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Q: pendrive format change

Evening All:

I have 2(SanDisk 32Gb) pendrives that are formatted in NTFS. This presents a problem. They are "recognized" as HDD's and thus, cannot be "ejected" in normal manner using "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. When I try
this, there is not an 'eject" to click. I believe this is because the NTFS format makes[reads] them a HDD and, of course, HDD's cannot be "ejected". So, is there a command that I could run that would change the formatting from NTFS to FAT32
without having to empty all the contents of the drives, re-format, then re-install all the data?
THANX:
Rick

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Preferred Solution: pendrive format change

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my pendrive is detected but other pendrives are not detected my lapy.
i have windows 7 pro os registered but i dont have product key. i forgott my key.
now my windows 7 is format so i need product key.
could you please give a my win 7 pro product key?

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i can't format or copy any data into my pendrive
It shows that Pendrive is write protected..!!
please do help...

A:pendrive not able to format...!!

Worst case: Your pen drive is dead. A pen drive that has gone through thousands of Read/ Write cycles can die a natural death when its flash controller decides that it had had its full run and it is no longer safe to write any data on it.(simple non-technical explanation. )

Since you have not given any details about the pen drive in question like the model/make/capacity, for how long you have been using it, whether it is still under warranty, whether other pen drives works normally on your computer,whether you had tried this pen drive on another computer and with what results, and if it shows in the Windows Disk Management how does it appear (is it RAW) etc., etc., it is not possible to give any specific suggestion to deal with that problem.

So here you go on a round-trip.

How To Fix Write Protection Errors On a USB Stick

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My pendrive has been affected by some kind virus as it was used on some other PC.

How do I format the same as Formatting with the right click option has'nt helped?

Pls Assist.
 

A:Solved: How to Format my Pendrive?

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Hi. I'm trying to open a pen drive using windows XP, but it responds

"disk in drive J is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"

Clicking yes will wipe the pen. The pen contains footage taken on a digital camera, probably transfered onto the pen using a Mac.

Any useful suggestions? In English please because I'm quite new to compyewters.
 

A:Cannot Open (Format?) Pendrive

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Hi, i have HP 8gb pendrive when i try to format it it shows windows was unable to complete the format.
When i try to open it shows insert a disk .
How can i format this pendrive ? or is it corrupted ?

A:Windows not able to format pendrive !

Try with this : Download HP USB Stick Formatting Tool | techPowerUp make sure it is not used by some other program.

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If i used my pendrive on a computer known to be infected with viruses, and then format/ quick format it using right-click menu before using it on my system, is that good enough? I have 'auto-play' turned off for drives. I am worried as i have to use the pendrive often, as my cd drive not working presently. Can viruses spread merely on attaching the pendrive? And is repetitive formatting of pendrive advisable? Thanks in advance for your views.Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I want to format my laptop but I cannnot it's Aspire M5-583p.

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as title i cant detect my pen drive after i formated my pc... i faced this problem when i installed the chipset programme in my driver cd... before i install it i still can detect my pendrive but after install then cant detech anymore =.=! how can i fix it ? cuz i plan to upgrade to sp3 from sp2 after i format but i face this problem thn i did upgrade 1st~
 

A:Solved: does not detech my pendrive after i format my pc!

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My HP v220w pen drive of 16 GB is write protected and i am allowed only to copy from it and nothing else, so i have tried all the possible methods to format it like "registry editor, command prompt, using disk manage, safe mode, also using bootable OS DVD". I think i have 2 options now, one to exchage it using warranty card and the other to try formatting using Open Source Operating System. If some one have any solutions for this please reply me...!

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Hello, My Pendrive/USBdrive got write protected and I cannot able to format it. I do not want any files inside it. I just want to format it. I have tried many methods but still none of them are working. Please help me.

I have added some pics:

When I insert my USBdrive, It popups like this:
http://gyazo.com/870776d533498c5bdc77672a4d425699

When I try to format, It popups like this:
http://gyazo.com/7bf06ff2d33877ddbd1063437b4ee745

And it popups this message:
http://gyazo.com/77a0de6c266899bff5fc1984a1873990

It shows in the "mycomputer" like this:
http://gyazo.com/a88a0f2e2498ff972226b27e8d525eb9

A:[Help]Pendrive/USB drive is write protected unable to format

Hello and welcome Jinu mate juts use this it will clean the drive completely and all you need to do after is format it.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
read it carefully and the clean all will take a whie to do but you will end up with an empty drive.
At the bottom of that tutorial there is another showing how to complete the format etc.

