USB STICK FORMATTING | PENDRIVE FORMATTING | USING NTFS FILE SYSTEM | TROUBLESHOOTING
Formatting a uSB stick easily using the ntFS file system
All versions of Windows since 2000 use the efficient NTFS file system. One of the most obvious advantages of NTFS is that it can, for instance, save files larger than 2 GB in size. However, it is unable to format a USB flash drive with NTFS.
In order to ensure that Windows offers ‘NTFS’ (New Technology File System) as a formatting option,first open the fash drive in ‘Optimize for performance’ mode. Right click on the drive in the Windows Explorer and select the‘Properties’ context command. Change the tab to ‘Hardware’. Select the desired USB stick once again and then click on‘Properties’. Switch to the ‘Policies’ tab in the following dialog box. Now activate the ‘Optimize for performance’ option and then click on ‘OK’. This change can be implemented only after restarting the computer.
Once you have made this setting, make sure that the USB stick is always deactivated before unplugging it; otherwise your data might get corrupted.