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

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How to format an encrypted harddrive using Linux?

I`m not very experienced with Linux, however, there are a lot of inforamtion around, so I can usually learn what I need. I never understood, however, what "mounting" means in Linux. While using ...
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why can't i format a partition FAT32?

I have an HDD with two partitions. I can format one of them as NTFS, exFAT or FAT32. The other partition - a 51.26GB partition - can only be formatted as NTFS or exFAT. Why? According to Disk Manager ...
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How to make an Outlook 2010 message Show URL links, pseudo Plaintext Paths instead of clickable links with only the description?

I often get emails with many URLS in them. They all arrive as HTML formatted, showing only the clickable link without the url. Since oftentimes links expire, this doesn't work well for me, eg if I ...
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Eclipse code formatter on a per file basis

Eclipse has a powerful code formatter for Java, but I am wondering whether it is possible to define a code format on a per file basis, instead of defining the format for all java files? Thanks!
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Formatting Compatibility Across Email Clients

I want to type up a resume style email in the body of a gmail message and was wondering how much of the formatting would carry over to the recepient. Is there a standard that email clients follow when ...
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Need to input four numbers and output a formatted list

I've got a handwritten list of about 500 coordinates for sprites on a sprite map in the form X1 Y1 Width Height I need them outputted into a table with format {X1, Y1, X1+Width, Y1+Height} I would ...
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How to get Excel to save date fields as displayed.

I have data that has date-time values that I need to convert to a different format. I have created an Excel formula that concatenates the string into exactly the format I need. I currently have the ...
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Excel predefined format accident

Hi everyone I have a serious problem with my spreadsheet (xlsm) I don't know how, but cells with default format were converted to currency $, for example C12 has 123, now is $123.00. How I can ...
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Clone to new SSD failed, so I decided to do a clean install instead. Proper way to format/“clean” drive for new install?

I wanted to clone because it seemed like the most hassle-free way to "install" Windows on the new drive, but it did not work. Rather than try to troubleshoot the disk-cloning process, I figured it ...
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No partitions found when installing Windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 on my HDD, it boots and everything, but when it comes to selecting a partition to install on I cant find any.
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Can't format or delete any files on SD card

I have a 16 GB SD card i'm trying to format for use. In Windows if I try to format it says Windows was unable to complete the format, and in Linux when I do fdisk -l -u, fdisk just hangs when the SD ...
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quick format vs format

What is the primary difference between quick format and format. Does a format write 0's before writing the inodes/allocation table and a quick format just write the allocation table/inode without ...
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Understanding SMART results

After experiencing slow copying from an 2.5" USB hard drive, I copied off all data, except for a few files which were unreadable, and then deleted and recreate the partition, and quick formatted the ...
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HEXtoDEC with Text ouput issue

I am using Excel 2010 and performing a hextodec conversion with text appended to end. If I have a HEX value of 00B60000 that is located in cell D3 and apply the formula ...
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How can I factory reset my microSD card

I got a sandisk ultra 64gb microsdxc card for use in my Galaxy S3, worked fine. One day I decided to plug it into a cheap camera. The camera said something to the tune of "memory card error" and it ...
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How many pixels is the A3 format?

The A3 format gives the dimension in centimeters, but if I draw an image programmatically I may know just the pixels, for example I have an image of 800x1200 and so on ... So the question is: I must ...
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What format can I use in Excel to display both date and time in system formats

I need to display both date and time in system date and time formats. I know that [$-0xf800] means the system long date format and [$-0xf400] means the system time format, but [$-0xf800][$-0xf400] ...
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Cannot format external drive as it could not be detected

I have an external HDD. Suddenly, I got the message to format the harddisk in order to use it. I clicked on format. I accidently aborted the format as it was taking hell lot of time. Now that I plug ...
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How do I securely format a Buffalo NAS wirelessly?

I have a Link Station Duo NAS which is attached to a router, how do I securely erase the information on it? File Shredder and Kill disk require it to be attached to my computer which it isn't. I also ...
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How to unmangle PDF format into a usable text or spreadsheet document?

Upon requesting some daily/hourly sales data from a coworker who is responsible for such requests, I was given a series of PDF files. The point of sale program that is used, for some reason, answers ...
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Windows 8 stuck installing update

I just restarted my laptop to finish installing a Windows update and now it is stuck on please wait. I have tried a system restore but there is only one restore point in the list and it does not ...
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Recover truecrypted NTFS HDD after quick format without rescue disk

The whole external hard disk NTFS partition was encrypted using TrueCrypt. I accidentally run quick format on it. I can still mount this partition using truecrypt after restoring volume header but ...
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formatting ext3 to fat32/ntfs on windows 7

In a failed attempt to install Linux Mint on an external hard drive, I damaged the disk. Now, it does not show up in the 'My Computer' folder or in Disk Management. I speculate it might have to do ...
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How can I change the default date format?

When I paste a date into Excel 2010 in the format "2012-12-07 00:00:00.000" I'd like it to be displayed by default as "2012-12-07", but it is actually displayed as "00:00.0". I know I can work ...
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Make a number display without decimals and rounding in Excel

I want to just enter a number for the amount of inventory we have. I do not want decimal places and I want to type in the number without it rounding. For example when I type in 6, it reads as 0.06 ...
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Why does newline come before space in the output of hexdump?

