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If you want to format a USB stick for Mac and Windows PC so that you can use it under both macOS and Windows, I have the right instructions for you here. Of course, you don't have to follow both instructions for Apple Mac AND Windows PC, but only one of the two - depending on which operating system you have available to format the USB stick.
If you want to format your USB stick for both systems on the Mac, then you should of course not select a file system that only Apple computers can read or write. So it's best to use the FAT file system. And this is how you proceed:
The instructions were too long for you? Then you can, if you do not want to partition or make other special settings, proceed faster. To do this you go back to Disk Utility and selects the connected USB stick. To format this, you can now simply use the tab Delete Select and click the file systems FAT or ExFAT in the corresponding menu.
Maybe you also have a Windows PC or you have a Mac macOS and Windows run in parallel. Then of course the first two instructions will not help you. Here is the procedure if you want to format a USB stick under Windows for PC and Mac:
Do you have any questions on the subject or a tip for formatting storage media? Perhaps you are going with a different program; for example with a cleaning program for hard drives and removable media? Feel free to leave a comment!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.