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

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16 GB USB flash drive capacity down to 938 MB

After writing the FreeNAS IMG to a 16 GB USB flash drive, I can now only use 938 MB. I used the Win32 Disk Imager tool to write the IMG to the device. Then later, when I inserted the the USB drive ...
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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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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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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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Why does Excel treat long numeric strings as scientific notation even after changing cell format to text

I'm trying to process some data in Excel. The data includes numeric account numbers and other long numeric strings (like cell phone MEIDs). I am not doing math operations on these strings, so I want ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot write, format, nor erase flash drive

I have a 4gig flash drive, which I can read from but not write on, erase, nor format in any computer (tried in 7 different computers including xp, vista, and win7). I want to erase all the data ...
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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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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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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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Does long-format in Windows zero-write the hard drive?

Specifically, I am long-formatting to ExFAT. Is this filling my external HDD with zeros? If not, how can I do this with a 230GB SATA hard drive in an external USB caddy?
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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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Accidental format

I inserted my friend's pendrive 15mins back and wanted to format it to free it of all trojans. Accidently I formatted my other drive (D:) and lost all data. My primary drive is still safe but I've ...
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Is is possible to restore the MFT of a NTFS partition after a format?

I've searched through several questions but didn't quite find anyone treating mine. So, I have a 1TB external hard drive I use for backup purposes with only 1 NTFS partition. Today using DiskPart I ...
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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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File system format for both windows and linux use (besides fat32)

I'm looking for a file system to format my large external drive with that can read/write in linux and read/write in windows. I know Fat32 is usually the best suggestion, but a large percent of my ...
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Formatting a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR

Trying to format a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR Why? FAT16 apparently needed while following this tutorial on creating a Parted Magic LiveUSB http://partedmagic.com/documentation/130-...
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What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
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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 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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What is the best drive format to share data between Mac, Linux and OS X?

Note: I'm not asking how... I know that. I'm currently using Paragon Software's drivers which let you access all drive formats from all OSes (e.g. the Linux drive from OSX or the OSX drive from Win7, ...
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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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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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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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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 8....
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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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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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How can I prevent Windows 8 from trying to format my external ext3-format hard disk? [duplicate]

How can I prevent Windows 8 from trying to format my external ext3-format hard disk? Every time I connect my ext3-format hard disk for the guest virtual machine(ubuntu), Windows(host) shows the ...
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Symbolic links when formatted

I have a symbolic link in C drive to a location on D drive. If I delete the C drive partition or format C drive, will it delete/destroy the files on D drive? I run windows 7
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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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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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Cannot format SD memory card

Hello everyone I have a SD memory card which is of local manufacturer it allows to read & copy from it but not write as it is now write-protected so i want to format that card but could not. To ...
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View Source code Microsoft Excel

Is there an equivalent to view source code in microsoft excel for either the entire excel workbook or possibly for individual cells? Ideally I would like a way to view a list of every possible option ...
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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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Repair Flash Disk

i have a flash disk, which i somehow **ed doing some formatings and all... now it doesnot work... it is loaded but i cannot copy any files to it and inside there is a large 3.85 GB file with no ...
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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 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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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...