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Windows 7: How do I remove all data on Drive (USB)

27 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How do I remove all data on Drive (USB)

Anyone know how I can completely or at best almost completely remove data and program files from and existing a 500 GB hard drive (external -USB2) ready for use again.

Is there a facility in windows 7?

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27 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Make sure the drive is connected, open Windows Explorer and right-click the drive icon (make sure you click the icon and not the drive space indicator) then click Format.
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27 Jul 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello mate.

Yes Windows will do it and if you want to completely over-write the data on the drive, so it can't be viewed at all, which a format does not do, have a look at this guide linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

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