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    Thumbs up Easily Format An USB Drive In NTFS File System

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    Chances are that at one point or the other everyone has tried to format their USB drive in NTFS. Although by default, Windows doesn't allow the USB stick in NTFS file system, it's always better to use NTFS (New Technology File System) file system against the old FAT (File Allocation System). NTFS file system has few advantages over old FAT file system like data encryption, compression option, faster and safer drive etc.

    This guide will show you a smart and small method to format your USB stick in NTFS:

    1. Type cmd in the Vista Start Menu or in the Run dialog box to open to command prompt.
    2. Type the following command in the command prompt:
    format J: /fs:ntfs (where J is your USB drive letter).
    3. Wait for a minute to finish the process.
    4. Once Windows finishes the format process, close command prompt.
    5. You are done!

    Alternatively, you can also use one more method:

    1. Type devicemgmt.msc in Vista Start menu or in Run dialog box.
    2. Expand Disk drives, right click on your USB stick which you want to format in NTFS file system and select Properties.
    3. Under the Polices tab, select Optimize for performance option. Click OK and go back to My Computer.
    4. Right click on your USB drive; select Format.
    5. Select NTFS (yes, it's available now) from the drop down menu.
    6. Click Apply to format your drive in NTFS file format.
    7. You are done.

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    Useful tips are always simple Thanx for sharing.

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    Yup!!! Thanks..

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    Well...Nice Tut with alter ways... Vista offers to format USB drives in NTFS File System.

    Format USB drive into NTFS under Windows XP

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