[IAEP] Reformat USB stick, How?
Andrea Mangiatordi (Gmail)
andrea.mangiatordi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 11:14:42 EDT 2010
Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Hi All,
> In my experiments trying to create usable SoaS sticks, I have had a few
> flops. Unfortunately these USB sticks now have a severe "identity
> crisis." They believe they are actually CDs. You can't write to them.
> You can't rename them (at least not in a way a mere mortal like me knows
> how to do). Do I have to just junk them (like throwing away money...
> not good). Or, is there an easy way to reformat them and start all
> over? Maybe even a hard way?
you should be able to reformat them by using different tools:
- on MacOS: disk utility -> reinitialize disk to FAT32 format
- on linux: gparted -> you can delete partitions, shrink them, copy them
on a per byte basis...
- on Windows: you should be allowed to "format" them from the right
click menu which opens on them in Explorer
hope this helps,
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