How to format USB on Macbook for macOS and Windows

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Format USB is what you need to do when you want to convert between different USB formats or the USB is infected with a virus that needs to be formatted to return to a state like new. It also applies to the case that after creating the installer for macOS, it is not possible to write data when attached to a Windows machine. Below Hai Dang Laptop shows you how to format USB on Macbook in turn, very simple steps.

How to format USB on Macbook
Formatting USB on mac is very simple, you just need to do a few simple steps. Before doing this, you should make sure that all data is backed up before because when formatting all data will be erased.

Step 1: Plug the USB into the Macbook. Some new Macbook models only have a USB Type-C port, so if your USB device doesn’t match the plug, buy an adapter cable.

Step 2: Open the Applications folder and then click Utilities, then select Disk Utility. (or hold down Command + Space and type “Disk Utility” and run the app)

Step 3: Click on the name of the USB drive you want to format. In the tool above the window find and click Erase

Step 4: The Format dialog box appears.

+ Name box keep the same or change the name you want.

+ In the Format box, select exFAT, FAT32, or Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

OS X Extended (Journaled): aka HFS+, is the default file system format on Mac. Suppose if you want to back up your Macbook using Time Machine, you can choose to use this format

MS-DOS (FAT): This format is quite popular, used on many operating systems including Mac, Windows and Linux. Only thing with this format files are limited to about 4GB or less.

ExFAT: A cross-platform file system, ie widely used on operating systems like the old FAT file system, but with no file size limit.

+ The Scheme box is a partition table format with GUID Partition Map, Master Boot Record or Apple Partition Map options. Usually choose GUID.

Step 5: Click Erase and wait for the Done dialog box to finish. Before unplugging the USB, right-click the USB icon on the Finder window and select Eject.

With only 5 steps above, you have successfully formatted USB on Macbook. Hope you found today’s advice useful. Don’t forget to visit our fanpage and website regularly to get more knowledge on how to use and repair Macbook!

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