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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How to improve the HTML formatting in Evolution mail client

I have a question about viewing HTML emails in the Evolution mail client. Basically, I am receiving some emails that look lovely in Thunderbird but not in Evolution because the HTML rendering of ...
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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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Accidentally partitioned & formatted my boot partition

While reformatting several portable disks with gparted, with disk 5 I made a terrible mistake: I forgot to choose the correct disk, so gparted took the first listed one, which fortunately was not my 1 ...
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Invalid end of sector signature: 0xB3E1 (SD Card Formatter)

After "flashing" Ubuntu Mate onto an SD Card using Etcher, Etcher successfully verified the data, but since it refused to boot on my Raspberry Pi, I decided to retry the flash. I deleted all the ...
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Seagate external hard disk cannot format and can not show in computer

I formatted my seagate external hard disk with NTFS using Ubuntu Disk Utility. After that it is bricked, and now I cannot see it as a hard disk in mac /ubuntu /windows, the device can be detected by ...
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New LaCie drive fails to mount on Mac OSX 10.8

I have a new LaCie d2 Quadra 4 TB external harddrive. When I connect it to my Macbook pro with Friewire 800 cable (provided), the drive beeps about 20 times, then I get "The disk you inserted was not ...
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Moving msftres partition with gparted

I've found various answers to this question online, ranging from "you definitely can't do this" to "this is doable with gparted," so I was hoping to get a straight answer here. I'...
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in microsoft excel how to define a default language for columns

Hi I'm working on a dictionary and need to have English words in one column and Persian translation in another. but it takes time changing language every time I want to type the English and Persian ...
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Enterprise architect use case element multilevel list

I'm trying to write use case scenarios in Enterprise Architect version 13 and I would like to make an multilevel list in use case element. Something like this: List item List item The only option ...
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USB drive ejects itself while formatting

I have a 32GB Toshiba USB drive. Recently I tried writing an image of chrome OS to it with balenaEtcher. It failed. Since then my drive has been unreadable on both windows 10 and Ubuntu. I have ...
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USB Flash Drive won't let me format or delete files (Windows 10) after being plugged into OSX

I seem to be having an issue with my USB Flash Drive that I can't seem to figure out. I deleted some files off my flash drive and this worked fine and passed it to my girlfriend to use on her Mac to ...
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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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cannot format 32gb micro sd card in window 10

DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 465 GB 0 Disk 1 Online ...
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Format external drive in single user mode mac os x

I am looking for suggestion to format external volume in Single User Mode. diskutil eraseDisk didn't work in such environment, so is there any possibility to format usb memory stick from Single User ...
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Unable to format a Pendrive (UDF)-TrusCont Protected

I received a Pendrive from my coaching classes loaded with notes and videos. The content in the Pendrive is protected and now the content has expired. I am unable to view the content any more and it's ...
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fdisk doesn't complete and hangs on a USB drive

fdisk problem. OS: linux centos 7 I used fdisk on a usb drive. It has hung and I haven't been able to kill it or get out of it. As an additional problem, since then, in trying to remedy this ...
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Can I convert a partition from FAT to exFAT without losing data?

Is it possible to convert a partition from FAT to exFAT without having to transfer all the data off it and on it again? Linux tools would be the best, but Windows ones are fine too.
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Excel 2010 clips top edge of content

In Excel 2010 on 2 different computers, the same file opens differently as follows: Correct: Incorrect: The correct one is displayed first. This is a file exported from a SQL Server Report; when ...
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How to repair SD card that was unplugged during formatting?

I tried to format my SD card on my Windows computer but unfortunately I pulled it out during the process. Now it can't be recognized. I tried to wipe it using disk utility on Mac OS X but after it's ...
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Thunderbird formatting emails with odd tabs upon sending / saving as drafts

We use Thunderbird as the desktop mail client on a couple of machines, the actual emails server is gmail (Google apps for business) we connect via imap. The problem we are having is sometimes when ...
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How do I number headings with the 'Heading 3' style in Word without affecting the other heading styles?

I would like my document to have the basic heading styling for Heading 1 and Heading 2 but for Heading 3 to be numbered. I can get close by defining my own modified multilevel list style but it ...
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hard drive formatting error

I have a disk composed of a single partition. It is formatted in ntfs and has files in it. Linux reads them fine, and is able to write on it too. So the disk is fine, and it doesn't show any smart ...
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Mac Microsoft Word 2011 stripping RTL format from doc

I copyedit articles for a psych journal using Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac. I occasionally get articles with right-to-left formatting (in English), and I can't seem to rid the doc of this format. Bad ...
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OSX Mail.app send only plaintext but read as html

I get email which seems properly plaintext formatted, but when I forward it out, the font size ends up being enormous and a few other formatting stupidities. So I tried the following: defaults write ...
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Configuring gmail for use on mailing lists

This is really two questions in one. First, are nettiquette guidelines still accurate in their restrictions on ASCII vs. HTML, posting style, and line length? (Here's a recent metafilter discussion ...
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Pivot Tables: how can I stop my columns from disappearing if they are empty?

I've ticked 'preserve cell formatting on update', but if one of the columns doesn't have an entry then it disappears. Is there any way I can keep it from disappearing even if it's blank? I suspect not ...
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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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Windows does not recognize HDD after reformatting one partition

I have 2 hard disk drives on my computer : On the first one, I have only Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed (dual boot) The second HDD has 5 Partitions where I saved documents. Initially, all the ...
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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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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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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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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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Need help formatting dates and text in a range of cell

I've got a spreadsheet with certificates that expire at different dates. All of these have two columns. In one column is the date the certificate expires in which is usually every 3-5 years. The next ...
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Word TOC Has One Indent Larger Than The Rest

I'm having a problem with the TOC in a word document where one indent is twice as big as all the other ones. There is no extra indent in the heading which I initially thought was the problem. I have a ...
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Cannot format microSD card

My microSD card I have used in a MavicMini drone does not work anymore. Last time it worked was before the drone's crash. The drone did not break, but the microSD card that was used in the drone acts ...
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Compatibility problems with other drivers after formatting system drive

My system currently has 3 drives and I'm wondering should I format and reinstall windows 10 on my system drive if I'll have problems with data stored on my other drives since I've got software/games/...
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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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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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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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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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How to make dependent cells follow decimal formatting of parent cell that changes from time to time?

I need dependent cells in an Excel worksheet to follow the decimal formatting of a parent cell. I've done this with format painter, but my parent cell decimal requirements change from time to time, ...
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flash drive available space lower than expected with ext4

I recently formatted a 256G flash drive with ext4 on debian. Afterwards I set the reserved disk space to 0 via tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sdb1. However when I call df -h the available space shows only 229G. ...
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Cannot Format USB Thumb Drives as NTFS

I have a bunch of USB thumb drives that I can no longer format as NTFS. But formatting them as FAT32 or exFat works without complications. I tried formatting them on different computers with Windows ...
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Microsoft Publisher Mail Merge - Formatting currency fields

After adding merge record field, I'm not getting an option to Format for certain fields. I have about 10 fields to publisher document and two of these fields cannot be formatted (Format icon is grayed ...
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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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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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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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Microsoft word CV is repeating the third row of text when printing or pdf output

I'm trying to print my CV for an event, I hardly ever need hardcopies of course but now that I do, I've discovered that the first page of the document is doing this; Word table This is laid out in a ...
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Percentage formatting not copied to new rows in excel table

Whenever I create a table in excel with a column with percentage formatting, the formatting never is copied to any new rows created by dragging down the bottom right corner of the table to add new ...

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