How to Format USB Drive on Mac: MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air/ iMac Pro

Erase USB Drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

Your USB Drive or External drive not showing on Mac or Can’t format on macOS Mojave, high Sierra, EI Capitan running on iMac, MacBook, Mac Mini. here are the alternate options for delete/ Format USB Drive on Mac Mojave using terminal/ cmd or without cmd command. in some case you need to format your drive, Pendrive showing full but you can’t show data inside there.

The format in windows quite easily compared to OS X, For the new users haven’t any idea about how to format USB Drive on Mac. But you can do it easily through below steps format USB Drive on Mac OS X.

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Tips to Format USB Drive on Mac without Terminal

Step 1: Launch Spotlight Search (Command + Space). Type Disk Utility.

Open Disk Utility, USB drive appears under External section. here you can see myUSBdrive.

Now, Click on erase tab from the top side. change format if you want otherwise set it default.Start Erase or format USB Drive on Mac

Now you cleaned USB drive successfully, if you facing some error or message on format USB Drive on macOS then you can choose Command option through terminal.

Erase USB Drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

Format USB Drive on Mac using Terminal on Mac: Through Command

Step 1: Launch Spotlight search (Command + Space for Mac and Cltr + Space for windows). Type terminal.

Step 2: Type: diskutil list – The command you can see in the given screenshot.

Type command for start formate USB

For see all the disk partition present on your Mac (Internal and External). Here you can format the external drive.

Then Type: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ BackupMaster disk2

Wait for a time, Until you see the below screen. format pendrive in mac OS X Ei Capitan

Now you have done successfully format USB Drive on Mac OS X on All Macs.

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