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

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How can I pretty print erb in BBedit indenting rails tags and not just markup?

I want to re-indent my code but the rails tags <% foo %> get aligned to the left with no indentation. What I'm using is: markup > utilities > format > pretty print Does anyone know if ...
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“theora_encode_init failed” when converting FLV to OGG Theora video using FFmpeg

How can I use FFmpeg to convert a flash video (.flv) to an OGG Theora video to display in HTML 5? When I tried using ffmpeg -i dayinthelife.wmv -vcodec libtheora -acodec libvorbis -b 750k ...
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How do I backup a partition?

I want to backup a partition of my present harddisk to another hard-disk. If I use Windows Backup, it only offers to backup the system drive. I have a partition/drive which contains some precious ...
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“You need to format your disk before you can use it” when hard disk is plugged in

When I plug in my hard disk it says, "you need to format your disk before you can use it" but when I click format, it says "Windows could not finish the format" that means my hard disk spoil? I can't ...
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Reformat soft RAID-5 Ubuntu

I built a linux (Ubuntu) box a year ago and decided to have some fun and use a soft RAID 5. I followed the instructions here. Things seemed to work fine, but now it's time to reformat the computer ...
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Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive suddenly doesn't want to open

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive. It was fine yesterday night when I was using it but this morning when I plugged it in, my computer didn't autoplay it and when I clicked it on the computer, ...
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How to change the font of the heading number in Microsoft Word 2003?

How do you change the font of the heading number? If I get into the Styles and Formatting tab, then click on the drop down arrow of the heading I want to modify, and then edit the font in the Modify ...
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MIcrosoft Word 2003 - Can you import heading styles from other Microsoft Word documents?

For some reason, my copy of Microsoft Word 2003 has its headings all strange-like. I have a document with much nicer headings that I want to use. Is there an easy way to import these to my Word 2003 ...
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How to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after format (NTFS)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I have a question if I am able to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after ...
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How can I format my harddrive in FreeDOS?

I zero'd out my hard drive with something called kill disk. It unfortunately doesn't have a format option. So now my hard drive is basically 20GB of unallocated space. When I boot from my USB (which ...
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My laptop takes ages to startup, after recent format. Whats up?

After a boot sector crash, I formatted my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. Although my laptop now takes ages to startup (about 10-15mins!) and after I'm logged in, everything lags! ...
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Format PC without losing the data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean (re)install of Windows 7 Is there a way to format PC (Windows, Windows 7 to be precise) without losing the data in it?
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Downloadable map data usable in applications [closed]

I wish to create a small pathfinder application with maps. Where can I download navigation European map data and find documentation about their formats?
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Installing Windows ME on a PC with a damaged floppy

I have a huge problem, I want to install Windows ME on an old PC, but I really dont know how. I have installed XP a million times, but WinMe is different, can you help me install WinMe without a ...
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How to format a pen drive in linux

My pendrive has become read only. I want to format it using Linux - how do I do that? If I run mkfs.vfat \dev\sdc1, it doesn't work.
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Formatting destination HDD with an unattend.xml file from WDS

When deploying a Windows 7 image using WDS, everything is as I'd like it to be apart from having to choose the drive and format it. If I forget to do this it installs over the existing partition. I ...
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How to format Ext2 in Windows XP?

I want to format my USB stick to ext2. I have following tools installed. But don't know how to use them for my case: Cygwin – I'm just a starter and not surely know how to use. (mkfs is also ...
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Recover Windows 7 license key from formatted drive

I recently performed a fresh install of Windows 7 on my computer, but only as I deleted the old partition (that contained my old Windows 7 install) did I remember I hadn't extracted my Windows ...
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How can I access the files on my 16 GB SDHC card?

I own a Nikon camera which I use with a Transcend 16 GB SDHC card. The camera possesses a built-in formatting tool and everything just works, and I am able to take pictures and they are saved to the ...
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Formatting a hard drive for just OS X using a PC?

I'm looking to format an external hard drive for use exclusively Mac OS X (for use with the time machine feature), but the Mac that I'm using is too slow to format the entire harddrive. Considering ...
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RAW to NTFS (Data already recovered so not important)

Recently something went wrong with my external WD passport. It is not accesible anymore in Win 7 and the type is now currently RAW. I recovered all the data so formatting it is no issue. I tried ...
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Is UDF an ok substitute for ext3?

I'm thinking of doing the UDF thing to share files between windows and linux. Is UDF a viable option for /home Is UDF a viable option for / Can windows XP correctly read sparse files I created in ...
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How to recover formatted drive data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I was making partition in my computer and computer turned off by mistake. When I started my computer there was only one drive instead of ...
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Restoring a SD card after using it to root a device

I recently purchased the Nook Touch reading device. I rooted it using the instructions on nookdevs.com Rooting included using win32diskimager to somehow transfer an .img file onto the card. Rooting ...
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How to stop automatic conversion from text to hyper links?

How to stop in Excel automatic conversion from text to hyper links with formatting style? I know that this feature is good in most cases, but I work on report creation and I have problem with long ...
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Can I restore my laptop to my company's domain after formatting?