Using hexdump, printing these characters in the "canonical" format gives the output that I expect, while the default format throws me off. $ echo " " |hexdump # Reversed? 0000000 ...
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How to disable template auto-format in Eclipse?

I have a template (sleep) in Eclipse 4.2.1 that should expand to try { Thread.sleep(1000); } catch (Exception e) {} I want Eclipse to add it as one line, just as I put it in the template. However, ...
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Formatting a 3tb drive

I have purchased 2 WD red 3tb drives to store my music library (it has outgrown the 1tb drives). One drive is the library, the other is backup. They will be housed in a Vantec 2 drive enclosure, ...
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Reduce size of MP4

I have a MP4 file with a lengh of 22:44. Here are the details: Video: width: 720 px height: 404 px data bitrate: 1022 kBit/s overall bitrate: 1182 kBit/s fps: 24 codec: H264 - MPEG4 AVC ...
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Formatting from the Windows disc

I have HP notebook that has a SSD. I cannot format the disk because the disk can not be seen. I've tried to use the steps from Col's answer to Can't install windows 7 on SSD drive, but in once of the ...
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Format USB flash drive as readonly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB drive read only Can you make a flashdrive read-only? Is there any way to format a USB partition as readonly? Obviously any operating system could re-format ...
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Unable to format and install Windows

I am unable to format my hard disk and intall Windows XP. When I boot using Windows XP Professional CD ROM and do the setup, I end up in the below screen. I couldn't delete any partition and install ...
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Format Excel cells to display as '##:##:##'

I'm trying to format cells in Excel so that they display the total duration of phone calls as hh:mm:ss, but Excel is giving me errors. Sometimes durations are only mm:ss (49:10), or even just ss ...
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Locking down firmware to keep stolen laptop from being formatted?

On the Mac laptops there are ways through the terminal to lock down the computer so that if someone tries to format the computer they won't be able to do it without the password. This way locks down ...
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Can I boot, format and install Windows XP without a keyboard?

How can I bootup, format and drive and install XP without a keyboard? Is it possible?
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How can I zebra-format rows in Excel 2010 automatically?

I've got a long list of data (export from MySQL) that I want to print out to tick each row after I've done stuff with it. Is there an easy way in Excel 2010 on Windows to make the table ...
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Weird formatting in Word 2010

A few months ago while writing a paper, I copied some paragraphs created in one computer to a different computer. I guess the formatting was different. Please see the following image: I noticed ...
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Making chart from custom data format in Excel 2010

I am defining custom data format via Apache POI. I know I need to use following construction: DataFormat data = this.workbook.createDataFormat(); ...
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What exactly is my computer doing when I format a disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does Format Do? I've been formatting all matter of media for years, but I'm unclear on what exactly formatting even is. I know that it prepares the disk to be used ...
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Copy text value and formatting to another cell

I have to call the text value of cell A1 using index+match function to A2. A1 contains two fonts – Calibri (11) and Times New Roman (20). I want to get the same text format in cell A2. How can I ...
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How to format a Microsoft Excel 2007 cell in hexadecimal?

I would like a format a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 in hexadecimal but am not finding how to do this. Is there a built-in way to change the base from 10 to 16 for a cell?
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Is there a risk in deleting one partition when formatting another on the same physical disk? [closed]

I am planning to reinstall windows on my computer (clean install, meaning formatting the disk). I already have 2 partitions, C: and D:, and I already have my important stuff in D: (the same physical ...
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How to have Excel show numeric values as custom “currencies” (eg. copper, silver, gold)?

I would like to have the following format in a cell in Excel: 123g 99s 99c 100 copper (c) = 1 silver (s) 100 silver = 1 gold (g) So that, if I enter 12394 it'll be shown as "1g 23s 94c". Is that ...
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How Many times can we low level format a disk drive without damaging it? [closed]

I heard that doing too many Low Level formats can damage the hard drive. But it make things really fast and remove almost all the malware infections. So, my question is, how many times can we do the ...
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Is it possible to create a table structure to an existing data in word 2007?

I have some data that is organized properly in MS word 2007. Now I need to put this data into a table structure. Since there is so much of such data I just cant manually arrange them. Is there a way ...
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Which video format should I use with Media Player? xcode

I want to reduce my video's byte,so which video format should I use with Media Player? Thanks.
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How do I back up my 100% full Macbook hard drive, format, install Windows and recover the files?

I want to keep everything. I should be able to just highlight all, drag it onto an external drive and feel safe. How can I verify that all my files are safely copied to the external drive?
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Detect corrupted files after unformating the drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automating the scanning of graphics files for corruption Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted I tried to recover data from a 'accidentally' formatted ...
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formatted my dell and lost the sata drivers

i formatted my dell studio 1555 laptop hard drive and when i try to install windows 7 it shows up a message that says " a required cd/dvd drive devise driver is missing . if you have a driver ...
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I lost my windows 7 CD and my hard drive was cleared. What should I do? [duplicate]

Related Questions: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I'm trying to boot from an old Vista disk but I'm not getting ...