Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated July 26, 2021)
Like most things with Windows 10, there is more than one way to accomplish a task. In another article we discussed how to use File Explorer to format a USB drive. If you don't want to use Window's File Explorer, another way to format a USB drive is by using Disk Manager. Disk Manager is used for managing the storage space of any device connected to your computer, either internally or externally. While File Explorer, for many, is the fastest way to format a USB, Disk Manager is helpful for brand new drives that your computer may not display in File Explorer.
To format a USB drive with Disk Manager, you need to follow these steps.
Once formatting is completed, you will be able to see the USB drive In File Explorer. The USB drive will have the drive letter (assigned in step 6) and the name chosen (step 7). Either method of formatting your USB drive will allow you to set up your USB drive to handle your data the way you desire.
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