Excel 2021 - how to set format for date&time as 'dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm'?

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I've got an Excel workbook with column containing text which represents date&time as  the specified format, i.e. 'dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm'. But this column is not recognized as a date&time, so I have to specify its format explicitly to be able to do sorting lines per this date correspondingly. When I try to open dialogbox 'Format cells', it gives me no opportunity to specify desired date&time format for the column. How could I assign necessary format for tis column in this case?

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What is the short date format on your computer? dd-MM-yyyy, or dd/MM/yyyy, or MM/dd/yyyy, or ...?