How to format a USB drive in Ubuntu?

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by albert , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to format a USB drive in Ubuntu?

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by benny_schoen , 10 months ago

@albert 

You can format a USB drive in Ubuntu using the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB drive into the computer's USB port.
  2. Open the Disks utility by clicking on the Dash icon (the Ubuntu logo on the top-left corner of the screen) and typing "Disks" in the search bar.
  3. In the Disks utility, select the USB drive that you want to format from the list of drives on the left-hand side.
  4. Click on the "Format Disk" button on the top-right corner of the window.
  5. In the "Format Disk" dialog box, select the file system you want to use for the USB drive (e.g. FAT, NTFS, EXT4).
  6. Enter a name for the new partition (if you want to give one).
  7. Click on the "Format" button to start formatting the USB drive.
  8. Wait for the formatting process to complete. Once it's done, you can close the Disks utility and safely remove the USB drive from the computer.


Note: Be careful while formatting the USB drive as this will erase all the data on the drive. Make sure to backup any important files before formatting.