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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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 ...
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How to format excel cells that show duration in years and months?

I can't figure out how to do custom formating that would format input "1/5" as "1 year, 5 months", or "5,0" as "5 years". I do want the cell to retain original input of "1/5" but visually display "1 ...
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How to disable tracking of formatting changes in Word for Mac 2011?

I use change tracking in Microsoft Word to collaborate with others while jointly editing a document, however, I am not interested in tracking formatting changes. On the Windows version of Word, I was ...
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Conditional Formatting from Helloh, for a Noob

I'm going to try my best to explain what I need to figure out. Also, for you to understand exactly how mind bending this is for me, I haven't used an Excel formula since 2005/2006ish. We're doing a ...
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How to change cell format from [ss] to number without changing values

I am doing my Msc Ecology thesis and in the process of organizing my data set. When inputting my data for the amount of time a skink spent in a hole I inputted h:mm:ss for the time it went in and the ...
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How to convert MBR disk to GPT disk on Windows XP? [duplicate]

My new harddrive is larger than 2TB, and for some reasons I have to convert it to GPT disk so I can use all the space. How can I convert my WD Red 3TB into GPT disk so I can use all its capacity? I ...
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Really damaged HDD, is there a faster way to identify and mark bad blocks?

I have this 120GB HDD with ~2-3GB of contiguous bad sectors on it, no way to regenerate them, but other than that, still usable. I don't have splinters running inside, so it seem safe for now (or for ...
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Recover formatted drive

Here is my question, I have formated my C drive and installed windows on it, but I lost some important file I have used many recovery tools but it is not showing that folder itself I am using XAMPP ...
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Android: External SD Card storage size

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537. I let it format my Samsung Class 10 SDHC 64 GB card. It used exFAT format. I then transfered my MP3 collection to it, which is about 34 GB. When I finished, ...
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In Word is there a way to have a numbered list with an extra space between items?

For example is there a way to have lorem ipsum... blah blah blah insert text here as opposed to lorem ipsum... blah blah blah insert text here As it is now if an extra line is created and the ...
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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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How to copy html content with original formatting to vim editor

Trying to copy/paste html from this source - second live demo example. When I copy the code, output is wrong formatted and it looks like the following in vim editor: What is the best way to copy ...
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Reformat Debian Bootable USB Drive back to Regular Storage

I created a Debian Netinstall Bootable USB drive using a SanDisk Cruzer Edge. The USB stick booted fine but now I cannot reformat it back. Diskpart reads it as 0B used and 0B free, Disk Management ...
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Remove hakintosh and reinstall XP

I've installed Hackintosh on my Esprimo mobile V5505, and it worked well. Now I would like to format my HD and reinstall XP. If I run windows XP installation CD, the C drive is not shown. Entering in ...
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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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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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MS Word: Changing selection to a custom style affects entire paragraph

I have a document with some custom styles. One of them just has bold, but it happens regardless of the custom style I choose. When I select a word within a line/paragraph (currently set to the ...
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Formatting columns in microsoft excel?

I have a list (.txt document) of telephonenumbers with first and surname and number. Like this : 123123 john doe 123132 michael jordan etc. I want to put the list in microsoft excel that after a ...
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How to format to FAT32 under Windows 8?

How to format to FAT32 under Windows 8? Formatter applet shows only NTFS and exFAT. Is exFAT the same as FAT32 with some paramters?
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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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Keep OEM MS Office after reinstalling Windows 7

I have a HP G62-355DX Laptop that came with Windows 7 and Office 2007 pre-installed. I'm planning to reformat the HDD to fix slowdown and other various issues that have begun to crop up, but I'm not ...
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How to repair SD card that was unplugged during formatting?

I tried to format my SD card on my Windows computer but unfortunately I pulled it out during the process. Now it can't be recognized. I tried to wipe it using disk utility on Mac OS X but after it's ...
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Will reformatting my computer with windows 8 wipeout both internal hard drives?

Will reformatting my computer with windows 8 wipeout both internal hard drives? Main one is C:/, and secondary one is D:/ If it only wipes out primary drive, will D:/ remain unchanged, and be a good ...
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Quick format vs format when filling hard drive

I have a hard drive with stuff on it. I have now deleted it and want to format the drive. I want to make sure that it is wiped clean (at bit level) so I would format it using windows 7 formatter which ...
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Interrupt formatting

Recently I bought a new HDD and it was formatted as FAT32. I wanted to use NTFS so I started to format it again. On Windows, there is a checkbox labeled "Quick format" (or something like that), which ...
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How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?

