Does formating a: delete all files Tags: Security Hard Drives Format Windows XP Last response: July 19, 2012 1:24 PM in Windows XP Share classic rodk July 18, 2012 4:43:56 PM If I use "format a", will it delete all files on the hard drive? More about : formating delete files wombat_tg July 18, 2012 6:12:39 PM If you format a: it will erase all the files on the disk that is mounted at a:. If your harddisk is mounted at c: and you are formatting another disc that is mounted at a:, a: will be erased but c will be fine. Sambath July 19, 2012 1:24:36 PM if harddisk is write protected. then how could we do with the file? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWd 1.5tb element ** delete files or re- format ? ForumSSD Issues, Cant format the drive, Delete files or Partitions! ForumDoes format c: delete your system bios? ForumAcer Drive D - Files - What are they, can I delete ? ForumDelete files on CF card from computer on format on camera? ForumIs possible to format hard drive without losing files ? ForumI can not delete partition from the hard drive during formating the ForumHow to delete Hidden files in USB flash drive ForumHow is it possible to recover deleted files after a format ? ForumDoes formatting an external drive erase files ForumCant delete files ForumRecover a formatted & deleted partition with 3gb new files ? ForumPartitioning/ Formating ForumHow to format pc window 7 without deleting any file ForumCan't delete protected files ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumCorrupt system32 files ForumSoftware to open PDB files ForumAlignment prints black but black still does not print afterwards lexmark ForumLogoff/restart/shutdown does not work on domain based computer with Symantec av More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !