Hello! So I have a question. I just installed an SSD on my PC and will use it as boot drive and for games. I have a 2nd disk that is an HDD, which I want to use for storage and so on. What should I format that drive in to? I want it to be empty so I can just put what ever files I want to on it. But when I format it with EXT4 it has a bunch of folders and so on.
It’ll only have one “folder” on it,
lost+found, which is for recovering files after a crash.
The most efficient way of organizing your storage is to stop thinking along the Microsoft way and open yourself up to the UNIX way of doing things. You will see that it makes much more sense.
Microsoft Windows started its life as a graphical user interface on top of MS-DOS, a 16-bit single-user, single-tasking operating system that in turn originated as 86DOS, an unauthorized 16-bit rewrite (by Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer) of Digital Research’s originally 8-bit CP/M operating system. Both CP/M and MS-DOS were at the time developed for computers that did not support any other storage media than floppy disks.
Considering this legacy, Microso…
That’s weird, reformatting a partition should “remove” all files on it – in the technical sense, as it does not keep the locations of the previously recorded data.
Yes! You’re 100% right. I messed up with not pressing the button to apply the changes… Now it’s working
Ty for the help!
I messed up, but it works now
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