high-level formatting

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Noun1.high-level formatting - (computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
data format, data formatting, format, formatting - the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
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Use "Unformat" to recover data from damaged SanDisk Extreme sd card after quick format,full format,accidentally formatted, reformatting, High-level formatting, Low-level formatting.
Not only can it refresh the high-level formatting (the type you can do with "FORMAT S" yourself), it also can refresh the low-level format, the PM you perform as a very first step in initializing a hard disk for use, and the kind which absolutely, positively wipes out everything on your hard disk.
Before the ultimate disaster, a hard disk can drift out of alignment so that the high-level formatting is no longer in alignment with the low-level formatting.

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