By Ailsa / Last Updated November 27, 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 afterward, 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 some Toshiba flash drive format tool to help me out? Thanks!"

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Why the Toshiba USB Flash Drive Cannot be Formatted?

To better solve this Toshiba flash drive format issues, you had better first know why this happened. There are two main causes: one is the Toshiba USB disk storage is write protected, and another one is the file system is damaged due to virus, bad sectors or improper operations. The best solution to the problem 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 for your Toshiba USB drive. Next, we will introduce 2 great Toshiba flash drive format utilities for your reference.

How to Format Toshiba Pen Drive Correctly with Disk Management?

Usually, you can try the Windows built-in Disk Management to fix some formatting 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.

Format DM

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

Download the Free Toshiba USB Flash Drive Format Tool

If your the file system of the Toshiba flash drive is damaged for some reason and you cannot format through above methods, you can turn to some third-party Toshiba flash drive format software like AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. This freeware is compatible with all editions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and Windows XP/Vista, providing powerful format functions to make your Toshiba USB flash drive useful.

Besides, this free disk partition manager offers two ways to format: “Format Partition” and “NTFS to FAT32 Converter”. The former way is a normal formatting process and erase all data on the selected drive while the latter one can convert file systems between FAT32 and NTFS without formatting this drive so that the data will keep safe. Choose one according to your requirements and situation. Now you can free download the Toshia pen drive format utility and take a closer look at the following guide.

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

Tip: 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.

Apply

Way 2: NTFS to FAT32 Converter

NTFS to FAT32 Converter supports converting NTFS to FAT32 and vice versa without reformatting the target partition. 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.

Ntfs To Fat32

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

Choose Ntfs Partition

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

Proceed

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

Summary

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. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is far more than a Toshiba flash drive format tool for Windows PC users, and it offers more features to manage the hard disk, including move/merge/wipe/clone partitions, clone hard disk,Windows to GO Creator and so on. If you want to enjoy more advanced features like recovering lost partitions, convert MBR and GPT without deleting partitions, transfer OS between MBR and GPT disk, you can upgrade to Professional edition.