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USB Device: Formatting an external USB device using the DVR / NVR

The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR / NVR and a monitor.

To format an external USB flash drive or self-powered external USB Hard Disk Drive:

CAUTION: Formatting the external USB device will erase all data. Back up data before formatting.

  1. Insert the external USB device (not included) into one of the USB ports.
  2. Right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.
  3. Click Main Menu, and then click the Backup icon (backup icon).
  4. Click Backup.
  5. In the Device Name drop-down, select the type of external USB device you would like to format.
  6. Click Browse.
  7. Locate your external USB device, and then click Format.
  8. Click OK to confirm.