Your Imation Swivel Flash Drive comes formatted and ready to use right out of the box.
If you will be using the drive exclusively with Macintosh computers
do not format the Imation Swivel Flash Drive. The formatting message
appears if your Macintosh has not yet been set up to read
Windows-formatted files. Refer to your Mac's user manual to learn how to
enable Windows file read functionality.
Also, be aware that when you format your Imation Swivel Flash Drive with NTFS
you will not be able to store as much data as your would without
formatting. The format file used by NTFS will use some of the available
space on the Flash drive - for instance, on a 128MB Imation Swivel Flash
Drive, you may lose up to 8MB to the NTFS format files.How do I format my Imation USB 2.0 Swivel Flash Drive in Windows?
Your drive must be set up as a single public partition, since neither
Windows Explorer nor the Macintosh OS will recognize a password
To format the drive in Windows:
- Go to My Computer
- Locate the corresponding drive letter for the Swivel Flash drive (i.e. removable drive F)
- Right click
- Choose Format from the menu
A dialog box will come up and allow you to format your Swivel Flash
Drive. Depending on your operating system, you can choose to format the
drive in FAT, FAT32, or NTFS.How to I remove or resize a partition on my Imation Swivel Pro Flash Drive?
To resize or remove a secure partition, you will need to do the following:
Why don't I see a drive letter for my Imation Swivel Flash Drive?
- Open the Flash Manager software on your hard drive
- Choose Create a partition
- Move the slider to zero (0)
This problem occurs if you map a network drive to the first available
drive letter following the drive letters for the local volumes and
CD/DVD drives. When you install a new device or volume, a software
called Mount Manager tries to assign drive letters to the new volumes.
But since the software does not recognize mapped drive letters, it
assigns the next available local drive letter to the new device. This
causes a collision with the existing mapped network drive.
Since the problem is related to your Microsoft operating system, they
are your best source for resolving this issue. For more information, click here