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How to fix USB device format error in Windows

USB devices are useful when you need to transport pieces of data. From documents to movies, an important part of the digital community, at one time or another, we depend on this small hardware component. USB devices have become larger in terms of storage capacity and vice versa in terms of their physical size. But being electronic devices, these are also susceptible to corruption. 'Windows could not format the drive' is a fairly common error message. To address the problem in Windows, you will have to rely on one of the four best methods listed below:

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Follow the next steps to fix your USB flash drive unable to format error with cmd:



Step 1. Connect your USB drive to the computer.

Step 2. Go to open Command Prompt windows you can press Win + R to open Run dialog and type cmd, or you can type command prompt on the search bar.

Step 3. Then type diskpart and press Enter.

Step 4. Type list disk press enter to list all hard disks on your windows/citrix xendesktop computer.

Step 5. Type select disk n and Enter, the N means your USB drive letter.

Step 6. Type clean and Enter, then type create partition primary and Enter.

Step 7. Then the USB drive got formatted if you want to format it to FAT32 by typing format fs=fat32 quick and Enter. If you want to format to NTFS, type format fs=ntfs quick.





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