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

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How to determine when a secondary drive was formated that does Not have an operating system on it?

We have a laptop that had dual boot, primary is Win 7 pro and secondary WAS Win XP, the Win 7 hard drive was installed to run modern programs etc. we kept the XP drive for older building management ...
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How to format a Verbatim Execute Portable HDD 500 GB with Nero software encryption

I bought from an office closure a portable HDD, which seems to be encrypted with Nero software. Of the 500 GB it tells me, 40 GB are there. I cannot see the complete 500 GB. So, I do not care about ...
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Excel sees date/time value as text

I exported some data from a database as an excel file. One column contains date/time values in the following format: 2015-04-09 14:05:11.867 where the .867 indicate miliseconds. Excel reognizes ...
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how do I format my SSD plugged in as external

I have an SSD plugged in as an external drive through some sort of an adapter, what I'm wondering is how do I format that drive when I'm running a HDD right now? Do I just right click on the drive and ...
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Win7 set my FAT32 USB key as read-only; can't format it

Today, I backed up some stuff from a Win7 before migrating to Ubuntu. In the middle of copying the files on my FAT32 USB key, Windows set the key as read-only. Now, I need to format the key to put a ...
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SD Card voids writes

I have a 2 GB SD card that I plug into my computer through a switchless USB adapter. At first, the SD card was unformatted, so I gave it a msdos partition table and a total FAT32 partition. I use the ...
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Excel: Format rows in sheet B based on value in sheet A

How do I shade an entire row on tab 2 when an "X" is placed in column "A" of the same row in tab 1?
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Using the correct keyboard layout without changing locale

May laptop was originally bought from Hong Kong and I had the change my region to the UK. This is one of the reason why I couldn't use the keys correctly e.g. the backslash. When I am working from ...
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Ensure nothing is on an SD card after main system it was on was infected by CTB-Locker

My parent’s computer—which is running Windows 7—got infected by CTB-Locker, an SD card was attached too so it got corrupted as well. I want to remove everything from the SD card, does a simple format ...
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Is it safe to add a 3rd partition to my hard drive so I can format Windows while saving important data?

Is it safe to add a 3rd partition so I have 3: system reserve C:windows Important data Then move all important files to the 3rd partition, then re-install Windows, then proceed to move those ...
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Microsoft Excel 2013 Formatting When Importing Data

I am importing data from Quickbooks into an Excel 2013 spreadsheet and this will take place on a weekly basis with updated information being added to this report. The report is an Open Estimates ...
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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Edge to edge image in Word 2010

I'd like to position an image in Word 2010 so that it's edge to edge bottom to top on the page. This is for PDF printing and not physical printing, so should have nothing to do with the limitations of ...
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Hide Some Data Labels but Not Others

I've created an excel graph that has colored bars based on their values. There are 6 series: 5 4 3 2 1 NA. I have figured out how to hide the zeroes when they show up in the 1 2 3 4 5 series but can't ...
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Windows SSD. Is is broken? [duplicate]

So I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot ...
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FreeMind on Mac - how to get centre-page alignment when saving as PDF

I'm creating a Test Management mind map, using my home Macbook. I'll be saving it as a PDF so I can present it at work. Problem: When using the Export function and saving it as a PDF, it's saving at ...
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Windows SSD failure: cannot boot, format or partition the drive

I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot my ...
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Data Assignation Tables vs. actual HDD location values?

This is my first post to any of the 136 SE website's and I just wanted to say how much I value the community and the information. I Apologize ahead of time if this is a duplicate. I spent a fair ...
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How to change date format in multiple text files in powershell?

Hello I have around 5000 text files (TXT) in one directory.Files are comma delimited. What I'm trying to do is to change date format (it is stored in first column of each file) from M/d/yyyy to ...
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Converting date Jan-12 2015 10:51AM to Date format for sharepoint use

I have a date that imports into excel from an external source as Jan-12 2015 10:51AM, but is not a friendly date format for copyinging into sharepoint 2013 datasheet. How do I convert this in excel so ...
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Custom format to display percentage with plus/minus sign

Suppose I have cell value 0.465 and I want to display it in the spreadsheet in green as +46.5 if it is positive and -46.5 if it is negative. I have applied the following format ...
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When I non-quick format a USB flash drive in Windows, what actually happens?

Using quick format (right-click on drive in file explorer) in Windows (8.1) is a quick way to remove the files on a USB flash drive. But what happens when I use the ordinary format on a USB flash ...
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microsd locked write protected after installing kitkat

I've tried all programs whether it's Windows or Mac to get my microsd to be reformatted. I was able to back up all of my information however, the sd card won't format. I've tried Disk Utility, ...
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Par: justify text without joining lines

Par is a great tool to format text. Par joins text and format it to the new size. Can Par also justify text without joining lines? p.e. text text text text text2 text2 text2 text2 txt txt txt txt ...
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Format ext3 partition to NTFS and merge it with another one in Windows 8.1

A few months ago I had Linux and Windows OS on one HDD. Now I don't use the Linux and I want to format the partition to NTFS and merge it with the Windows one or at least be able to use it with ...
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What will happen if I format my external hard drive?

