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The arrangement of data for storage or display, also used as a term to empty a partition.

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How to remove read-only protection from NVMe SSD?

Details Motherboard: MSI MAG B660 OS: Windows 11 Processor: Intel i7-12700 SSD: XPG S5 512 GB NVMe What should I do next to remove Read-only protection from my SSD? Issue Description: I was using my ...
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Word Override Table Formatting with Header Formatting

I'm trying to create a header format in word such that I can apply it to each table. So far, I have a header called "Table Header". For the most part, it works. For example, I can go into ...
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My USB flash drive is corrupt and I can't format or mount it [duplicate]

The USB flash drive is a DataTraveler 104 32GB. I used to use it, but it has stopped working. If you plug it in on Windows, it freezes the disk management and the file explorer. On Debian, disks show ...
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What is the "data" format in FFmpeg?

There is a format in FFmpeg called "data" and every way I've tried using it causes the Output file does not contain any stream error. I've tried: ffmpeg -f data -i in.bin -f data out.bin ...
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Hosts file comment format

I'm reviewing a hosts file on a windows machine and I noticed that in addition to obvious comments that start with a # character, it also has lines that are comments but start with two tabs (or in ...
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How to format partition of the disk which has System & reserved files?

I wanted to format partition on my SSD, but it has System and reserved files. Does anybody know if I can just delete these files or move them to another disk?
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How can I recover 2 LUKS2 partitions formatted by mistake?

I wanted to install a new Linux distro so I deleted the previous partitions used for Fedora install at the beginning of the disk ~120 Gb and I had the rest of the 2/3 of the disk compose out of 2 ...
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How to avoid values turning to a Scientific format when text contains 'E' followed by a number?

I am trying to open an excel file that has a column containing different barcodes. These barcodes have the following format: 4820001E1 4820001E2 4820002E1 4820002E2 However, when I open the file, the ...
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drive is not accessible chkdsk raw [duplicate]

So I have this D drive on my Dell laptop having important information, and it said first it's not accessible, then I did the chkdsk D: /f /r and it said the drive is RAW, thus no chkdsk, what the best ...
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BeeLink NUC UEFI Shell Command to Format Partition

I have a Beelink NUC that powers on to a "UEFI Interactive Shell v2.2" and Shell>. I have a installation media USB for Win10, but when I view the current partitions it says unable to ...
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HDD EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT both EFI\MICROSOFT\RECOVERY empty

Hi i accidently formated some parts of partisions on my laptop. Now when it stats it's just a blank blue screen , not that basic with that sad face , but really empty blue screen. I dont know how to ...
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How to format the actual Drive in my laptop if I want to change it for a new one [closed]

I have a serious problem I had the window 11 Pro install into a hard drive I removed the drive I changed it for a new one then I tried to format the old drive with window inside and I received message ...
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Error formatting and creating partition on SSD in Ubuntu

After Giving this Error: Error formatting volume-Error wiping device: Failed to open the device '/dev/sdb1' (udisks-error-quark,0) How can I solve this problem and get the disk to format properly?
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HTA format not working properly?

Interested in creating a HTA with specific functionality but can't seem to get things working/looking as they should. Is there a way to utilize either an ImageMap or DIVs containing images so that the ...
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How to make Firefox prefer images to HTML?

Sometimes when you follow an image URL, it will take you to a web page containing the image instead of only showing the image. Then, when you you right click and select Open Image in New Tab, it will ...
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When the storage device is formatted with NTFS, the file tunneling system does not work

Currently, I am experiencing a problem that some HDDs and SSDs formatted with NTFS do not have the file tunneling system working, so when I save files I have worked on to those disks, the creation ...
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How to reuse a SAS Samsung 1.92TB SSD after NIST800-88?

I bought a SAS (serial SCSI, not serial SATA) SSD from this eBay listing titled: "EMC MZILS1T9HCHP-000C3 1.92TB PM1633 SAS 12GBPS 2.5" SSD, Erased with NIST800-88". I have read that ...
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How can I solve DiskPart has encountered an error: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)?

I was trying to clean up my SSD through the command prompt and installed the window. However, I could not clean the SSD and it showed Data error (cyclic redundacy check) - image below? Does anyone ...
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Copy and preserve formatting when copy pasting from WhatsApp web to any editor

I have WhatsApp open in a browser using WhatsApp web. There are messages that I receive that have formatting included, say bolding of a few words, italics, underlines etc. Now I want to copy the ...
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Unable to re-rip CDs in Windows Media Player

Using Windows Media Player to rip my CD collection I had noise issues with MP3 even at highest quality. I have a few dozen ripped this way. I started using WAV format and all is great. I have plenty ...
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Microsoft Word Styles; Apply only text color and spacing?

I'm new here! I love using the styles in MS Word, super helpful keeping the document consistent with formatting. My only issue is that some of my text have different indentations. So when I apply ...
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Excel: Custom format of date that excel cannot notice

My problem looks like this: Dec 8, 2022, 8:35:04 AM I need to let excel see this format as. I tried date to columns option, it didn't work. I did it in like 10 steps. Can it be done any simpler by ...
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reformatting my ssd from ps4 to PC (windows 11)

I have a portable SSD I would like to use to store games on. I have used this ssd on my PS4 and now want to use it on my PC but i can't seem to open it on my PC the only thing i can do with it is ...
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Trying to format hdd that was in my NAS

I purchased two 12tb hdd's for my ZyXel Nas326 and put them into the nas and started fresh. Now I am stuck trying to get my win11 machine to recognize either of the two 4tb hdd's I took out. I really ...
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Under Windows, what is the best way to format a drive on each boot?

