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How to Fix a Usb Flash Device

8 December 2014

 

How to: Format USB Flash Drive not showing up on the computer

Im sure many of us own a USB Flash drive that doesn’t show up in the “computer” folder. It can be caused from many issues and this guide is an attempt to get it fixed. Hope it helps!

 

WARNING: YOU WILL LOSE ALL DATA ON THE USB FLASH DRIVE!

 

Step 1:
Type “Diskpart” in the windows search bar and open the program, preferably by right-clicking and selecting “Run as Administrator”

Step 2:
Once you opened disport you will need to type in the following command: “list disk” This will list all the Hard drives and USB flash drives connected to the computer

Step 3:
Locate your USB flash drive by looking at the size of the drive in the list, make sure you remember the Disk Number. In this example it’s a 32GB Flash drive, so it would be 29GB drive listed as “Disk 8”

 

WARNING: DON’T CONTINUE TO STEP 4 UNLESS YOU ARE 100% SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DRIVE OR YOU WILL CLEAN THE WRONG DRIVE!

 

Step 4:
Select the USB Flash drive by typing the command: “select disk (insert the drive number here without brackets)”
In this example it is Disk 8.

Step 5: 
Now you must clean the drive by giving the “clean” command.

Step 6:
Now it is time to create a partition with the command “create partition primary”

Step 7:
You will be required to select the partition you just created by giving the following command: “select partition 1”

Step 8:
Last step, you will need to format the Flash drive with the following command: “format fs=ntfs label=USB quick”

Step 9:
We finished! You can now close the diskpart.exe window and hopefully when you navigate to your computer it should be listed as a USB formatted with the NTFS file system.

Hope this solved your USB playing up! If not we still have USB available :p

 

SanDisk 16GB CZ51 Cruzer Edge USB Flash Drive ADATA 1TB HD710 DashDrive Durable USB3.0 Portable External Hard Drive Black

 

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