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Windows 7: Format


15 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Basic x64
 
 
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Hello Guys !
I just need to format my hard disk that is all and i have no idea how to do that. A file of around 280 GB just disappears. I was just moving it somewhere and while it was moving i cancelled it so it disappeared from it's previous location and the place where i was copying it. Rather than searching for the file i better delete it but i can't even find it. So i'm formatting Guys please help ASAP

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15 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Done4lyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this a data drive that you are wanting to format?

Have you already backed up anything else on the hard drive that you don't want to lose?

If so, then you should be able to open the Computer window, right click on the hard drive, and click on Format. You'll want to format it as a NTFS drive.

Format a HDD or USB

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Basic x64
 
 

Well i won't really need a back up and as i said i need to get rid of that huge file and please elaborate on data drive.

I got it it is HDD

How can i backup my OS system ?
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15 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Done4lyf View Post
How can i backup my OS system ?
Try this:
Imaging with free Macrium
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16 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Basic x64
 
 

A good advice but what if i borrow a external hard disk form one of my friends and keep a back up their.
The only thing i want to know is how would i back up my OS because it will be removed along with Disk C.
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16 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could use Macrium Reflect (see link above) to create an image of your OS drive to save to the external HDD.
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16 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Basic x64
 
 

Oh thanx
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16 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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