Monday, July 20, 2009

Format USB Pen Drive With NTFS File System


Have you ever tried formatting a USB Pen drive in NTFS Format? But must not have seen any option for this by default in XP. It allows you to only format your USB Pen Drive in FAT or FAT32. But its quiet easy to format it in NTFS. NTFS allows you encrypting your data which is a feature that is inbuilt in Windows XP and above. It also lets you to add allow and deny permissions on individual files and folders for specific Windows users, something you can’t think of using FAT file systems. But on the rear side, NTFS file system won't get detected in most LINUX systems.xpastiHowever using NTFS file system also increases your performance and reliability. So here it is How To Format Your USB Pen Drive In NTFS File System: Plug in your USB device to any free USB port of you computer. 01. Now click on Start Menu button: start button And you will see My Computer icon there. Right Click on it and click on Manage: how to format usb pen drive 02. Once in Computer Management, click on Device Manager and a list will pop up in right hand side window: computer management 03. Now click on Disk Drives, select your USB Pen Drive, Right Click on it and select Properties: computer management 2 04. This will take you to the properties of your pen drive. Once there, click on PoliciesTab. Followed by clicking on Optimize for performance and then finally click on OKbutton: policies 05. Now click on My Computer icon on your desktop: my computer After opening My Computer, Right Click on your USB Pen Drive and select Format: right click pen drive
06. Click on File system drop down menu and you will see 3 options now. SelectNTFS and click on Start button to convert it to NTFS File system: select ntfs and format

All Done!sengihnampakgigi Now you USB Pen Drive is in NTFS file format, you can either compress the data in it or can encrypt the data.

6 Responses to “Format USB Pen Drive With NTFS File System”

Hapi said...
July 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....


Peeths said...
November 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Here one thing that i wont agree with is , All linux system detects ntfs silesystem with read and write support.


Balachandar said...
June 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM

hi...
I tried this... but it says "device media is write protected. Remove write protection or use another disk"...
what I have to do now?


Balachandar said...
June 9, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Hi...
I tried this. But it displays

"Device media is write protected. Remove write protection or use another disk"

Please help me...


reeva said...
July 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I guess this video can help you out, check out USB Encryption


Rex said...
September 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Thanks for this useful info.

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