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Manage Partitions with GParted How-to by Curtis Gedak

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Formatting a partition (Should know)

Normally you choose the file system type when creating a new partition. However, sometimes you want to keep an existing partition location exactly the same, but format it with a new file system so you can use the partition for a different purpose. The following steps describe how to accomplish this task.

Getting ready

As formatting a partition will overwrite the existing data, if you wish to keep the data you must first make a backup.

How to do it...

  1. Select the partition to format:
    How to do it...
  2. Choose the Partition | Format menu option and select a file system; for example, fat32.

    Tip

    A list of default file systems used by operating ...

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