I want to format a memory stick for moving data between Windows 7 and a non-networked Ubuntu server (Precise). I'm not sure that either of the two ways I've tried are correct, even though I can read ...
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formatting or beautifying Javascript in SublimeText

Saw this thread Is there an HTML auto-indentation feature or plugin for Sublime Text (aka prettify/beautify/format)? for an html formatter in SublimeText. Does anyone know of something equivalent ...
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I copied an ISO image over a USB drive, can I format it to use it as a storage device again?

I have a 4GB USB drive and I wrote an iso file to it. Now I want to delete the data on it. Is there any way to take the space back? I used Linux to burn the iso file following these instructions. At ...
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Excel copy-paste: always match destination formatting

I use Excel to crunch numbers, so I usually don't want to copy the formatting along with the text. But this is the default. Is there a way to default to always match destination formatting when ...
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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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How can I get the displayed value of a cell in MS Excel ( for text that was converted to dates)?

How can I get the displayed value of a cell in MS Excel ( for text that was converted to dates)? Excel File Origin I have an Excel file that was originally a CSV file. At this time I don't have ...
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Format encrypted/corrupted HDD

I got a hard drive which I think is either encrypted or corrupted. When I tried to connect it to my other desktop, my desktop was unable to identify it. Is there any powerful way to detect and format ...
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Would (potentially) hundreds of formats of a USB drive degrade its quality in any way?

I have been considering the following setup for a home forensic workstation: Machine A - my main machine, used for preparing files Machine B - the isolated forensic workstation, disconnected from my ...
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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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In excel 2010 how to colour a cell based on values from another cell

I have a quite large table with several rows and for a easy visual trace I would like that a cell change color whenever a cell in another row has value. Let me try an example to be clearer: Say that ...
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Format cells to percentage and restrict entering

I want to format a cell as percentage with two decimals. I used format cell and keep the decimal places as 2. But I want to restrict the full numbers to two. Ex:23.45% Then I used a custom format ...
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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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How to concatenate a date in MS-excel and receive a date (not a number)

When I try to concatenate two cells in MS-excel in the formula I have the date as a integer number (eg: 04 april 2012 become 41006). How can I display the date also in the formula cells?
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Format number to decimal without rounding

I have numbers with decimal values in column,I want to restrict the decimal points to 3 and also want not to round the number. To restrict the decimal places I used the format cells option.It works ...
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How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
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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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Format /dev/sda as unallocated

I want to format my hard disk (/dev/sda) to be unallocated (free space). The reason I want this is because I'm installing cPanel CentOS disk and it shows me that there's not free space on my system. ...
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how to format a 500gb external hard drive to fat32 using windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB ...
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Will the files of other drives be deleted when formatting a dual-boot machine

I use both Windows and Linux on my computer by dual-booting. I also have 3 drives. On one I have Windows, on the other there is Linux and on the third one are my files (documents, pictures etc.). Now, ...
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Use Excel Color Scale Formatting with Text

I use Excel sheets to track the status of tasks through a set of discrete statuses. I'd like to be able to format these automatically, with the start being red, the end being green and progressing ...
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Partitioning a hard drive with Linux already installed

well I have a problem with my current linux installation where it freezes the entire system when I try to write to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. I think it might be a bug with NTFS but I don't want ...
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iMac dual-booting Mavericks and Windows 8.1, trying to extend 8.1 partition

So once upon a time, I had 2 partitions: 800GB for OS X, and 200 for Windows 8. With the 8.1 update, I would like to start using Windows more, and I proceeded to free up 300GB of OS X space, which is ...
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Recommended Settings To Format USB Sticks

I have always formatted USB sticks (aka flash or jump drives) to the default settings that Windows suggests. Do these settings provide the best performance? Under what situations should they be ...
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How to quickly format a HDD with bad sectors (in linux)?

I have a SATA HDD, which has bad sectors. I do not need the data, and need to format the HDD to create a fresh device. I tried to repair the HDD problem with commands like fsck.ext4 -p /dev/sda1 ...