The arrangement of data for storage or display, also used as a term to empty a partition.

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Format entire drive except windows operating system

On my laptop windows is installed on C: and there are lot of empty folder and unwanted files which I need to delete. So I prefer formatting the entire drive C: without the need to reinstall OS. In ...
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What are the general differences between a format and a protocol

I am still unsure about the distinction. I know that formats have definitions for symbols that represent data and how data is structured.
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cell format excel number to text

I have a file with 4 columns and over 7000 rows. The columns are formatted as Number or Geral. But I'm using a plugging for php (SimpleXLSX) to read the xlsx file and create queries to insert into a ...
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Excel TEXT function does not work properly

Let say I have the following values in the cells A1 : `=Now()` which displays 17.03.2014 13:45 A2 : 12.03.2014 Both are in date format and I have the function in another cells like this: B1 : ...
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How do I prevent Excel from changing the color of a clicked link?

I'm using Excel 2010. And as most Excel users know, if a cell is also a link, once you click it it turns to this awful purple color. For me this ruins the color coding I'm using to show the status ...
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Is there a way to bypass the MS-DOS(FAT32) drive format to copy large files without reformatting?

On OSX, I'm trying to copy a 7GB file to an external drive whose format is MS-DOS(FAT32), and am getting the Can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format. message. According to ...
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Excel Format Cells Oddly Not Working

I want to format the number : 100007878 to be displayed like : 1 0000 7878 But when I put : # #### #### in Excel's formatting formula, I've got the following result : 100 007 878 I've ...
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Automatically formatting plain text files in Word

We have a legacy system that spits out text files that used to be printed on a 132-column printer. Some files have even longer lines, such as 169 characters. For whatever reason, the .DOC file ...
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How do I expand C: drive

My C: drive was getting pretty full and wanted to expand it with another SSD. I've tried to setup RAID-0 for the two SSD's. But that didn't really go as plan (don't know what went wrong, but I ...
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Will formatting C Drive wipe spanned drive on E/F?

I have Windows 7 on my SSD Drive, labeled C: I want to install Windows 8 but will formatting C drive wipe the spanned drive i have on the E/F Drives that i setup using disk management in windows 7? I ...
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The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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What is the difference between a quick and full format?

I am installing Windows XP on a computer and again I got to the point where it asks you to choose between a quick format and a full format. What is the difference? I know with Windows 7 & 8 ...
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How to format a memory card which is infected by a virus and antivirus is not able to delete it

I've bought a memory card which is recently infected by a virus. I tried to scan it with latest Bitdefender 2014 and Norton 2014 they both failed to delete the virus. Then I deleted the partition and ...
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external USB hard drive will only format to 41 gigs although it used to format to 700 gigs/Windows 7

I have an external hard drive, attached to a USB port, that used to format to about 700 gigs. I use Acronis to make nightly backups of my C: drive, my system drive. Suddenly my log file showed that ...
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Two HD's, Truecrypt full disk encryption, formatting and installing windows

like the title says, I have two physical drives, C: and D;. Both are full disk encrypted with Truecrypt. I would like to format C: and install windows, I'm upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8.1 and ...
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Is it possible to restore a Windows system disk encrypted with BitLocker after format? [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted my Windows 7 OS disk from my secondary OS in a moment of carelessness. It was an encrypted drive with BitLocker. I have not touched it since the formatting took place. Is it ...
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Strange issue with formulas and cells in Excel 2013

So I'm having these very strange excel issues with Excel 2013. I'm typing away, but then all of a sudden certain cells' fonts have more spacing between letters and when those cells contain numbers, ...
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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Convert a number stored as text to a number

I'm using Excel 2010, and have a spreadsheet of simple numbers (they're 1-5 ratings for a range of questions), so I have questions across the top, and each person's responses as a separate row. The ...
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Erase all data from Samsung laptop

I am selling my old Samsung laptop which I got in 2009, and I would like to erase all data. When I press F4 and go to Samsung Recovery and choose the restore, it restores my computer to the same state ...
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Compiling problems using image formats in LaTeX

I'm using TexMaker and facing the following problems when trying to use images in my document: When using an image in .jpg format, I can compile but not use LaTeX; When using an image in .eps ...
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Can a failed disk in a RAID array be replaced by a disk with fewer total logical blocks?

Can a failed disk in a RAID array be replaced by a disk with slightly fewer total logical blocks? Specifically, Dell PERC 6 RAID controller; RAID5; Hitachi HUS153014VLS300 with 287140277 blocks; ...
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Unable to format and use flash drive

A long time ago I had to use a flash drive to recover a Chromebook, a tool from Samsung/Google formatted the flash drive with the needed Chrome OS. Now that I need the flash drive for something else, ...
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Would (potentially) hundreds of formats of a USB drive degrade its quality in any way?

I have been considering the following setup for a home forensic workstation: Machine A - my main machine, used for preparing files Machine B - the isolated forensic workstation, disconnected from my ...
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How I can change format of a picture?

