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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Formatting whole and decimalised numbers differently in Excel

I'm having some difficulty formatting some data correctly and after looking around extensively in similar threads such as here, I've come looking for help. I have two similar datasets (X and Y) and ...
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SSD can't be formatted [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a fake 7TB SSd storage, that in reality is a 64GB SSD to work. I can work on a Linux machine as well. Until now, the disk is not formatable, I can't clean it using diskpart on ...
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Copy cell data to second sheet and place in certain cells depending on criteria

I have a list of names on one sheet. I would like to be able to type something next to a name and that name is placed in another sheet in the correct place. For example if I type A1 1A next to a name, ...
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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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Why can't I format a flash drive I ran Ubuntu off of in Windows? [duplicate]

I ran Ubuntu off of a Samsung 128gb flash drive and after booting back into Windows, I am unable to format the flash drive. I was able to clear 116GB in disk management, however the remaining space is ...
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Conditional Formatting for cells that are 50%<

I am trying to get conditional formation to highlight cells in column G that are 50% greater than the corresponding cell in column D. I have tied to use a formula to determine which cells to format ...
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Rotate text without rotating border

I'm attempting to rotate the text inside of a cell without altering the cell border. Roughly the intended result: Current Output: The only solution I've found so far involves adding either splitting ...
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Is there any way to fix undeleted files? [duplicate]

I accidently formatted a hard drive and then I used a recovery software to undelete the files. I managed to get most of the files back, they're all with their respective sizes and folder structure, ...
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LibreOffice Windows Horizontal Ruler

I'm running Windows 10 21H2 and LibreOffice 7.3.4.2. I love LO for creating documents but when trying to reformat some existing document, not so much. I do everything I can to eliminate pre-existing ...
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USB flash drive stuck in read only mode after stopping copy of macOS Mojave to it midway [duplicate]

I was creating a boot for macOS Mojave on my USB flash drive. The transfer of OS the transfer stopped suddenly, I waited for a few minutes and then ejected it. After this when I reinserted I was ...
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Add characters on multiple lines

AHK newbie here, My problem is simple, I want to make a script that transforms a text with a hotkey. Default text : AAA : aaa BBB : bbb CCC : ccc Transformed text : <br><br> <u>...
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Removed thousand seperator in Excel currency format

we have a big file including a lot of prices in EUR. These columns are format on currency. By doing this Excel automatically creates a , as thousand seperator. This , creates an issue in our file ...
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Is it possible to force-write to an unrecognized SD card?

I have an SD card that I am trying to salvage, but whenever I plug it in to my Macbook, it doesn't show up. I know the issue is not with the card reader because it can pick up several other cards just ...
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How to search for formatted text in EPUB?

When reading a book, I add it to the catalog on one of the book cataloging websites. Then I go through the book's bibliography and mark all mentioned books "to-read". Sometimes bibliography ...
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How to Automate putting text into a specific format

The text that I have is "Example": "Example2", "What": "Huh", "Really": "yes", The text inside the "" always changes, but ...
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dskchk hanging at ~50% when scanning a corrupt MicroSD [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSD that is clearly corrupted. I cannot delete files from it. Formatting fails. I tried to run chkdsk r/ but it stops and hangs at about 50% after finding a few corrupt ...
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Formatting issue with Office Word

I am having problems formatting a paper in the correct way. Here's the image where you can see two overlapping sheets. On the left the correct format, on the right the problematic one. edit: every ...
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What is the difference between allocation unit size and sector size?

I have been given the following disk recommendation: The disk drives should have standard native sector sizes of 512 bytes and 4 KB. Hard disks with sector sizes larger than 4 KB may cause errors ...
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Is my SSD broken?

I've tried to delete all partition in my ssd using several method like disk manager, diskpart and 3rd party MiniTool Partition Wizard in windows 10, gparted, zero fill data dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc ...
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Unable to access and format a USB drive, which is seen in Disk Management but not This PC on Window 10

I have tried steps on two posts in this superuser thread: Recovering a Partially Formatted USB Thumb Drive These are my attempts: Attempt 1: referring to user LJD200's post I ran these commands on CMD ...
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Securely Erase NVME SSD that is connected via USB Converter

Is there a way to securely erase a NVME SSD that is connected via a USB converter? Normally I use parted magic to format an SSD, the M.2 SATA SSDs can be easily connected via a converter into a 2.5&...
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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 re-format a Linux-USB in Windows?

#1. Say that I have an USB with some windows-files. If I put the USB in a windows computer, the windows explorer will open and I can access the files. #2. Say that I have an unformatted USB and put it ...
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Why was my microSD card fixed after formatting?

I'm sure that they were not file system errors: reading it at the block level (pv /dev/sdb > /dev/null) gave a really low 1.4 MB/s and then at some point it stopped with "input/output" ...
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how to prevent formatting (i.e., erasing) of flash drive [closed]

How do I prevent someone who’s up to no good from formatting (i.e., deleting the files from) my flash drive on my PC? You see, I have security cameras that send footage to a flash drive connected to ...
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Can't convert a RAW SD card(MBR formatted) to NTFS or any other windows readable file system

I want to convert my RAW sd card to NTFS or FAT32 file system. I tried using diskpart and tons of other third party tools to recover it but my sd card is partitioned MBR style and I believe diskpart ...
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Dot Matrix Printer Source Code Syntax Highlighting

I am using an OKI Microline 3390 to print out things from my linux box. I am using it as a text-only printer. No graphics, no PDF, no ghostscript ... A text file, say, is sent to the printer as a ...
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SD Flash Card Read-Only Issue

recently during re-partitioning my hard disk, I mistook SD flash drive as some sort of "extra" "wasted" space and deleted it. ever since my computer(s) stopped recognizing it. I ...
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Excel 2016 Stopping automatic formatting of timestamps

I'm entering a list of timestamps from a video into Excel 2016. However, when I reach numbers above 24, Excel reacts like it's a 24 hour clock and changes my number. For example, if my timestamp is at ...
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Shut down a Buffalo NAS while formatting?

