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SanDisk iXpand Unsupported Format Error Fix

Updated on Nov 29, 2018 by Daisy to Partition Master

Summary:
The flash drive you have connected uses an unsupported format. Such a SanDisk iXpand unsupported format error can be easily fixed by a third-party format tool. Learn the tutorial to fix iXpand flash drive unsupported format error without losing data.

SanDisk iXpand Unsupported File System Format Error

SanDisk iXpand USB 3.0 Flash Drive is now widely used among iPhone and iPad users. By downloading iXpand Drive App, you can then use the iXpand flash drive to backup iPhone, free up iPhone storage or just transfer files between iPhone and PC/Mac easily. Only one problem is here. Many people find their iXpand flash drives are not detected by iXpand Drive App or a computer. They encountered SanDisk iXpand unsupported format error:

"The Flash Drive you have connected uses an unsupported format."

Don't worry if you had this problem. It's only because that iXpand flash drive has to be formatted to the FAT32 file system for use in iPhones and iPads. When the unsupported format error occurs, you should be aware that iXpand is now using an improper file system like NTFS or exFAT. To fix the error, you need to apply a third-party SanDisk format tool. And EaseUS partition manager software is highly recommended.

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How to Format SanDisk iXpand USB 3.0 Flash Drive to FAT32 & Fix SanDisk iXpand Unsupported Format Error

Warning
Formatting iXpand flash drive will erase all data, please make sure that you've copied all important files to the computer.
 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Now you should fix the unsupported format error for SanDisk iXpand flash drive. Hope this extra storage drive will make your life easier.