Frequently Asked Questions
1.Connect the USB flash drive to your computer. Plug it into one of the USB port slots. Plug it directly into your computer and not into a hub to increase the speed of the format and file transfer.
2.Wait for your computer to detect the flash drive. You should see a pop-up bubble in the task bar at the bottom-right of your screen notifying you once your flash drive has been installed successfully and is ready for use.
3.Open Computer/My Computer/This PC. This window displays all of your connected drives. You can access it from the Start menu, or by pressing ⊞ Win+E. In Windows 8.1, click the Start button (or press ⊞ Win), type this pc and press ↵ Enter.
4.Right-click on the flash drive that you have just connected to your computer. It should appear in the list titled "Devices with Removable Storage" as a removable disk with the drive letter that appears latest in the alphabet.
5.Click on "Format" from the pop-up menu. This will bring up the Format window with the window title indicating which drive you are about to format.
- Leave the "Capacity" as is. Your computer automatically detects the capacity of your flash drive and fills it in this location.
- Tick the box next to "Quick Format" if you want to quickly format the drive. You will still have access to all of the free space after formatting, but the original information will not be securely deleted
- Keep the allocation size as the default allocation size.
- FAT is the most basic system for storing files. This system can be slow at times, but it reduces compatibility issues because of its simplicity. Not many systems and devices use FAT by default anymore.