I have an SSD I use as a cache drive for a few different applications. Rather than manually clean it all the time, I think it'd be nice to have the drive be formatted at boot time, since the ...
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Hide row in excel and maintain table format

I'm hidding a row using VBA when a cell is selected. The problem is that when I hide the row the colors of the table format mess up. Any way to keep the table format updated when hidding a row? Thanks ...
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Formatting Lat/Long via an exiftool format file

I used exiftool -c "%.6f" -p ~/bin/gpx.fmt (dir) > (file).gpx to create a GPX file for all ages in the directory. I copied ~/bin/gpx.fmt from GitHub With the syntax I used, -c is ignored ...
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Formatting currency with two decimal places

When formatting a cell as currency with two decimal place, the value shows something different when increasing to 12 or more decimal places. Example: A dollar value of $268.97. I type in 268.97, it's ...
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I have formated encrypted disk to install new is and now it's not being recognized

I was a long time Ubuntu user but decided to use that laptop for gaming. So i wanted to install Windows back. I had encrypted main boot Ubuntu drive,and when I formated it, it's no longer being ...
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How do i format multiple USB drives at once in CMD?

i work at a school. And when we have examns, we provide the students with USB sticks. After the examns we need to format all the drives. So far we've been using the following CMD script How ever, i ...
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7TB SSD cannot be formatted and restored, shows as 58GB

I had problems with my drive, I presumed that it was due to it being in exFAT. Started deep formatting with cmd, but since it was taking forever, I unplugged the drive. I am now unable to use it. ...
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How to randomize sensitve numerical data in Excel while maintaining existing data format(s) for public post? RAND each digit each cell

How to randomize sensitve numerical data in Excel while maintaining existing data format(s) for public post? This is to supply Technical Support all information (format, shape ) except confidential ...
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VBA , if then statement with data and color change

I am using an if then statement to change value of cell to "test' if true. I also want to change fill color if changed Then Cells(myRows,"AB") = "Test" ( how do I add fill in ...
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What is the format 6-0-VS16-installer for?

I am downloading XAMPP for Windows from the official webpage and it is downloading the installer in a weird format called 6-0-VS16-installer. Am I losing something or is this a problem on their side? ...
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Formating a drive that is locked by Windows Bitlocker

A friend asked me if I could save her laptop. A year ago her Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 has locked her out and nobody so far was able to bring it back to life. A very interesting and annoying fact ...
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Windows 10 drive is locked by bitlocker and do not know password to login

I have a few old laptops with windows 10 on them. We used them previously for a few coworkers and we do not know the password to unlock them and it looks like some of them have the bitlocker ...
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Prevent Excel from autocalculating Fractions when using Find and Replace

I am trying to replace data formatted like this: ##"/##" (see this picture via link for example: Before find-and-replace text) using find-and-replace to find every quotation mark ( " ) ...
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Heading 3 not seen as subheading of heading 2

I have an issue as shown below. Any idea how I could solve it? Basically, all that is below "4.2. App Implementation" should be a subheading of of "4.2.". This means two things. ...
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First page of new section does not include page number

First page of new section does not include page number (the new section has two-column layout format). Any idea why and how to solve this? I could hardcode the page number, but I am afraid of messing ...
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Excel format numbers so there is space after second number

I am working with 5 and 6 digit numbers, 2 + 3(4) (maybe +5 in the future, like 22 123 or 22 1234). I must write these numbers without space and want it to be formated with space. Simple enough, I ...
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External Drive Shows in Sys.Profiler but Won't Mount/absent from DiskUtility (OSX 10 & 11)

I have a Sandisk 1TB Extreme USB-C external SSD that I bought and filled with an important 900GB dataset on about 16 months ago. I have not used it since. I have probably updated my mac OS to several ...
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I can not format my ssd m.2 corrupted?

the windows crashed after an update, and i was trying to install a new windows. the windows 10 installer was not able to format the disk, tried the cmd, diskpart also didnt work, doesnt give any error ...
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How to format computer just after BIOS and before OS is loaded

I have a bunch of computers to format (desktops and laptops). Until now, I used an usb key with the windows' boot but it's not really fast. Do you know a script (on a usb key) that can run before the ...
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Powering up my external hard drive enclosure makes Windows 10 display alerts for every available drive letter, asking me to format them. Why?

I have a 4TB USB HD in an enclosure. When I hit Power, Windows does these things: Makes a list of all available drive letters. I only have C, D, E, and this one which is mounted as B. Asks what I want ...
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Can I format my HD from running Linux system?

I have a Debian Linux PC which I would like to have the HD completely wiped. Is it possible to do this while running Linux, without having to insert a removable media and boot it? The HD to be format ...
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What does Windows's "format X: /P:count" do?

What does format X: /P:count do in Windows? The documentation says: /P:count Zero every sector on the volume. After that, the volume will be overwritten "count" ...
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How do I remove uninstalled program in 'open with > choose another app' menu?

Something like this, I've checked the registry but no idea which one I should remove. Should I do it for each file extension?
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MicroSDHC cannot be formatted, deleted, only read [duplicate]

I have a MicroSDHC SanDisk Ultra (Red Grey) with 10 Speed Class, UHS-I Bus Interface, and 16GB Size Storage. I put this on the SanDisk Adapter to connect it on PC (Windows 10) and it is readable. But ...
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Excel previously changed text to dates. How do I get it back to what I originally typed?

I have a large Excel (xlsx) spreadsheet full of various types of data. I had initially downloaded this data from Google Sheets. At some point (I'm not sure when), one of my columns of data that had ...
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Break hours by minutes instead of decimals when formating a cell, but keeping the formula intact. Is that possible?

I recently used this formula for time calculation within one cell and it worked great! But I remained with a top up question: Is there a way to allow breakdown hours? For example, using this: 9pm - 4:...
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