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OK, i'm just starting out in QB and i'm trying to have a user input a drive letter of a USB pen drive and then format it using FAT or FAT32. This is how i am going about it:


Dim driveletter as string
input driveletter
shell "format " + driveletter + ": /FS:FAT32"

when i use that nothing happens at all. what am i doing wrong? or is there a better way to do this

RE: Formatting

I tried your code with windows 98 and format.com doesnt have the /FS parameter. it worked correctly otherwise. with windows XP i don't know if the SHELL command is working differently but you may try to use SHELL with a single string like this:


INPUT "Which drive do you want to format "; DriveLetter$
FormatString$ = "FORMAT.COM " + UCASE$(DriveLetter$) + ": /FS:FAT32"
shell FormatString$

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