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Format a Drive with ReFS in Windows 10

Format a Drive with ReFS in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 8, a new file system called ReFS is included in the operating system.In this article, we'll see how to format any drive with ReFS in Windows 10.

How to format any drive in Windows 8.1 with ReFS

How to format any drive in Windows 8.1 with ReFS

Windows 8 (or rather Windows Server 2012) introduced a new file system called ReFS. ReFS stands for Resilient File System. Codenamed "Protogon", it improves on NTFS in some respects, while also removing a number of features. You may read about the advantages of ReFS in the following Wikipedia article. ReFS is intended for file servers only. In Windows 8.1, it is in fact locked for server OS only. If you need to unlock and enable full read and write support for ReFS in Windows 8.1, you can follow these simple instructions in this article.