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Windows 7: Format Thumb Drive that is accessible on Windows XP

20 May 2011   #1
danielabbott200

Windows 7
 
 
Format Thumb Drive that is accessible on Windows XP

I have a thumb drive that i formatted on my new laptop that has Windows XP. ANd i am trying to copies files from my old laptop and desktop that are using Windows. I can add files to my thumb drive on my Windows 7 laptop but when i try and use the thumb drive on any computer that has Windows XP is says the drive needs to be formatted and when i click format (on the windows XP computer) it says can't that i dont have permission. How can i format that drive so that i can use it on both operating systems?


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20 May 2011   #2
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As long as you are formatting it using NTFS, you shouldn't be running into this.
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20 May 2011   #3
danielabbott200

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks i will try that. It was being formatted in exFAT so i will try to format using NTFS today. Thanks.
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