Hello, in this article we are discussing How to Format Pendrive Using CMD in Windows 10. Formatting storage disk can save time, effort and solve a lot of problems. But I faced an issue with formatting my pen drive Aka USB.
First I tried several times to format my USB from the property menu but ends up in vain as an error occurs during this process. Several times my pc does not even recognize pen drive. I search and search and came up with a simple solution to format pen drive with help of command prompt (CMD).
Formatting a USB with cmd is a simple process but care is required to safely complete the process. Otherwise, you can end up with a completely useless pen drive.
How to Format Pendrive Using CMD in Windows 10 
Note: In this article, the FAT32 format is used to format USB. You can also just change the FAT32 to NTFS to format your pen drive as NTFS.
Follow are the steps to format pen drive with help of Command prompt.
- Turn on your PC and plug the pen drive in the USB port.
- Open my computer Find Pendrive name or label and letter associated with your USB device.
- Remember or write down letter associated with your USB before proceeding to the next step.
- Click Windows+R to open the search box. Type CMD and hit enter. Command prompt box will appear in front of you.
- Now Type Format X: and hit enter to format your pen drive. I assumed that my pen drive is “X”. You have to replace this with a letter associated with your pen drive.
- Now you can further define the formatting style by adding Format X: /FS: FAT32 to format your USB as FAT32. You can also format your pen drive as NTFS by typing Format X: /FS: NTFS.
- You have to press enter and command prompt will ask you the letter associated with your pen drive for one more time. Follow these prompts to successfully format your pen drive using CMD.
Manually open your pen drive before unplugging it from your computer. Make sure that USB is now formatted and in working condition.
How to Format Pendrive Using CMD in Windows 10
Note: Make sure that you enter the written letter otherwise you can end up formatting useful data from other drives on your PC.
This simple and easy command saves me from a huge headache of errors and unrecognized USB devices. It works with almost every pen drive and other forms of data storage devices.
You just have to pick the right letter associated with your drive and choose the right format to format your external hard disks, USB or any external storage plugin device.
I hope this article How to Format Pendrive Using CMD in Windows 10 proves to be a helpful one. Comment if you knew any other method to format pen drives with ease.