How to format a USB NTFS in Windows XP

Although lately USB sticks have arrived storage space quite high, they may not only be formatted FAT: or (Known as the FAT / FAT32 transfer limit is 4GB / file - For example, you will not be able to transfer on a USB stick formatted FAT higher 4GB a game). But a small tweak system It can help you format your USB stick and . Which presents many advantages (primarily the security - You can assign NTFS format permissions different depending on users or files and can encrypt files using XP's; you can compress files thus saving space; you can create partitions), But also small disadvantages (systems Linux or older versions of Windows Windows 2000 I can not read NTFS formatted file system; encrypted files NTFS formatted a USB stick can not be accessed by the user than the default PC, which they were encrypted).

To NTFS format a USB stick, Connect the device to your PC, then right click on My Computer and select Manage. Then click on Device Manager and open sub menu disk Drives. Right-click on USB drive (Generic USB Flash Disk USB Device), Select Properties and go to the tab Policies. Of the two options displayed, select Optimize for performance (Default is selected Optimize for quick removal) Then click OK.

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this option writing activates the drive caches, Allowing NTFS formatting.

After activating this option, go to My Computer, Right-click and select the USB stick volum. In the menu under File System you will see the option to format NTFS.

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And that's it! ;) Now you have a NTFS formatted USB stick.

How to format a USB NTFS in Windows XP

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