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Hey,

I created a partition on my Hard drive so I could store all of my personal and important data (Backups).

My question - If I was to format my hard drive, would it delete the partition that I made for my data?

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No. When you format a drive (using the Windows or DOS format utility), you do not lose any partitions. You only lose the data on the partition that you are formatting.

A low level (or zero fill) format however is different. This will remove all partitions on the drive & hence, all data as well.
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Thank you for your help,

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