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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Unwanted space in URLS in Excel 2010

I have a list of 23000 URLs in an Excel sheet but these appear to have extra spaces in, therefore invalidating the urls. I've tried a find and replace and excel doesn't recognise that there is an ...
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Unable to ZERO a block device

I seem unable to formate this flash drive, every method offers a read-only error. There is no physical "lock" switch on the flash drive what so ever. sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=1M [sudo] ...
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When formatting an SD card, can you set a custom allocation unit size?

I have an SD card that will only store files of 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 KB in size. I wanted to set the allocation unit size to 512KB, but the maximum allowed in Windows is 64KB. Can I set this ...
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Unable to Format new HDD after cancelling Format

I had a 1TB Samsung HD103SJ HDD that I hadn't ever used and just recently got the means to hook it up to my computer. I went through Disk Management and was running a NTFS full format (I did not opt ...
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External USB 2.0 hard drive asking me to reformat

Had a power loss yesterday, but the external hard drive are connected to UPS. Today when I turn on computer and click on this drive in my computer, it's asking me to format this drive before use, but ...
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Completely format and remove a hardrive

As seen in image disk1 is paritioned in 3 parts (C,E&F) I have nothing to do with it. All I need to do is format and remove all partitions from disk2 that is partitioned as D and other two ...
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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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Formatting a PC without admin rights

I was at a flea market the other day and bought a computer. However, the computer is locked and I can't login to it. Is there a way to format the computer and install Linux on it? It seems like the ...
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Outlining in OneNote 2010

I'm trying to format an outline with OneNote and upon hitting enter the number "1" displays. Generally I could type the desired number at the start of the paragraph and hit space and the number would ...
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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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Bitlocker Formatting Cancel

I have 500 GB HDD separated into 100 GB partitions and i have a partition in which each and every file is important so i have secured it with bit-locker........one day i wasn't at home and my small ...
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From Windows Server 2012 to Windows 8

Hi I formatted my laptop a month ago to test windows server 2012, now I want to format it again to back to its previous OS which is windows 8. I used a bootable flash drive(IMATION 8gb) containing the ...
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Change margin/spacing of footnote in Word

There is some funky formatting issues going on with my footnotes in Word (Mac 2011): How do I decrease the gap between the footnote and separator line? This answer here doesn't apply to my version ...
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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...
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LaTeX creates some long lines (longer than 'linewidth')

I am using texMaker to write a paper. Latex sometimes doesn't send the last word of the line to the next line and hence, some lines become a little longer than the others. (it happened for about 10 ...
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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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Can I recover my thumb drive

I was using my thumb drive when I saw a hidden folder named System Volume Information. I deleted this folder thinking it was a virus. After doing that, the windows explorer window disappeared and I ...
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How do I filter on bold, struck through or italic text in Excel 2007?

Is it possible to filter an Excel column based on the format of the text, such as whether it's bold, italic or struck through?
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Why does formatting decrease storage capacity

Apple notes: 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less. Why is the actual formatted capacity less than the unformatted capacity?
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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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Preparing USB flash drive for openSuSe installation

As I have had some issues with my notebook harddrive I will replace it with an SSD. To do this I need an installation medium and I do not have a DVD drive so I would like to do that with a USB flash ...
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mke2fs defaults aren't working with ext4 on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I've added a new drive to the system, partitioned it with fdisk and am now trying to format it with mke2fs. The command is failing because it thinks the inodes_count and number of ...
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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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Unable to format drive to NTFS

I'm not sure what I did with my 16GB USB stick but now I won't be able to format it to NTFS anymore. Tried to quick and full format it and I got this: C:\Users\Home>format g: /q /fs:ntfs Insert ...
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How to format my text file for better appearance?

I want to format my text file for better appearance. So I want any command or any shell script which will format my file as per my expectation. Input File: Index Name City 1. Ravi Bhuva Ahmedabad 2. ...
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Formatting and partitioning a 3TB disk?

