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I am not able to find the Format option in the quicklist menu for an external usb drive after I installed 12.10

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How can I et it back?

I tried the quicklist editor in Ubuntu Tweak but it does not allow adding any entry to a device quicklist!

What can I do?

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I am also facing the same problem..Any help for this? –  newuser Mar 26 '13 at 5:24
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Use the Gparted application for this. If you don't have that installed, then in a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T to open a terminal):

sudo apt-get update then press the Enter key and type your usual Ubuntu password (you won't see any characters echoed to the screen for security reasons), then sudo apt-get install gparted. Then insert your USB device and open Gparted and select the USB device in the drop-down list at the top right and do the necessary - see screenshots below in order of what is to be done. My USB device is listed as /dev/sdc.

Make sure you choose the right device - Gparted will also list the hard drive(s) you have - and you don't want to format those as you'll lose everything on the drive(s) if you format them **

  1. Select the device
  2. Unmount the device
  3. Format the device with the filesystem of your choice. If you're only going to use this on Ubuntu then ext4 is a good choice. If you will use it on other operating systems then fat32 is a good choice.

step 1 step 2 step 3

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Well I know gparted and i did use it...but i want the option in the quicklist like earlier ubuntu versions! Thanx anyways :) –  Nirmik Nov 7 '12 at 7:55
    
No worries :-) I don't use 12.10 (staying with 12.04 until the next LTS). –  Clive van Hilten Nov 7 '12 at 14:00
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