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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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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

iam 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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Excel PowerQuery date change not behaving as expected

hoping you can help me solve this problem. I have an Excel file downloaded from a database and I'm using Excel 2016 (yeah I know). The date column comes in as 'general' format displaying as Thursday, ...
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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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How to reduce spacing between jump list items Windows 10?

Is there a setting, registry tweak or app to reduce the space between jump list lines/rows/items? Currently there's about 1/2 cm between lines on right-click recents list, and over 1cm on the hover ...
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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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Can't format SD Card on Chromebook

I'm trying to format a Kano OS Micro SD Card so I can get Raspberry Pi OS on it, but the Files app won't format it and I cannot get the Recovery tool to format it (this is on a school Chromebook that ...
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Reformatting old m2 nvme ssd with windows OS with active partition

I have recently installed windows 10 to a new M2 NVME SSD, I didn't use the previous one with OS boot as I also installed it into a new motherboard. When everything was up and working, I also ...
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Can't format SD Disks on Apple Mac or delete data from SD Cards [duplicate]

Summary: No matter what I do, I can't seem to format an SD Card, or even delete its data, on my 2021 M1 Mac Mini. Here's what's happening: I buy a new SD Card, and use Raspberry Pi Imager to burn an ...
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Is it possible to hide both value AND percentage in the label of an Excel chart when the value is 0?

We use both the value and percentages in the label of our charts, and I would like to know if there is a way to hide both when the value is 0. I understand how to hide it with the number format code ...
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How to play .vsd files (not Visio diagrams)?

I have found some old records from our analog cameras and had no luck finding something to play these records. They're stored in .vsd files and the only advice I have been able to find has been ...
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Formatting an USB drive - Getting read only file system [duplicate]

We would like to format our SD card. We have tried couple of things and we have not been successful yet on it. Tried things: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda/ bs=4k && sync Error message I get is: ...
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How to understand the LogFormat directive in the apache2.conf configuration file?

In the comments before the LogFormat directive is used the following is written: # The following directives define some format nicknames for use with # a CustomLog directive. # # These deviate from ...
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How do change delimiters in Word index on macOS

Word currently separates index entries and the corresponding page numbers with comma + space. For example: foo, 34 But I want to use two spaces instead, like so: foo 34 For cross-references, Word ...
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USB asks for formating, only 8mb available. Can't format it, file system is raw, the directory name is invalid [duplicate]

What happened. I just got a usb stick to put some songs on it, I wanted it to format in in fat32 format since the default fat won't work. The mistake here is that I tried to format it without using ...
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How to convert old PEF pentax raw format to jpg or mp4?

I have some old pentax .PEF files and I want to convert it updated jpg or mp4 formats. How do I go about this?
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In Excel, how can I round or display numbers to 2 significant figures (the two leading non-zero digits of a decimal number)?

In Excel 2016 I need to show zeros out to the leading non-zero digits and then just the two digits after that. For example: 0.00002423 should read 0.000024, 0.242 should read 0.24, 0.0032255 ...
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How was this video made

ok guys I'm genuinely confused how this video was made and was wondering whether anyone could shed light on how this video might have been made or encoded or something. this video in discord is 51 ...
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Recovering data and fixing RAW format on Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External Hard Drive

I need some help from you. I'm on Windows 10 with a 4TB Seagate Backup Plus External Hard Drive and it seems to be in RAW format. I say "it seems" because it is really hard to try to load/...
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How to get LibreOffice Calc to recognize dates in YYYY/MM/DD format?

