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How to Reformat an Iomega External Hard Drive

Updated February 16, 2017

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.

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

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

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

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

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Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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