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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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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Can´t format, write nor delete files on a corrupted microSD card

I have a SandDisk Ultra PLUS 16 GB microSD card (This exact model) and I'm trying to format it without any luck so far. It's the microSD card that I've using in my Android phone for 3 years without ...
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How to copy from excel rows to word paragraph

How to copy from excel rows to word paragraph. ex data from excel 1. robin d123 e123 2. morgan f123 e456 paste to word become: 1. robin d123 e123 2. ...
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Excel apply complicated formula to existing cells value without copy/paste

I want to apply the formula =TEXT(A1,IF(A1-INT(A1)=0,"0","#.####")) to existing cells with numbers without doing copy and paste. The existing spreadsheet is already big and filled out and I don't ...
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Formatting all drives by booting from a USB stick

We have a customer that has recently been a victim to an encryption attack. They now want to switch over to a "linux environment" by reusing their old machines, installing Igel OS and using a Citrix ...
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Extend Libreoffice calc Formula Without Overwriting Background Color

How to extend formula without overwriting background color in LibreOffice Calc? This is similar question to [Extend Excel Formula Without Overwriting Background Color ][1] but for LibreOffice.
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If Then fomula for a range of dates

I have been out of practice with Excel for some time and I am stuck. I am trying to create a formula for a date range and highlight. So for example, if the date in O4 is more than 28 days from the ...
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Partition drive at runtime via commandline?

I am currently trying to write a bash script that when executed creates a new partition that is 100mb in size. However, I want to use the free space on /dev/sda1 - the parition on which the system is ...
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How to make certain sections of my word doc stand out and look different such as by adding a different background color to the pages of the section?

I have a document with 5 sections A, B, C, D, E. I want to highlight C and E to have light grey background color. How can I do this? Some suggestions I read on superuser for similar but not same ...
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How can I get text read aloud/into an audio format?

I would like something which will stream or output audio from a text/html file, for use while driving. If it needs to be run ahead of time, an output that can be converted to mp3 would be nice. ...
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Changing the structure of csv data

I'm trying to change data looking like this: original csv into this format: name = "The V Girl"; author = "Mya Robarts"; pages = 341; imageURL = "https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo....
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Recover files after making a Windows 10 restore point

I recently tried to make a Recover point of my computer, and when Windows asked me where I want to do that, I selected the hard drive where I have all of my backups (projects, documentations etc.). ...
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Can I use conditional formatting in an Excel PivotTable to format cells based on specific fields?

I have the results of numerous tests run on several sub-samples. Many sub-samples make up a sample. Between 5 and 10 samples make up a lot, and I have five lots I'm trying to analyze. Each one of ...
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Highlight rows with identical data in Excel

I have a number of rows within a large spreadsheet that have some identical rows I would like those rows highlighted but only if every cell on the row matches, if random cells from different rows ...
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Understanding Non-Printing Characters in Excel with Terminal Font

I am trying to understand the formatting in an excel workbook that I have been sent where there are a number of non-printing characters present or other hidden formatting. I have changed the font to ...
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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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Cannot read my external hard disk

I have a WD My Passport and it cannot be read by any of the laptops. I'm primarily using ubuntu 18.04 . I searched about it and it seems to be having problem only with linux. As the people advised, I ...
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Unable to format microSD card

I have a SanDisk Ultra microSD card with 16 GB capacity.I connected it to my laptop using a Zebronics ZEB-230CR card reader. I am facing issues with formatting the card. I opened the Disks utility on ...
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Cant restore the usb stick back to its original capacity [duplicate]

Originally my flashdrive is 64gb then it shrinked down to 4mb. First thing I did, I looked at the disk management it only have 4mb and no unallocated capacity whatsoever, just the 4mb. Now I tried ...
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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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Will deleting a disk volume corrupt my lost data?

I'm trying to recover some data from a hard drive that a friend attempted to format without making a backup. The drive is currently not recognized in "My PC." In disk management, the only option is "...
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Mounting an internal hard drive that was originally formatted as a USB mass storage device

I have an 8TB 3.5" SATA hard drive that I first mounted and formatted on Windows 10 through a USB to SATA hardware interface as an 8TB NTFS partition. I had to replace a smaller drive inside with ...
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How do i completely wipe all of my disks with a dual boot

I want to completely reset my PC, i have 3 drives, two HDDs and an SSD. I have Windows installed on the SSD and Ubuntu on a Partition of the smaller HDD. I guess I would just format the two hdds ...
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How can I delete/format partitions during Windows install from USB?--getting errors

My Windows 10 'winload.efi' became corrupted and I opted to clean install using the Windows media creator tool to create a bootable USB. Upon booting from USB, I chose custom install and proceeded to ...
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How to manipulate dates?

How can I change a date in an Excel file to eliminate the day and be left with only the month and year?  E.g., convert 4/4/2019 to April-2019? I am aware that I can change the format, but if I do so, ...
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how to format netbeans 8.2 c/c++ enums and a short functions body to be at same line

I'm using Netbeans 8.2 c/c++ on ubuntu. I'm trying to format my code so it will be more readable. I've research all Netbeans formation options and still can't find what i'n looking for. i want ...
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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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Decimal Display

I'd like to display decimals in the following way: 3 = 3.00 3.1 = 3.10 3.111 = 3.111 3.111000 = 3.111 Basically a min of 2 decimals, but more decimals displayed if necessary. The exception is if ...
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Mac Unrecognized MicroSD

I have a MicroSD card I am using via a USB-C adapter in my MacBook. The problem is that diskutil does not recognize the microSD card (I am trying to format it, but nothing recognizes the microSD card; ...

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