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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If I reformat a partition will it invalidate all system restore points?

I have to reformat (or perhaps re-partition) at least one (possibly 2) of the partitions on my computer. (I have only 1 physical hard drive in the computer). The first partition (drive) I am ...
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MicroSD card is not detected by Windows

I formatted my MicroSD card to HFS+ and then back to NTFS from within my Phone device (using an app namely Paragon exFAT, NTFS, and HFS+). Now that I insert the card into my PC (Windows 7), the ...
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How to give a 5GB video file to a friend, so that it'll play on their TV? [closed]

I have a .mov that I'd like to bring to an event and show people. It is 5.33 GB and I have it on my Mac. I have a 16GB flash drive, and the host has a TV with USB input. I'd like to get that file onto ...
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Disable auto-capitalize in OneNote on El Capitan OSX

I have found how to disable auto-capitalization in other Microsoft Office products, and I found many posts saying how to turn off autocorrect for spelling, but I haven't been able to find how to turn ...
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Disable boot ability for hdd

In my desktop computer I have 2 drives: 1 SSD (windows) and and 1 hdd (linux). I used to have a mechanical toggle switch to select one of them before booting (did not want to have a boot manager to ...
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How do I turn off auto date formatting in openoffice writer?

Open office inside tables is changing things like the following to dates: 6/10 9/10 How do I turn this annoying thing off if I/m trying to do scale stuff?
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Multiple conditional color formatting on a cell using IF… IF… ELSE

I've got three columns of Names, gender, DoB. Gender column as either "M" or "F" keyed in. DoB column has the date of birth mentioned as dd-MMM Color formatting of DoB column needs to fulfill the ...
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How can I format a new internal hard drive in my Macbook Pro Mid-2012 13“ if it keeps getting stuck at ”Waiting for disks to repair"?

I have a Macbook Pro Mid-2012 13" that I recently replaced the internal hard drive in. I replaced the stock hard drive with a 240GB SSD from Crucial. I am trying to install OS X El Capitan with a ...
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Create a number formatting that changed based on another cell

I would like to be able to change the number formatting of multiple cells based another cell. The goal would be to switch from absolute to percentage values and vice versa. By using the conditional ...
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Can't format microSD card

I am trying to format a microSD card. I have tried (unsuccessfully) erasing the memory from the Settings menu on an Android device at my disposal and now I have plugged the USB and givin it a go from ...
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Analog web server file analyzer: how to include both IP and host rDNS in Host Report?

I'm using the analog (previously hosted at http://www.analog.cx) program to genenerate reports and have the Packet Source Host Report enabled and running fine. How can you tweak the report so that ...
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USB reformat via terminal

I used the following command to reformat my usb, sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 But now (thunar) it says root is the owner and I can't write to the disk. Screenshot: Thunar sidebar
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How to automatically refresh MS Access tables in excel, without breaking formatting of other cells in worksheet

I have an inventory spreadsheet that contains a table of records imported from a Microsoft Access database. To the right of this table there is a field for workers to input the amount currently in ...
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Booting from a compressed iso file

I'm trying to format my PC from USB, since booting from CD won't work. I'm trying to make a USB bootable .ISO file from a win7 CD. Now I've created a .iso file whose size turned out to be 4.29 GB. My ...
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fdisk doesn't complete and hangs on a USB drive

fdisk problem. OS: linux centos 7 I used fdisk on a usb drive. It has hung and I haven't been able to kill it or get out of it. As an additional problem, since then, in trying to remedy this ...
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PHPStorm 10.0.1 Ineffective code formatting

I've a strange problem which I cannot find solution for. I'm using PHPStorm (10.0.1 on windows 10) for developing web applications in PHP. Recently I downloaded a script. The code is formatted ...
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Automatic column width in Excel

In Word 2010, there is an "AutoFit" feature for table columns, that makes the column automatically be an appropriate width for its contents. How do I get the same in Excel? I can double click on the ...
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Unable to format memory card in PC [duplicate]

My memory card is not detected in PC. I tried the following but still could not recover it, Tried the HPUSB format tool it says "Memory card is write protected". Right clicked on my computer -> ...
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Astyle align pointers

I would like to know if there is a way, with astyle, to keep this: char*** foo; because even with the -k1 flag the code is formated like this: char** * foo; Thank you very much in ...
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Can I add a partition to an external hard drive without reformatting the existing one?

I have Windows 8 on my laptop and I want to transfer some data from a Mac using an external hard drive. I have a 1TB drive that I could use, but it's NTFS. I would like to partition it and reformat ...
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Format datatable using VBA (values are as Double but String is needed for formatting)

Currently working on a vba script that makes charts automatically. I would like to add a datatable which is done using: .HasDataTable = True However I would like to show the values of series as ...
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Seagate NAS 4000TB drive only shows up as 1677.90 GB

Does anyone know why a 4-TB drive would only be showing up as a 2-TB drive? I have converted the drive to GPT format, but it still only shows with 1677.90 GB. I am using Windows 7, 64-bit, so all ...
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invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block 440000

I have a 16 gig SanDisk Cruzer Glide flashdrive that is broken. When I try to plug it in to my iMac, I get "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I click initialize or ignore, and ...
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Are there any disadvantages to fully formatting (as opposed to quickly formatting) a flash drive, other than time?

