How to Format an External Hard Drive?

Answer Too much junk on your hard drive? Get it out with a few simple steps. This article is for Windows users.

Top Q&A For: How to Format an External Hard Drive

Why is it necessary to format an external hard drive?

External hard drives are no different from internal hard drives in their manufacture, they are merely physically outside of the computer case. Hard drives in an unformatted state are capable of sto... Read More »

I cant format my external hard drive?

u may have to unmounted it, then remount with the fat32, file system, the reason is ur click on saved data, from the back-up, its got to work, maybe u can change the file data the fat32Get another ... Read More »

How Can I Format a NTFS External Hard Drive to a FAT32?

If you have purchased an external hard drive for your computer and you need to format it to make it work properly, or you want to clear out a drive you currently have, you can format the drive thro... Read More »

How do I format an external hard drive to use with Windows& OS X?

Connect the DrivePlug the external hard drive into an available USB port while your computer is running either Windows or Mac OS X. If your external drive has a power adapter, plug it into a power ... Read More »