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Restore factory settings on maxtor basics external storage 1000gb

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I was wondering how I can restore the factory settings on my maxtor basics desktop storage 1000gb or reformat it

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What do you mean by factory settings. From the factory, the drive came just formatted with no data on it. If you want that then format the drive in WIndows. My Computer->Select the drive that is Maxtor, right click it and in the box that opens format is one of the options. Select and follow instructions.

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