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

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is it true that formatting my USB data travller extensivelly will reduce its storage capacity?

is it true that formatting my USB data travller extensivelly will reduce its storage capacity i heard that with every format its storage capacity reduced by some kbs is it true?
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Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition

I offered to help a friend of mine with his computer, and it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I first thought. He originally came to me asking me to recover some of his files from his ...
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Format my bootcamp partition to NTFS

Bootcamp is telling me that my bootcamp partition (that it created) is the wrong format. Does anyone know how to format bootcamp partitions?
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Recover formatted ntfs files from ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery I had Widnows XP running on my system and i installed Ubuntu which deleted all my drives and created a single drive in ext2 format. Now is ...
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Software to compare music file quality

Is there some software (ideally free and for MS Windows) which can compare the quality of two (or more) files containing the same song? It should be able to take into account the quality loss due to ...
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Where is format.exe in windows vista?

As the question states, where is the executable located? I've tried searching everywhere and can't find it
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Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?

PDFs are a great archive format for scanned images, but Acrobat does not allow you to edit the text layer of the document (the part that can copy and paste from) leaving you with just the raw OCR. Are ...
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Accidentally formatted a drive with an important pst-file in it. How to recover?

I did a quick format and windows 7 installation on a client computer without knowing that the computer contained archived emails. So when I learnt that the computer had these important files I pulled ...
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Format an external hard disk to FAT32, only option showing is NTFS

I am trying to format an external hard disk to FAT32 (I need it to work with some hardware that expects it to be in FAT32). When I am trying to format it via Windows the only option get is to format ...
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Formatted D partition by mistake

I just did a huge mistake. Yesterday, a friend of mine asked me to install Windows XP for him. I have done this task hundreds of times, but yesterday I was tired when I started the install procedure ...
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Formatting a former RAID 0 drive through USB

I'll try to be as specific as possible here: I was using two Hitachi 2.5" 500 gb HDDs in my Gateway P-7805u laptop in a RAID 0 configuration. The array was causing the laptop to run extremely hot, ...
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How to convert MP3 into VOX file format in linux / unix

I want to know how do I convert an mp3 file to vox file format.
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Set ubuntu locale

How can I set my locale and date format to be y/m/d in Arabic? Machine Info: Ubuntu 9.10
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Opening OpenOffice documents in Microsoft Office

Are there any good extensions out there for MS office to Open up open office files? The problem is here at our company some people use Microsoft Office and others use OpenOffice
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View an XML file without any carriage returns or other text formatting as a tree

I've opened an XML file in emacs, and it's the output from a web request so it's just in one long line. Can I execute a command to format it into a tree structure?
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Windows 7: Cannot format drive

I was using Windows XP, and I just installed Windows 7 on another partition. Now I want to format the partition containing Windows XP, but it says: Windows was unable to complete the format. ...
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How to get back partition information after power failure during format?

I recently began formatting a USB external drive in Windows when the power went off. When I powered the drive up again and connected it, the partitions don't show up under My Computer. When I go to ...
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How can I keep the code formated as original source when I paste them to vim?

When I copy some code from webpages and paste it to VIM,I find it becomes a mess style like a ladder as follows xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx Since it messed so regularly so I ...
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Office 2007: “Save as <old format>” batch conversion

Is there something I can give a "novice user" to convert all Office 2007 documents in a folder to a previosu format?
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Format UDF hard drive as NTFS in Windows 7

I have a MyBook hard drive that someone gave to me to format to NTFS. Right now it's UDF and windows treats it like a CD-ROM. I can't seem to figure out how to format it to be NTFS.
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Free-as-in-beer binary file format inspector [closed]

I am looking for a utility that gives me the ability to specify a binary file format and then interpret a file of bytes according to that format. (Something along the lines of the 010 Editor, but ...
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IOCTL call error when trying to format an SD card

Found an SD card (1GB) lying around. Thought I might pop that into my card reader and see if anything is on it. Nothing. There isn't even a file system on it. I right-click and go "format" but ...
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Three formats? Why?

I needed to download the Ruby Source recently from here and it says, "available in three formats" which are .tar.bz2, .tar.gz and .zip. Is there any reason that we need all three formats? At least on ...
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Format with TexFAT filesystem

Is it possible to format a device (USB stick or hard disk) with a TexFAT or TxF file system? If so, how? Is a special driver or program required for XP or Vista to be able to do this? I can find no ...
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What format should I convert my iTunes Videos to?