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My pendrive was showing "it is write protected and your pendrive is read only".
could someone help me to resolve my problem?
I'm using sandisk cruzer edge 8 GB pendrive
 

A:How can I change my pendrive read only properties?

Is it This: http://www.sandisk.com/products/software/secureaccess ?
 

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I have "Kingston" 4GB pen-drive its file system is "FAT32" i try to change its files system to "NTFS" using "formatting" process. When i try to format it in "NTFS" this error show.
"Windows was unable to complete the Format."

So how do i change its file system to "NTFS"?

A:How to change "FAT32" penDrive to "NTFS"? can't format it "NTFS"

On some flash drives used here I simply boot up from a live GParted cd while the drive is plugged in and go as far as repartitioning the drive totally while booted live. From there even with the drive's volume formatted to NTFS Windows may still want to have the format option used as well as the check now option to scan for errors.

You should be able to do that with Partition Wizard or any other live partitioning program without Windows involvement which will tell if the drive is in good working shape. Once the system is restarted following the removal of the factory partition and the new one on unplug the drive before Windows loads up and wait until the desktop is fully loaded to then replug the drive back in for the fresh detection.

If the autoplay option for all media devices is checked off a flashing icon may appear on the taskbar, your av program's prompt to run a scan on the drive should be seen. and the prompt to format it for use should be seen. The message will also insist on checkong for errors with the second option of automatically fixing any seen before the format can take place.

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I have my files in firefox format..If i want to change the format for only my files without effecting some other files which are in same firefox format...what i need to do?
 

A:how to change files from firefox format to another format

The simple and obvious answer is to just change the files that you want changed and leave the others alone. But you must have something more in mind.

What is "firefox format"? To what format do you want to change? Using what tool, application or method?
 

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I have music in MP3 format that I want to play in my car sterio. Can it be change so as to burn a new CD for this?
 

A:Change MP3 format

You don't have to change them. You just fire up your favorite CD burning application, use a CD-R, (not CD-RW) and drag-n-drop them onto an audio compilation and burn them. Presto, you have an audio CD.
 

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Hello guys
 
I formatted my DVD-RW disk  to run as USB.
 
 I have erased the file.
 
Now I need to reformat the disk to run as DVD.
 
What is the procedure please ?.
 
Thank you.
 
Caston
 

 

A:Change format from USB to DVD

I have no idea what you are talking about...a DVD disk (the actual media) can only be formatted for use in an optical drive.  It can be used as a storage drive in the same manner that a hard drive is...but that involves packet-writing software.
 
Packet-Writing
 
Is this what you mean?  If not, please explain and tell us how you "reformatted to disk to run as USB".
 
Louis

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I copied a song from a cd to my computer. it is a WMA file. How can i change it to a wave or MP3?
Also, how do i change a MP3 to a WAV?
 

A:Format change

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Hello,
Okay I would like to know if this is possible.
I currently have several forms. I am creating a new form using the form wizard. So I click on insert->form. I go to form wizard. click ok. I add the needed fields. click next. it asks me to form with "subforms" or "linked forms". I click subforms then next. This next slide gives me four options "1 tabular" "2 database" "3 pivot table" "4 pivot chart". I want to choose 1 tabular, because it is the best for me, but I would like the layout to be slightly different. The top portion places the fields vertically across the form, and the middle portion places the records horizontally.
I would like to make the middle portion place the records vertically instead of horizontally. Is this possible?
I tried to modify it using the click and drag method, but then it would only let me access one subrecord at a time instead of all 3 subrecords.

Thank you for you time and effort.
Sincerely,
David
 

A:change in format

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can anyone suggest how I change format from the american to european video system.
 

A:format change

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window xp service pack3[sp3]

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I do know a good deal about Access but can not think where to start with this problem. I have dates stored as 20000928, ie. yyyymmdd in the text data type. I need to convert these into a standard date format eg. 20000928 becomes something like 28/09/2000

Can anyone help?
 

A:Access-change format

This expression in a query will arrange it like you want but, I'm not sure if I'm missing something as far as proper formatting is concerned.

ConvDate: Right([Yourdate],2) & "/" & (Mid([Yourdate],5,2) & "/" & (Left([Yourdate],4)))

Ziggy
 

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Hi there

I am wanting to transfer I photo I have onto canvas. I scanned the picture and saved it onto my computer where it automatically saved it as a pdf file with no option to change it. Now when I went to download it onto the website that will be making the canvas print it will not allow any pdf files. Is there anyway to change the format so I can get my canvas? cheers
 

A:picture format change

There are a few online services which will convert PDFs to graphics files, such as JPEGs, for free. Here's one example you can try.
 

