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How to "Format a USB Flash Drive"
9/17/2011 5:19:53 PM
Welcome Adland Friends and Visitors,

Are you interested to get advanced and would like to learn to "Format a USB Flash Drive", here's an opportunity to do so!

There are good reasons why you might want to format a flash drive. Formatting is a good way to fix any quirks and free up some space. PLEASE NOTE... that it will erase all the data on your drive. *You need to make sure you back up any files you need before you format anything!!!

The following instructions are for Windows 7 PC, but they are almost identical for Vista and very similar for Windows XP, the procedure is pretty simple!

How to "Format a USB Flash Drive"

1. "Plug in your flash drive", click "Start" and then "Computer"
. You should see your flash drive listed in a window along side your other drives.

2. "Right-click" on your flash drive and then select "Format" ...from the context menu.

3. In the Format window, you get the choice of which file system to use and the option to change the allocation unit size. However, it is often best just to leave these alone and click "Restore Device Defaults", this restores your flash drive to its original settings.

4. If your drive has never been reformatted and you want to be sure to erase all data and start fresh, un-check the "Quick Format" box. It takes a little longer to complete the formatting, but it will be a more thorough job and has a better chance of fixing any corruptions on your flash drive.

5. When you are ready, click "Start". You will be greeted with one final warning that informs you politely that the actions you are about to take will result in the complete and utter destruction of all the data on your device. So, if you are not sure what is on your drive, now is the time to check... Otherwise, click "OK" to continue.

6. Now all you need to do is wait for the green line to move forward to the right hand side of the progress bar.

7. Once you are done, you should see a dialog box that informs you of your successful formatting.

;-) Congratulations, you successfully formatted your "USB Flash Drive!!!

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Have an awesome day

Roger Macdivitt .

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RE: How to "Format a USB Flash Drive"
9/17/2011 6:36:25 PM
Great and useful advice as always.
Thank you.

RE: How to "Format a USB Flash Drive"
9/17/2011 6:47:31 PM
Hi Roger,

Nice to see you, hope all is well and your online business is very successful for you! If you have computer problems you can always go through the list of post for an answer.

;-) Thanks to your visit and comment

Have a super weekend

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