How to format a cdfs partition

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How to format a cdfs partition
The CDFS file format is present only in compact discs. (Tsuneo Yamashita/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The CDFS file system, which stands for "Compact Disc File System," is used in CDs, particularly with open source operating systems. Formatting a CD that uses the CDFS file system is done in the same way as with a CD using the NTFS or any other file system. Formatting will erase the data on the CD and rearrange the data sectors, which will speed up the read/write (read-only for ISO 9660).

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu button and select "Computer."

  2. 2

    Right-click the CD and select "Format."

  3. 3

    Change the file system to CDFS and change all other options to default.

  4. 4

    Click the "Start" button to begin formatting the disk. Close the formatting tool and Computer window once the formatting is complete.

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