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/fs function

scoinzen asked
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
I tried to format my pendrive but got the message "Windows was unable to complete the format". So i tried to format in dos. The message was "The type of file system is RAW. Please use  /FS switch to specify the file system you wish to use on this volume." What does "/fs" switch mean and how can i solve the problem of formatting the pendrive. Any suggestion.
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FS means File System, for example, FAT, FAT32, NTFS. So you can use this statement in Command Prompt:
Format X: /fs:FAT or Format X:/fs:FAT32 (recommend) or Format X:/fs:NTFS (with X is your pendrive, for example, D, E, F)
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