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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Format a hard drive to work with Windows

I have a external hard drive formatted to Mac OS (journaled). I no longer have a Mac, so I would like to format the hard drive to exFat or fat32 from my Windows computer. My computer detects the ...
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Zero cells not show blank. [closed]

I am using Exel for Mac. I have a simple formula and all cells with zero are showing as blank. I inserted a row and it is now showing a 0. It is frustrating. Why would one cell not follow the rest ...
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Pasting code from stackexchange sites loses line breaks using chrome and google doc

This might not be a proper place to ask the question because I found a similar one on a different site -- ...
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Fix damaged MicroSD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted. When I put the 1GB one ...
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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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Windows 7 does not recognize a Linux formatted hard drive

I've got a problem with a couple hard drives, I recently switched from a Debian Linux install to Windows 7, installation went without problems but now I find that there is no way to format a couple of ...
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Can't Install Windows on EFI systems

I want to format my Computer that currently have this partition Disk 0 Partition 1 // Formatted Disk 0 Partition 2 // Formatted Disk 1 Partition 1 // Formatted Disk 1 Partition 2 Disk 1 ...
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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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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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How to set a character limit and remove characters over that limit excel 2007

I have to provide a CSV file for a telephone system with names and numbers on for a directory. The numbers cannot contain any spaces, and the names must be 20 characters max. I have a list of ...
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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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Microsoft Word protected view displays wrong formatting

Why when opening a document in Microsoft Word's Protected view are the formattings wrong? Namely i have a text box that is out of place when viewed in protected mode. I'm starting to think I posted ...
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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 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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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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Is it best to reformat the hard drive to exFAT using 512kb chunk, or smaller or bigger chunks?

I can reformat a brand new 2TB WD Passport drive to exFAT, with choice of many "Allocation Unit Size": 128kb 256kb 512kb 1024kb 4096kb 16384kb 32768kb which one is best if this drive is mainly used ...
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Special Characters Causing UBB.thread 7.5.7 To Drop Content

I've been using a web board running UBB.thread 7.5.7. I've been noticing that when I copy and paste content over from thinkprogress.org the content never makes it into the post after I submit. Here ...
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Excel keeps adding hyphens within words when pasting

I'm transferring data from another document to an Excel document. Everything was proceeding as expected but at a certain point, anytime I paste something, Excel adds hyphens within words using the ...
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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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Microsoft Word form - Preserving “lines” to type on instead of underscoring and underlining

We've got a form that somebody created in Microsoft Word 2007. As an example, it would look something like this: Name: ____________________________ Where the "line" is created by somebody typing ...
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Formatting Times (durations) in Excel

Does anyone have a good quick way of entering times, specifically durations, NOT time of day, into Excel? All of the times in this case will be short, minutes and seconds. Nothing as long as an ...
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Formatting computer without Windows license

I have an old computer that I use for streaming on my TV (The screen on the computer is cracked) I want to format it, haven't done so in a while, BUT, about a year ago my harddrive crashes and the guy ...
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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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Excel 2007 formulas not autofilling when I drag down

If you write a formula like: =sumproduct((something=$A1)*(somethin=$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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How do I choose what format Outlook uses to reply/forward a message?

I use HTML-formatted e-mail for internal messages. When someone external sends me a plaintext message and I forward it internally, Outlook defaults to using plaintext to forward it as well. Is there ...
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How can I set Excel to always import all columns of CSV files as Text?

Though I try to avoid it, I occasionally have to open a CSV file in Excel. When I do, it formats columns containing numbers, which makes them useless for my purposes. As far as I can tell, the only ...
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“Need to format the USB Flash drive” message… can the data be recovered

I have a USB flash drive, that when plugged into any machine (XP, Vista or Windows 7) the following message is displayed: Indeed looking at the drive in Disk Managment the file system is recognized ...
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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 ...