You may have bought a thumb drive or HDD that isn't formatted or just not the right type of format. This guide will show you how to format the drive to a file system of your choice using Windows 7-10 file explorer.
No parts required.
Open File Explorer.
You can do that from either of the red highlighted spots, or search for "File Explorer."
Right-Click on the drive you want to format, and click format
This is what should pop up.
if you will be using the drive for Windows, format it as NTFS. If you need a multi-OS drive, exFAT or FAT32 is recommended. However, keep in mind FAT32 has a 4GB limit on files.
Use default allocation size.
If you want to rename your drive put the new name here.
Start the format. When It's done, you can close all the windows, and you are done.
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