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Click okay so now we see that drive letter g has been

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we'll just go the default of using the next available drive letter, which is G. Click Okay. So now we see that drive letter G has been assigned to this partition, however if I come over here to File Explorer and double-click on it nothing is displayed, we can't access it, that's because no file system has been created on that volume yet. If I want to save data on this volume we've got to format the disk with a file system. I'm going to hit Format Disk right here. The Format Disk option creates a file system. So first we have to define the amount of space we want to allocate to the volume, by default it's set to use all the space currently available in the volume, then we have to select a file system. Now, by default it's going to want to use NTFS, you could alternatively use FAT32 if you wanted to, but typically when we're dealing with internal storage devices on a Windows system we will always use NTFS because NTFS allows us to implement users and permissions on the files and folders in the file system, allowing us to control access to the data on the drive. It also allows us to create much bigger volumes and have files that are
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much larger than FAT32. FAT32 is a very old file system, it does not support users and permission assignment, so you can't implement access controls on it, so there's a security issue there, and it also has pretty severe file size limitations. And so, really, unless you're dealing with an external flash drive connected through a USB port you're probably going to use NTFS on internal storage devices. Let's come down here and give it a volume label, Data, and we'll hit Start to format the volume. It does warns us that, "Hey! When I format this you're going to erase everything that's currently in this partition. You want to do that?" We say, "Yeah, that's just fine, there's nothing there". Now, wait just a minute. Well, it's formatted, the format is complete. Okay, close, we see over here in File Explorer we can now save data on our Data volume, the G drive. Down here in File Explorer we see that we now not only have a drive letter assigned but we also have a volume name assigned to the partition and a file system has been created, NTFS, on the volume.And at this point I can actually start storing information, I can right-click on the empty space in the volume, Create New Folder, and within that folder I could create a new bitmap image. And then I can edit that image with Paint and create some stunning artwork and save my data, because I have a file system now on this volume which allows me to create and save data on it. Summary 10:01-10:18 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo we talked about how to view and manage file system components. We first looked at managing file system components in Device Manager, and then we talked about managing file system components with Disk Management. And then we ended this demonstration by creating files and folders inside of a volume using File Explorer.
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