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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How to improve the HTML formatting in Evolution mail client

I have a question about viewing HTML emails in the Evolution mail client. Basically, I am receiving some emails that look lovely in Thunderbird but not in Evolution because the HTML rendering of ...
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Unable to format a Pendrive (UDF)-TrusCont Protected

I received a Pendrive from my coaching classes loaded with notes and videos. The content in the Pendrive is protected and now the content has expired. I am unable to view the content any more and it's ...
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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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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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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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Select all text with similar formatting in Word 2011 for Mac?

I'm using Word 2011 for Mac. I'm writing my thesis and I now need to format them. I initially wrote some using Google Docs, and when I downloaded and try to format using word, I found that I need to ...
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Word 2010: unsolicited white space

I'm using Office Word 2010 on a Windows 7 (64 bit) OS. I've got a large document with multiple tables and images (some of which are grouped). I've managed to lock each table or image into the ...
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Data recovery from laptop which was formatted because of new Windows 7 installation

I want to recovery my data from an Windows 7 Ultimate installation. My laptop got stolen but later I caught the theft. But unfortunately all my data is lost because he formatted my laptop and put on a ...
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hard drive formatting error

I have a disk composed of a single partition. It is formatted in ntfs and has files in it. Linux reads them fine, and is able to write on it too. So the disk is fine, and it doesn't show any smart ...
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Mac Microsoft Word 2011 stripping RTL format from doc

I copyedit articles for a psych journal using Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac. I occasionally get articles with right-to-left formatting (in English), and I can't seem to rid the doc of this format. Bad ...
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Is there a way to insert a formatted calculation into Excel 2010 without using an image?

I am maintaining a list of database column names, notes, and their calculations in an Excel 2010 spreadsheet. The calculations are included so as to document how to derive the values for the various ...
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Configuring gmail for use on mailing lists

This is really two questions in one. First, are nettiquette guidelines still accurate in their restrictions on ASCII vs. HTML, posting style, and line length? (Here's a recent metafilter discussion ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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WD My Passport External HD stuck at Formatting

My WD My Passport 1TB stopped working all of a sudden. I just got it 3 months ago. The computer recognizes the hard drive and when I went to Disk Management the file system says RAW. The light just ...
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Re-partition my system which has dual operating system (Win7 and Win 8) and install a fresh Win8 OS?

I have got a boot problem when i am trying to open Windows 8. When I switch on my laptop, it asks which OS to boot in (i.e. either Win7 or Win8). But now, when I switch on the laptop, the system is ...
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Can't Find/Find&Replace “Purple, Accent 4, Lighter 40%”, all other colors work - Excel 2007

I have a several large Excel tables that I am managing for my current project. Whenever a metric or value in the table changes, I indicate the change by changing the background color of the cell for ...
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Hard drive boots, but asks to be formatted when attached to another computer

I am trying to cleanup a hard drive that has been infected. I've done this hundreds of times for people, but am having an issue with this one. The infected system is a Windows 7 install (Home ...
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Why would re-formatting an external disk drive stop random drive disconnects in OSX Mavericks?

My old MacBook Pro Retina was over heating, so after a long story omitted, I got a new MBP Retina with Mavericks pre-installed, and my Seagate Thunderbolt(TB)/USB3 drive started unmounting and ...
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How to format and re-use a locked down thumb drive?

I recently went to an IT conference where the company Veeam was giving away free plastic cards that had a detachable thumb drive. When I plugged the thumb drive into my Windows 7 computer, Windows ...
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Small bootable flash drive for Mac

I'd like to boot from a flash drive containing some disk management utilities, like disk partitioning on a mac (MacBook Pro). All the instructions I've seen require an OSX installation disk with a >= ...
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Excel Copying Conditional Formatting

I need to copy conditional formating down a column. The values are based on VLOOKUP formulas. When I compare J2 to F2, everything works. When I copy the Formatting down the column, every cell is ...
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In MS Excel cell format, How to change the default time duration from “number of days” to “number of minutes”?

In MS excel if I set a cell format as time (e.g. [h]:mm:ss) and then if I type any number N in that cell, MS excel assume that number as number of days since 1st Jan 1900 00:00:00. Is it possible to ...
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Tool to to change empty elements to self-closing elements

I have a large XML file with many elements like this: <Foo Bar="Baz"> </Foo > I want them all to become like this: <Foo Bar="Baz" /> Is there a tool that will do this for me ...
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recover hard drive after careless low-level section rewriting

I was trying to write a ramdisk image to my sdcard but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the ramdisk image is about 7M and it was written to the first sections of my ...
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Wiki markup in Skype messaging

So, some time ago Skype decided to release some formatting for their instant messaging. However, all the available commands are nowhere to be found in a list so I thought I'd ask here. These are the ...