.


January 31st, 2011, 05:14 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Just reformat it - most likely to fat32 so that it can be used almost anywhere. The drives are cheap enough that keeping it handy as pendrive in case of problems with your system does make a lot of sense.