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Formatting media

Formatting media: Help Yourself: Tech Tips
Formatting media: Help Yourself: Tech Tips

New media, thumb drives, and media cards generally don't need formatting. Only when you must fully erase media should you format (or reformat) it. When reformatting media, retain the same file system. Only when you need to install a new file system, such as for media from another device, should you reformat with a new file system. Reformatting erases all information on the media. Do not reformat hard drives.

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