how to format an external hard drive

how to format an external hard drive

 

To reformat a drive on Windows:
  1. Plug in the drive and open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the drive and choose Format from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the file system you want, give your drive a name under Volume label, and make sure the Quick Format box is checked.
  4. Click Start, and the computer will reformat your drive.
How do I format an external hard drive that is not visible?
The way to format an undetected external hard drive
  1. Locate the hard drive partition that needs formatting, right-click it and choose “Format”.
  2. Set the file system of the partition and you can add Partition Label if you want.
  3. Confirm the operation and click “Apply” to perform it.

 

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