Windows 7: How to format a hard drive in exFAT formatting?
You may want to resort to formatting a hard drive using the exFAT or Extended FAT formatting method if you are shuttling with the hard drive between a Mac and a Windows-based PC, if your PC is unable to read your Flash drive, or if you are facing issues transferring files to or from your Flash drive. No matter what the situation is, you can easily format your hard drive using this formatting method by following the easy steps mentioned below.
Windows 7 fully supports exFAT formatting method and you shouldn’t face a difficulty applying the steps even if you are a novice user…
The easy step solution is as:
1. After connecting the drive as a slave drive or as a secondary main drive, go to the “Start” menu and then click "Computer".
2. Right click on the drive you want to format with exFAT. You will not be able to reformat the main hard drive with the Windows 7 operating system with exFAT.
3. Select “Format” from the menu. Select the exFAT formatting option.
4. Click Start to begin formatting your drive and then click “OK” to confirm.
By following the above steps, you can easily reformat your hard drive in the exFAT formatting way. However, as there are always some pros and cons associated with a hard disk formatting task, it is a good idea to create a backup of the contents saved in the drive, before you start the formatting process.
For a quick recap of the solution steps, here is a short video that you can watch…