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Download WD Quick Formatter to Format External Drive in Windows 10/8/7

2017-02-14 16:03:26 Posted by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
Download WD Quick Formatter to reformat WD external hard drive to NTFS, FAT32, etc in Windows 10/8/7. Try WD advanced format utility alternative - EaseUS external hard drive formatter to format disk while WD external drive format failed with WD Quick Formatter tool.

About WD Quick Formatter - WD external hard drive format tool

WD Quick Formatter, also called WD advanced format utility is a tool that allows you to reformat WD external hard drive to NTFS, FAT32, etc in Windows 10/8/7 or other Windows versions. It is usually used to repair corrupted hard disk when it is unrecognized or inaccessible, fix format issues when Windows was unable to complete the format, change file system or optimize the performance of the drive.

How to reformat WD external hard drive using WD Quick Formatter

1. Connect WD external hard drive to your Windows PC.
2. Download and run the WD Quick Formatter for Windows 10/8/7.
3. In the welcome screen, click Continue to move to the next screen
4. In the End User License Agreement page, click on Accept.
5. Next, WD Quick Formatter tool will scan for WD external drives to be formatted.
6. If the drive is to be used with a computer running Windows system like XP, then select XP Compatible. It is the same case with Windows 10/8/7. And if the drive is not to be used with Windows OS, then select Factory Default. Once this selection is made, click on the drop down menu to view and/or select different external drives from the list, should there be additional drives connected to the system. When ready, click on Format Drive.
7. Once the Format is completed, click on the Format Another Drive button to select another WD external drive to format, or click on the Exit button to exit the program.

Format WD external hard drive using WD Quick Formatter alternative - EaseUS free partition software

But sometimes, WD Quick Formatter might fail to format WD external hard drive due to some errors. When it happens, a reliable external hard drive formatter alternative software - EaseUS free partition tool is needed. Many users have used this tool to complete the disk formatting job in Windows 10/8/7 while WD external drive format failed with WD Quick Formatter tool.

Step 1. Connect the WD external hard drive to PC, launch WD Quick Formatter alternative software, right-click the disk and choose "Format partition".

Format WD external hard drive using WD Quick Formatter alternative - choose format partition option

Step 2. Configure the label you want in the Partition Label box and then select the NTFS, FAT32, EXT2 or EXT3 file system in the "File System" drop-down list for the disk.    

Format WD external hard drive using WD Quick Formatter alternative - choose file system

Step 3. Choose the Cluster Size (512 bytes, 1, 2, 4...64KB) in the "Cluster Size" drop-down list and click "OK" to continue.

Step 4. Click "Apply" to format WD external hard drive.