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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USB flash drive is inaccessible

My 32GB USB flash drive now state "drive is write protected" reads ReadOnly in Windows Disk Management. This is the result from diskpart... DISKPART> detail disk Generic Flash Disk USB Device ...
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Windows installation: Couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one

I was trying to get a clean Windows installation on my hard drive, but am running into some issues. I get to the part where I need to select which hard drive I want to install Windows on. I have 2 ...
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merging a system partition with a partition preceding it

My hard drive is 500 Gb, I partitioned it with 400gb for windows 7 and 100gb for Windows 10, however I am in need of a bit more space, thus I shrank 50gb from the windwos 7 partition, besides ...
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Tails Installer fails with insufficient space error on a 64GB usb

I am trying to create a Tails Live USB via the Tails Installer on a 64GB usb key. I can successfully run Tails from a temporary USB key, but I run into trouble on the last step of Tails Installer ...
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Outlook macro to change “style set” on reply

I have to following issue: With Outlook 2010 - or Outlook in general - when you reply on a email with HTML format, then some formatting is used from the received email. Often the paragraph settings ...
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How to back-up data to an internal drive without changing the OS?

Is it possible to use an internal hard drive as an external back-up hard drive without changing my OS? I connected my internal hard drive to my computer through a usb port using a sata-to-usb ...
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Is it possible to recover a NTFS partition after it was formatted to NTFS using Gparted Live CD? [duplicate]

I had a NTFS partition on my ASUS laptop that had Windows 7 on it. I formatted it using Gparted Live CD because I thought there are some problems in Windows but then found out it was a problem of ...
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Unable to access newly created software RAID array in Ubuntu Desktop

please assist me with the following problem. I already have an Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 box into which I have added 2 500GB drives in the hopes of wring them up in a RAID-1 configuration for simple ...
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How to format my USB?

I have a Kingston USB drive and I want to format it but I can't do it. I've already tried the disk management and the diskpart but it won't work. Whenever I would format it, there will be a window ...
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Windows 7- Unable to format disk

I had a USB drive that I was previously using for a live linux install. It had several previous installs, and there were a lot of unused empty partitions on the disk as a result. I used the DISKPART ...
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How to build a form in Word that changes based on drop down selection

I don't know if this is even possible. I want to create an improved checklist for our internal operations. The issue we are having is we have one master checklist and not every item on the list ...
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Print out FrameMaker tags

I have documents that have gone through many, many writers. Unfortunately, every writer wanted to use their own paragraph and character tags. Consequently, some document have 30+ paragraph tags. I ...
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DOS unformat memory issues

When I try to format an MSDOS 6.22 FAT16 partition (for restoration reasons, even with 3 AV installed, I get LOTS of virii), it goes about its business until UNFORMAT data is created. It says: ...
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SD card asking to be formatted half way through copying

I have a Nikon D3300 with a 4GB SDHC card. I went out the other day and took about 5 photos to test it, copied them to my pc (windows 7), and all worked fine. I went on another trip today and took ...
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Impress won't save bullets or spacing

I make a nice neat Libre'Office Impress document. I put paragraphs on the page, with a quarter inch spacing after them. While I am working with the document, all is well. I then save the document ...
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Attempted to format MicroSD card, card became inaccessible, is the card trashed?

I attempted to format a brand new Class 4 8 GB Unirex MicroSD card using a USB adapter to my Windows computer using SDFormatter v4.0. I set the format settings to be Quick format type with Format ...
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How do you format numbers in Excel for Indian Currency (Rupees)?

Currently the Excel default formatting is: 1,000,000 500,000 How do you format the number to use the comma separator (,) like this 10,00,00,00 50,00,00 This is is how Indian Currency (Rupees) ...
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can't change different footnote/endnote font sizes in MS Word 2011

I've already consulted all the instruction on how to change formatting of footnotes/endnotes in Microsoft Word 2011. The problem is the settings say I'm using the same size font, same font, all ...
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Apply formatting to all tables in a MS Word document [duplicate]

Is it possible to apply formatting to all tables in a single document without doing it one by one?
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I cant format my 64gb transcend sd card

I partitioned my 64gb sd card into two fat32 and ext4. I am using android mobile and used the ext4 as a way to increase the internal memory of my phone. Suddenly the phone gave error that it could't ...
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Can I reformat windows 7 using an external rather than a blank dvd? [duplicate]

I am not sure about all the terminology, so pardon me if reformat isnt the correct term. I would like to reset windows 7 and my ssd to factory, but I dont have any blank cds or dvds laying around. I ...
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Unable to format hard drive that has Windows 8.1 installed on it

I have removed a disk from my old computer, where it was the primary drive that had Windows 8.1 installed on it, and added it to my new laptop as a secondary drive. Windows is not allowing me to ...
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Excel - disallow formatting locked cells, allow formatting unlocked cells

When i lock cells in excel How can i prevent users from editing the background color, text color, bold text etc in cells that are locked. But allow them to change background color etc in cells that ...
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Windows does not recognize HDD after reformatting one partition

I have 2 hard disk drives on my computer : On the first one, I have only Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed (dual boot) The second HDD has 5 Partitions where I saved documents. Initially, all ...
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Protect formatting in Excel 2010, and allow editing of text

I am using Excel 2010 with a shared workbook. I need the formatting protected, but allow users to edit text and select from drop-down boxes. Following the instructions in this answer to Protecting ...
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USB Drive missing space, no unallocated space found in Device Manager

I followed the link below to try and fix this issue but unfortuantly DiskPart, GParted or any other method has been unsuccessful. It's a 32GB flash drive and I'm seeing 1.8GB. Any ways of totally ...
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How to format text between branches excel using a macro Excel 2010

I found a little macro to change all the text between "[" and "]" red in excel. But i can't get it to work in Excel 2010, i get some errors. Can someone help me debug this? At the end i wish that in ...
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How do I add a horizontal double lined border to the right side of line numbers in Word 365?