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I'm trying to change a file I made in windows movie maker to make the file an AVI file?
Does anyone know how I can do that?
Do I need a special program?

Any help appreciated..

Daniel...........Toronto
 

A:Trying to change format from Windows to AVI?

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I have a file with a .mpeg extension. i want to burn it to disk so i can send it to my family and they can view it by putting it in our DVD player and watch it on the TV. how do i do it?? the .mpeg file will not play in our DVD player, but it will play in my computer.
thanks.
 

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Hi All

I had a problem with my laptop and i lost my administrator icon, i'm just working as guest.
What i want know is to know if i format my laptop, will i lose the PCID??
I have program that was set to this computer and i'm afraid to format my laptop.

Who can help me please???

I will be waiting a feedback

Jannei

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Can a document hold its original formatting when it is downloaded, ie a resume?

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Hi
I need to change a image ext tif to a jpeg or something else.
the tif is not valid for the upload. thanks, gina
 

A:change file format

OPen it in your viewer FIle Save AS and select the other format. You should be able to do that with paint.
 

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Hi All
Is there any way to give access to end users only to change Date format(from dd/mm/yyy to mm/dd/yyyy and vice versa). I don't want them to change the date just the date format.
Regards
Bharath

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can anyone tell me how to change an avi file to mpeg as when i try to play avi file media player 10 wont play it somthing to do with codec ??????

A:change file format

You need to download the codec. Even the conversion programs (which by the way take hours to work) need the codec to do what they do. I recommend the XVid codec.

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Hello there

I am unable to get my Windows 8.1 installation to use anything but the US keyboard format, despite the fact that all my keyboard and regional settings are UK.

In particular, I go into the "Keyboard" application in Control Panel, and English (United Kingdom) is listed as the first item.

N.B. English (United States) is listed as the 2nd item in this list, and I can't remove it (I remove it from the list, but it is put back in the list when I restart the keyboard application).

Whatever I do, the keyboard layout remains the same - for example, the " and @ keys are the wrong way round.

A:Can't Change to UK Keyboard Format

What have you got here - Language and then options.

Edit - can you do a screen print Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums and welcome to eightforums

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My currency format is displaying xxx.xxx,xx. It's really messing up my financial software (Quickbooks). I have gone into the control panel/Regional and Language Options/Customize Regional Options/Currency and found it is set up incorrectly. However, I'm unable to change the settings to xxx,xxx.xx. I don't have any choices in the dropdown lists. The separator only displays . (period) and the decimal point is , (comma). Is there some other setting I need to change in order to be able to change the currency format?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

A:Can't change Currency Format

I believe that you should be able to just edit the Decimal and Digit grouping symbols. Options would presumably be offered in the drop down boxes only if you have more than one locale installed.

Jim

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how to change file format from .rar to .exe?

A:how to change file format from .rar to .exe?

Welcome to SF!

You will need to extract the rar file, and create a new zip file. Use Rar Extract Frog or a similar program to extract the RAR. You can then create a new zip folder from the New menu on right-click.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

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Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.

A:Change Mobo and Processor without format ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301


Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.


Welcome to Win7Forums Ghost!

It is definately not true that you have to reinstall Windows with a MOBO/Processor change. 7 is smart enough to detect the processor and use it, the only issue might be the MOBO. 7 will more than likely load a default driver for it but you may want to load the manufacture version to make sure you can use all the features of it.

Hope This Helps
Zidane

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Could anyone please tell me how I would change Real Player into MP3 player format. This seems to be a difficult question for this forum.
 

A:HELP !!! How to Change Real Player to MP3 format???

All Sound Recorder XP
 

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Im trying to play skyrim but the thing is it keeps crashing at the logo. I search up fixes, and apparently i have to change my default format for my headset to cd quality but for some reason it wont let me change it and im left here crying in the corner xD plz halp?

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A:Can't Change Default Format for Headset

Without PC spec's hard to try and assist you. Although this is a possible problem with the headset mode, its really more a gaming issue. Posting in the gaming section is suggested.

Also, here is how to post screenshots in this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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everytime i play music or movie sound is crapy i have to open sound properties and switch default formats ie 24bit 44100 hz to 48000 hz or visa versa then sound is great and if i close app then open again same thing sounds like crap until i toggle

A:why do i have to change default format (sound hz )

Is your sound output via the headphone jack or are you connected via HDMI?

