How to use USB Stick formatter in Linux Mint

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the USB Stick formatter on Linux Mint.

USB Stick allows you to format your USB, or hdd drives easily without having to use the terminal.

USB Stick formatter comes preinstalled on your Linux Mint distribution, which means you don't need to install anything else in order to use this tool.

USB Stick Formatter supports FAT32,exFAT, NTFS and ext4, so you can format your drives using different type of filesystems.

Step 1 - Launch USB Stick Formatter

USB Stick formatter can be launched from the Mint Menu. So to launch "USB Stick Formatter" you can do so by searching for "USB Stick Formatter" in the search box, and then simply click its icon to launch it.

Step 2 - Select USB Stick and Filesystem

Now to format your USB Stick, simply select the USB Stick by clicking the USB Stick drop down box.

Your USB Stick will appear in the list of the available drives, if your USB Stick doesn't appear there then you need to relaunch the app.

Next you need to choose the Filesystem.

Once you've selected the USB Stick and chosen the Filesystem, proceed to enter a name for your USB Stick. To do so, simply enter the name in the "Volume Label" box.

Step 3 - Format USB Stick

Now you are good to go and format your USB Stick. To do so, simply click the "Format" button.

Once you click the "Format" button, you will be asked to authenticate, enter password and hit enter to confirm formatting your USB Stick.

Now the formatting process will start, and you will see the following message once the formatting process has finished.

Step 4 - Unplug USB Stick

Once the formatting process has been completed, you can proceed to unplug your USB stick.

You can unplug without having to unmount your USB Stick manually as USB Stick won't be mounted when formatted with USB Stick Formatter.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the USB Stick that we formatted is appearing on the list of Devices as unmounted.


In this tutorial, you learned how to use the USB Stick Formatter tool that comes pre installed in all Linux Mint distributions.