USB Flash Drives come in all sizes and shapes. If you have been using a USB flash drive for some time and now want to delete all the files to start over, then the best option is to format that flash drive. The disk formatting is also a good idea if your USB flash drive has become corrupt and the files are either not readable or the file system structure has damaged. Although you can format your USB flash drive using the Windows format function, the free USB Disk Storage Format Tool gives you options to format your USB flash drives with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT partition types along with checking your disk for any possible damage.
You can get the USB Disk Storage Format Tool from the AuthorSoft software website. The download is a setup installer which can set USB Disk Storage Format Tool on your system. You can launch it from its desktop shortcut later after the installation is complete.
To format a USB flash disk, you have to attach it to your computer’s USB port and then click on the Refresh Devices button in the USB Disk Storage Format Tool. You can choose a partition type from FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT etc. In general, most of the USB flash disks use the FAT32 type file system for optimum disk usage. You can choose to check the disk by clicking on the Check Disk button for correcting its errors or to see if its dirty. You can format it by clicking on the Format Disk button using the quick format and show the progress in verbose mode.
Conclusion: The USB Disk Storage Format Tool can quickly or fully format your USB flash drives to get them ready for your data requirements. It can also check your flash disks for errors that may be preventing them from reporting their full disk space.
You can get USB Disk Storage Format Tool from http://www.authorsoft.com/usb-disk-storage-format-tool.html.