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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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Before any storage device can be recognised by your computer it must be formatted. To do this to a disk you must text it and write a new address table or directory structure onto it. In order to erase a hard drive it must be reformatted and this is done by using a disk utility program. Once you have reformatted a disk it will appear to be blank but it will still contain the files although they will not show up as the directory structure has changed.