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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Can't format pendrive whatever I do. It is not read only pendrive [duplicate]

This is a working pendrive. I can write on the main partition, delete from it. Everything possible can be done. Just can't format it. Formatting tools on OS other than Mac show format complete but ...
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Can't format pendrive whatever I do [duplicate]

I really need help. Even if you are not sure of the solution, please suggest something. I really need it. I formatted a pendrive in macOS using disk utility (GUID, macOS extended journaled). Then I ...
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VBA Error in referencing range of another sheet via the Cells option

I have some subs I use to format data in an Excel file. In particular, I have a sub that I can activate in the sheet("1.Parus") that has the line : Range(Cells(2, 1), Cells(1000, 3)).Interior.Color ...
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Format computer without reinstalling Windows

Someone trying to get rid of an old Windows 7 computer, but avoiding leaving personal information on it. She does not have a valid Windows license nor an install disk (and as far as I know, no ...
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Excel - #VALUE! error message

I type $1000 in cell D31. I type =D31+50 in cell D32 because I want D32 to show $1050. I then want to copy that formula into the next 100 cells in row D so that the value in each cell is $50 higher ...
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Excel MATCH function seems to be broken. Issue description and investigation details. Any explanation or solution to this?

I'm a fairly intensive and experienced Excel user, used to work with INDEX and MATCH functions and with strings, so I am also used to the typical issues with errors with the MATCH function due to ...
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Excel 2016 Chart > Date and Text on the same Axis

I received an interesting question yesterday during at work. Is it possible to have Date and Text values on the same Axis in Excel Chart, but that this "text" is actually formatted or somehow ...
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Excel Chart Horizonal Axis Bound issue

I have already created line chart from my old team mate, Chart has 12 months on data for various products price. Months are horizontal axis. (Jan-19, Feb-19.....,Dec-19). Horizotal axis is has axis ...
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Copied (with dd) a formatted sda1 to external HD - data recovery on external HD

I was formatting an SD-Card with Disks over and over again and I got a little thoughtless and and the index tab jumped onto the sda1 partition of my internal hard drive and I accidentally formatted it ...
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Change date format in PowerShell Export SQL to CSV script

I have a PowerShell script which exports several tables at once. The script works as a charm, but only i can't change the date formatting of the dates. A few fields concern dates as defined in SQL, ...
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How to reformat Windows 10 and delete partitions

I have a Dell Latitude laptop which I purchased many years ago with Windows 8 Pro. I have upgraded to Windows 10 few years ago by a regular method that was given at the time and have reformatted it a ...
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HDD slow formatting usefulness

I would have a noob question. I bought a 16TB hard drive. Is it useful to do the slow formatting proposed by Windows before using it ? I'm asking this because I've already had bad sectors even on a ...
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Diskpart did not format or clean encrypted sdcard

i have 64 gb sandisk sdcard that was encrypted using Bitlocker trying to format it within windows 10 home but that dose not work due to leack ability of windows 10 home edition. then i moved my sdcard ...
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Format series of excel pivot chart based on series title

I have a non-stacked pivot bar chart that is showing two values (Sum of Planned Hours & Sum of Actual Hours) for a number of Series. What I want to achieve is a formatting rule that if all the ...
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Bootable USB Flash drive cannot be formated [duplicate]

I have an issue, when I'm trying to format bootable flash drive on my Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop and I tried to follow this tutorial. Below I will try to describe my steps and provide some logs. ...
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How to reorganize vertically repeating data to horizontal?

I have data on 1 variable from 1970 to 2017 from all the countries in the world. this data is organized as one large vertical list, with first a column with the (repeating) country name, then a column ...
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Dragon Naturally

When using Dragon naturally, sometimes the format changes for no apparent reason. It goes into green shading and italic lettering. I'm told this is something to do with tracking however I can find no ...
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Linux Live does't boot

I'm trying to make a persistent bootable linux OS (via a usb flash-drive), but it fails to boot. I made a non-persistent Linux Live (ubuntu 18.04) awhile ago, and because I don't understand much in ...
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How to securely erase a single file?

Windows only allows us to format an entire drive to destroy the data in it so that it cannot be recovered later (so more securely removed than just delete). But we often do not want to format an ...
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How do you create volume for a disk on diskpart for windows 10 so you can format the disk to fat32?

After cleaning Disk 2, I made a partition with diskpart to Disk 2 after cleaning it, I've tried to create a volume for that disk but none of my code attempts have worked for example, "create simple ...
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Change which border is drawn with priority in PowerPoint table

I have a table in a PowerPoint slide and I'm having issues with the borders. My table has a mix of horizontal borders being drawn on top in some places and in other places the vertical border is ...
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Excel Chart data table. Formatting one row (TOTAL) only

Im trying to build a chart and Highlight TOTAL row in data table (that one underlined on screen) ;). I can format only whole chart data table or nothing. By a trick I did a "hidden" (no colour and ...
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How long should format /FS:FAT32 take on a 1.5TB drive?

I realize formatting of drives can take a large amount of time, but I haven't formatted a drive in literally "forever" (probably not since Windows XP or Windows 2000). I have a 1.5TB external HDD (...
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How can I have spacing between tables and text when regular body paragraphs are not space separated (just indented)?

Sometimes, I use paragraphs without special spacing between them and just indent the first line. There does not seem to be a straightforward way to keep spaces between a table and the previous or ...
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Will formatting a USB 3.1 flash drive using a USB 3.0 port on Windows 10 switch the drive to USB 3.0?

Now this may be a bit of a stupid question, but if you were to format a USB flash drive using Windows 10, and the port is USB 3.0, will the flash drive switch to USB 3.0? If the answer is yes, if I ...
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How to reset a Microsoft Word table cell's background colour back to the default style colour?