This page has an example of how it should look with the horizontal double lines between the line numbers and the body text. example How do I put a double line between the line numbers on the left and ...
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Nuke thumbdrive and set GPT+Partition

After using my 16GB USB2.0 thumbdrive as an ESXi boot stick I am now unable to format it. Windows Explorer would just say: The drive could not be formatted (or something likewise) Diskpart is ...
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“Format” same as “Restore/Reset to Factory settings”?

Can someone tell me the definition/process of "Formatting" and "Restore to Factory Settings"? are these two the same thing? (I don't think those tags are right. If not, can someone please attach the ...
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Hard drive shows no files, has some space taken up

My laptop has a SSD and a hard drive. I have never used the hard drive, and until a few days ago, it was empty. Now, two files showed up on the hard drive (msdia80.dll and ...
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Excel: Conditional formatting for column merge

I'm looking to create a timetable that is formed by combining material from several worksheets. It does not seem to be possible to automatically consolidate text from several worksheets, but it is, of ...
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How to copy and preserve text formatting from a website?

I often quote from websites such as Etymonline which use bolded and italics and/or both. How can I efficiently replicate the formatting as well? At present, I copy and paste with the right cursor on ...
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Changing motherboard with a different socket type and CPU

I'm planning to change my motherboard to a AM3 socket, my socket now is a FM2 do I need to reformat all my drivers or just the driver with the OS on it?
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Excel 2013 - PC - conditional formatting with multiple sheets

I have a project that covers 2 sheets. It concerns doing inventory for small businesses. On sheet 1 there is a schedule of inventories and purchases that a business can make each month. On sheet 2 ...
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Cannot delete files on ExFat flash drive without running chkdsk

When I go to delete/create/modify a file from a flash drive that is formatted with ExFat when Windows says the drive needs to be checked for errors, I cannot delete any files. Why can't I ...
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How can I remove space between Footnode and Text?

I have a friend, who is writing a homework for their studies. She has a problem, that the max lenght of text, sould be 20 pages. We are now trying to reduce the pages ;) We have the following foot ...
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csv file formatting issue in excel

I have a csv file when opened in notepad looks like this: sep=, ProgramXX, PXXXXX, .... IDXXXXX, XYZXXXXX, .... This should open well formatted as csv file in excel program but what I see is this: ...
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How to combine sections of text, line by line

Is there a way (in Microsoft Office, Notepad++, etc), to combine multiple sections of text, line by line, so, for example, my text would changes from this: section 1, line 1 section 1, line 2 ...
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Excel converts datetime to other format where days are low enough to be months

I live in europe and our datetime format is usually dd/MM/yyy I have an excel spreadsheet where I have ALOT of dates But for reasons I do not know, Excel converts where (dd < 12) to mm/dd/yyyy - ...
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Formatting issues converting .pdf to .docx [duplicate]

I am having trouble with a .pdf document that needs converting to Word. I am using Acrobat XI Pro with Office Word 2013 and am on Windows 7 Pro. The original .pdf has Bold and nomal text, varying ...
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How to continue the autofill in this format?

So right now I have this in range A1:A9 A1: 1.1.1 A2: 1.1.2 A3: Empty cell A4: 1.2.1 A:5 1.2.2 A6: Empty cell A7: 1.3.1 A8: 1.3.2 A9: Empty cell What I need to do is be able to drag this ...
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Windows cannot format the Drive

I had Windows Vista installed in my laptop about 4 years ago. I had no problems, until last month when the Video driver failed to initialize. I tried a repair, trying to load the driver from the ...
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Tab stop in table cell with rotated text in Word

I have a table in Word with cells that have the text rotated 90° left. I want to put text, and then have the underline go the rest of the way to the top of the cell. The way I usually do this, which ...
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Microsoft Excel, copying Format of a cell

Like copy and pasting cell content with format to another cell or multiple cells, is there a way to copy a particular cell's FORMAT alone and paste using Ctrl+V to another/multiple cells? Thanks in ...
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Formula or function to change part of a text string color not using conditional formating

I have a shape I am using to highlight text. The text is using a formula to get a set of text from the spreadsheet . I need a single word to be a different color than the rest of the text string. ...
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How do i recover data without reformatting drive after USB to SATA conversion?

My External USB Hard Drive became unusable. Removed the enclosure and connected via SATA. Windows is failing to recognize without formatting. What are my options to recover drive without losing data? ...
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Why is copy paste losing all formatting by default?

Lately whenever i copy paste something (in particular within Office) by default i lose all formatting. To copy the formatting have to retry copying the content several times before it works. So far i ...
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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 ...