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    How to format my flash drive?

    Hi I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering how do I format my Flash Drive?

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    Re: How to format my flash drive?

    You can use gparted, a USB will show up in a drop down box at the top right of the screen. You can then right click the drive, giving you many options including formatting.

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    Re: How to format my flash drive?

    one: right after I made this thread I found out
    two: nice profile pic

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    Re: How to format my flash drive?

    Thanks

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    Re: How to format my flash drive?

    nstructions
    Steps for Windows Platform (OS)

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    Start your computer and plug in the flash drive in the USB port.

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    Click on "My Computer." Click on "Manage" in the "Explorer" window of "My Computer."

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    Open the "Device Manager" and locate your USBDrive installed under the "Disk Drives" tab. Right click on "Removable Disk Drive" and click on "Properties" from the menu.

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    Click on the "Policies" tab and choose "Optimize for Performance" from the options. Click "OK" and continue.

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    Click on "My Computer" and choose the format on the flash drive.

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    Choose "NTFS" or "FAT32" depending on the type you want from the dropdown menu box.

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    Click "OK" to complete the format.

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    Know the other method: Search for tools that allow easy format of flash drives over the Internet. GParted is a formatting tool that you can download from the Internet. Install GParted on your computer. Restart your computer and browse "System: Administration: Gnome Partition Editor."

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    Plug in your flash drive and start GParted. Login with password information.

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    Select the flash drive from the dropdown menu in the upper right window of the GParted interface. The list contains all the storage hardware installed on your computer.

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    Right click on the display of the drive icon and choose the "Format to" option along with the file system type you wish to format (FAT32, FAT16 and so on).

    Steps for Mac Platform (OS X)

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    Place the flash drive on the desktop.

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    Start the "Disk Utility." Click on "Macally" flash drive. Use the "Erase" button.

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    Select the "MS-DOS File System" in "Volume Format."

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    Provide a new name for the drive. Click the "Erase" button.

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    Perform the instructions given on the screen and finish the formatting.

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