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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. For text formatting, use [text-formatting].

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How do I format a corrupted, write locked SD card? [duplicate]

A while back a power outage corrupted the SD card I was using on my RaspberryPi that was running raspiOS. I switched out the SD card and carried on. I recently attempted to reformat that corrupted SD ...
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When using Secure Boot can other drives still be MBR?

I recently read: If Secure Boot is enabled in BIOS, then your System will need your hard drive to be GPT … But what about the other drives? Can they still be MBR?
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Messed up flash drive with Gparted

I installed a Linux ISO image on my drive and tried to format it with windows. That didn't fully work. It showed formatted on Windows, but there was still the Linux partition on it when I viewed the ...
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Why do my check boxes appear different and how can I get them to appear normal and check them?

Can someone please help me out before I lose my mind... The check boxes I enter in my word document appear different than usual and I can't check them or get rid of these strange blue markings (what ...
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PC beeps 3 times on startup, affter clean resetting PC

I’ve gone through the process of “resetting” my PC through Windows10 control panel (settings->update & security->reset PC). I chose the erase completely option. Now I can’t even install ...
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How can I fix bad sectors on SD Card [duplicate]

I'm trying to format my SD card (don't need to recover any data on it), but I'm running into issues following the usual internet guides/suggestions. I've tried the following (along with results) I can'...
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Creating bootable USB drive on Linux with windows 10 .iso [duplicate]

I already know this question is going to be downvoted into oblivion but, I would like to know some simple ways I can create a bootable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso file on Linux. The distribution ...
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Cant format partition

I want to format my E: partition, but from the disk manager menu its disabled, and access is denied from powershell. How do I get this to work?
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How to automate (semi-auto) a method to format usb flash drives

I am trying to automate a process for formatting usb flash drives. I have read up and tried all the available info but am still not successful. I am using a .BAT file to run a set of commands as below:...
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Difference vfat and fat

I would like to format a USB Stick, but can't tell if the proper command is mkfs.vfat [device] or mkfs.fat -F32 -I [device]. I've seen both, but what is the difference between vfatand fat? they're ...
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How do i use conditional formatting based on date and other cells in excel?

I want to make cell A with yellow when the date from this cell is less with two days than today and only when cell C or B are empty, and cell A to be with red when the date is less with two days than ...
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What cluster size should I use? and extending a hard drive volume

I am making a RAID with three (and eventually four) 14 TB drives. What cluster size should I use when formatting the drives? I am a photographer, so I'm storing lots of photographs where the file ...
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Unable to restore the veracrypt volume after quick format

Encrypted 256 GB volume of a 1 TB HDD using VeraCrypt. (standard AES) Password is known. No rescue disk, keys available. Problem: My friend formatted the encrypted drive using the quick format and ...
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How to wipe out a second hand HDD

First of all, sorry. This is going to be a very stupid question I guess, but I'm not very experienced with this. I am currently having problems with a second hand HDD I got, you can see the complete ...
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Is there a way to protect only some cells from re-formatting?

I have a .xlsm file that users input information to in unprotected cells. Users need to be able to add as many rows as necessary and to reformat the cells the added. However, I do not want them to ...
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CSV is not removing Emojis

I have an excel with emojis on them (a huge file of 40K records). Upon converting to csv format it used to remove my emojis automatically. Now, this feature is somehow not working and I am still ...
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Best practices for formatting a new external hard drive in Windows 10: Quick Format with chkdsk pass, or Full Format?

This seems like a basic question, but I think the details I am hoping someone can tell me, are not basic-- and there is a lot of contradictory information out there on the topic. I know the usual ...
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Word Formatting Style of Heading in Frame with Border - border/shading goes over margin

I am creating a heading style using borders and shading. However both the shading and border go over the page margin. Any clues if this a common problem? I could reduce the spill over the margin using ...
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How do I format a Windows D drive that previously had Windows installed on it?

I'm currently using a Windows 10 desktop PC, and I ran out of storage on my C drive. To upgrade my storage, I installed an old hard drive of mine in the desktop, which I would like to use as a D drive....
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Is it possible to prevent ad-hoc formatting in Microsoft Word?

Our company targets blind people. To support screen readers, the documents must be properly styled with predefined semantic styles. However, some of our employees keep using ad-hoc styles (i.e., they ...
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MS Word index not working for short words

In MS Word 365, when I bookmark words in the text to be shown in the final index, then it seems that those words can be too sall.. In this screenshot you can see the issue in the generated index with ...
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Can't write to micro SD Card nor format it [duplicate]

I am using a 128GB micro sd card on my android phone, and i recently noticed that i could not write any files to it. Reading works fine. I tried to format it using my windows computer, without success....
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Don't preserve formatting in cross-reference

When I in MS Word 365 create cross-references, a table-of-contents or an index, then any custom formatting I have done on the headlines, bookmarked words etc. appear in the cross-references. For ...
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Is it possible to format a 512GB mirco SD card as FAT32

Is it possible to format a 512GB mirco SD card as FAT32 ? My understanding is that generally speaking you cant format a drive larger than 32GB as FAT32, but i recall there are work arounds for this, ...
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Recover files after accidentally formatting APFS to NTFS [duplicate]

I think most of these stories begin somewhat the same: I was doing X and then nothing worked anymore. In short I accidentally formatted my whole disk from APFS to NTFS. And my question: any chance of ...
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Please help me stop Excel 365 enterprise from changing my text formatted cells into formulas

I have a spreadsheet where I need to use strings that contain a couple of dash/ minus ( - ) signs in cells, but it will not stop truing to recognize them as formulas! I have already formatted the ...
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16 gb pendrive show few mb only how to fix it [duplicate]

16 gb pendrive show few mb only how to fix it The disk is write protected error whileformatting the pendrives, memory sticks,external hard drive or SD Memory Card.
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Is there a way to copy Excel data into Word with specific formatting?

