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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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Need help writing an Excel formula [on hold]

Help. I have a spreadsheet and I need to write a formula. I have numbers in column J that if they equal 39 or 39LAOH then I need the dollar amounts in column H that are listed on each line item on ...
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USB Flash Drive won't format

So I have a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB Flash Drive and I used Rufus to make it bootable (I used GPT). Now, if I want to format it. It will unmount and leave me with an error saying that it can'...
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How to alter date format in page header in Kate (kde text editor)

In Kate, I can specify the headers to appear on each printed page: File > Print... > Options > Header & Footer In the Header Properties, I found the Format code %y in the left field. This yields ...
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MS Excel Filter Chart Data Labels not updating with filter

I have a large table of data containing my x-axis data, a column of dates, a column of numbers, and a column of data labels. I have setup a pivot chart where the date is the filter and the data all ...
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How do l import data from MSAccess97 or MSAccess4.2 to MSAccess2013?

I am trying to access data from Access 4.2 and Access 97 databases, but all I get is errors like 'Unrecognized database format'. I have tried several options and all I get is error of one sort or ...
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Fixing a corrupted USB

My USB seems to be corrupted, and I am looking to format the entire thing. I have no desire to recover any data on it, and all I want to do is use it as a USB again. On Windows, the USB mounts, ...
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How to properly format a SD card for my needs?

I made an app that requires an SD card to store media. They are small JPGs/GIFs/PNGs, small MP3s... but around 200.000 of them (!!). Very few of them are bigger than a couple MB. Speed is not a ...
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HDD recovery after format [duplicate]

I recently installed Kali Linux next to win7 and win10 everything worked fine, but later I realised kali was not as useful and took a lot of space on my HDD so I deleted it and had 115GB of free space ...
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Any ways to repair a HDD which cannot be formatted and write-protected? (+Disk error: CRC)

For a few months, I used the 3.5 inch WD Blue 500GB HDD and a SATA to USB docking station so that I can connect the HDD to my Raspberry Pi, to be used as a small version of NAS. However, in some days,...
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Format SSD hard disk previously locked with password

So few months ago I locked my hard disk from bios, and now I can not remember the password. How can I format hard disk? I tried from KillDisk and he did not let me.
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Disk format progress

I am formatting a rather large external hard drive, so I know it will take a long time, but I'd like to see the progress. I am using the "disks" utility in Ubuntu 18.04. Is there any way to see a ...
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Can I change format of text between '' in Libre Office?

I have a document in LibreOffice where I use ‘’ to mark inner thoughts. Once I finish with edits, I turn this text along with ‘’ into italic. However, I know only about manual way, and I'm wondering ...
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Write Linux Disk Image to SD card

Like the title says: I am trying to write a Linux Image to an SD card. Originally I had Linux working fine and would boot on my FPGA. However, when I tried to load a .py file, it corrupted the SD card ...
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Why am I listening to different “piano notes” on Videos?

I have a number of MP4 files which are also available on YouTube, since long ago. These videos are basically showing Music Sheets while a Piano is playing them. The piano is not real, so this is ...
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Does allocation unit size or block size correlate to memory card speed?

I have microSDXC cards that I want to use as a storage drive and as a drive used for capturing 4k drone footage. It starts to perform the best on average between reads and writes at 256kB transfer ...
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Disable the “format disk” dialog

I have a USB flash drive which has Linux installed on it. Now what I do is insert it into my computer and boot it inside an VM. Works great. The only problem is, that Windows always asks me to format ...
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Is ISO 32000-2:2017 (pdf-2.0) non-free and non-open format? [closed]

about open According to wikipedia PDF is an open format. But the link to the PDF-2.0 spec requires 198CHF to download it. Now according to free_file_format (first ref in the wikipedia/open_format ...
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Keepass key file format

Using Keepass XC complains about my kee file format: You are using a legacy key file format which may become unsupported in the future. Please consider generating a new key file. How do I update ...
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Can I erase or reformat a Linux RAID drive using Terminal on Mac

Or by any other means basically. This is what diskutil list gives me.
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Windows does not recognize the drive partitions when I remove it from an external WD Elements Desktop

I used a procedure like this one to remove the derive from an external 4 TB WD Elements Desktop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3xVRmOgrs4 Once I connect the drive directly to my PC, Windows 10 ...
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When I format a 4TB WD external drive, it holds ~1TB less amount of files. Why?

I have an external 4TB WD Element Desktop drive. This is the product: https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/wd-elements-desktop.html I was fine with the original disk format it came with, ...
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SD cards are being corrupted when installing Raspbian - can't format them

I have an SD card on which I tried to install Raspbian (for a Raspberry Pi). After it got stuck I tried to open the SD card on my computer but it wouldn't open. I tried to install Raspbian on another ...
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Format hard drive without starting windows

My hard drive must be corrupted/missing files etc. I cant boot any windows install/linux. Because i currently can't launch any OS (I also tried running dban to complete wipe my hard drive but there ...
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Wìndows 10 full format without losing license [duplicate]

Recently I had "reset" (a feature) my Windows 10, fully clean the os's partition. But it's just perform quick format. I heard that full format the drive will locate bad sectors and exclude them. How ...
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How to enable Format Picture Tools in Word while recording macro?

It's often desirable to fix some images while working in Word. Yet when you try to record macro, some functions are NOT available, for example, Format Picture Tools. Similar question was asked about ...
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Can a device ruin an SD Card or microSD card?

