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How to properly format your USB drive with CMD or PowerShell

How to properly format your USB drive with CMD or PowerShell

If you’re seeing three dots instead of the name of your USB drive on your Windows, then you need to know how to properly format it with CMD or PowerShell.

  1. Run CMD (command prompt) or PowerShell. But you need to run one of those, as an Administrator.
  2. Inside CMD, type:
    diskpart
  3. list disk
  4. select disk X where X is the number of the disk you want to format.
  5. clean
  6. create partition primary
  7. format fs=ntfs
    Depending on the size of your USB, the process of formatting your USB drive might take a while. So, don’t worry if it’s a slow formatting process.
  8. assign

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