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How to Wipe A USB Drive Clean in Windows 10, 8, 7?

How to Wipe A USB Drive Clean in Windows 10, 8, 7?

How to Wipe A USB Drive Clean in Windows 10, 8, 7?

Geeks - Wiping a USB drive clean is a process of removing all data from the drive and restoring it to its original, "clean" state. This can be useful for a variety of reasons, such as when you want to sell or donate the drive, or when you want to reuse the drive for a different purpose and don't want any old data to be present. Here's how to wipe a USB drive clean in Windows 10, 8, and 7:

Insert the USB drive into your computer.

Open the Start menu and search for "disk management." Click on "Create and format hard disk partitions" to open the Disk Management utility.

Locate the USB drive in the list of disk drives and right-click on it. Select "Delete Volume" from the context menu.

Confirm that you want to delete the volume by clicking "Yes." This will remove all data from the drive.

Right-click on the drive again and select "New Simple Volume."

Follow the prompts in the New Simple Volume Wizard to create a new, empty volume on the drive.

Once the new volume has been created, the drive will be wiped clean and ready to use.

Alternatively, you can use a third-party utility such as CCleaner to wipe the drive clean. Simply download and install the utility, then open it and select the drive you want to wipe. Click on the "Wipe" button to begin the wiping process.

It's important to note that wiping a drive clean is a permanent process, and the data on the drive will not be recoverable after it has been wiped. Be sure to back up any important data from the drive before wiping it clean.

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