Formatting Pendrive through Command Prompt

You may need to full format your Pen drive or Memory cards. The difference is that normal format allows you quick formatting of your removal devices while this will take longer period of time but it’s complete format. Here is some steps for formatting your removal devices through command prompt:

format pendrive through command prompt

First of all you have to specify the drive i.e. J: or G: or H:

Then open Command Prompt Dialogue Box. You can do this by:

  • Win key + R (Run will appear)
  • Type cmd and press Enter.

The command Prompt Dialogue Box will appear.

Now, type format j:/FS:FAT32 and Press Enter
Your removal device will start to format and wait until 100% is completed.

Note: Don’t forget to change the drive letter.

and you are done!!!


About Shiv Kumar Das

I am Agriculture graduate at the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science(IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

Posted on June 21, 2013, in Tips and Tricks and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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    C:\>format /q/x K:
    Insert new disk for drive K:
    and press ENTER when ready…
    The type of the file system is RAW.
    The new file system is FAT.
    QuickFormatting 0M
    The specified cluster size is too big for FAT.

    C:\>format k:/FS:FAT32
    Insert new disk for drive K:
    and press ENTER when ready…
    The type of the file system is RAW.
    The new file system is FAT32.
    Verifying 0M
    Cannot determine the number of sectors on this volume.


  2. Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this web page regularly, this web site is really fastidious
    and the users are truly sharing good thoughts.

  3. thank u

  4. thanks fraiend

  5. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
    means how can i format the pendrive

  6. It Worked..Thank You!!

  7. thanks shiv

  8. my computer have bibin.exe virus how can i remove that virus

    • you can remove viruses by different antiviruses available in the market but i would recommended bit defender. This may remove your virus.
      If the virus is still annoying you then go for silent formatting your hard disk.

  9. Deepak nayak

    i have found a twister software how can i get it?

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