I've been given a large tab-separated-values (TSV) text file that contains dates in the format YYYY/MM/DD. I tried copy and pasting the dates into LibreOffice Calc, but it didn't recognize the strings ...
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Unistalled usb drivers Windows 10

The story begins when I formated my pc. Everything was perfect except a small problem. The screen was going black for a second and the usb connected sound was made. I googled the problem and found ...
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Can't format M.2 SSD as ext4

I'm not able to format my new M.2 as ext4 or xfs I tried using the Kubuntu installer as well as GParted live CD with no luck What could be the cause? Drive info
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Can’t see a 1TB WD blue Caviar HDD in Windows 10

The HDD appears in BIOS and Windows devices but not in “Disk Manager” so I can get it online, neither with cmd -> diskpart as well. I also tried reinstalling the new BIOS and software again for the ...
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What happens technically when a MicroSD (Secure Digital Storage Device) is not formattable, delectable, or reusable [duplicate]

My question detected as a similar question, and the similar answer is to throw your SD in the garbage! I want to update my question by asking, what happens technically when a microSD card happens to ...
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MicroSD (Secure Digital Storage Device) is not formattable, deletable or reusable [duplicate]

My question detected as a similar question, and the similar answer is to throw your SD in the garbage! I want to update my question by asking, what happens technically when a microSD card happens to ...
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SSD damaged? Format partition? What to do? (MacBook / Unix Terminal)

(moved here from StackOverflow) Hi, the main partition of the (3 y/o) SSD in my old MacBook (2010) appears to be damaged and can't be mounted under Mac OS. I can only boot into recovery mode and ...
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EXCEL Substracting date Thu 11 Feb 2021 - 02:00 and hours (ex:4) gives error

I need to calculate cutoffs to get the final time a truck departs from a node. Here below an example: Thu 11 Feb 2021 - 02:00 - 4 ( Warehouse process Hours) = ERROR I would like to manipulate ...
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Would you reformat a brand new external SSD (Samsung T5) or just use out-of-the-box

I just purchased a brand new 1Tb Samsung T5 SSD. When I previously bought an external HDD, I often reformatted it, using NTFS or different sector sizes, etc. Maybe it just seemed the "cool nerdy ...
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Excel sequential dates with gaps

I am trying to create a backup for my timesheet in Excel because I work in several different departments. I need to do a run of seven dates, a space, run of another seven dates, followed by three ...
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How to group multiple date|data columns to one single date column on the left?

I've got a large set of data that looks like: and I've been trying to format it so that instead of having a column of dates for each item, there's only one column of dates on the left. The problem is ...
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How do I list FFMPEG's audio formats?

I'm trying to ask FFMPEG for all the audio formats it can encode. I can get a list of formats with ffmpeg -formats: File formats: D. = Demuxing supported .E = Muxing supported -- D 3dostr ...
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What is going wrong with importing and formatting the following .csv data set into Excel?

I'm trying to import the following CSV data set into Excel. I'm using the Text Import Wizard to set the right delimiters. So far, I used the ";" and "," delimiters. Here is the ...
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Why does this Excel column contain non-numeric data?

I have an Excel column that had a list of ages, with several empty cells more or less evenly distributed along the column. I tried to use the Data Analysis Toolkit add-in to get Descriptive Statistics ...
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Windows 7 Reconfigure Dynamic Disk which uses 2 physical disks

I've inherited a Windows 7 machine and am having some storage management issues. I'm not too much of Windows expert so hoping for some help. My computer is setup with having a 56GB C drive and a ...
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Can I move windows 10 from external hdd to internal ssd?

I want to install the old windows version on my laptop instead of the cracked version which is installed now, the old version is in the external hard drive and the cracked version on the internal ssd. ...
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Fastest way to format a list of numbers in excel?

I have a list of order #s w/ several line items; each line item needs to be listed w/a unique # but include original #; like 1234-1, 1234-2, 1234-3 then 2345-1, 2345-2. Easiest way to do this?
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Deleting SSD partitions fail, after initializing restores old partition table

I have an SSD that worked with Windows 10, but after an update, it did not open again. I tried to restore the system but it failed, I tried to format it as an external disk but always failed, I have ...
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How to get sum of Hour Minute from a text format cell?

I have a column with data like this: 2 Hour, 23 Minute 1 Hour, 10 Minute I need a total summation of this column in Hour Minute format. It can be 3 Hour, 43 Minute. Or 3:43 will do. So far, I have ...
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