How to Format Floppy Disk in Windows Explorer or My Computer

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This article describes how to format a floppy disk using Windows Explorer, Windows NT Explorer, or My Computer.


To format a floppy disk, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Explorer, Windows NT Explorer, or My Computer.
  2. Use the right mouse button to click the drive containing the floppy disk you want to format, and then click Format on the menu that appears.
  3. In the Format dialog box, click the options you want to use to format the disk, and then click Start.


Article ID: 141598 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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