Right now my laptop is using Windows XP Professional 32-bit, and I have a copy of Win7 Pro 32-bit that I want to install. I would prefer a clean install, as I do not need any of the software on my XP ...
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Mounting Image into pendrive resulted in loss of size

I have downloaded a image file of Chromium OS and mounted it into my pen drive (4GB) using Ultra ISO software. It occupied 2GB of my drive. Later I formatted the same in Windows using FAT32 but even ...
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How to format linux filesystem within Windows 7?

I have a PC that once had Ubuntu Linux installed on it across 2 SATA hard drives. The first hard drive had the root ( / ) and swap on it. The second had ( /home ) directory as mount point. This ...
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eBook to JAR format for mobile phone

Is there any way I can convert my eBooks to .jar files? Even if the "eBook" is simply a .txt file. (Calibre can convert between various eBook formats, including .txt and HTML. It has the best ...
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Mac HDD secure format options and bad sectors

I heard that if we format HDD with "Zero Out Data" option, then it also takes care of bad sectors and marks them and re-maps them to other blocks. Is it true? If it is then 7-Pass or 35-Pass would do ...
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“Error installing GRUB” during Ubuntu Installation

I was trying to do something with dd command in Ubuntu's terminal. But I screwed up. I don't really remember what the command was. But after I ran it, I restarted the PC and I read a message "No ...
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What other command-line programs have this output format?

I wrote a little program to parse hg log's command-line output, which happens to look like: changeset: 90:abcdef012345 tag: tip user: me date: Sat Apr 30 17:42:05 2011 -0700 ...
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vCalender(vcs) to comma-seperated(csv) format convertion

I want my Mac iCal be able to read vcs format which my older windows outlook calender is on. I thought about converting vcs calender format to csv format but I can't seem to find a website who does ...
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Why is the L key used to confirm format? [closed]

Just curious, when formatting a drive to install Windows. Why was the L key chosen as the confirm key?
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what format will work for Mac and windows and handle an 8Gb to 20 Gb file?

I want to move my linux virtual machine's .vdi file from my Mac to my PC It's a dropbox VM, and i'm pretty sure it will work on the PC, i just need a way to move it. I have a 16Gb USB and i've ...
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convert .avi/.flv to itunes readable format without increasing video size

I have installed itunes in my PC to organize my media. I have tons of videos in .avi/flv format and i want to convert them to a format readable by itunes so i can add them to the library. What is the ...
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How to include space in drive label using command-line MS format?

The obvious-to-me approaches fail. # format h: /fs:ntfs /q /y /V:512MB Disk Invalid parameter - Disk # format h: /fs:ntfs /q /y /V:"512MB Disk" Invalid parameter - Disk" # format h: /fs:ntfs /q /y ...
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Why does Windows 7 recognize a 4 GB SDHC card only with 3.68 GB? How to format/get 4 GB?

I have a Kingston SDHC card 4 GB speed class 4, but on Windows 7 it's recognized only with 3.68 GB space available. I've already formatted the card and I get only 3.68 GB. How I can get ...
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How can I convert non-standard date data in Excel?

For some silly reason the data I've been provided has dates in the following format: mmddyyyy but if the date is something beginning with zero (e.g. 03132010) then it shows up without the leading ...
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how to format readonly iso9660 USB drive

I have USB drive and its file system is read-only ISO9660. How do I format it? It always says "Readonly FS"
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Error loading operating system: format Windows 7 to Windows XP Service Pack 3

I saw that there are other questions like mine here. But O also saw that some problems where solved with fixmbr from a Windows 7 recovery console, but that didn't work for me. I bought my laptop with ...
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Change Outlook's default email format when sending attachment from shell

When I right-click a file in Windows Explorer and select Send To > Mail Recipient, Outlook 2007 invariably sets the email format to Plain Text. This is really freaking annoying and I can't find an ...
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How do I format the whole disk after using my machine?

Is there any light utility that can format the whole disk including OS drive? I need to erase sensitive data after using the machine.
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Defragment before Windows reinstall?

I'm going to reinstall Windows XP on a used machine soon. The data on the hard drive is heavily fragmented at the moment. I'm going to format the drive when reinstalling Windows so is there any sense ...
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mkdosfs - with bad blocks - why does it slow down near the end?

I'm attempting to fix an ipod that has bad sectors - its 'surplus' and a search for spares locally proved futile. I'm convinced it is age related, so i'm trying use mkdosfs with the -c option on it, ...
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Stop Microsoft Excel 2007 from formatting anything?

How can I stop Excel 2007 from modifying any character, I don't want to modify the date in any way, I don't want to modify misspells, nothing. I just want to see the exact text I'm writing.
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DBAN not able to format my HP notebook

I have a HP pavillion dv6 notebook that somebody gave me. It has Windows Vista installed on it, and somehow it got ruined. I don't know what actually happened, but Windows vista will not boot. It just ...
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Partitioning and installing on non formatted drive

I have ubuntu installed on a 500 GB drive that is not formatted in any way, not ntfs, ext, or fat. I have been using this for some time and no errors have occurred. Would it be safe to install ...
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Windows Hard Disk Format, Check of bad sectors?

Does a standard hard disk format, not the quick format option, in Windows Vista, do a write/read check of all sectors and mark any sector "bad" if they are not OK? Or is that kind of thorough check ...
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How to add a footer to a table in Microsoft Word?

I have a table that is longer than one page. I have found the option to make the header of the table to be added to the second portion of the table after the page break. Is there a way to do the same ...