How to Remove CDFS from a Flash Drive

Updated April 17, 2017

Removing a CDFS (CD file system) from a flash drive can be necessary to allow you to use all the available storage space on the drive. You do this by reformatting the drive to the FAT32 file system, a process that is completed by using the disk format tools in your operating system. It should take about five to 10 minutes to remove CDFS from a flash drive.

Plug the flash drive into your computer's USB port.

Click "Start," "Computer," and right-click the drive letter of the USB drive.

Select "Format."

Select "FAT32" from the file system menu and press "Enter" to reformat the drive, removing the CDFS file system from the drive.

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