Why is "Format" next to "Eject"

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 16-Jun-2008 13:51

When I right click a removeable drive in Vista, the menu displays the Format (least used and most dangerous) command right above the Eject (most used and least dangerous) command.

Potential for oops!

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Comment by stuartm, on 16-Jun-2008 14:23

haha - yes, I blogged about this last year: http://stuart.amanzi.co.nz/2007/12/13/microsoft-bloggers-with-a-sense-of-humour/

I first thought about it while reading a Microsoft blog and he was poking fun at MS about it, which I thought was in good spirit. (although another humour-less MS employee commented on my blog pointing out that I was wrong and that it's not dangerous... sigh...)

Comment by hellonearthisman, on 16-Jun-2008 15:13

"Are you sure you want to do this?" is still between you and danger,  but it is a well spotted danger. 

Comment by manhinli, on 16-Jun-2008 18:42

Well, you do get a format dialog before you can actually wipe it, but you do have a point.

I usually use Safely Remove Hardware icon to eject my drives though.

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