Have a 3TB Lacie minumus disk. External with USB3.0. I can see the thing okay, but can't seem to format it as NTFS or exFAT on windows 8.1. No matter what I do, it just shows as RAW. Using the ...
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Excel reformatted numbers to times

I have a spreadsheet stored on a company sharepoint site. Only one person in my team will use it at any time, when they're finished it saves and is available to another user. Periodically when someone ...
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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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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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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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Format code and include line numbers in MS Word

I want to paste Android code both Java and XML into MS-Word. However the formatted code especially the line numbers are affected by the XML declarations. So some of my line numers are in black, others ...
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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 does Excel handle the h:mm:ss format?

I have the number 0.00082788917980126 which once converted to h:mm:ss format gives me 0:01:12, and I need to understand how as I need to perform similar formatting outside Excel, hence my question: ...
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How do I use custom formatting to change number from ########### to #####.##.##.## in Excel?

I have a very large list of numbers that range in size from 9-17 characters. I need to add periods to make them compatible with a specific program. Example: 1000409180201 --> 10004.09.18.02.01 Is ...
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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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Formating pendrive in Ubuntu

The pendrive contains a virus and I'm unable to format it due to write protection and I haven't enabled it. I searched the Internet to format it from terminal but it always failed with write ...
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Hard disk format count

Is there any way to find whether you have formatted your internal hard disk. Does any OEM apply such capability in the BIOS? I have an HP ProBook, does it have the capability?
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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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Make Excel 2007 pivot tables default to Classic View

When I launch a new pivot table in Excel 2007 (.xlsx file format) the defaults appear to be: New view (not Classic view) Autofit column widths on update = on Subtotals = on (top of group) I end up ...
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Format all Hard Drives within Domain

I am currently running a domain with Windows Server 2012 R2 as the DC. Is there a way I can format every single hard drive within the domain then fill all the drives with useless data so the original ...
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Word 2013 - How to create a new table style from an existing table style?

In Word 2013, lets say I have a few table layouts. For example Is there any way to create a new table style via the Design tab based on my existing table design, or am I forced to try to emulate ...
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Enable Microsoft Word Heading Styles in a table

I have a table with content in it. I highlighted the content inside one of the table cells and set the Heading Style to Heading 2. But Word doesn't recognize it when I do a Table Of Contents. Only ...
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How to format a flash drive as UDF in Windows 7?

Looks like the integrated format dialog doesn't offer a UDF option; however, Googling tells me that Win7 can both read and write UDF flash drives, so surely it must be able to format them out of the ...
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Excel 2010 clips top edge of content

In Excel 2010 on 2 different computers, the same file opens differently as follows: Correct: Incorrect: The correct one is displayed first. This is a file exported from a SQL Server Report; when ...
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How to enable eyedropper tool in Excel 2013?

There is a nifty 'Eyedropper' tool present in Powerpoint 2013. Does anybody know if the same can be enabled / activated or is it present in Excel 2013.
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Samsung 32GB microSD card is not detected by Windows

I have an issue with my Samsung microSD card. I formatted this card on Windows. Now Windows doesn't recognize it (0GB free, 0GB used). I think data was deleted, because when I plug it in on Linux the ...
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Microsoft word - conditional formatting in mail merge?

Is it possible to use conditional formatting in Microsoft Word 2007 Mail merge? I would like it to color the font, depending on the field value, for instance: if "Priority" field equals 1, color the ...
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Set default tab in Outlook

Default tab in Outlook is 0.5 and it makes bulleted lists look bad. I can change tab size per each and every paragraph in each and every email each and every time I make a list but that's ...
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Adding a bullet point in Word 2003 causes Heading 3 to be applied

Without warning, Word 2003 is now turning any bullet point into Heading 3. In addition, when I press Enter after typing my bullet point, the style is reverted back to Normal - whereas I would have ...
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Applying Conditional Formatting to all computed values in LibreOffice Calc

In LibreOffice Calc, how can I use the Conditional Formatting feature to apply a style to all cells which contain a computed value (via formula, as opposed to a directly input value)? LibreOffice ...