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Formatting z5 This is more a query than a problem, but hopefully will prevent a problem. When I have seen threads on other forums, some of them refer to formatting the player in windows explorer. My question is, does this also remove all the system software from the player, therefore turning it in to a standard USB storage device which will no longer play music, or are the system files protected from the format process Thanks in advance

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Well that cant happen.The MP3 Player also has an extra memory storage than we cant see .That memory storage contains a backup file so that the important files are backupped automatically when you format the MP3 Player.So dont worry everything was thinked

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