I have windows 7 and I really can not find how change picture format without photoshop! Have windows 7 any standard program to do it? Thanks!
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Excel macros date format worldwide

On a Mac Mountain Lion, US locales, I'm working on a Spreadsheet with macros like TEXT(TODAY(), "yyyy-mm-dd")&" is the date" The problem is that the sheet is also used on computers set with ...
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Excel - Convert currency as text to numbers

I frequently copy and paste HTML tables into Excel to do quick aggregate operations (e.g. sums, averages, etc). In this example, PayPal, their HTML table contains text values like A | B ...
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USB Format Error

I'm having a real headache trying to reformat a USB drive. Initially it had a 200mb EFI partition and it caused the drive to disappear altogether. Since then I ran the CMD and wiped the disk using ...
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MSOutlook: Different formatting at different indentation levels

We use MS Outlook quite a lot and I like to follow a particular format when discussiong bugs/problems with other folks. I like to use 2 levels of indentation level in my text. The first (base) level ...
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Formatting an external HDD stuck at 70%

My external HDD which is a 250GB WD (powered by USB) seems to have problem! Whenever i try to copy some files, it stuck while copying. I decided to format it. So I used windows tool and performed the ...
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Restore specific folder after format?

I had quite an evening last night as one of my SSDs failed (one containing Windows install) and I had no backup. My other drives were full of pertinent files but were set as dynamic drives and thus I ...
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Don't break header/footer when making page landscape format

I have a document with a footer with page numbering and a header with some centered text. Long story short: I flipped one page to landscape format. Long story long: I made a forced page break to get ...
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Is the raw output of a webcam not always RGB or YUV?

[Actual question is in the last paragraph, I've posted my assumptions and thought process just in case it makes things cleared] This all started when I wanted to see what happened when too many ...
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Is it possible to burn a bootable OSX Mavericks ISO on a DVD?

My early 2011 Macbook Pro is almost full right now, and I was thinking about formatting and installing the new OSX Mavericks, because it's free. But. Since my Macbook came with OSX Lion 10.7.5 ...
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Need to format PDF file

I have a PDF file that contains a customer list from the program CF Data Systems: Structure. I need to import this customer data into QuickBooks, but the way QuickBooks imports requires it to be ...
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Avg times in mm:ss.0 format

I have a range of times formatted as mm:ss.0. The problem is trying to average these times. Time AVG 2:44.35 2:42.88 2:47.49 2:48.86 2:56.31 00:00.0
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custom scientific format in excel

In microsoft excel, I want to use the scientific format for a number. However the built-in format will the number with one digit in the left of the point. For example, it shows 2000000 as 2.0E+6. ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8 on the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD drive?

I bought the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD drive this week. I didn't know about the caching stuff and thought that I would be able to install Windows 8 on it. Now I'm using it as a cache drive with the ...
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is it there any way to remove all picture in a word document?

i have a word document which has pictures and text and it contains more than 500 pages,selecting every page and removing pictures is tedious process,is it there any way to remove all pictures of a ...
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Windows 7 refusing to install due to a partition error during installation

When I started my computer, it gave me this error: Disk error occurred. Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart. or Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot ...
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How to Protect files on USBs

So I want to have files on my USB Stick, which you cannot delete or edit, so read only. They also need to remain on the USB when formatted by Windows, or diskmgmt.msc. Is there any way of making ...
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Excel export with specific csv settings?

I'm a newbie to excel and csv files. I have a excel file with the following structure … http://cl.ly/Rdkp user_login user_email user_pass first_name last_name display_name role Some Name ...
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How to change date format from dd-mm-yyyy to dd-mm-yy in formula bar of MS-EXCEL? (Still didn't got satisfactory answer)

I've written a date in one of the cells of MS Excel spreadsheet as 26-09-2013. Then by right clicking on that cell I selected Format cells and gone to Number->Date option and by selecting the type ...
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Excel: Align by decimal point in cells with stars

In Excel 2011 for Mac, I have the following column of numbers: 0.139** -0.131** -0.135* -0.053 0.139** 0.112* 0.183*** Some items are negative, and some have stars. My goal is to have the column ...
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Does second os harm my recovery partition?

i've bought Asus N56VZ recentyl but pre-installed Windows 8 didn't cover my expectations so I've decided to install higher version of Windows 8 on my hdd's second partition but i'm wondering about ...
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Modified Grub4dos to have format tool or command

i want my usb to boot with grub4dos and then using it to format hdd by just choose the number of menu with only 3-4 step and done example boot on usb then grub4dos run choose format or (delete ...
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Repairing corrupted Pen Drive

Last night, I formatted the Pen drive using Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the drive is ...
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How do I change default decimal places when opening dbf files in excel?

When I open dbf files in excel the numeric fields are automatically displayed with 4 decimal places. This is not the default number of decimal places for an excel numeric field, so changing my Normal ...
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Excel 2010 - formula that formats a cell in function of another cell value

Can i have a formula that formats a cell in function of another cell value. Lets say, if A1=1 all the values in column B are formatted into dollars. If A1 different than 1 then all the values in ...
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Does formatting the HDFS filesystem remove my data?

I'm starting to learn Hadoop. If I want to format the HDFS filesystem I need to execute bin/hadoop namenode -format Does it mean that it will format my filesystem, losing everything I have there? ...