By Ailsa / Last Updated May 15, 2020

The Case

"I have a 16GB Toshiba flash drive, and I used it to copy movies from my brother's computer. But, I can't play the movie after copied, so I think it would be infected and format it on my PC. Unfortunately, the Windows cannot format the Toshiba flash drive. Now, I just can't access the Toshiba pen drive (G partition) in My Computer, I used DISKPART command, still cannot work. Can anyone recommend the tool to format a USB flash drive, Please help thank you guys?"

It must be terribly frustrating when stuck in this situation, cannot read the files and the folders on Toshiba USB.

How to Format Toshiba USB Flash Drive Correctly?

You have the right to know why this happened. Below could be the reason:

  • Toshiba USB disk storage may write protected.

  • File system corrupted because of Virus, bad sectors, improper operations.

The best solution to the mentioned above problems is to format Toshiba flash drive correctly. Generally, the USB flash drive has two main file systems: FAT32 and NTFS. Choose the right file system to format Toshiba USB drive.

So we are going to introduce you two ways to fix this problem: Disk Management and the Toshiba flash drive format tool.

Format Toshiba Pen Drive with Disk Management

Usually, the Disk Management could fix "Windows was unable to complete the format" issue. The detailed steps are just simple:

> On the Desktop, right-click "Computer" -> "Manage".

> Then the "Computer Management" window will be show up.

> Select "Disk Management" under the left "Storage" column.

> Right click your Toshiba USB disk storage, select "Format".

> Choose a file system to format, FAT32, NTFS, or other format.


Then check the Toshiba USB whether is formatted or not. If this issue still there, try Toshiba flash drive format tool to format correctly.

Best Free Format USB Flash Drive Format Tool

AOMEI Partition Assistant is the best free USB flash drive format tool in Windows 10/8/7, provides powerful format function to make your Toshiba USB flash drive useful. With the help of Toshiba USB disk storage format tool, you can format a pen drive easily in Windows Operating System.

AOMEI Partition Assistant provides two ways to format: Format Partition and NTFS to FAT32 Converter. The previous way will lose all the data on Toshiba flash drive while the latter way will format without losing data. Maybe that’s what you’re looking for. DownloadAOMEI Partition Assistant before formatting.

Way 1: Format Partition

Step 1: Connect Toshiba USB with your computer. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, right click the Toshiba flash drive and select “Format Partition”.

Format Partition

Step 2: Edit “File System” with the right file system. Then click “OK”. The file system supported by this program is FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3.

File System

Tips: You can leave the “Partition Label” and “Cluster Size” option alone if it’s not necessary for you.

Step 3: Preview the “Pending Operations” at the left bottom corner, confirm the format operation by clicking “Apply” on the toolbar.

Pending Operations

Way 2: NTFS to FAT32 Converter

NTFS to FAT32 Converter supports converting NTFS to FAT32 and vice versa. It’s convenient to do this format operation. Below text is how to format NTFS formatted Toshiba USB to FAT32 with data intact.

Step 1: Insert the Toshiba flash drive and Install AOMEI Partition Assistant, launch it. Select “NTFS to FAT32 Converter” under the left “Wizards” column.

NTFS to FAT32 Converter

Step 2: In the next window, tick “NTFS to FAT32” option, and then click “Next” to continue.


Step 3: Select Toshiba USB disk storage at the “NTFS Partition list”, choose “Next”.

NTFS Partition List

Step 4: Preview the operation in “Confirm Operation” window, press “Proceed” to start the conversion.

Confirm Operation

Tips: Tick “Check and repair the partition before converting it” to fix the errors on the partition if necessary.

With the help of three above mentioned ways, you can easily find the best way to format Toshiba USB with Toshiba flash drive format tool. Except for format partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant offers more features to manage the hard disk, including extend partition, partition copy, partition recovery, migrate OS to SSD,Windows to GO Creator and so on.