Format Usb Windows 7

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Terminal command line in Mac can be used to format USB devices. This method can be used when you are unable to format the USB device through Disk Utility. As always, having a backup option will save you when plan A fails for some reason. Let us go through the exact steps in formatting your USB drive to FAT32 on Mac using the command line.

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Format usb drive for both mac and windows
  1. Converts the disk to MBR format, which will work just fine for most disks. If you've got a USB disk larger than 2 terabytes, however, you'll want to use convert gpt instead. I'm not sure if the above commands are all identical on older OSs (XP).
  2. Format USB or external hard drive for Mac using Mac Disk utility 1. Connect the USB or external hard drive to your Mac computer. Launch the Disk Utility by clicking 'Applications' 'Utilities'. Locate and click on your USB or external hard drive in Disk Utility and then click on 'Erase'.
  3. How to Format a Flash Drive to Work On OS X and Windows. By Andre Da Costa. If you only use a Mac computer, you can format your thumb drive so it can work on Windows systems.
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