How to use "format fs=ntfs quick" and its error fixings

How to use format fs=ntfs quick, or format fs=ntfs correctly? How to use diskpart /fs ntfs? And how to deal with format fs=ntfs not working? How to fix format fs=ntfs quick related errors? Here are what you may find out.

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What does format fs=ntfs quick mean

Format fs=ntfs quick means to format a selected drive to file system ntfs by quick format. This is a command line used in Windows computer.

  1. Format is to make a formatting
  2. fs means file system
  3. =ntfs means to make the file system convert to ntfs (ntfs is a most often used file system in Windows computers)
  4. quick means quick format (you may omit quick if you want to do a full level formatting when quick format won't check bad sectors while full format would do bad sector checking while formatting)

How to use format fs=ntfs quick or format fs=ntfs correctly

Here are the steps that you may follow to do a correct format using cmd.

#1 - Firstly open cmd by start -> run -> type diskpart; or press Windows icon + R to open run window and type diskpartstart diskpart

#2 - Type diskpart if you start cmd instead of diskpart with the first step. And do the following.

  1. list disk
  2. select disk * (if there are several partitions, you need to type list partition in the next step)
  3. clean
  4. create partition primary
  5. format fs=ntfs quick

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These command lines are for external hard drive or flash drive quick formatting, if there are more than 1 partitions on the disk, you need to add 'list partition' after select disk *.

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Format fs=ntfs quick not working solution

There are many better ways to format a disk or flash drive or memory card to replace the diskpart command line.

  • Format by disk managementformat raw usb flash driveVideo - how to format in disk management
  • Format by Windows explorer right click format optionformat raw usb flash drive
  • Format by free formatters like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Freeformat raw usb flash drive

Also read: 8 free ways to format disk/usb

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1, format fs=ntfs quick the file system is incompatible

Answer: when it warns format fs=ntfs quick the file system is incompatible, it means ntfs does not match the device. You may try the free disk format tools or change fat32 or exfat instead of ntfs when it does not match the storage.

2, format fs=ntfs quick parameter incorrect

You may have set up an incorrect command line that would report parameter incorrect error. Solution: use disk format tools instead of format command.

3, format fs=ntfs please select a volume

Resolution: you forgot to type select disk * or select volume *. Always remember that firstly enter diskpart, let it list disk of what you have on your computer, and select disk before typing format command. Here the following photos shows step 3 is what you need to type 'select disk *' (please replace * with the one you want to format)diskpart format

4, format fs=ntfs quick 0 percent completed

When format fs=ntfs hangs up or freezes, your disk may have got bad sectors or other logical damages, we would recommend use free disk format tools or usb format tools to do the job.

5, format fs=ntfs quick override

Usually the format command format fs=ntfs quick would start the formatting in an automatical way if you have set everything correct that cannot be overiden by manual operation.

6, is it possible to stop format fs=ntfs

NO, when the formatting starts, there is no way to stop it and a powering off computer would make the format processing hangs up and the device like hard drive would became raw. You may recover data from raw drive, and then format it with other format tools.

Also read: how to recover data from raw hard drive

Last updated on Nov 01, 2022

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