HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool formats any USB Flash drive in FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems and creates DOS startup disks that can help boot an ailing PC. Better yet, it's portable freeware, so you can carry it on a USB drive and format other Flash drives on any Windows PC, or even copy it to a PC, run it, and then just delete it.
Nimble: At just 96KB, HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is small enough to keep copies wherever you need them.
Enable Compression: Selecting Enable Compression lets archive and backup software compress and store data on your removable drive.
DOS startup disk: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool can create a bootable DOS drive that can boot your PC for repair or recovery using copies of your own system files. The feature doesn't work with NTFS partitions, but FAT32 is fine for portable drives in Windows NTFS systems. We tried version 2.2.3.
Run as administrator: You may need to run HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool as an administrator. It's easy enough -- Right-click the app and select Run as Administrator -- but nevertheless an extra step that some might find intimidating.
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is a no-nonsense utility that formats removable storage media quickly and robustly.
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool utility will format any USB flash drive, with your choice of FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition types. You can also make the disk bootable by specifying a file location.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.2.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
1.)Downloads and installs easily without installing a bunch of crapware on your pc.
2.)Fixed a brand new Sandisk Cruzer flash drive that never did work from day one and couldn't be formatted by Windows.
3.)Super fast and easy to use.
I had bought a brand new 8GB Sandisk Cruzer and it never did work nor could it be formatted using the Wins format tool so I figured I'd give this HP formatting tool a try and it worked! From start to finish (downloading the tool being the start) it probably took about 5 minutes and totally fixed my flash drive, awesome tool!!
- was able to format a USB stick that could not be formatted with a different tool
- none that I could find
I use a program to create multi-boot USB-bootable images of various Linux distros. When I tried using that tool to reformat a secure USB stick, it wouldn't work. So, I tried the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, and it make short work of the job.
didn't worked for my Kingston Data traveler, which broke whilst I was trying to copy a database file on it.
I pulled the plug off of an XP computer w/ a usb disk in it and the stick became unreadable from Win8.1. Tried to format the usb disk using Windows, didn't worked. W/ this tool I formatted it succesfully and now the disk is fully functional :)
Tried a lot of methods converting my usb disk from fat32 to ntfs but this software worked perfectly for my transcend jetflash 8gb (TS8GJFV10), which was very hard to format using windows 7 professional "buit-in" formatting tool.
Had no problems or errors encountered.
I recommend it for anyone with problems of converting their usb from fat32 to ntfs. Cheers.
My problem was Windows not able to format my USB Flash Drive Scan Disk Cruzer Blade.. Using this tool i format it.. now its working fine.......... Yo yo nice tool I am very happy now.. 5 out of 5 star.
not find any cons
It works in Windows Ultimate great tool can fix problem of usb format