More details about the Windows 8 Protogon file system

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt window.
  • Type in the following command and hit Enter:
  • format X: /FS:protogon /Q
  • [caption id="attachment_4296" align="alignnone" width="590"]Windows 8 Protogon Windows 8 Protogon[/caption] Replace X with the actual drive letter for the drive, partition or volume which you want to format with Protogon file system. The /Q switch makes sure that conversion to Protogon file system takes few seconds instead of long wait. [caption id="attachment_4297" align="alignnone" width="590"]Windows 8 Protogon File System Windows 8 Protogon File System[/caption] After formatting a volume as Protogon file system, a warning message of “Please be advised that the underlying format may be incompatible with near-future versions” is displayed, indicating that the file system is ready for prime time yet, and may have undergone further change in development, if the new feature makes its way to final build after all. Note that many Windows 8 components do not recognize Protogon file system yet. For example, chkdks will treat it as RAW file system, even though Disk Management and Windows Explorer can properly show the file system as Protogon. When an external drive with Protogon file system is attached, you will be asked to format the disk in order to use it if you unplugged the drive and reconnect it. And, of course, the Protogon file system won’t be compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, and all other operating systems now. Source]]>

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