3/20/10
10:26 am

Forum Question: Formating a Flash Drive

Coming from the world of Windows I may be unaware of any different way this is handled, but how does one go about formatting a flash drive (thumb drive) in Snow Leopard?

Right-click reveals many options, including delete, but nothing like “format”. But I did find an option in the Disk Utility Manager whereby the tab is labeled “Erase”, but the options include the ability to format the device in various manners.

What should I be doing to make the best use of the flash drive, which I will be using to transfer files between a Mac and Windows computer?

Thanks.

— forkboy1965

Comments: 2 Responses to “Formating a Flash Drive”

    3/20/10 @ 10:28 am

    Disk Utility is the best way to format a Flash drive. See episode 321 — http://macmost.com/using-disk-utility-to-format-drives.html
    If you want to move between Mac and Windows, then format it FAT32 so windows will understand the format.

    forkboy1965
    3/20/10 @ 12:06 pm

    Thank you Gary!

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