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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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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How to make Thunderbird compose mail with “Paragraph” as default?

I'm trying to do the exact opposite of How To Make Thunderbird Compose Mail With "Body Text" As Default?. So my current default setting for composition is "Body Text", but I want it to be ...
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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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Stop Text Wrap in Word 2010 for an Equation Object

In Word 2010, I have an equation object that wraps at the end of a line. Is there a way to stop it from wrapping? (Since it's an equation object, I can't just use a no break space like would be ...
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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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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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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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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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Make Word restart numbering automatically when I paste a list

I have a 95 page document that is nothing but a series of numbered lists. Each day I take the current list of tasks and copy-and-paste it one page down in the same document after the current date. ...
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Conditional formatting excel conundrum

I have a list of values in excel. I would like to highlight a cell if its more than 1.5 higher or lower than the value before it or after it. Is this possible? Thanks guys!!
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Is my data gone after unplugging my external hard drive while formatting with TrueCrypt?

I unplugged my external hard drive while it was being formatted 30 seconds in, using TrueCrypt's Volume Creation Wizard. I unplugged the external while it was actively being formatted because I ...
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Formulas and icons in Excel

In Microsoft Excel 2007 and am attempting to track vehicle mileage I’m looking for Excel to calculate mileage until service, from two cells, and output 3 different icons or colors to been easily ...
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Can't format external hard drive (“in use”)

I'm running (via Boot Camp) Windows 7 SP1 on my 32-bit MacBook, and I'm trying to format a new Western Digital My Passport external hard drive to use NTFS. It came formatted of course but I wiped it ...
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Is it possible to change the font in Trello?

In Trello I'm noticing that a lowercase l (el) and an uppercase I (aye) look the same in a task. I'm starting to use an open source font called Source Sans Pro. I've tried changing it in my browser ...
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No drives to choose while formatting

I was trying to format my friend's computer and when we came to the point where we have to choose which drive to install windows on, there was no option to choose from, i.e there were no drives ...
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Some way to reset formatting when ENTER is pushed in microsoft word

When I do some special formatting when writing text (such as bolding or italics) it carries over to the next line when I push ENTER automatically. Is there any way to set it so that when ENTER is ...
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Does anyone have an original Word 2003 normal.dot file?

I'm running Microsoft Office XP Small Business which has Word 2003. I need to know what the Original Default settings were in normal.dot for Paragraph Formatting, specifically: Indentation: Special: ...
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How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive?

How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive? It will not mount or format on Windows Vista or OSX Tiger. Disk Utility sees the hardware, but no partition to mount. Testdisk ...
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Using same home partition with same username while reinstalling

I use Debian Lenny and would like to change over to Squeeze. My system consists of two partitions: lenny installation & home directory partition. I have all my personal files in the home ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why I cannot format a microSD to ext4?

I have a Toshiba Class 10 64GB microSD that I want to use in a tablet (Cyanogenmod 11) by formatting it ext4. So I did the usual thing (under Fedora 20): created a single Linux partition with sfdisk, ...
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How can I change the way VS 2013 formats Razor inline code?

Whenever I format a Razor document (via Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D), sections that have inline code, such as this, are pulled to the left. How can I stop or change it?
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Installing OS from a flash drive's directory?

I have quite huge (64GB) flash drive with some data on it. And I'm wondering if it's possible to create a directory with bootable Windows 7 / 8 / Linux on that pendrive so I'd be able to install OS ...
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Unable to format usb

I am unable to format my usb (4GB SanDisk). It says it's write protected. Whenever I attach it to my PC, I get an alert about a virus infection (auto-run.inf + recycler) but no action is taken due ...
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debug commands for formating drive

I want to delete all the data on my hard drive, including partitions. What commands should I put in the command prompt for debugging the hard drive? I do not have any OS on my laptop. how to do it? ...
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs file sizes in human-readable format when, for example, displaying the transfer progress with --progress. But is it possible to get this same file size formatting in ...
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Mac crashed on reformat

I was reformatting a corrupted flash drive on a Mac. So I do so, and it formats into the Mac's format. So I decide to change the setting to fat and format again. It crashes and and I have a computer ...
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Is there a way to copy & paste a format style in Word?

I export some data (daily) from Access to Word and each time, I need to take certain formatting steps (about 6 steps) for the final Word Document. Instead of going through each step, one by one, each ...
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Disk actions are not available for some drive in Disk Management

I have plugged old E-IDE PATA drive into my motherboard and it detected it, unfortunately, Windows only see this drive but can't do anything with it. Why?
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Excel: Formatting assistance for rows with no values

I've constructed a spread sheet of people vs garment options for a year 12 jumper, the peoples names are organised in rows and the option in columns. I would really like the whole row a persons name ...
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windows 7 and windows 8 works only first boot

I recently bought and installed a SanDisk Ultra Plus 128gb SSD to replace my old 1TB Western Digital, now my PC fails to boot the second time I start it up. I have tried a fresh install of Windows 7 ...
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I've deleted some cells and cleared everything out and it keeps reverting back to DATE format

I've never changed formatting to date: I always keep it in General unless I need to make it different. Since my last Update, everything now changes to date when I either copy, paste, or when I ...
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Formula to format a cell to subtract one decimal place from another cell and have the calculated results displayed

I have a value in one cell that has four decimal places, in the cell below, I have the metric conversion formula. I want the cell below, with the metric conversion formula to display one less ...
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Format a protected disk

I have an external HD that I want to format. The disk doesn't appear in the device list, neither in xp, nor in Windows7. Here's what I did so far: Ubuntu: Ubuntu sees it but I can't mount it, nor ...
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Will installing windows format the disk?

I have a problem with my hard disk so I removed it, stripped off an external hard disk and inserted it into my laptop. Now i want to install windows 7 on this disk but the installation is not showing ...
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creating shared storage space for linux build on 32 GB USB

I'm building LFS to a 32 GB USB key and I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some information on how to format my USB key to meet the following requirements: when ...
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Can I paste rich text and preserve formatting?

I have an Excel sheet and I paste text into a text box. I'm trying to copy+paste a source code from Eclipse and to preserve syntax highlighting and preserve tabs (code formatting). Syntax ...
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Full format - What sector does the format start?

I made some monumental level of screw ups recently with a 3TB disk. I accidentally pulled out the cable and RAWed my disk. I then played around with Partition magic and couldn't get things back due 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 ...