I'm running Windows 7. This comment on this question suggests that a full format could be bad for the device lifetime, but in reasonable, noticeable (not just theoretical) terms, is this true? In ...
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Can not format dual mSATA enclosured mSATA SSD

I got a dual mSATA enclosure to 2½ SATA convertor from Startech. My hard drives are 2 SanDisk 64GB mSATA SSD's. I am trying to create a RAID0 array to load my windows 10 on it as my main drive ...
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Unable to format USB due to old file corruption

I accidentally corrupted some files on a 4GB USB when I tried to install extensions and apps to a portable version of google chrome. I tried to format the USB, and it failed partway through the format....
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Windows cannot format H

Last night, I formatted a Pen drive using the 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 ...
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How much resources does Chkdsk (formatting) use?

I just received an RMA'd 4TB Red hard drive replacement. I'm thinking I should run a full format (i.e. fully chkdsking it) to verify the drive and flag any bad sectors, especially since RMAs are ...
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In Excel how can I replace 6 Zeros with an M?

For example, How do I turn $200 000 000 to $200 M. How do I turn $12 500 000 to $12.5 M? I use Excel 2013.
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How to format a USB flash drive which was used as a Linux installer? [duplicate]

I have a USB flash drive which I once used to install Linux, by writing a bootable installer image onto it. Now I would like to use it for data storage again. However, Windows sees it only as a flash ...
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Clip text in excel mac 15.xx.x

How to clip text/strings in Excel cells? The width and height of the cells should remain unchanged (so not wrap) and the text should not be displayed in the adjacent empty cell. Excel 15.13.1 OSX 10....
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Windows 8 OEM clean install error - Media driver is missing

I'm trying to make a clean install of windows 8 on my new ASUS S46CB laptop. It uses an OEM key. So, in order to make it, I created an bootable USB, using the microsoft media tools program (link) I ...
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How to reformat a hard disk that was previously in a RAID configuration?

I have 2 internal Seagate SATA hard disks that were, at evidence as far as I can judge, mounted in a RAID configuration. These disk have been given to me and were used on another computer. The 2 disks ...
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Change Cells without Copy/Paste

Imagine the list being a lot longer... Is there a way to replace the cells in both A & B with the appropriate name/ID from Column C? "Appropriate Name" is whats in column C (match names). This is ...
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How can I reformat my pc and install from an ISO file?

I have a Linux and Windows PC. I have downloaded an ISO from Bittorrent. How can I format the computer and use the ISO? I tried copying it to a CD but it is still not bootable.
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microsoft excel 2007 with locked format

I have a 2007 excel sheet with a column that I can't change from text to number. I can change color, font, size etc. but can't get out of text to number.
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SD card write protection

I'm trying to remove write protection from my 32 GB microSD from QUMOX. It worked till yesterday, when my phone said "SD card is damaged, try to format". So I did, no luck. Every time I try to write ...
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Is it possible to recover browser data lost due to formatting?

I accidentally formatted my computer, and therefore lost my web browsers. I used to work with multiple browsers (Google Chrome, IE, Firefox, etc.), and some of my vital web searches were stored in ...
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Microsoft Excel 2013 - Auto-generating a page with parent formating

I have a multi-line activity log which is created using merged cells and colored borders, and often times the activity log follows on to a new, un-formatted page. Is there a way to have excel create ...
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Best Practice/suggestions for capturing/encoding/formatting VHS video?

As a personal project for my family I recently purchased myself a Composite-USB converter in order to preserve many of the family's old home movies on VHS. Now, the proprietary software that the ...
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Using Open Office to list time elapsed in months

I'm new to open office and using the spread sheet for a database of cattle on my farm. I need it (amongst other things!) to be able to calculate the age of the cattle in months. So, in column B I ...
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SD Card corrupts 3rd and 5th file

I bought a SanDisk Extreme 64GB SD Card a few weeks ago which I accidentally removed from the card reader while it was formatting. I use it with my DSLR and format before every shoot. This corrupted ...
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How can I do a dvd install of CentOS 7 that also removes Windows 8.1?

I am trying to install CentOS 7 as the sole operating system on a computer that currently has Windows 8.1. However, I am experiencing a long series of obstacles when trying to use boot sticks to do ...
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Multiline formatted dynamic footer

In Excel 2013 there are few options how to create rich formatted page footer. I need a couple of lines from a worksheet to appear on fixed place at the page bottom as a page footer when printing. I ...
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conditional formatting based on another value

I need a way to conditional format cell B based on the values of cell A. Basically I need B to be: Green if the values are in the same day and within the same hour of A. Yellow if its one hour ...
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Cannot format or remove “extra” partitions on HDD

I have a 500GB Seagate Laptop HDD that I received from a scrapped laptop that I am trying to format. I managed to format one of the partitions but cannot remove or format the remaining ones. Here is ...
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Reinstalling Windows Vista after installing Nas4Free on the system

I’m trying to overwrite my current OS (Nas4Free) with Windows Vista Business. Vista came with the computer, but I wanted to try out Nas4Free. I am trying to format my partitions, but whenever I click ...
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Get LibreOffice to change the margins for all pages and not just the last page when select all pages is active?

I am using the template for a book from Createspace that is owned by Amazon. The template is a word document and there are various formatting styles in this template, and I want to change the margin ...
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Formatting a bootable USB that thinks it's a CD-ROM

After upgrading to Windows 10, I remember that I had an old bootable recovery usb drive from the manufacturer that I no longer needed. I want to format it but it's showing up as a CD-ROM and format ...
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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 ...