I have a device that I think might be ruining microSD storage cards (SanDisk cards). The device happens to be a smartphone (an older Samsung Galaxy S), but this question applies to any device. Is it ...
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Choice of decimal figures after putting parentheses

I am trying to add parentheses to numbers in Excel 2016. Since I do not necessarily need them in the same column where the figures are, I used the formula ="("&cell&")". The problem is that, ...
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SSD not showing up

windows ubuntu format ntfs ssd I've recently (less than a month ago) removed my dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 10. However, when reinstalling W10, my SSD was nowhere to be found, only the 1TB HDD. ...
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Recuva software mixed the content of files

I'm trying to recover my folder (Java project) which contains some classes that contains Java code.I'm using Recuva software (free edition ).The problem when I recovered my files ,I found that have ...
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How would I pipe a command to grep to search for a certain string, when part of that string is unknown?

The program I am working on makes use of grep to search a system log for a particular alert, however the an element of the syslog entry I am looking for will pertain specifically to that entry, and ...
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Wiping free space - NFTS, exFAT?

I'm trying to wipe some of my older (NTFS, external) hard drives, but even after using 'Wipe free space' programs like CCleaner and Eraser, the file names are still visible in file recovery programs. ...
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Excel 2013-Force Date Format in a Cell

So, I recently ran into an issue with a customer where a column (END DATE) was formatted to be a date using the (Format Cells, Date, Type "DD-MMM-YY"), but when a user was typing in a date, they ...
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How to remove every first specific character in Notepad++

Im looking for the right regular expression to remove every first specific character in each new line. Input: S17,E108,736 S17,E109,737 Output that I wish: S17E108,736 S17E109,737 Im working in ...
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Excel Format using functions

I am trying to create a custom format (or conditional format) in Excel that would take a 3 digit number and display a text (conditional on the first digit) concatenated with the last 2 digits. I can ...
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Can I get the value of a cell in Time format automatically pasted into another cell in Number format so I can apply a Sum function

I have an employee work schedule all set up in Excel 2016, Windows 10. Cell C3 is “Time In”, C4 is “Time Out”, and D3 is the total number of hours for that day (i.e., I enter In 10:00 AM in C3, and ...
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“Allocation unit size” for my USB drive stays 4096 bytes when I do a “Quick Format”

I have noticed that if I format my USB drive using "Quick Format" to some "Allocation unit size" other than 4096 bytes, it stays 4096 bytes. I know this because when I create a text file with 1 byte ...
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Format one partition of usb hdd in macos format ensuring others partition remain untouched

My macbook air os has been crashed and need to reinstall the os but to take backup first. Its only boot in safe mode only where it mount only its own format(journaled) external drives. Ntfs drive did ...
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What is a good replacement format for mp4? [closed]

I want to step over to a free and open source video format, but wherever I look I can't find one. Do you guys know one perhaps? It will be greatly appreciated!
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What to do with a micro SD card that will not format? [duplicate]

My micro SD is in a state where files cannot be added or taken away, if I download or delete a file it will appear or disappear like normal, but when the phone is restarted or the card is taken out ...
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Hover over text to reveal it

I have a medical textbook ind PDF format and I want to conceal some words from it because i want to read it more actively. I'd like to have the words to be revealed when I make some action (e.g. ...
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Formatting drive before using Windows installation Media

I want to reinstall windows to start clean and I want to remove ANY files left. I made a bootable USB using the Windows Media Creation Tool. I am wondering if I should now format the entire drive, ...
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How can I get the date in a locale independent format in a batch file?

I'm trying to read a file that contains a date in the filename. The problem is when the date format is US in the system: mm/dd/yyyy it does not working . For this format : dd/mm/yyyy it works as ...
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Excel 2010 line chart - how to have the x axis show mmm format (e.g. Jan Feb etc)

I have a table of data, with one row for each day of the year (1/1/2018 through to 31/12/2018). I want to show this on a line chart with the x axis labelled with the short text format of the dates, so ...
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Format vertically maintaining first column

It's been a long time since I've used grep or sed but I think this can be done. How do I take a csv and format it vertically while maintaining/replicating the first columns. Ex. Input: A, 1, 2, 3 B, ...
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How to change a Generally formatted “20170824 08:45:58:544” into a Time formatted hh:mm:ss.ss?

The title is the gist of my problem. I've got a couple of thousand of these I need to convert into a hh:mm:ss.ss format while retaining (though not showing) the yyyymmdd converted to a mm/dd/yyyy ...
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Can't format RAW Flash Drive

I have a 4GB USB Flash Drive which I've accidentally tried to format to FAT (with I think 64k allocation unit, can't remember). After the format completed, the size of the drive changed to 8mb and it'...
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Formatting date in csv for conversion to QIF

I am hoping someone might have a solution that will allow me to save a date format in csv as dd/mm/yy. I am converting bank transactions from csv to qif - but when I import into my accounting package, ...
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Word 2016 Table of Contents in two columns

I want to get my table of contents onto a single page. I can do this most easily by having the ToC in a section defined as newspaper column layout. I now have two issues How do I stop/hide the ToC ...
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How to format windows using bios without removing ubuntu

I have two OS in my PC, windows 10 and ubuntu 16.4. I want to update windows by formatting it with a new version using BIOS. How to do this without removing ubuntu.Thank you in advance
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HDD shows up as CDFS, can't format

Edit: Forgot to mention that it worked fine the first time I plugged it in (plugged it in to my Macbook Pro). I formatted the external HDD with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and it all went fine. Then I ...