If you want to know how to external hard drive in Windows 11, read this post. Formatting the flash drive will erase all stored content. Very useful if the removable drive will have a new owner. So make sure to back up your important files.

Knowing how to fully wipe a pen drive in Windows 11 is very important. Because, sometimes, malfunctioning during use, the pen drive no longer appears in Windows 11 folders or because you will no longer be the owner.

In this post, we will guide you through the necessary steps to completely wipe pen drive in Windows 11.

How to format flash drive in Windows 11

To delete all data on the USB stick in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Click Storage.

4. Click Advanced Storage Settings.

5. Click Disks and Volumes.

  1. Click the down arrow to expand.
  2. Click the Properties button.
  1. Find the Format section.
  2. Click the Format button.
  1. Enter a new name if desired.
  2. Choose the file format.
  3. Click the Format button.

Tip: at this point, you can change the flash drive’s file system in Windows 11 (NTFS, exFAT or FAT32), if necessary.

After following the steps above, Windows 11 will format all information stored on the flash drive.

Note: It is worth noting that some data recovery software will be able to recover files from formatted flash drive.


Learn how to format usb drive in Windows 11.

So, follow the steps above and say in the comments if you managed to completely erase the information stored on your pendrive, using Windows 11.

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