Windows 10: Format usb flash drive

Discus and support Format usb flash drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi looking for a good program to format my USB flash drive. Windows 10 won't recognise my flash drive it knows it's there but it's not showing up in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by gibbsy09, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. gibbsy09 Win User

    Format usb flash drive


    Hi looking for a good program to format my USB flash drive.
    Windows 10 won't recognise my flash drive it knows it's there but it's not showing up in drives I used the flash drive in my zgemma and the zgemma changes the partition in some way so PC won't recognise it now.

    I used a low level format tool the last time it happened and it worked but it also deleted the partition so don't want to make the same mistake again I tried cc cleaner but to be honest I don't really know how to do it with that so I would like to use a free simple tool to get the job done if anyone can help it would be much appreciated thanks.

    :)
     
    gibbsy09, Dec 15, 2017
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  2. Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Dec 15, 2017
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  3. WizardWN Win User
    Flash Drive format for creating a Recovery Drive?

    Hello,

    I don't think you have to worry about FAT32 or NTFS. If you insert a USB flash drive and create a recovery drive, Windows 10 should format the USB flash drive for what you needed. Windows 10 should format automatic.
     
    WizardWN, Dec 15, 2017
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  4. Format usb flash drive

    I use RmPrepUSB but I'm not sure it fits any reasonable definition of "simple". Every time I use it I fear I'll set a wrong parameter and wipe out something critical. But on the other hand, I never have wiped out anything. It has never caused problems (if you discount worry).
     
    pokeefe0001, Dec 16, 2017
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  5. gibbsy09 Win User
    Hi pokeefe0001 downloaded it hadn't a clue just winged it lol but it worked a treat thanks very much your a star.
     
    gibbsy09, Apr 5, 2018
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