[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e all know very well that for many users, the formatting process is very simple and for many, the whole process is quite tough. Hence, today we are going to explain to you all how to format an external storage unit, and how to do it by changing the file system that you are using.
How To Format By Changing The Format Type Of A USB Drive
For many users, the formatting process is very simple and for many, the whole process is quite tough. Hence, today we are going to explain to you all how to format an external storage unit, and how to do it by changing the file system that you are using. As by default, your USB, external hard drive or memory card will use a certain file system, which can be FAT32, NTFS, exFAT or some other of the various ones.
Now the problem comes when we want to use one of these units in a device that is not compatible with the file system that it has. In these cases, you will have to format the unit simply by changing this system for one that is compatible, a fairly simple process that we will guide you through step by step.
The good news of this process is that the operating system of your computer surely already has a native tool to be able to format units by changing its file system. This means that you will not have to download anything complicated to do it. But the bad news is that you will always have to format, so, of course, you will lose all the information present on your USB drive, SD memory or external hard drive in which you want to do it.
Hence, this article is aimed at users with less technological experience, and here we are going to focus on Windows, which is the most used operating system in the world. So, now without wasting much time let’s get started and simply explore the whole tutorial step by step that we have mentioned below.
How to format and change the format type of a USB drive?
- If you are using Windows, the first thing you have to do is open the My Computer or This PC. If you do not have any direct access, you can simply find it by opening the start menu and typing explorer, so it will be the first that Windows will show you as the best match.
- Not only that even when you put USB into your computer, a window will also open asking if you want to open it in the browser.
- Once you are in the file browser, now simply locate where you have the USB drive, SD or the external hard drive where you want to change the file system.
- Then simply right click on the storage unit that you want to format and then simply change the file system to show the options with the pop-up menu.
- In this menu, click on the Format option simply to go to the internal Windows tool to make the changes.
- In this tool, what you have to do is click on the File System option, specifically on the system that you have chosen to open a window with new ones.
- Then, click on the new file system that you want to use.
- Once you have chosen the file system that you want to use, simply press Start to format the unit and change the file system.
- Now you can choose a fast or slow format process depending on how thoroughly you want to erase the previous data to simply change the file system.
- Once finished, now simply put back the files that you want to play in the unit.
- That’s it, now you are done, like this, you can simply perform the whole tutorial step by step.
So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below. And if you liked this post then simply do not forget to share this tutorial with your friends and family.