Excel: Paste multi-line text into a cell

If you copy and paste multi-line text into a Excel cell, Excel pastes into multi-row or multi-column data. This blog tip is to show how to paste a text into a cell and preserve the tabs and paragraphs into the same cell.


1. Copy your multi-line text (Control-C)

2. On Excel, Select the cell and click on Formula bar and paste text. OR Select the cell, press F2 and paste the text. 


Hope it helped you. Enjoy Smile

Windows 8.1: Where the heck is Start-up folder?

Microsoft ditched the start-menu in Windows 8. I get that. BUT we used to get to the start-up folder using start-menu, so we can place few shortcuts to start automatically when we log in.  How the hell am I going to find it in the GUI? Sad smile No where.

I searching around and found where the heck is start-up folder. Its under freaking “C:\ProgramData” folder. Copy the following path and paste it in run box (Windows +R)

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Place your software/program shortcuts here. Smile

How to Create a bootable Windows 2012 R2 USB Disk? (applies to Windows 8.1 also)

Pre-requisites: 7-Zip software (Download it from here: http://7-zip.org/), Windows 2012 (R2) ISO (or Windows 8.1 ISO), 8GB or more USB disk

  • Open Command Prompt in elevated mode (Run as Administrator)
  • Type diskpart and press Enter
  • Type list disk and press Enter. Note the list of existing disks.
  • Insert the USB Disk
  • Type list disk and press enter again. Note the new disk showed up which is our USB disk. I assume the new disk is 2 for example purpose.
  • Type select disk X where X is your USB disk. E.g., select disk 2. Press Enter.
  • Type clean and press enter.
  • Type create partition primary and press enter to create primary partition 1.
  • Type select partition 1 and press enter.
  • Type active and press enter to make the partition 1 active
  • Type format fs=ntfs and press enter. This will format the partition 1 as NTFS volume.
  • Type assign and press enter to assign the USB disk to a drive letter.


  • Now right click on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 ISO file, select 7-Zip –> Extract Files…
  • Select your USB disk to extract the ISO contents to the USB disk

That’s all. Boot the server or computer using the bootable USB disk.

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