I've been using the site and its apps for a while and want to firstly say thanks. I have a 16Gb Kingston DataTraveller that has been travelling around with me for a few months. Everything was going fine until a few days ago after connecting the OS can't read the filesystem.
Formatting is not an issue as I've been uploading periodic backups to my own webspace. However, I can't format the disk without administrator privileges using standard windows means (from the dialogue that prompts after a failed read or in console). No permissions for disk manager.
Getting an admin password or privileges isn't currently an option for me. And thus I began my search to find a tool that could format a usb flash drive without any higher permissions. The search didn't go so well though. Having to use very common words in the search causes a plethora of paid programs promising the moon, ads, warez and programs that do need admin access filling every attempted google.
So could anyone help me identify a freeware tool that will allow me to format my disk back to Fat32 without having administrator privileges?