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Questions tagged [formatting]

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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SanDisk Cruzer 64GB Showing Only 32GB Availible Space

I have a SanDisk Cruzer 64GB USB that I used a couple weeks ago to create a Recovery Disk, and after using it I erased everything on it so I could store files for personal use. However when I go to ...
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Disk Size and Partition Deception Possibilities

While looking at the data on my local storage, using Active Killdisks hex editing software,I noticed there was data in a grayed out area beyond what Killdisk recognized as the end of the disk and I ...
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Visual Studio Code line between openings/closing tags?

When I'm coding in VS Code, it has recently stopped giving me the correct indention structure when creating elements. For example, if I type div + TAB + ENTER, then I will be given this: <div> ...
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How to remove files and personal information from computer?

I'm about to give my computer to a lab for repair. I'd like first to remove personal info like browsing history, software installed, various files. Some of the files I want removed, I accidently ...
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In case of OS and MBR malware, what will be the difference between a factory reset, a format and a disk wipe? [duplicate]

In case of malware infection in latest windows OS, like win 10, which is the best course of action for complete disinfection - a factory reset using troubleshoot and recovery, a format of entire drive ...
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Big FAT32 volume is detected as RAW under Windows

I created 450 GB FAT32 volume in GPT partition table using mkfs.fat. It works without any problem on Linux. When I connect it to computer with Windows 10, it says it is RAW and wants to format it. /...
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Downsides of 8Kb cluster size for NTFS on top of ZVOL?

I am trying to maximize performance of Windows VM on a ZVOL. The official recommendation is that allocation unit size (volblocksize) on the zvol should be aligned with the allocation unit size of what ...
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OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc how to not print column but show it in sheet?

I have a column with hyperlinks to other parts of the same spreadsheet and I want this column to be visible inside the program, but hidden when printed: it should not take up space. The only solution ...
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How does Increase decimal and Decrease decimal work in Excel

How the increase decimal operation is performed in Excel and how they done it? Case 1 : I enter a number in a cell whose number of digit is less than 11. For instance A1 cell value be : 123 If I ...
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How do I create a bootable USB drive?

I have had a Matebook X Pro for about three weeks and I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on it. Recently I have restarted the computer following some installation guide and a problem occurred. The computer ...
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Is there any practical difference between direct formatting and character styles in Microsoft Word?

For example, what is the difference between using bold vs using the character style named Strong.
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Can't format my HDD after cloning Windows 10 install to SSD

I recently acquired an M.2 SSD to increase the speed on my Legion Y720, then I used EaseUS TODO Backup Home to clone my Windows installation from the HDD to the SSD. Everything went normal, as I'm ...
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Error when trying to format a DVD on Windows 10

I have a DVD that I am trying to format. I'm getting an error that says 'The format did not complete successfully.' when trying to format it in Disk Management and DiskPart has encountered an error: ...
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SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card is Write Protected [duplicate]

so I have a MicroSD card that is write protected and won't let me delete anything, format the card, or delete the partition. I have tried using regedit to disregard write protection, I have tried ...
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mkfs. any way to personalize the uuid generation?

Running mkfs.<type> [...] generates a File System and its UUID. any way to personalize it? In a fashion like "not generate UUID with numbers '4' and '5' or letters 'b' 'c' ".
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Accidentally formatted WINRE_DRV

I'm on a Lenovo (Windows 8.1) and I was trying to format an external HDD I couldn't read, through console command "diskpart", but I did format fs=NTFS on WINRE_DRV by mistake. The computer still runs ...
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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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Pretty print / clean up BIND 9 zone file

I inherited some BIND 9 zone files that are terrible mess, bad indentation, directive order is different than typical, etc. Is there some utility that can clean them up, in the sense of reformatting ...
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Unable to format a USB drive after using it as a bootable usb device

I have some difficulties to format my usb drive. I used RUFUS to convert it into a bootable usb drive to install Windows 10, everything worked perfectly. I could use it to copy files while there were ...
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Cautionary steps before computer repair: How to wipe everything from SSD of dead computer except for OS

After moving my PC build inches, my PC somehow refuses to boot. I can't diagnose what problem is specifically happening to the computer, so I plan on going to a PC repair shop to have them diagnose ...
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Word formatting only applying to every other page

I am creating a large document with a new list style created linked to heading styles to handle the formatting. I have created all my section headers and applied the appropriate heading styles, ...
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Micro SD card not saving changes (but is not in read-only mode) [duplicate]

I have a Micro SD card here which I used with a Raspberry Pi, and I wanted to re-ISO it with a newly downloaded ISO from raspberry.org. This is on Windows 7 Pro In the Computer Management / Disk ...
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How do I make my dead USB usable?

So, this problem kinda started yesterday when my uncle gave me his extra Sony 8GB pen drive to copy some videos. I copied the files and everything went well until I reinserted the drive about three ...
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How to setup a Freedos with old Kernel version (2026a) to system

I bought a laptop with Freedos 1.1.26a build (2026a) and I formatted it to Windows 10. Now I want to get it back to Freedos with same version before. A solution on web was saying that formating where ...
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How do you format a book with calibre on kindle so that computer code looks right? [closed]

I am wondering how I could format a book right with your help. Here is an example with an epub to mobi convert with calibre that could look like this: * When it's supposed to look something like this:...
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hasleo Win Setup From USB tool Destroyed my usb?

