Diskpart format usb ntfs/fat32/exfat guide and faqs

Part 1 - format usb drive fat32 quick with diskpart

Here are the steps:

list volume

  • Open cmd and type diskpart in the Run
  • Type list disk
  • Type list volume
  • Type select volume
  • Type format fs=fat32 quick (you may also use 'format fs=fat32' without quick in the command line)

list volume

Part 2 - Diskpart Format usb flash drive exfat quick

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Open cmd and type diskpart in the Run
  • Type list disk
  • Type list volume
  • Type select volume
  • Type format fs=exfat quick

Part 3 - Diskpart Format usb flash drive ntfs quick

Here are the steps to follow

  • Open cmd and type diskpart in the Run
  • Type list disk
  • Type list volume
  • Type select volume
  • Type format fs=ntfs quick

Diskpart failed to format pen drive? Try this

There could be a lot of causes that diskpart is unable to format your pen stick such as logical errors, bad blocks, write protected etc. Here are some methods that you may try when diskpart failed with the previous steps.

#1 - add clean, create partition primary in the diskpart format command linesdiskpart format

#2 - format usb stick with other free ways, such as right click format, disk management etc.format raw usb flash drive

Also read: diskpart format guide

Diskpart format usb write protected

When usb flash drive or usb disk is write protected, there are two cases.

  • The drive is enabled with write protection, you may remove it by using 'clean' command in the diskpart lines
  • The drive is dying that cannot be changed no matter write, or delete (solution: you may firstly use clean command and create partition primary to try; or delete the volume in disk management, and then create a new volume for it under disk management); if it still failed, then repair your usb drive with 8 free ways.

Also read: format usb error write protected [5 fixes]

Diskpart format usb bootable

How to format usb drive with diskpart cmd in bootable mode? Or do you want to make a usb flash drive bootable for your computer?

#1 - if you want to format it in bootable bios mode, you may need to remember its drive letter and then type "format *: /fs:ntfs" (replace * with your usb drive letter)

raw usb flash drive bootable format usb in bootable mode

Also read: how to format drive in bios

#2 - if you want to create a bootable usb flash drive?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-essentials/install/create-a-bootable-usb-flash-drive

Watch the following video:

Fix USB drive by formatting using disk management (Efficient)

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Video - how to format usb under disk management

Not working? Also read: 8 free disk format tools, or how to force format usb drive

Formatted usb flash drive by mistake? How to recover files?

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Read this guide: how to recover files after diskpart clean or format

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