Process of preparing a disk for storing data. Specifically, "high-level formatting" involves the creation of a new file system and/or a boot sector.

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Can I convert a partition from FAT to exFAT without losing data?

Is it possible to convert a partition from FAT to exFAT without having to transfer all the data off it and on it again? Linux tools would be the best, but Windows ones are fine too.
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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Get conditional formatting to analyze rows separately

I have a calendar and I am trying to fill the background of the cells based on dates on another sheet. I have gotten it to work by entering the dates in a columns, naming the range (lets says ...
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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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8GB memory stick only showing 49MB

I have an 8GB Sony USB memory stick and only 49 MB are being detected. I've tried on multiple USB ports and tried formatting it several times. I checked it for errors and it said none are found. I ...
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How do I format a MAC address to be separated by colons?

In Excel 2013, I'd like to take the following MAC addresses and create a custom format mask to put colons separating every two characters. 80BE05AF20E0 C0F2FB0326E2 80BE05C52449 I've tried ...
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Format a hard drive to work with Windows

I have a external hard drive formatted to Mac OS (journaled). I no longer have a Mac, so I would like to format the hard drive to exFat or fat32 from my Windows computer. My computer detects the ...
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How to change the colours of sparkline axes individually

I found the following code (in the office docs) which allows me to change the axis colour of a group of sparklines: Sub AxisColor() 'The sparkline group Dim oSparkGroup As SparklineGroup ...
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Zero cells not show blank. [closed]

I am using Exel for Mac. I have a simple formula and all cells with zero are showing as blank. I inserted a row and it is now showing a 0. It is frustrating. Why would one cell not follow the rest ...
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Can't Install Windows on EFI systems

I want to format my Computer that currently have this partition Disk 0 Partition 1 // Formatted Disk 0 Partition 2 // Formatted Disk 1 Partition 1 // Formatted Disk 1 Partition 2 Disk 1 ...
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Pasting code from stackexchange sites loses line breaks using chrome and google doc

This might not be a proper place to ask the question because I found a similar one on a different site -- ...
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Seagate external hard disk cannot format and can not show in computer

I formatted my seagate external hard disk with NTFS using Ubuntu Disk Utility. After that it is bricked, and now I cannot see it as a hard disk in mac /ubuntu /windows, the device can be detected by ...
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Microsoft Word protected view displays wrong formatting

Why when opening a document in Microsoft Word's Protected view are the formattings wrong? Namely i have a text box that is out of place when viewed in protected mode. I'm starting to think I posted ...
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Why does text in my Word document look terrible compared with the preview in the font dialog?

I'm having a rather unusual issue with Microsoft Word. My text looks really nice in the preview section of the font dialog box but in the document it appears far more bold and condensed. Does anyone ...
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Special Characters Causing UBB.thread 7.5.7 To Drop Content

I've been using a web board running UBB.thread 7.5.7. I've been noticing that when I copy and paste content over from thinkprogress.org the content never makes it into the post after I submit. Here ...
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Can't Format PenDrive(SanDisk Cruzer Blade)

Plz read complete question before marking Duplicate. I have a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB Pendrive(No warranty left). It have one movie file in it now, though copyable, not playable. Problem is I can't ...
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Formatting computer without Windows license

I have an old computer that I use for streaming on my TV (The screen on the computer is cracked) I want to format it, haven't done so in a while, BUT, about a year ago my harddrive crashes and the guy ...
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How do you clear formatting in Outlook for Mac 2011

I've been googling for how to do this for over 10 minutes. I can't figure out how to clear formatting in Outlook for Mac 2011. Is there a menu option or a keyboard shortcut to do this?
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Cannot reformat bootable usb drive on windows

So I made this linux live usb and I'm having trooble returning it to being a regular storage drive. I'm using windows 7, by using compmgmt.msc I can see the drive but I can't format it. usually when ...
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8 GB SD card shows up as only 6.47 GB after creating ext2 partition; how do I recover the lost space?

I have an 8 GB SD card, on which I created a 1 GB ext2 partition. When I later formatted the card, the capacity of the card appeared as 6.47 GB. How do I recover the lost space ?
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Install windows 7 setup is starting stuck (Dell Laptop)

This problem is taking too much of my time. I have dual boot (Windows 7 and ubuntu).Suddenly, I can't boot from both OSs. I have some important data in the hard drive. I couldn't fix it. Now I have ...
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Fix damaged MicroSD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted. When I put the 1GB one ...
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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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Unable to format or initialize HDD

I have an Dell Latitude E6410 laptop that belongs to a client. I want to install Windows 7 on it, but when I try to create a new partition or format the drive from the Windows Setup, i get an error ...
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USB Flash Drive became read-only during use

I was using IntelliJ when my USB flash drive suddenly wasn’t being recognised and IntelliJ became unresponsive. I tried safely removing it but it wasn’t showing up there, so I force closed IntelliJ, ...
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excel chart data labels failing to apply to all series

if I have a multiple series chart (pivot chart to be exact, can be line or bar) and I select (from the ribbon) layout data labels more data label options... then it automatically slaps ...
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Formatting of output .csv file generated by a software

I've been using a software which gives the output in .csv format automatically. In my .csv output file "." is used as a decimal separator. In my colleague's computer, the same software outputs the ...
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How to add markers to all series in an excel line chart in one go?

