Ubuntu – How to format a USB flash drive

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In Windows there is a straightforward "Format" option in a flash drive's right-click pop-up menu. Where's that in Ubuntu?

Best Answer

  • You can use Disks it's installed by default and easy to use.

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    • 1st: Click on the Dash icon
    • 2nd: Search for "Disks"
    • 3rd: Click on Disks

    The application will shows up:

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    • 1st: Choose the USB flash drive
    • 2nd: Click on the "gear" icon and choose "Format"

    This little window will appear, just choose the option you want and click on Format...:

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