It could be a conflict between the Realtek Sound Manager and the Windows settings.

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How to change/format harddrive on mac format in windows 7?
Tried some softwares but did not help. Thanks

A:How to change harddrive into mac format in windows 7?

your question is not that clear. Normally if you want to format a drive, all you have to do is to go into win7 disk management, delete the partition, then format.

are you wanting to format the drive to use on windows or mac computer?

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Hi
I want change format Time& Date but when i change country to a format special for example English (united state) after click OK button at once return to previous format
help me!

A:Not Change Format Time & Date

Time Format - Change

Date Format - Change

Date and Time - Change

Format Regional Language - Change

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I want to change my view of settings back to the way it looked in win 10 originally. Now I get a list with icons. I just want the original back. I don't know how it got changed!
Thanks.
Sam

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Can anyone tell me what could be the reason I can't change the Default Format in the Advanced Speaker Properties?

A:Can't change sound Default Format

Maybe because it's already on its default format.

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I have been using Aimersoft DRM Media Converter to change the format of programmes I have downloaded onto the BBC iPlayer so they are then suitable to put onto a memory stick for using, at any time, at a later date in my caravan. The BBC have recently changed the format of the iPlayer and I cannot find a way to convert the format. Can any one out there point me in the right direction!?!

A:BBC iPlayer - change of format problem

I'm no expert but downloaded programmes from BBC iPlayer have availability rights which is why they are made to expire after 30 days. My guess is that the format was changed in an effort to prevent people converting and saving them for longer than the 30 days. Saying that I expect someone may know of a converter that has overcome this.

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In Vista, it is possible to change the default format (16000 Hz, etc) for a set of speakers or a headset by going into the Speaker Properties of the device and clicking on the Advanced tab.

I've tried looking everywhere for a way to do this in XP, but haven't found anything yet. Is it possible, and if so, how do it do it?

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I cant seem to find any program that will allow me to change files that I can play in Real Player to mp3 fprmat. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be appreciated
 

A:How to change from Real Player to Mp3 format

Please don't multiple post for the same problem.
 

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Whenever I save something from the internet to a text file and open the file with Notepad, it will bunch up all the words and sentence into a group of words. Example:
 Notepad.JPG   52.65KB
  11 downloads
 
However, when I open the file in Wordpad, it will come out like this:
 Wordpad.JPG   57.71KB
  10 downloads
 
So I was wondering does anyone know why Notepad do this. Also my computer in a Window XP.

A:Why does Notepad change the format of it's content?

This has to do with how Notepad recognizes the end of a line. In Notepad, only a carriage-return character followed by a line-feed character is interpreted as the end-of-line marker. Other systems like Mac OS X and Linux use only the line-feed character. Whenever Notepad opens a file that uses only the line-feed character (for example, if the file was originally written on a non-Windows system) it doesn't detect a proper end-of-line marker and so interprets the text as being on a single long line.
 
Wordpad supports many end-of-line conventions, which is why it can display both the Windows and Mac/Linux conventions correctly. You might want to look at one of the many Notepad replacement editors available online. My favorite is Notepad++, which includes tools to convert a file between different end-of-line conventions.

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This may be helpful to some of you? I was irrated that WLM only displayed the day and month in its boxes. I have discovered that WLM takes its display settings from the 'Short Date' as setup in 'Control Panel', 'Regional & Language Options'. You can only use the preset options available in the drop down box but at least my boxes now include the year!
Hope I'm not repeating something that has already been covered in this forum only my search didn't reveal that?

A:Change Display Date Format WLM

All the date formats in the "R & L Options" drop-down boxes include the year, so I don't understand which WLM boxes were not showing the year or how it could be fixed by making another "R & L Options" choice that also included the year.

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I have a column of dates in dd/mm/yyyy format, yet nothing I do lets me sort from oldest to newest.
Basically it doesn't recognize the column as having only dates, therefore only allows me to sore from A-Z.
I have tried what was posted on a few other forums, such as copy-pasting the column in notebook and
then back to excel. I've also tried the text to column wizard, with no help.
I've tried creating entirely new excel files and copy-pasting the dates there, either directly
or copying to notepad and then to the new spreadsheet. Nothing seems to work.
 

A:Can't change date format properly

they are not formatted as dates and probably text

can you attach here ?

click on the date cell and change the format to number or general
you should see a number like
42293
which is today 16th Oct 2015
 

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