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How do I format a USB Flash Drive to NTFS file system?

To enable NTFS on your USB Flash Drive drive (USB Flash Memory):
 

  1. Right click My Computer and select Manage.
     
  2. Open the Device Manager and find your USB drive under the Disk Drives heading.

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  3. Right click the drive and select Properties.
     
  4. Choose Policies tab and select the "Optimize for performance" option.

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  5. Click OK.
     
  6. Open My Computer
     
  7. Select Format on the flash drive.

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  8. Choose NTFS in the File System dropdown box.
     
  9. Device Formatting is completed.

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Important: To remove a device safely without data loss use a "safely remove hardware" procedure or Eject function from Windows Explorer.


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References

[1]  http://www.ntfs.com/quest22.htm