How to run a game from a USB Flash Drive

There are several occasions when we want to run a game that we have stored on a USB drive. To achieve this, it is necessary to carry out a series of actions that are not easy to carry out if we do not have the appropriate knowledge or the software that does our work for us.

MiniTool Partition Wizard takes care of bringing to a good end what we want. Most games can be stored on an external USB drive and run from it. What does happen frequently is that the system does not allow the execution of these games. To achieve this, you have to carry out some previous steps.

Run games from a USB drive

Normally the game will try to run directly from the hard drive. This means that it cannot be installed on the flash drive and started from it. The problem is that the aforementioned unit is not enabled to support the game files. What can we do about it?

Typically, the flash drive supports the FAT32 file system. This implies that the supported files do not reach a size greater than 4GB, and the games usually have a larger size. To get the game to run you need to reformat the drive from FAT32 to NTFS or exFAT.

With the wizard offered in MiniTool Partition Wizard the transformation process between the two formats is very easy to carry out. To do this, you only have to access Can You Run a Game from a USB Flash Drive? , a page that explains, albeit in English, all the processes that must be carried out. (We can carry out the translation into Spanish by following what we recommend in How to translate web pages in Google Chrome ).

To consider

After installing and running MiniTool Partition Manager on our Windows computer, we will see that the process to follow to enable the USB drive as an element capable of running games is very easy. We will note that despite some users saying that the data transfer is a bit slow, the speed achieved is 40 GB per second, which is valid for most games.

Before proceeding to play a game, it is advisable to check that the USB disk does not contain any virus. Something to keep in mind is that the installed game can be run on multiple computers. If for any reason the game goes to the central unit, to the computer’s hard drive, there is a chance to fix it.

For any problem that arises, all you have to do is install the application that we indicate. We will always find the right solution. After doing so, we will see that there is always a solution.