I launched the tool normally then selected the win 10 iso file then the tool asked me to select from MBR for bios - GPT for UEFI - MBR for bios and UEFI i have selected MBR for bios and UEFI and ...
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Excel 2016 time formatting cells

Using Excel 2016, I want to enter 90 minutes as 90:00, or 75 minutes and 33 seconds as 75:33, or 102 minutes and 54 secs as 102:54; then sum the column to report as 268:27.  How do I format the data ...
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Do i have to format my SD card to format it

I just bought a raspberry pi with the NOOBs software and I want to make it a media server. The thing is, all the tutorials want you to install an image file (which i did), but then they say you have ...
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Computer Not Recognizing Hard Drive Previously Used In Storage Space Pool

So I previously had an external hard drive that was used in a windows storage space pool, but that computer broke and I can no longer use it. So I now have a new computer, but because the hard drive ...
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Flash Drive corrupting files, won't copy others, won't format to NTFS

I have been trying to copy photos and video files from my laptop to a flash drive. Every flash drive I've tried seems to corrupt the same said files. I've tried three flash drives, all of differing ...
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Highlight cell based on whether or not a specific word appears in a given range?

I have 2 sheets. Sheet1 & Sheet2. Sheet 1 has a list of items with descriptions & specific numbers. Sheet 2 has a table filled with the same items. What I am wanting to do, is highlight a ...
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Should I use “Title” or “Heading 1” style for chapter title in Word 2016 document?

In my current document I've done two things: Customised the "Heading 1/2/3/..." and "Title" styles. Defined a new multi-level list style to use my customised "Heading x" and "Title" styles so that ...
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Abnnormal Micro SD card [duplicate]

My sd card is somehow "locked". I can view and copy files into my computer but cannot delete, move or format the card. It says windows is unable to complete format. I tried formatting using Disk ...
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Unable to clean/format corrupted sd card [duplicate]

I'm not able to format my sd card. Even if I try to delete the files, after refresh it appears again. I've tried EASUS, minitool, HP format utility, none of them are working. It seems like write ...
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Do I have to format win 7 if same motherboard bought new

I have this motherboard GA-78LMT-S2 (Socket M2) it's slow now. So was planning to buy the same new one. But I am worried that I may have to format my PC when changing the motherboard. I heard that if ...
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MicroSD unmounts during formatting

I've been trying to install a Cubieez linux image on a CubieTruck (Cubieboard 3) using Win32DiskImager (Following the official documentation). After the process, the card shows up as two different ...
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Excel conditional formating: use fill color based on a different cell's existing fill color

The following table represents the value I’m working with in Microsoft Excel. +---+----+-----+---------+-----+ | | A | B | C | D | +---+----+-----+---------+-----+ | 1 | | Min | ...
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Excel, Return a color depending on two other cells text

I need to do an analysis in Excel and I would like to color a cell depending on the text of two other cells. I have to do it for a quite big table, therefore I need a way to not do it manually for ...
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How can I add a symbol after a set amount of words in Word? (Or any other program)

So I have this huge list of words that are unordered in any way. All formatted the same way. They're all just words like in the example below: "Word1" "Word2" "Word3" Now I need to put a symbol ...
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Add .pcap ending to all files created with tcpdump

I'm using tcpdump for a rotating network traffic capture, and Moloch as a nice viewer for the data. The problem is that tcpdump appends a number to the end of the filename, while Moloch only uses ...
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Linux installation error related to file system

Installing Devuan Linux (Debian derivative), I get this error message: The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed. During the installation, I did not ...
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Unable to format SD card [duplicate]

I am trying to format my SD card, but everything so far has failed. I tried using diskpart, when deleting a partition using delete partition # it simply doesn't delete the partition, always showing ...
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Solid State Drive Reformatting Limit

Is there a limit on the amount of times you can format a Solid State Drive, until you see effects? I was trying to install a program, to go back to original settings; long story short, I ended ...
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how can I create a multilevel list that start numbering from heading 2?

I'm working on my thesis(Dissertation), I have used a multilevel list for my headings each chapter, it works fine and I'm satisfied with it. By default MS Word creates a multilevel list automatically ...
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What does numbers mean in `mkfs -t ext4` command?

I have run: mkfs -t ext4 /dev/nvme0n1 So I am getting output like that: [2491.001727] EXT4-fs (dm-3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [2491.543355] EXT4-fs (dm-3): mounted ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't format - Couldn't open device

I have a 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive here that won't work anymore. When I insert it, it takes forever to mount, and forever means that it won't mount in the end. Using the Terminal, I get the ...
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Change font color in Zim wiki 0.64 with Ubuntu 14.04

Is there easy way how to change color, or for example background color of given text? (I use ZIM 0.64 with Ubuntu 14.04) I noticed that headings are green, and links are blue. But I can only underline,...
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Add soft subtitles with formatting and position

I’ve been using ffmpeg to do everything so far with a video, stringing animation frames together, adding audio, overlaying images, and adding subtitles. So I expect that the answer to my question ...
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How to turn off any message interpretting in Skype? [duplicate]

I would like to send line of programming code via Skype plot(res.dates, res.dtDays * mulFactor * 1.45, 'r', 'DisplayName', 'Downtime'); Unfortunately it tries to interpres asterisk as formatting ...
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SD Card not accessible with NO MEDIA ERROR [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card, few days ago, the card suddenly stopped working, and this has happened before, the entire card was formatted or erased by itself back then, I had to reformat it and ...