Formatting The Clip

Is there any difference between formatting the Clip from within the Clip’s Settings (Settings > Format > Yes) and from within Windows Explorer (in MTP mode: right-click on Internal Memory > select Format > click OK)?

I’ve only formatted from within the Clip itself. In that case all audio files are lost, and all settings are restored to factory defaults. I have this crazy fear that if I format the Clip from Windows, I will be deleting ALL files on the Clip, including the system files that the Clip needs to operate. That’s not true is it?

So, is there any reason to prefer/avoid one method of formatting over the other?

there is no difference… formatting the clip on a computer doesn’t delete the firmware.