Low Level Format

From: vance_at_neurotica.com <(vance_at_neurotica.com)>
Date: Mon Aug 25 08:53:00 2003

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Feldman, Robert wrote:

> I thought /U was "unconditional", meaning that you cannot later reverse
> the formatting and recover the previous data. Without /U, FORMAT would
> save a hidden copy of the FAT (or something like that), IIRC, making it
> easier to recover from the format. My MS-DOS 5.0 manual says that with
> the /U, FORMAT "Destroys all existing data on a disk", whatever that
> means.

/U was also the opposite of /F, I believe.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Mon Aug 25 2003 - 08:53:00 BST

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