For years I have never been able to solve this one. Let's say I create a new table and I apply one of the colourful template styles, like this: Then I might manually change certain cells' background ...
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Recover USB stick that is not even visible on recovery tools without caring about recovering the data

I have screwed my removable usb stick, which had nothing important stored inside. These are the steps I followed: 1) Start formating the usb stick from FAT32 to NTFS, until prompted with a message ...
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Installing a HDD after a SSD on a Computer

I have recently bought a SSD and got Windows 10 installed on it. The problem is that before the SSD I was using a HDD with Windows 7 but after installing the SSD it was required to install a fresh ...
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Corrupted flash drive after loose USB connection interrupted Linux Mint installation

I was installing (at the stage of "copying files...") Linux Mint from a SD card with uncompressed .iso file in a USB Flash drive (it already had installed an old version of LM) when the current went ...
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What's the purpose of the “Capacity” selection in the “Format Volume” dialog?

When formatting my hard drives or USB flash drives, I've always seen the "Capacity" cascade menu with only one option. The image below is taken when trying to format a 1 TB HDD on Windows 10. If ...
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How to update existing curly brace positions in IntelliJ IDEA? [duplicate]

I've been given Java code by others which use curly braces on new lines, and I'd like them on the same line after I import the file without having to change them line-by-line? How do I do it? ...
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What exactly do the three “special locales” called “en_US_POSIX”, “en_001” and “en_150” mean?

There are quite a few English-language locales on my computer system (Windows 10). Most of them look like this, and make sense: en_CA en_DE en_GB en_IL en_PK en_US ... But there are three special ...
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Shortcut key to remove formatting after pasting? [duplicate]

I'm copying and pasting a lot of citations, and the formatting comes out of my browser, into my document. I use the "dark reader" extension in Chrome so all of my text is wrongly formatted when it is ...
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NTFS external hard drive formatted on Linux is not recognized by Windows

I fully formatted a hard drive in NTFS on Linux from a completely empty (zeroed) drive and it is not recognized by Windows 10. It is not listed in the Windows File Explorer nor with the fsutil fsinfo ...
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Changing the cluster size of a HDD on Linux. Gparted and Gnome Disks don't have an option for it. How do I do this?

I'm formatting a hard drive into NTFS file system with Gparted. But I also need to change the cluster size also called allocation unit size or block size. After a few research on the Internet it seems ...
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Why does Word want to convert my rtf-file and if I do convert, it doesn't format my text

I have the following rtf-file {\rtf1\ansi\deff0 {\fonttbl {\f0 Courier;}} test } When I try to open it in Word, I get prompted to convert it. If I do so, it opens the file and displays the content ...
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Is there a good way to save formatting information in a plain text document so that Microsoft Word understands it?

I want to export some data from a database. I can do so in plain text. However, I would like to add formatting tags. Afterwards I want to be able to open the files in Microsoft Word. Of course, I ...
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Ghost USB flash drive on W10 x64

I have an old 128 Mb USB flash drive, FAT32 formatted. When connected to a Windows 7 x64 machine, it can be used with no problem. When connected to another machine running Windows 10 v1909 x64, it ...
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SSD does not initialize and does not appear on “This PC”

I have an issue with an SSD (Samsung 850 evo 250 Gb) that I removed from an old PC and I wanted to use it as external SSD. This was the main SSD of the older PC, where C:\ partition was, and on which ...
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micro SD card is not detected anywhere and needs to be formatted

I have a brand new 128GB SanDisk micro SD card that I was trying to setup for modding my switch. After the process of partitioning it and placing it in my switch, the SD card would no longer be ...
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Is it possible to restore data from a Harddrive after it had been formatted from HFS+ to NTFS and windows has been installed?

Sorry for the long title, but I got a serious problem that I couldnt fix even after hours of search and recovery through recovery software. At this point I dont even know if its even possible to ...
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diskpart stuck while creating a partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to revive my 32GB SanDisk SD card. It's not write/read protected, I can copy files but I'm unable to delete anything or add anything to it. Again, It's not write protected, but I am unable ...
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Excel Conditional Decimal Formatting

I am trying to have decimal places display based on the value inside a given cell. I more or less understand how to custom rules work, and have come up with this rule: [>=10]#,##0.0;[<10]0.00 It ...
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Cannot format or change disk properties

I have a KingDian SSD that had Windows 10 installed and suddenly this disk has stopped booting. I have tried formating the partition and also changing the partition table from DOS to GPT, but although ...
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Format drive correctly for Windows 10

I had an internal drive, and I would like to install Windows 10 on it. The only problem is that it was formatted incorrectly. I am using linux to format the drive. I tried making an ntfs partition on ...
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Installing windows 10

Since I had gpt problem while formatting my laptop, I created bootable disk using RUFUS. I had 3.72 GB windows 10 iso, I selected the partition scheme as gpt, target system as uefi-non csm & file ...
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Word shading text not working for spaces before line break

In Word Home>Paragraph>Shading, I would like to shade scripts similar to what we have for in-line quote in Stack exchange /home/xxx/ I realized that if the shading is just before line break, I ...
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Why Windows doesn't recognize a FAT32 external drive?

I have two USB external hard drives that are formatted as FAT32. They are both recognized and mounted correctly under Linux. However, one of them (/dev/sdb/) is not recognized under Windows 7 or 10. ...
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Why my SD card shows “folder is empty” and how to fix?

I recently got an SD card to supplement my laptop's storage capacity. However, after moving some files into there, I see that the folders are "empty": Interestingly, size is still being taken up: ...
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How to format a flash drive in Linux for use with other operating systems

I have a brand new flash drive, plugged into a Raspberry Pi. I want to write stuff to the drive and then easily read it on macOS, Windows, or other linux distros. How should I format this drive, ...

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