I’m formatting a Buffalo NAS but i need to move it today but it’s still at 2/4 stage with 3 hours left (just for the second phase…). Is it ok if i shut down it, move it and start the formatting again ...
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What is the minimum size of a 4k native partition when formatted with FAT32?

According to Microsoft: For Advanced Format 4K Native drives (4-KB-per-sector) drives, the minimum size is 260 MB, due to a limitation of the FAT32 file format. The minimum partition size of FAT32 ...
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Office365 Excel and different formatting inside cell

LibreOffice can do different formatting inside cell. But when I try to do the same with Excel on Office365 it does not work. e.g. I have text: When I select part to format it, bold/italic/underline/...
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Why is 1024 Cluster Size with blank drive being shown while querying WMIC for available drives?

I wanted to know cluster sizes for my flash drive (ExFAT), and I followed the useful answer here: https://superuser.com/a/1358598/602756 Here is output of cmd: wmic volume get driveletter,blocksize ...
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Why does Excel add leading apostrophes to some of my text cells?

I have a worksheet containing, among other things, a table object. All data in the worksheet was added by me manually, including the data and column headers in the table. I just noticed that in 13 of ...
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Using One Note can I turn off any auto-formatting of my bullets and numbering at all?

When I take notes, I like to number/bullet lists in real-time while a presentation is happening. It helps a lot with reading and organizing my notes after. The rest of my notes I keep apart from each ...
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How to force formatting for micro SD card that are marked at filesystem level as read only? [duplicate]

BACKGROUND I formatted a mini SD card with FAT filesystem, placed some files on it. Placed into a kids toy (Landzo) and when I removed the card the whole SD was marked as read-only by the firmware of ...
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How to format Cells like accounting except using Percentage sign

I am trying to create a hybrid format between Accounting and Percentage. My cell value I am going to format contains a percentage. I would like to move the % Sign to left justified in the cell as it ...
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Web browsers say certificates expired or not yet valid, even though the certificate is valid for today's date and system clock is accurate

I just formatted my computer and reinstalled Windows (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1), and when I try to visit certain websites (eg Wikipedia), the sites do not load. The sites fail to load in both Chrome ...
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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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PowerPoint VBA: Merge 1000 Presentations, preserving formatting

I need to merge many (around 1000) PowerPoint presentations into one. My presentations have different extensions, some are ppt and some are pptx. I need to merge them with VBA Macros preserving source ...
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How can I leave out the numbering for certain list levels in a multilevel list?

I am using a multilevel list for automatic indentation, formatting and numbering of a Word document. Currently, my formatting looks similar to this: 1 Heading 1.1 Subheading 1.1.1 Paragraph ...
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How to output the results of 2 different cells into a single cell in Excel?

I am trying to get D5 and D6 into cell C6 so that I looks like this ($15,000.00 - $25,000.00) The formula I used to do this is : =DOLLAR(D5)&" - "&DOLLAR(D6) My first question is, ...
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How to Fix USB Read Only after installing Manjaro

To make this clear, this is not an issue with any internal disk. I installed Manjaro onto a USB stick to try and use it as a bootable drive. I finished with that and tried to format the drive back ...
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Word VBA select all left indented paragraphs to format text

I want to change the font colour of all left indented paragraphs (in documents exported as rtf from another program). The paragraphs dialog shows they are all indented by 7.94 cm. I have done this by ...
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How can I type in uppercase only in LibreOffice?

I know that I can use Format -> Text -> Case in LibreOffice to change text to uppercase when it is selected afterwards, but I would like to type directly in uppercase all the time, without ...
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When to turn on flex_bg and packed_meta_blocks=1 options on AU6477 Card Reader Controller and others?

While creating ext4 file systems on USB thumb drives, I always wonder whether I should turn the flex_bg and packed_meta_blocks=1 options on or leave them off. In particular, I have the following ...
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Rufus - Formatting interrupted by device going to sleep; now says invalid cluster size

Title gives a good summary, but here is a more verbose description: Background: I am using Windows 10 on a MacBook 2019 13" w/ TouchBar (removed macOS); the device typically "crashes" (...
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Reusing a corrupt SD card [duplicate]

Hey I'm trying to reuse a corrupt SD card for Android which is unable to be reformatted. I do not need recovering any existing data on the card, is it not possible to reformat it to be usable on ...
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Excel 2013 fails to record macro correctly

So, i want to create a macro that will set selected cells' format to 0,0 ¥. However, if you record the steps and then try to run the macro it will set format to 0,0 ?. Is there a way to fix this?
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All my text is within 1 cell instead of multiple cells? Excel

As you can see in the screenshot all my data has been crushed into 1 cell it seems when it is supposed to be in separate cells as shown in the original screenshot. Any idea how to solve this? Excel ...

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