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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:56 AM

How do you format/delete existing files on a usb drive on a HP in win10???

Edit: Moved topic from Internal Hardware to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:33 PM

I have a 8gb usb thumb drive with a little over 4gb allready on it. In win 10 the drive options have been changed. I can either open the folder and look or remove the drive, nothing else. So the info I do not need that is on it. Will I have to delete files one by one now?

Windows used to offer to reformat/wipe the drive


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:42 PM

When you open computer it does not give to option to format the USB when you right click? If you go to Disk Managment click on the USB partition and right click. It should give an option to format.

 

If not use this tool. 

 

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool.shtml



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:37 PM

On my computer, it is the same in Windows 10 as it was in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Go to My PC, right click on your USB drive, and then choose format.  


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 06:46 PM

I think I need to clarify. When I say a usb drive I really mean a usb thumb drive. They may not be the same.


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 07:03 PM

I think I need to clarify. When I say a usb drive I really mean a usb thumb drive. They may not be the same.

 

 

They are generally treated the same way. Just plug your USB thumb drive into your PC, then open up This PC, then right click on the thumb drive and choose format. It works every time. Hasn't changed one bit (nice pun) in Windows 10.


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 07:57 PM

Ok I will show my ignorance here. Open what myPC;where?


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:37 PM

If you double click ThisPC icon on the Desktop you should see your flash drive. If you don't have that icon on the desktop see this page. Double click ThisPC. Right click your flash drive.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:12 AM

Thanks for the link but boy ya shure do not want to try to print that page out on a Kodak esp 3200 all in one.

27 pages of mostly blank paper just a few lines or images 1 or2 per page. I do not think win 10 and my printer are gonna play nice LOL.

But hey at least it will print multiple pages again. On vista I think it got corrupted. It started to only print the first page of a multiple page document.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:38 AM

To make things real easy, just plug your USB thumb drive into your computer, scroll to the task bar and click on the FILE icon, then scroll over to the left of the screen and you will see THIS PC.  If it is not already expanded you can click to expand it then scroll down to the icon for your thumb drive and right click on that.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

Ok that worked for me. Now If I can just rember what Page I was on that told me I needed to make a back up copy of windows lol


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