I'll spare the details but essentially I want to make a study guide or book for language learning purposes. I was wondering if there was a quick and easy way (or even difficult way lmao) to quickly ...
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Number format #.# - Excel bug?

I try to use the number format #.# to display 7 as 7, but it does display "7." (in Excel, or other MS environment) I want 7.1 to be 7.1, and 7 to be 7, and 7.49 to be 7.5, that is #.# (see ...
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Excel Formatting for Symbols

Can someone please explain how to do this: I have two columns (A&B). Column A shows days of the week, while column B shows the pass or fail symbols for each day (see attached). How can i formulate ...
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How does Word styles apply their formatting settings?

I've created several custom styles to ease myself and quickly format many Word documents. Later on their content will be migrated to Salesforce. The problem is that when I copy the content formatted ...
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How to combine all sentences to form a continuous flow of text in MS Word?

When I copy and paste Youtube Transcript on MS word, the text appears with sentences on different lines. For example, Instead of " We are celebrating this as a huge occasion in our hometown",...
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MSWord - Text disappearing outside text box boundaries - only on my computer

A colleague has produced a file and the document is fine on his computer, as well as the PDF version. When I open it on my partner's computer it also looks fine. But when I open the word doc on my ...
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I am trying to format my pc but my bootable ext-hdd is not working.Why?

I am right now using Kali Linux on my laptop. My ext-HDD is set to 1st priority in BIOS and USB boot is enabled. I installed my Windows 10 ISO with "Universal USB Installer" but I can't ...
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How do I stop Excel from rounding numbers when format has been set to number and to 2 decimals?

Sorry for the dumb question: So in my dataset I put, for example, the number 1.30 down for a patient. I formatted all cells as numbers, and set the decimal places to 2. However, the number is ...
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How do i make different words (in column A1, A25, A37) automatically show a value (in column B1, B25, B37)

Can someone please explain how to do this with different words: I have two columns (A&B) and about 40 rows in excel. I want to put in different words, say - Paper in A1, Chair in A2, Glass in A3,...
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How do i make a word (in column A1) automatically show a value (in column B1)

Can someone please explain how to do the following: I have two columns (A&B) in excel. If i type a word in column A1 - say Paper, i want to have a value show automatically in column B1 - say 25. ...
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How do i make a word (in column A) automatically show a corresponding value (in column B)

Can someone please explain how i can make a word (typed in column A1) automatically show a corresponding value (in the next column B1), ensuring that any line this word is typed on, in the first ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive from a floppy disk image, and still make use of the full 32 GB?

When I format the flash drive with a image of MS-DOS and Windows 1.01, which is 1.44 MB, in Rufus 2.18 portable, the USB drive shows as 1.44 MB to match the floppy disk image. I am planning to add ...
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Unable to format Micro SDXC card: "fsync failed: input/output error"

I have a 128GB Micro SDXC I've been using to store music that seems to have died. I noticed it was transferring very slowly or not at all as I was syncing music to it. Running a quick error check didn'...
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What happens exactly when formatting a drive within Windows and choosing the Restore Device Defaults button?

When choosing to format a drive from within Windows/File Explorer, one of the options presented is called "Restore Device Defaults" - however, it's not immediately obvious as to what the ...
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USB not useable

I made my USB bootable with Ubuntu. Now it is not working. On Ubuntu OS it does not show up and on windows it cannot be formatted. Fails the chkdsk with the following error: The type of file system ...
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Is there a way I can reformat numbers in a Word document?

I would like, under Microsoft Word 2019, to replace an italicized counting number followed by a space with the same number in superscript. So, for instance, <em>27</em> would be replaced ...
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Brand new SDcard not formatting (Mac)

Been pulling my hair out on this one. Have a brand new Sandisk 32GB Extreme Plus SDCard. I've been trying to get an image on it to work (for my Raspberry Pi 4). When I bought it, I used balenaEtcher ...
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Excel text formatting function interpreting 'E' in string as exponent

I have exported some data records from a database into spreadsheet form for final formatting. One of the key fields is text in the form of '123456E72'. I have a formatting formula that formats the ...
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Format whole disk as NTFS (without partitioning) [duplicate]

TL;DR: # mkntfs --label media1 --fast /dev/sdb /dev/sdb is entire device, not just one partition. Refusing to make a filesystem here! Why does the script "refuse to make a filesystem on the ...
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How to use Linux to Partition and Format a blank external hard drive where the partitions were lost

I need some help rescuing a new and blank 4 terabyte external SSD USB hard drive. The original partitions were 3.64T and a 0.36 partition labeled "Microsoft Partition" Using GParted, I ...
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View e-mails in transposed/“wide format”/left to right rather than top-down “long-format”?

How to reshape email view into transposed/wide-format (left to right) rather than the default top down long-format?
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External SSD formating parameters, usage and monitoring on Windows 10

I have a brand new Samsung T5 1Tb SSD, that I will use for back-up of files on my laptops, as well as main drive for photos and music collection. Before starting to use it, I did some searching/...
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Create server report to html format

I have created the following bit of spaghetti that creates a report for me. It pulls into excel just fine but ideally I would like the output in html. Can I just pipe my output to convert it? How ...

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