Main Threads:How to reformat a Linux disc for Win 7 NTFS?
  • Hello all,


    We have an old drive that it formatted for Linux (it used to be a backup disc for a Synology Server - which uses Linux).
    I now want to re-pupose the drive as a archive disc for Win 7.
    It is a USB drive so I can plug it into my WIn7 PC, but neither my PC nor Apple will recognise it - hence I can't reformat it!

    I'm not a Linux uses and don't have LiveCD.
    What's the easiest way of reformatting the drive to NTFS?


    Thank you


    I did not find the right solution from the internet

    References : 


    https://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/how-to-reformat-a-linux-disc-for-win-7-ntfs/


  • In Win7, goto cmd.exe (make a shortcut on desktop).

    Type in:

    Diskpart  <enter>

    list disk


    does it show your USB drive?

    If so:

    select disk #     (# is the USB drive number listed above)

    clean                (Now it must be visible in Windows Disk management as unallocated, 

                              you can format there)


    if not: Sorry can't help you, drive may be broken.

    in either case

    exit

    exit


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