The Compact Disc File System (CDFS) is designed to work with the "autoplay" features of your computer operating system. The main difference between this and other file organisation systems, such as NTFS and FAT32, is the amount of space the file system uses. Many people wish to remove CDFS files because of the comparatively large amount of space it requires. Outside of CDs, this file system is most often used on USB drives. You may remove individual CDFS files by deleting them. However, if you want to remove CDFS files and the CDFS formatting on the USB drive, you have to format the device.
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Things you need
- USB drive in CDFS format
Plug the USB drive into one of the USB ports on the computer. Wait for the computer to read the device and close any programs that automatically run.
Click the "Computer" or "My Computer" icon to open the Explorer window.
Double-click on the drive letter of the USB drive to open the folder.
Copy any of the individual files you wish to preserve to your desktop by clicking and dragging them to an empty spot.
Close the Explorer window with the USB drive files.
Right-click on the USB drive icon in the Computer or My Computer window.
Select "Format" from the context menu.
Choose "FAT32" from the drop-down menu for file system and click "Start" to begin the process. Click "OK" to confirm the decision. The format process will remove the CDFS files and the file system from the device.
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