1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Restore thumb drive from Windows Media Creation Tool to 'normal'


    Greetings,

    I usually resolve this type of issue via a Google search but I wasn't exactly sure how to phrase my question.

    1. I have a Sandisk Ultra Fit thumb drive (recommend, by the by)
    2. I had to reformat it as a bootable Windows Media Creation drive (so that I could install Windows on a laptop from it)
    3. I now wish to restore the thumb drive back to 'normal' but in Windows there seems to be various format choices. I want the formatting that allows me to remove the drive from PC and plug into my TV (so that my TV can read the pictures, video, what have you)

    And so what format should I reformat to is really my question? And if you know of a handy webpage that explains the process in Windows 10 please she URL and save yourself the bother of typing it out.

    Thank you
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #2

    FAT32 and change the allocation size to default will be the most compatible
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 402
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #3

    If you want to use on your TV, FAT32 is the best format. Plug in thumb drive. This PC/r-click drive letter/Properties. If not already FAT32, r-click drive letter to get screen shot window. Format/Change File System to FAT32, default allocation size/check Quick format. DONE

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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    Oh damn. It's always something with Windows. Sheesh. (I know, human error, I've just been having weeks of nothing working on the first try.)

    Following these directions cleared and renamed the drive but now this 128GB drive thinks it's only 32 gigs. Ahem.

    I'm trying a tutorial on YouTube right now.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,382
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #5

    The Pool Man said: View Post
    Oh damn. It's always something with Windows. Sheesh. (I know, human error, I've just been having weeks of nothing working on the first try.)

    Following these directions cleared and renamed the drive but now this 128GB drive thinks it's only 32 gigs. Ahem.

    I'm trying a tutorial on YouTube right now.
    Just change the FAT32 to NTFS, everything else is the same.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Just change the FAT32 to NTFS, everything else is the same.
    It turns out I was in this position -- needing to remove a partition --

    Remove Partition from USB or SD Card - YouTube

    complicated but it worked

    THANKS for help
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