If your USB drive is larger than 32 GB, you'll need to use a third-party program like Rufus to format it.
--- title: Format a USB drive to FAT32 subtitle: How to use Rufus to format a USB drive to FAT32. author: Kris Koishigawa date: October 16, 2020 source: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-format-a-usb-drive-to-fat32-on-windows-10/ snippet: https://jonlabelle.com/snippets/view/markdown/format-a-usb-drive-to-fat32 notoc: false --- If your USB drive is larger than 32 GB, you'll need to use a third-party program like [Rufus](https://rufus.ie/) to format it. There are lots of other programs that can format USB drives, but Rufus is really small and portable. This means you can stick Rufus right on a USB drive, plug it into any Windows computer, and format other drives on the go. After you [download Rufus](https://rufus.ie/), double click on the `.exe` file to start the application. 1. Make sure your USB drive is selected, then click the **Boot selection** dropdown and select **Non bootable**: ![Rufus: Non bootable](assets/format_usb_drive_to_fat32_using_rufus/rufus-boot-selection.jpg "Rufus: Non bootable") 2. Next, click the **File system** dropdown and select **FAT32**. Also, feel free to change the name of your USB drive under **Volume label**: ![Rufus: FAT32 File system](assets/format_usb_drive_to_fat32_using_rufus/rufus-file-system-and-volume-label.jpg "Rufus: FAT32 File system")