How to Format a Usb Memory Stick to FAT!

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Introduction: How to Format a Usb Memory Stick to FAT!

Hi all!

in this instructable i will tell you how to format a usb memory stick to FAT(not FAT32)

you will need:

USB memory stick(everything under 8gb works)(duh)
computer(duh)
command prompt

Great lets get started




p.s. sorry for low qaulity images i took them with my cellphone

Step 1: Step 1


Put the memory stick into your computer(duh!)

open command prompt ( start > all programs > accesories > command promt.   or    start > run > cmd)


type:

format x: /fs:FAT

PLEASE NOTE X IS WHERE YOU MEMORY STICK IS LOCATED WHERE THE X IS YOU SHOULD PUT THE LETTER OF YOU MEMORY STICK IN MY CASE E ; AND PLEASE DO NOT ACCIDENTLY FORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE ITS NOT MY FAULT IF YOU FORMAT YOUR HARDDRIVE SO BE VERY VERY CAREFULL!!!!!!!

Step 2: Step 2


Well done you have just formatted your memory stick into FAT!!

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Thank you for sharing.

Just as a side comment for a question 4 years back. We need FAT to be able to write firmware for certain PLC controllers, FAT32 doesn't work

thank you so much i was so lost on where to find a formatter tool and i forgot i had one right in front of me

stupid auto correct sorry I meant for not form

Thx this helped me format my Hard drive so I could get it to work right because form some reason windows was installed on drive d not c

hi i am trying to format my usb stick to FAT but it says invalid media or track 0 bad - disk unusable. please help.

if you found any sol. than plz tell me also

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hi i am trying to format my usb stick to FAT but it says invalid media or track 0 bad - disk unusable. please help.

hi i am trying to format my usb stick to FAT but it says invalid media or track 0 bad - disk unusable. please help.

hi i am trying to format my usb stick to FAT but it says invalid media or track 0 bad - disk unusable. please help.