Ammon – The problem of the flash does not accept formats
Flash or USB drives are used a lot to save, transfer, and store files, and for this reason they enter a lot in computers, which makes them vulnerable to storing a lot of viruses and malware, and for this they need to be formatted and formatted regularly, but the main problem lies when you cannot format them or format them. And this is for several reasons, and in this article you will learn about the causes of the problem and ways to solve it.
Solutions to the problem of flash does not accept formats
Here are some solutions that will help you solve the problem of flash not accepting formats:
Check the flash drive and unlock it. The USB flash drive has a physical key in the part where you put it in the computer. If it’s locked, you won’t be able to format it. So make sure it’s not locked and release it if it is.
Fix the internal errors in the flash drive by right-clicking on the flash drive icon on the computer, then clicking on Properties, then making sure CHeck from the Tools tab, and a tab will appear for you, click on the Scan drive option.
Check the flash for viruses by going to Settings, then Update & Security, Windows Security, then click on the Virus & threat option, go to Scan options, and then click on Windows Defenter scan in mode Windows Defenter Offline scan, and finally click Scan now.
Try cleaning viruses from the computer and the flash drive, by scanning the read-only status, by opening the diskpart, then type list disk, select the second disk disk 2 with the number of the flash, and then click on the disk attributes Scan read-only attributes disk clear read only, and then press Enter.
The reason for the problem is that the flash does not accept the format
There are several reasons that lead to this problem, which are as follows:
Damage to one of the sections of the storage devices inside the flash: Some parts of the flash itself may be damaged, which leads to its non-response to reformatting or formatting, and it does not even respond to read and write requests.
Flash damage: Physical damage to the flash drive, such as dropping it, can cause damage, and this damage cannot be repaired.
Turning on write protect mode: Turning on write protect mode will not allow you to perform any operation on the flash drive, especially with regard to formatting or deleting data.
Insufficient Permissions: Sometimes you may need permission to open or modify a flash drive and this requires permission from your computer administrator.
Viruses and malware: Viruses and malware may cause damage to the flash drive, and for this reason, attention must be paid to ensuring that the computers in which the flash drive is installed are free of viruses.
How to format flash drive
Flash format on Windows devices
Follow the following steps to format the flash drive on Windows devices:
Insert a USB drive into a USB port.
Open File Explorer.
Click on This PC from the left pane.
Enter the Devices and drives section, right-click your flash drive and select the Format option.
A drop-down list will appear in the File system option, scroll down and select the option you want.
In the Allocation unit size drop-down list, choose the default.
The Volume label field will show you Confirm the name of the drive that will appear in File Explorer.
You will see Format options. Select the quick format option or not depending on the use case.
Click on the Start option.
Flash format on Mac devices
Follow these steps to format the flash drive on a Mac:
Insert a USB drive into a USB port.
Go to Applications, then Utilities, then Disk Utility.
Select your USB drive from the list on the left.
Select the Erase option at the top.
Type a name for the drive, then select Format.
Once done, select Done.