Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Windows XP Format a USB Flash Drive to NTFS file system

To enable NTFS on your USB Flash Drive drive (USB Flash Memory):

  1. Right click My Computer and select Manage.
  2. Open the Device Manager and find your USB drive under the Disk Drives heading.
    ntfs device manager
  3. Right click the drive and select Properties.
  4. Choose Policies tab and select the "Optimize for performance" option.
    ntfs optimazer
  5. Click OK.
  6. Open My Computer
  7. Select Format on the flash drive.
    ntfs system
  8. Choose NTFS in the File System dropdown box.
  9. Device Formatting is completed.
ntfs note
Important: To remove a device safely without data loss use a "safely remove hardware" procedure or Eject function from Windows Explorer.
Eject function from Windows Explorer

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