Low Level Format

From: Geoff Reed <geoffr_at_zipcon.net>
Date: Mon Aug 25 23:52:00 2003

/U is format, period or die trying :) it doesn't save anything, although
you still can recover the data :)

At 07:18 AM 8/25/03 -0600, you 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.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Fred Cisin [mailto:cisin_at_xenosoft.com]
>Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:16 PM
>To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
>Subject: Re: Low Level Format
>If /U is active, then it at least "VERIFIES" every cluster.
>Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Mon Aug 25 2003 - 23:52:00 BST

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