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How do I reformat my G Drive mobile USB for using it on windows 7

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1. Open Disk Management by right clicking on "My Computer" and then
clicking on "Manage."
2. Go to Disk Management and resize the window so you can view ALL the drives in the lower right section of Disk Management.
3. IMPORTANT!!! Locate the Disk # next to the disk that indicates
"GPT Protective Partition" In the example below it is Disk 1. Be sure to locate YOUR DISK # and don't just choose Disk 1 because of the sample image
below. It is only an example!!!
4. Open a Command window by clicking on the "START" menu and selcting "RUN"...
...then type "CMD" (without quotes) in the window that opens:
Click OK
Note: Should you not see the Run option, you can access the command prompt by clicking Start Button --> Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt.
5. In the Command window type"diskpart" and hit enter ENTER
6. Now type "select disk X" and hit ENTER; (X = the drive that is GPT Protected) BE CERTAIN YOU HAVE SELECTED THE CORRECT DISK.
7. Now type "clean" and hit ENTER (this will start the process)
8. type "exit" ENTER (this will exit the window)
9. Your G-DRIVE is now formatted and ready!

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You dont need to re-format unless it was set for some wierd OS like MAC or linux

But you can use the device manager from within win 7

go to control panel then administrative tools then computer management then disk management and it shgould show up in there and then select it and format it from there

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