I have about 15 series in my chart and do not wish to manually select and edit each one individually to give it a distinct marker Is there a way to do this for all lines in one go? I don't care if ...
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Data Recovery on reformated drive is encrypted

I used Data Recovery Pro by Pareto Logic and when recovering the files it suddenly crash, the files recovered is now encrypted and I tried to scan again but didn't work. Any help, or suggestions is a ...
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Simples??? How to set all fields in Excel spreadsheet to convert from lower-case to UPPER-CASE

I know this must sound like I have no idea what I'm doing. Older versions of Excel had a page/sheet function which could be set to ensure all fields in an Excel spreadsheet would automatically convert ...
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In excel, how can I format a raw so that the second number is in parentheses?

I have a row with the following numbers: 4 (8) 3.8 (12) 5 (7) 4.6 (35) 5 (8) 4.4 (27) 4.8 (104) 4.3 (38) 4.3 (2,634) 4.4 (54) 4.5 (90) 4.8 (156) 4.6 (297) 4.5 (26) ...
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Why is data still recoverable after writing zeros to a harddrive? [closed]

If you write 0s to the entire HDD, why is it that data can still be recovered? Why would you need to perform more than one pass?
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Pad a number with prefix zeros no and decimal place in Excel?

Is there a way of formatting cells to: Add zeros to fill entered numbers that fall short of the required amount. Not round up/down decimal places but display as an entered number. For example, if ...
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How to format a System Active Primary Partition?

I have two internal HDD. HDD 1 and HDD 2. In, HDD 1 there are 5 volumes - C,D,E,F,G In, HDD 2 there are 5 volumes - H,I,J,K,L Now, I had my previous OS (Windows 8) in "C" in HDD 1. Then i installed ...
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Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

Into what format do I need to reformat my External HardDrive for use in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux. Also, can I have the differences of each partition format, I mean the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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how to format read only pendrive

My Pendrive is of read only format No delete file option is enabled I tried GParted the format to option is disabled Kindly give me some effective command line to format my pendrive Thanks in ...
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MS Word: chapter numbers within captions reset to 0 despite displaying correct chapter number in the dialogue box

I'm editing a document for a coworker, and one of the things I've fixed is inconsistent headers. After defining my list styles and getting the headings just right, I've continued to encounter a few ...
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How to format beautiful plain text email with Thunderbird?

I send only plain text emails with Thunderbird. Sometimes, I need some minimalistic formating to facilitate the reading. I wonder how to insert automatically this formating in Thunderbird. Is there ...
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Windows 8.1 Setup, moving app from background processes to apps (task manager-foreground)

I want to format my Windows 8.1, not the 1st time I do so I know how to do it, but this time while I was waiting for the % to finish, I think it was around 26% at that moment so I went to play a game ...
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New LaCie drive fails to mount on Mac OSX 10.8

I have a new LaCie d2 Quadra 4 TB external harddrive (this one). When I connect it to my Macbook pro with Friewire 800 cable (provided), the drive beeps about 20 times, then I get "The disk you ...
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How to revert a Lenovo notebook to factory settings?

Given a Lenovo notebook where the hard drive has been formated completely. How can I get it back to factory settings? Can I get the Lenovo bloatware version of Windows 8 anywhere?
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Prepend text for spreadsheet

I want to have a string value prepended to a XL-style formating in a spreadsheet program (gnumeric). The current formatting is [$-f4f2]hh:mm which should take 1:00 PM as input and convert/display it ...
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Fixing inaccessable usb flash drive

This problem first appeared when a friend of me tried to copy some files from my computer. The transfer of 29GB stopped and the process could not be aborted, it just froze! So I pulled out the usb ...
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How should I format plain-text emails to make everyone happy?

I prefer reading and writing emails in plain text. My emails are presented and composed in 80-character fixed-width-font windows, and I love text messages that are properly quoted (with “>”) and ...
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Problems formatting USB stick to be bootable (with PeToUSB and Linux)

I'm trying to make a USB stick installation disk for Windows XP. I've done this several times before (using this method), but now it's failing, and I don't know why. The only thing that's going wrong ...
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What are some good techniques to make your Windows installation something you can throw away and rebuild quickly and easily? [closed]

I don't want to care about my C:\ drive. I want to be able to casually reinstall Windows whenever I want, and be up and running quickly, with the programs, configuration, and data that I like. This ...
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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 without formatting? [closed]

Is it Possible? What sort of programs would have to be re-Installed? I guess this is sort of a vague question, so even more general considerations and tips would be beneficial.
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NTFS compatibility between Windows XP and Windows 8

I bought a 2 TB Western Digital internal hard drive to put in an enclosure and use as external storage. I want to move files off a Windows XP desktop computer because of the computer's age. Should I ...
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Tab & Enter mix up while making a list

I'm having some trouble with my lists in microsoft work 13'. before when i'd make a list and i'd want to continute from I to II, i would just press enter. now when i press enter it untabs and deletes ...
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Will Diskpart Clean All reduce HDD lifespan?

I am planning to reinstall Windows on my PC and I just want everything to be as fresh and new like when it is first used. I thought about doing a Clean All on my hard disk, but I have one question: ...