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What is meant by file system: NTFS,FAT32,exFAT? & allocation unit size??

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Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME syntax
Formats a disk for use with MS-DOS.
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/F:size] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8] [/B | /S] [/C]
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Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X]
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NTFS supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K.
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/F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (160,
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format [drive:] [/q] [/fs:file-system]
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and select the to format right-click it and click format. Thats it Your drive will format and You can also choose in which file system you want to format your drive.
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