How to Reformat an Iomega External Hard Drive

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How to Reformat an Iomega External Hard Drive
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The Iomega HDD External Hard Drive, which attaches to your PC via USB cable, lets you store backup copies of your most important files and digital documents. You may need to reformat your Iomega Hard Drive at some point, which will allow you to erase all of the data on the drive. During the reformatting process, you are also able to change the drive's file system if you wish, from FAT32 to NTFS, or vice versa.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the included USB cable to the Iomega HDD External Hard Drive's USB port.

  2. 2

    Plug the loose end of the cable into your computer's USB port. The Iomega drive will be automatically recognised.

  3. 3

    Copy any data that you wish to save from the Iomega drive to your computer's main hard drive. Reformatting will delete all data from the Iomega drive.

  4. 4

    Click "Start," and then "Computer." Right click on the Iomega drive icon, listed under "Hard Disk Drives."

  5. 5

    Select "Format" and then either "FAT32" or "NTFS." The Iomega drive will be formatted.

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