I have an external HD, it's maybe 3 years old. It's 1 TB and is almost full at this stage, 950+ gigs used up. There a several folders, movies, music, tv shows, etc... When I open some, I get a ...
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erase USB drive after written with win32 disc imager

I am following this tutorial: http://www.macbreaker.com/2014/01/install-osx-mavericks-on-pc-with-niresh.html?m=1 to install Niresh. However it says I need to write the OSX mavericks .dmg to the USB ...
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Windows was unable to complete the format

Hi all I trying to format the memory card of mine but windows can't able to format it. I have tried for hours finding the solutions on the net but got nothing so far. Is there any way I can format my ...
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Program to format external drive to FAT16 in Windows 8.1 [closed]

As the title says, I need a program to format my USB as FAT16. The default windows format option has only FAT, FAT32 and NTFS options. I'm using Windows 8.1 Thanks in advance.
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How do I stop excel from turning numbers and dates to # in short columns

Question I have an excel document that is being used for reports. For readability I currently have all the columns fairly narrow and am using cell overflow a lot visually. I want excel to recognize ...
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Wiping the WD my passport portable hard drive while keeping the default programs

I have had my portable hard drive for around 2 years now and so there is lots of stuff backed up on there that I have deleted on my internal hard drive. I was wondering if there was a way of ...
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How to format hard drive lenovo z360

So I want to format my hard disk and then reinstall windows 7. I'm using a lenovo Z360 Laptop with windows 7 sp1 installed on it. I know that there's a small protected partition that holds windows 7 ...
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Reinstalling linux without Re-Encrypting

I kinda crashed my system today by apt-get removing sensitive libraries with dependencies (for example pre-installed gnome-core and iceweasel were removed too)... I could successfully restore most of ...
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How to use DATEVALUE with diffent locale setting without changing system settings

I have an Excel column that uses US date format, i.e. MM/DD/YYYY, but is a text column. I need to convert it to the date column for which I'd normally use the DATEVALUE() function. However, because my ...
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Excel 2013 Multiple Validation Rules

I have a 2 part problem that I am having issues with... mainly part 2. I have gotten the first part to work by itself. 1) I have a column which contains part numbers (###-#####-###). I am using data ...
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Outlook 2007: Reply and Forward Fails to Use Default Formatting

I have a HTML signature in use in Outlook 2007. I have set the default formatting values to align with the text in the email signature, which works for new emails and for reply/forward emails that use ...
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Doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a SSD - should I use RAID or AHCI?

when i first setup my computer about a year ago, i left it at the default AHCI when i installed windows 8. after doing so i was told by a computer tech that i should've just used RAID. i was confused ...
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Is this a virus?

When I format My flash as NTFS right after the Format Compeleted window, I see that is has 1.83 GB free space. But after 10 -20 second, the free space changes to 1.80 GB automatically! I ...
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Formatted flash memory in two different Windows have different free space?

I have a 4G Silicon-Power flash memory. When I format it in Windows-7, 47 MByte will remain as used space : But when I format it in Windows-8, 18 MByte will remain as used space : Note : In ...
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SSD not being recognized

I've recently had a problem with my Windows 8.1, it started loop rebooting like it was crashing everything it booted up the explorer.exe. After a few checks I found out that winload.exe was corrupted. ...
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Files cannot be renamed or removed, they reappear after unmount/mount

I am unable to format my SDXC card. I have tried all the ways I could come up with, including but not limited to; mac disk utility: verify + repair disk Erase partition (zero out, 3 pass, 7 pass) ...
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Format a protected (corrupted) sd card

Some days ago one of my micro sd cards (a 32gb by Samsung) "decided" it is protected. It has no physical switch and I haven't found a way to format it yet. Every software I try to use says it is ...
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Can't format or partition disk on Macbook Pro

I erased my second partition to make first partition larger and now I can't resize or even add second partition. Every time I repair disk it needs to be repaired. Here is log from diskutil list: ...
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Can I stop a format disc operation midway?

I'm formating a new HDD (Toshiba 1TB from NTFS to FAT32) to fit it on my old PS3. But it's taking a lifetime to get the thing done... Meanwhile I found on the internet some tutorials using other ways ...
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How to wipe SSDs with a report?

I have a bunch of SSD's that needs a secure wiping as there is sensitive data on it, but the program I use also have to give me some kind of report. I am doing this for another person, so it is ...
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Using bash script to select/view only specific data from logfile

My NAS creates a logfile in the format below: <30>1 2014-07-21T05:02:10+02:00 ABC-NAS qlogd 6432 - - qlogd[6432]: event log: Users: Glacier, Source IP: 127.0.0.1, Computer name: localhost, ...
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When I import a table from R to Excel the numbers change from this 1.6329932 to this 16.329.932.?

When I import a table from R to Excel the numbers change from this 1.6329932 to this 16.329.932.??? I need to convert 16.329.932 back to 1.6329932. the table has a lot of values and all have changed ...
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What microsoft.net version should i install after formating windows 7?

I just formated my windows 7 and i have problem with microsoft.net because i moved the files from windows.old/microsoft.net to the new windows folder and it didn't work i also downloaded m.net v4.5 ...
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Formatting a PC without admin rights

I was at a flea market the other day and bought a computer. However, the computer is locked and I can't login to it. Is there a way to format the computer and install Linux on it? It seems like the ...
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Selecting text from unprotected text pdf issue

I am trying to copy some text from tables in an unprotected pdf. However, when I highlight the text (about size 10 font), it appears as though I am highlighting text with a huge font (size 50+). It is ...