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Quick or Full Format?

Seth

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#1
Many think that a full format will delete more than a quick format, but both delete the exact same files. Technically though, neither deletes any files, but rather the "directions" to those files. As such, your files will be intact and certain recovery tools can access them.

The difference between a quick and full, is that the full will find and repair any errors on the hard drive. Which is why the full takes much longer than the quick.
 

Seth

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#3
Thanks.

Most of my tips are at KH, but there are many great tips in this forum.