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best way to format a pen drive after using Ventoy? - perfection - 06-16-2020

How do i format the pen drive that has Ventoy on it in order to use it for other purposes?  Is there a special mode to format the same.  Simple format from windows does not get rid of all the traces of Ventoy.  Please advise!  Is a painstaking low level format required?


RE: best way to format a pen drive after using Ventoy? - captain-sensible - 06-17-2020

you mean you didn't like ventoy and want it back as it was before or you want to try to store stuff as well as use it ?


basically if you want it back as a store usb then from linux you can use gparted : new partition table , then new primary partition say fat32 , with label say "spare" and hey presto its a usb for drag and drop again.

When playing with mine i did find some stuff got added to partition 1 and ventoy ignored it ; so in theory say with a 14 -16 gig stick you could have 4 or 5 iso's and maybe another folder with txt files for notes?


RE: best way to format a pen drive after using Ventoy? - mg.eggink - 06-18-2020

Ventoy is a super tool!!

But if you like to dismiss it --> for Windows:

https://www.aomeitech.com/aomei-partition-assistant.html


RE: best way to format a pen drive after using Ventoy? - bbertrand007 - 07-11-2020

All currently supported versions

1) Detach target drive
2) Start, diskpart
3) LIST  DISK - note the disk #'s for the drives that are currently attached
4) Attach target drive
5) LIST DISK - make a note of the disk # that was not present before - this must be the target drive that was just attached
6) SELECT DISK n - where n is the disk # of the target drive
7) CLEAN - this logically erases the drive (file system data, partition data) so the drive now has no partitions and is all free space; takes about 10 seconds; or
7a) CLEAN  ALL - this physically erases the drive - data cannot be recovered by any PC undelete/unformat utility; draw back is depending on size of drive and speed of machine, it may run for hours
8) EXIT


RE: best way to format a pen drive after using Ventoy? - longpanda - 07-12-2020

There is a "Clear Ventoy" option since 1.0.15