How to format partitions in Windows 11

This article teaches you how to format partitions in Windows 11. Follow the tutorial, you will learn the way to format hard disk partitions in Windows 11.

In most cases, we do not need to format the hard drive partitions. Delete all files and folder in partition is enough and secure. And the deleted files and folders will be removed to Recycle Bin, and someday you may want to restore some of them, when you found that there were important files in.

I don’t meet any hard drive partition format requirement during using the computer. The only partition format action is when I want to reinstall the system. However, I don’t need doesn’t mean nobody need. Let’s see how to format partitions in Windows 11.

Open the File Explorer, right click on the partition that you want to format, and choose “Format” in menu.

And then click “Start” to format the partition.

Usually we make Quick Format selected. Quick format makes the format process in seconds. Without quick format, it will be full format. Full format takes much longer time. The differences between quick format and full format is: Quick format only remove the partition table, in which saves the co-ordinates of the files in this partition; Full format will remove all things. You can recover the files if you quick format the partition, but can’t recovery them if use full format.

BTW, you can’t format system partition in Windows 11, unless you have logged in a temporary system and format system partition there.

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