Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Formatting a pendrive from Fat to NTFS

Plug in your pen drive. Click start & Right click on My Computer.
Select Properties > Hardware > Device Manager.

Expand Disk Drives & Click on your Pen Drive Name. ( In my case it’s : Jetflash )
Now Right click on your pen drive name & select Properties.
Go to Polocies Tab & Select Optimize for Performance.

Click OK. Close device Manager.

Now open My Computer & Select Your Pen Drive ( ie Removable Disk ).
Right click on it & select Format. Click on File system box.
& Voila! You see the NTFS option.

Now select NTFS & fromat your pen drive.

1 comment:

  1. I recently put a 1.4G file on a 8G USB memory drive. Everything transferred over fine but when I took it to another computer it said the folder was empty. When I checked the properties of the drive it said I still had 1.4G used. Anyway, I tried to convert the file system from FAT32 to NTFS using what I have searched on this site. I even formatted the drive completely, checked for errors and deleted everything on the drive and it says "cannot create the elementary file system structure".

    What's the deal? Faulty drive?