How to Make a Drive Writable

By TS Jordan

Creating a writable drive on your computer is necessary if you wish to utilize the drive on the system. Accomplish this by placing a working file system on the volume, enabling your operating system to understand the manner in which it should seek information on the disk. This generally takes no longer than 10 minutes to perform, but it may take longer for larger (1 gigabyte or more) drives.

Click "Start" and right-click "Computer."

Click "Manage" and "Disk Management."

Right-click the drive you wish to make writable. Select "Format."

Select the "NTFS" volume from the file system menu. Press "Start" to prepare the drive.