Right clict format usb in mate desktop

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chechi
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Right clict format usb in mate desktop

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Hi everybody

I would like to know if somebody knows how to format an usb stick in the caja file manager whit right click mouse?

Thanks.
quentinb
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Re: Right clict format usb in mate desktop

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Not working in last weeks release of LinuxMint 14.1 MATE 64bit edition. Please advise.
abnvolk
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Re: Right clict format usb in mate desktop

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I don't think that Caja has that function. You should use a partitioning tool instead, for example Gparted, available in the Software Manager.
However it is somehow complicated, and you should read the manual carefully before using it. You'll have to learn a little about partitioning first :)
So, a question: Why do you need to format it? I think deleting the files is enough :)
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Re: Right clict format usb in mate desktop

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I also want to know how to format a flash drive under Mint. Ubuntu puts the format option as a right click on the desktop icon for the flash. What happened with such a simple common task in MATE? Gparted is dangerous and doesn't show the flash drives correctly. All my 3 flash drive were once made bootable under ubuntu or mint and don't even show desktop icons when inserted.
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