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Windows 7: formatting a different partition

17 Mar 2016   #1
jalea148

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
formatting a different partition

Is there a way to do a NTFS format of a different partition while running in Win 7 or Win 10?


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17 Mar 2016   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

As long as you are not trying to format the partition windows is installed on or has boot files on then you can do this from disk management.
If you are trying to securely erase a partition then you can do this from a command prompt using the in built diskpart function.

If you would like specific info please post a screenshot of your current disk management setup with info of what partition you would like to format

Start>diskmgmt.msc>enter
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17 Mar 2016   #3
jalea148

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
As long as you are not trying to format the partition windows is installed on or has boot files on then you can do this from disk management.
If you are trying to securely erase a partition then you can do this from a command prompt using the in built diskpart function.

If you would like specific info please post a screenshot of your current disk management setup with info of what partition you would like to format

Start>diskmgmt.msc>enter
Used disk mgr to shrink partition from 700 GB. 2nd partition does not show in disk mgr. It should be > 250GB.

Thanx for your assistance.
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19 Mar 2016   #4
jalea148

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

found unallocated space in disk mgr and am formatting it now as NTFS with MiniTool Partition Wizard. Thank you for the help.
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