Quick Tip: How to Format USB Pen Drive to NTFS File System
|2 March 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Quick tip. Usually, an USB pen drive came with FAT/FAT32 formatted. You tried to reformat the your pen drive to NTFS, but there is no option available to select NTFS as the file system. By default, an USB pen drive is optimized for quick removal. Quick removal optimization will allows you to remove the pen drive without using the safe removal icon, but Windows won’t allow you to format the pen drive to NTFS file system if it is optimized for quick removal. In order to let Windows allows you to format the pen drive to NTFS, you need to change the write caching and safe removal policies for your pendrive. Here are the steps to change your pen drive caching and safe removal policies:
1. Open My Computer, right click on your pen drive icon and choose Properties. Navigates to Hardware tab. Click on the name (and brand) of your pen drive (1). To make it easy, make sure you only attach one pen drive. Click ‘Properties’ (2).
2. In the Properties dialog, navigates to ‘Policies’ tab (3). Choose ‘Optimize for Performance’ (4). Click ‘OK’ (5) to save the setting.
3. Now the NTFS file system is available in your pen drive format window! I hope you find this post useful =)