Hard disks, which are the primary storage devices on your computer, need to be formatted before you can use them. Formatting a disk means configuring the disk with a file system so that Windows can store information on the disk. Hard disks in new computers running Windows are already formatted. If you purchase an additional hard disk to expand the storage of
your computer, you might need to format it.
Other types of storage devices, including many USB flash drives and flash memory cards, might come preformatted by the manufacturer. CDs and DVDs use formats that are different from hard disks and removable storage devices.
Formatting disks and drives with free partitioning software will help you install the Windows Operating System, or re-arrange the hard disk partition as well as deleting all the data on the hard drive or partition. With the free partitioning utility MiniAide Fat32 Formatter Home Edition you can have a nice experience to format, create, resize, move, extend, explore partitions.
Attention: Partition formatting operation destroys all the data on the partition, including files and folders! Take special care when performing this operation. Make sure you have back up for your data firstly.
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