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Disk Management

How can I quickly format a floppy disk by use of a shortcut?

If you format many floppy disks you know how tedious it is to get to the Format command. You have to first open either Windows Explorer or My Computer, then right-click on the floppy disk drive icon, and select the Format command from the shortcut menu.

You can shorten this three-step procedure into a single double-click tweak.

To do so, right-click on the desktop and select the New/Shortcut command from the shortcut menu.

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When you see the Create Shortcut wizard, type the command

​Rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHFormatDrive

in the Command Line text box.

To continue, click Next and give the shortcut an appropriate name, such as Floppy Format. Then, click the Finish button.

This tip works for Windows 9X, ME, NT, W2K and XP.

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