Recently got Daniusoft Media Converter, and was about to strip the DRM off my iTunes library, then I found I had a huge decision to make. Converting my music seems obvious, to MP3, however the video ...
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Best way to compress avi files for web viewing and best format for view

What is the best tool for reducing the file size of AVI files to post for viewing on the web? Also what is the recommended format?
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How can I securely format a solid-state drive?

When selling / throwing away / giving away HDDs I always use DBAN to do a DoD wipe first. Is this still a valid thing to do on an SSD? Will it have an adverse effect on the SSD's lifespan?
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Import exponetial fixed width format data into Excel

I've received a bunch of text data files consiting of Lots of records (>30K/file) of 3 fields each of 5-place numbers in exponential format: s0.nnnnnEsee (where s is +/-, n is a digit and ee is the ...
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What format is “undf”?

By accident, I recently removed some videos from my phone. I tried to restoring them with Recuva and TuneUp Utilities and the results were "undf" files. I tried to open with VLC, Media Player Classic ...
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How to format drive with partitions

I have a drive with 3 partitions - Vista, Ubuntu and just storage. I'm used to creating and formatting partitions. However, I have never formatted a entire drive with partitions. Any pointers to ...
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Repairing the Windows XP MBR

I had only one OS on my PC, the windowsXP. Now I tried to install fedora linux and due to some problems in between the installation could not be completed. But till that time the MBR was already been ...
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tab-shape or round corner background in Excel

In the below screenshot, you can see that each blue group header has a tab-shape or round corner background. Does anyone know to to create it? Source
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Completely formatting a USB flash drive

I have a Verbatim Store 'n' Go drive which by default comes with software in a partition which password protects the drive. I want to erase this partition, as it only works on Windows (I'm having to ...
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How do I find out the audio format of a wav file?

In Windows XP, I used to use sndrec32.exe (Sound Recorder accessory) to open a wav file and the get properties on the file. This would display the length, data size, and audio format (e.g. GSM 6.10 ...
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How to take an image of an hard drive partition

I'm a reformat freak and I reformat almost every month for one reason or another. I have a small (32 GB) C:\ partition for Windows and some programs and keep everything else on different partitions ...
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Installing Vista via Bootable USB created on an XP computer

I am trying to install Windows Vista on my laptop in which the CD drive no longer works. I decided I would install via USB flash drive. On that same laptop I created my bootable flash drive, vLited it ...
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What is the best configuration to Upgrade to Windows 7?

I know you can upgrade from Windows 7 RC 1, Windows Vista (activated or trial) or Windows XP to Windows 7 RTM, but which will give you the cleanest upgrade path? By this I mean which will give you ...
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16GB USB flash drive shows as 16MB and is unusable

I have a Sandisk Cruzer 16GB USB flash drive, but it started to show up as 16MB. And I can't use it, it tells me that I need to format the drive or Please insert a disk into drive X. What software do ...
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iPhone - Entire Laptop Hard Drive Been Formatted, but iPhone Still contains Music & Pictures…What To Do?

Hey! My entire Laptop hard drive has been formatted however my iPhone still contains all the data I had synced to it via iTunes. Is there a way I can resync my iPhone with a new install of iTunes ...
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Is it possible to format my iMac's drive and re-install everything?

I might be selling my iMac computer, and I know I have some CD's it came with. Is it possible to format the drive and bring it back to how it was when it was new? (using those disks)
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Why can't I format a 10 GB partition in Windows 7?

I had Ubuntu installed in a 10 GB partition of a 120 GB hard drive on my laptop. I then installed Windows 7 on the 110 GB partition. Now inside Windows 7, I want to reformat the 10 GB partition and ...
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Vista/Windows 7 Dual Boot - Format Vista Partition

I have a laptop running Vista Home Premium. I repartitioned and installed Windows 7. I want to keep Windows 7 which is installed on Drive D and format Vista which is on Drive C. Will I still be able ...
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Ways to format an HDD

I have an HDD [IDE connected through a USB case] with some damaged areas. Windows [Vista] format fails. I was given to understand that Low Level format is mostly for older drives and might not work on ...
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How do I convert a Mac OS Filemaker 2 database to a recent FM or Bento db, preserving the relations and field data types

I'm hoping for more than just exporting the data, I would like to preserve the relation between the databases. This is for a friend's legacy database that tracks monthly fees from a list of clients. ...
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Should I choose 'Format' or 'Format (Quick)' when installing Windows XP?

When installing Windows XP, there is a prompt for formatting the disk. What is the difference between an NTFS 'format', and an NTFS 'format (Quick)'?