I want to format a USB flash drive to FAT32 as that’s what my car infotainment system can read, and Windows 10’s format command only offers NTFS and exFAT. How can I format this drive as FAT32?
Just FYI – the drive is 64 GB, but I have other 64 GB drives that are FAT32 with 32KB sectors. I can’t even get those to reformat in FAT32 regardless of Quick Format being enabled or disabled!
Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.
I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:
- Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port.
- Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.
- Find Disk Drives and expand it.
- Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the Properties dialog box.
- Click Policies tab.
- By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press OK.
- Now open Computer. Right click on the USB Flash Drive and select Format. The Format dialog box now appears.
- Select FAT32 in the File System field.
- Press Start and wait while the process will be completed.
- Now your USB Flash Drive is formatted with FAT32 format.