Format Pen Drive using CMD
Sometime we all need to format our pen drives to make it free from all the viruses and threats it may contain. So, we generally use the basic and simple method to format it by clicking mouse’s right button on pen drive tile and selecting “Format” option from the given menu and get relax. Actually this method can be used when the files present in drive are not dangerous. For complete format, we need to do it by using CMD prompt. Although it is a lengthy process but it does the complete formatting without using any type of software.
Here are the steps to be followed.
Step 1: Insert the pen drive into the system.
Step 2: Now open my computer and find the pen drive letter (tile) in removable storage section.
Step 3: Now press Start button and type “CMD” either in lower or upper case and hit enter. The command prompt will be open.
Step 4: Now in command prompt, type “format” and the “pen drive letter” as observed in my computer and a colon (:). Here the letter can be observed as “J” so we type like “FORMAT J:” and hit enter.
Here it will ask for the new disk or drive name. After entering new name of drive, hit enter just in case you want an new name for it as it can be seen below.
But here I just pressed enter as I want the same name of the drive.
After we hit enter, it will check the file format and then it will start doing the formatting process. As we can observed here the file system is NTFS.
Now it will take some time to finish the formatting completely as we can see in the above image.
Now wait for some time until the process get finished completely (100%). After completion you will see the complete formatted drive.
Here it will show the reserved drive space with nothing left in the drive. Now type a name for your pen drive as we can observe below and then hit enter to proceed further.
By doing this, it will show the typed name of pen drive instead of “Removable disk”.
After it you will see the notification of complete format and total disk space and space availability.
But here I did not typed any name for pen drive and just pressed enter.
After formatting the drive
Thank you for your patience.
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