How to Format a Bootable USB in Windows 10 (2022)

After using a Bootable USB, we don’t need it anymore. So, we need to restore our USB. Because the USB storage massed up after making it a bootable USB.  It’s easy to format a bootable USB in Windows 10 and you can also try this method in Windows 11.

You don’t need any third-party software or anything else. Windows is enough to do this simple work.

How to Format a Bootable USB in Windows 10

Step 1

Open “cmd” or “Command Prompt”. You can open it normally or press “Windows key + R” and type cmd in the search box and press enter. It will open the Command Prompt for you.


Step 2

Type “diskpart” on the cmd or Command Prompt and it will ask for administrator access. Give it the access and the new Command Prompt will be open. Go to this and type “list disk” and press enter.

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It will show all the hard drives connected to your device. Then select your USB. In my case, it’s the Disk 1 so the command will be “Select Disk 1”.

Warning: Don’t select your device’s hard disk. Otherwise, your device’s hard disk will be like mashed potatoes.

It’s saying that “Disk 1 is now the selected disk”. Type “clean” and press enter and your USB will be fully cleaned.

Step 3

Open a software called “Create and format hard disk partitions”. It’s Windows software.

You’ll see that your USB is Unallocated. For that, we need to create a volume. Right-click on the USB and click on the “New Simple Volume” option. Then press enters, enter, enter, enter and finish button. Now you’re all good to go. You can now use your USB normally.

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