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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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
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New LaCie drive fails to mount on Mac OSX 10.8

I have a new LaCie d2 Quadra 4 TB external harddrive (this one). When I connect it to my Macbook pro with Friewire 800 cable (provided), the drive beeps about 20 times, then I get "The disk you ...
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Excel 2013 - PC - conditional formatting with multiple sheets

I have a project that covers 2 sheets. It concerns doing inventory for small businesses. On sheet 1 there is a schedule of inventories and purchases that a business can make each month. On sheet 2 ...
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Cannot delete files on ExFat flash drive without running chkdsk

When I go to delete/create/modify a file from a flash drive that is formatted with ExFat when Windows says the drive needs to be checked for errors, I cannot delete any files. Why can't I ...
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How can I remove space between Footnode and Text?

I have a friend, who is writing a homework for their studies. She has a problem, that the max lenght of text, sould be 20 pages. We are now trying to reduce the pages ;) We have the following foot ...
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MS Word: Change font-size in table autoformat

After trying it for a few times, I can't seem to edit the font size through Ms Word's Table -> Table Autoformat. I can edit a lot of other stuff except for the font size. Are there any explanations ...
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Cannot delete files or format MicroSD card

I have a 2 GB SanDisk MicroSD card. I normally use this card in my Nikon camera but ever since I used it in a Brother printer, I cannot delete any of the files, write or format the card. I've ...
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csv file formatting issue in excel

I have a csv file when opened in notepad looks like this: sep=, ProgramXX, PXXXXX, .... IDXXXXX, XYZXXXXX, .... This should open well formatted as csv file in excel program but what I see is this: ...
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USB - Harddrive - How to use a USB Flash drive as a HDD harddrive?

As you see in the picture below, Windows knows which devices are USB's and which devices are hard drives. How can I make this USB into a hard drive? Can I format it or something? I need to do this ...
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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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How to combine sections of text, line by line

Is there a way (in Microsoft Office, Notepad++, etc), to combine multiple sections of text, line by line, so, for example, my text would changes from this: section 1, line 1 section 1, line 2 ...
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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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Excel displays ### for long text - what's wrong?

We've got an excel sheet with a pretty long text in one cell. Instead of line breaks (as set in the cell format), we get a long line of ####s. We can go back and forth by deleting and adding chars at ...
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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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Copying / applying styles by keyboard shortcut in Open Office - similar to Format Paintbrush?

I would like to achieve a similar effect of using the Format Paintbrush without having to actually press the button each time. Is it possible to select the Format Paintbrush Tool by keyboard ...
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How can I fix a “no such partition Grub Rescue” error? [duplicate]

Earlier I installed Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB flash drive. Since the system was unable to detect Ubuntu in the initial menu that appears on reoboting, I deleted the partition onto which I had installed ...
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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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Cannot recognize or format encrypted SD card

I have a micro SD memory card. How can I open encrypted SD card with Nokia mobile, the computer doesn't recognize any thing. When I insert SD card um used Windows and Ubuntu but the computer doesn't ...
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Send preformatted text in Skype

Sometimes I send pieces of code using Skype. Very often the text is messed up with smileys, and some brackets show up doubled. Can I somehow send text that will not be transformed? Something like ...
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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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What shredding utility can I use?

I happen to know that formatting a disk even 10 times does not destroy everything. Is there a good shredding utility I can use on Linux ?
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MS Outlook 2003: How to change default style from “paragraph” to “normal”

Is there a way to change the default style for an email message? Right now, when I click "New" mail message I get a default style of "Paragraph". I don't want it, I hate it. Can I make it go away, and ...
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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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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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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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Formatting issues converting .pdf to .docx [duplicate]

I am having trouble with a .pdf document that needs converting to Word. I am using Acrobat XI Pro with Office Word 2013 and am on Windows 7 Pro. The original .pdf has Bold and nomal text, varying ...
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How to continue the autofill in this format?

So right now I have this in range A1:A9 A1: 1.1.1 A2: 1.1.2 A3: Empty cell A4: 1.2.1 A:5 1.2.2 A6: Empty cell A7: 1.3.1 A8: 1.3.2 A9: Empty cell What I need to do is be able to drag this ...
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WIndows 7 Installation shows Error Bootmgr not found. Press alt+ctrl+del to restart

I have a Lenovo laptop, when I turn it on, it gives me a black screen with a message saying "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart". And I did it for many times but it did not solve the ...
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How to remove Word heading style without losing the formatting?

I have received a word file where lots of text has the style Heading 1 but was later formatted to not look like the Heading 1 style. Whenever I do a refresh of the TOC it will insert the complete ...
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Tab stop in table cell with rotated text in Word

I have a table in Word with cells that have the text rotated 90° left. I want to put text, and then have the underline go the rest of the way to the top of the cell. The way I usually do this, which ...
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Can I paste plain text by default?

I regularly copy and paste text between spreadsheets, emails, browser windows, etc. I can't think of a single time when I've wanted to keep the formatting from the source text. I already know about ...
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Excel 2007 formulas not auto-filling when I drag down?

If you write a formula like: =sumproduct((something=$A1)*(something=$B1)) Giving a result of 8. Usually the references and results change as you drag it down into other cells. Well,the references ...
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Microsoft Excel, copying Format of a cell

Like copy and pasting cell content with format to another cell or multiple cells, is there a way to copy a particular cell's FORMAT alone and paste using Ctrl+V to another/multiple cells? Thanks in ...
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Formula or function to change part of a text string color not using conditional formating

I have a shape I am using to highlight text. The text is using a formula to get a set of text from the spreadsheet . I need a single word to be a different color than the rest of the text string. ...
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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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8GB memory stick only showing 49MB

I have an 8GB Sony USB memory stick and only 49 MB are being detected. I've tried on multiple USB ports and tried formatting it several times. I checked it for errors and it said none are found. I ...
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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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Why is copy paste losing all formatting by default?

Lately whenever i copy paste something (in particular within Office) by default i lose all formatting. To copy the formatting have to retry copying the content several times before it works. So far i ...
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Can I convert a partition from FAT to exFAT without losing data?

Is it possible to convert a partition from FAT to exFAT without having to transfer all the data off it and on it again? Linux tools would be the best, but Windows ones are fine too.
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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How to stop Excel from Auto-formatting and making it work like a number crunching program

I have a real problem with Excel in csv files where it is formatting numbers in certain ways and I cannot seem to get Excel to display the data right no matter what I do. Imagine I have a colum ...
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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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How to wipe SSDs with a report?

I have a bunch of SSD's that needs a secure wiping as there is sensitive data on it, but the program I use also have to give me some kind of report. I am doing this for another person, so it is ...
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Can Thunderbird and MS Outlook be made to play nice together

I have had a long-term ongoing battle in having nicely formatted emails sent in Thunderbird totally destroyed by MS Outlook. Are there any settings in either program which can resolve disagreements ...
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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will reformatting my hard drive fix bad sectors on it?

will reformatting my hard drive fix bad sectors on it? assuming im not concerned with the data on it....
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Why does the margin on a numbered list over 99 become large (2007 Word)?

Have a numbered list in 2007 Word. Everything was fine until item 100. At 100 and on, the margin between the number and the text is very large. How do I make it normal? Thanks! i.e.- 98. ...
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Table Formatting in Excel 2007: How do I remove it?

I've used the new Table Formatting option in Excel 2007. Now I can't remove it. I've dragged the little blue square up to the last cell on the top left, but it just won't go any further. In fact it ...
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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 ...