Pendrives and hard drives are among the most popular storage devices. In addition to being useful, their sizes range from gigabytes to many terabytes, with which thousands of files, movies and other types of media can be stored in the most precise way. But in some cases, there is a possibility that your pen drives are affected by viruses. This happens when you put them on your friend's computer who has already been hit by a virus. Also,USB pendriveUnlike hard drives, they don't come in large sizes, like terabytes, so when these storage devices get overloaded with data, you may feel the need to format them completely.
The normal method of formatting pen drives is quite familiar. All you have to do is insert the pendrive into your system and, once detected, right click on it and choose the option Format. But this method, as you may have noticed, takes some time. It can sometimes take hours to complete formatting. An alternative is to choose Quick format But the problem with this technique is that there are chances that a full format will fail and some data will still remain there. Wondering if there is another way to format a USB stick? Yes there is. The method is quite simple using the command prompt.
About formatting pen drives with command prompt
- Formatting is done completely in an orderly fashion.
- It only takes a few seconds for a complete format.
So, let me walk you through the steps to take to meet our needs.
STEP TO FULLY FORMAT PEN WITH COMMAND REQUEST
At first, To insert your pendrive to the USB slot provided on your PC or laptop. When it does, the system automatically detects it. It appears under the Devices and units sopra What PC. Also, check the letter assigned to your pen drive.
As shown in the screenshot below, the drive letter assigned to my pen drive is F :.
Now open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows key + R. To open the command prompt, you will need to type cmd in the text box provided below and press the button all right button.
Once Command Prompt opens, type the command given below.
/ q / x F format:
Replace F: in the above command with your drive letter.
In the above command, /q means quick format and / X means that the specified volume needs to be unmounted if needed. After typing the above command, press the key Pay button.
When you do that, you get a message as shown in the screenshot above.
press the Pay when required. This is when the actual formatting begins.
Press the Enter button again to get all the volume details. The screenshot shows the result of this operation.
Now all formatting is 100% complete. The free space will be displayed along with the number of allocation units on the flash drive.
To open What PC and check the file Devices and units option. There you will find your formatted pendrive.
That is. Hope you found this article helpful.