Format the LaCie Fuel exFAT on Windows 8


To format an external drive exFAT on Windows 8 please follow the below directions.  Please note that internal drives are not able to be formatted exFAT on Windows 8 at this time.

 

Warning: Following the below directions will erase all information off your hard drive.  Make sure you have a backup of all critical information before proceeding.

 

  1. Connect the external drive and power it on.
  2. From the Windows 8 main screen type "computer".  This will start a search.

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  3. Right click Computer and select Manage at the bottom of the screen.

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  4. Computer Management will open.  Select Disk Management on the left.

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  5. One Disk Management opens you will see an upper and a lower pane on the right.  Right click the disk you want to format in the lower pane.  Select Format.

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  6. Choose exFAT and check the Quick Format box.  Then select OK.

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Your drive is now formatted in exFAT.




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