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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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Bad hard disk drive and robocopy

After my hard disk drive gave me CRC errors I wanted to copy one drive to another and picked up a new 1 TB hard disk drive. I am using the command: robocopy G: J: /MIR /COPYALL /ZB First it ...
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How can I unarchive .IAB files?

I'm attempting to recover data for someone and was given a backup hard drive filled with .IAB files. I've searched Google and have tried tar and gunzip on OS X 10.6 but with no success. How can I ...
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how to restore windows 7 without losing data

I actually was testing something and accidentally changed the serial number of my window 7 64 bit. when that happened, the windows shutdown and every time I turn it on, it gives me some error message ...
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data degradation unused files

Currently I do back up my data every other month by completely copying all the data to an external hard drive. From what I've read, when you copy data and there are some minor errors (due to ...
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JPG file metadata [duplicate]

I am trying to get any information from a picture. I need the date, name of the person who took it or anything. I am trying to use some metadata checkers but they just show me the resolution and type ...
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Recover php files after virus infection

I have a laravel project (which is very important) and after a virus infection all I can see when I open my files with the editor(sublimetext) is: 5972 b63c 227b a9ce b572 d734 d2b8 c534 b989 7d73 ...
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Cannot see Hard Drive in OS X Installer

My Mac shows the flashing folder with a ?. I have inserted the reinstall Snow Leopard CD. When I open disk utility my Mac HD is not showing. I have not backed up photos for a few months. Should I ...
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Recovering information from a damaged (reduced in size) MicroSD

I've got a 16 GB MicroSD card previously used in a Galaxy smartphone. What I see now is a disk hardly recognizable by a card-reader. The one that actually could have recognized it shows a disk with ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like _Untitled-...
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ddrescue splitting failed blocks for days

I have 2TB disk that stopped working, maybe because it was always connected to my TV. And I have all my photos there. To start i did: sudo ddrescue -n -f /dev/sdd /dev/sdc /root/logfile It skips ...
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Hard drive wipe on Windows 10 revert to Windows 7?

My grandfather bought a Windows 7 machine a few years ago; about a month or so ago, it updated to Windows 10 (he was not expecting this, but I expect he clicked an update button without realising what ...
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Does dd read every possible byte from the SD card?

I have this damaged 16 GB MicroSD card which is hardly readable by a card reader (one of my two readers recognized it) and it shows up in the system as a drive with a single raw partition with 200-ish ...
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File recovery from phone went wrong, seems to have damaged laptop drive

I decided to recover some files I had recently deleted from a micro SD card in an old Nokia. I connected the phone to my laptop, downloaded TestDisk, and for some reason or another I selected all ...
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Mechanical harddisk defect causing system troubles - SATA

So I hope this question won't get mark as too broad, as I really want to get familiar with the deeper related issues. Background: A friend of mine has troubles with a broken system harddisk, after ...
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Recovering a lost user account

So early in the summer I logged off the admin account on my computer and turned off the screen. I later went back to get on Facebook and instead of having both of the accounts up,(Administrator and my ...
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Download very large files with HTTP

I'm downloading the PlaceNet compressed database of place images (~132GiB). Unluckily the downloaded file is corrupted. I have tried several times, each time the extraction is stopped at different ...
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Recovered video files are the same

A friend decided to clean up his external hard drive but found out he deleted media he didn't make any backups of. A company has recovered a lot of files but they were all broken. He asked me if I ...
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How to extract multipart rar with missing parts?

I have a multipart .rar archive containing a single .tar.gz file inside it (don't ask why, that is just how it was made). I am missing a few of the parts, but do have the first part. I would like to ...
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Recover text file that I deleted with “cat” command

I used cat > filename while not thinking about it, then hit ctrl + c and naturally enough the file is now empty... Is there a way to recover that file's contents?
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Is there any way to recover deleted files which may have since been overwritten?

I deleted lots of files & folders on my laptop and then I put a new files in the same folders. I need to recover the deleted files. I tried a lot of recovery software and I couldn't recover my old ...
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TestDisk Read error at **/241/1 (lba=15183)

After my HDD got broken, Windows says it needs format. So, I'm using TestDisk to fix it. But a read error always occurs when I execute the Quick Search or the Deep Search process. To get one progress,...
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Why is it impossible to compress on the fly images by ddrescue?

I'm trying to recover files on a dying hard drive, using GNU's ddrescue. The drive is rather large (1TB), and all I have to store the image is another 1TB drive. ddrescue fails near the end, with an ...
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Where on the hard drive would Ubuntu Linux save encryption keys?

My encrypted hard drive, a Western Digital WD5000BPVT running Ubuntu 14.04, crashed and the person doing the data recovery on it is asking where the encryption key is stored on the hard drive so that ...
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My files in usb is not recovered after using diskpart and recovery tools [duplicate]

what should I do to recover all my important files(Word, Excel, pictures) in a usb that has been previously cleaned using diskpart. In fear of losing all my important files, I copied 2 files from my ...
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Need help recovering data from a flash drive I corrupted

For background, I have a Lenovo Y50 with Windows 10 and I'm trying to recover a flash drive that I corrupted for which there is no back up (the data isn't vital, it's just of personal value). I ...
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How do I import/recover/repair an Outlook 2013 .ost file into a new instance of Outlook 2013?

Note: This is not a Microsoft Exchange problem, but an Outlook 2013 one, and even though it might seem as a duplicate of a previously asked one, please pay attention to the end of the post. A little ...
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booting from live device space probelm

I am trying to perform data-recover recovery using extundelete (which didn't help) and ext4magic on a live USB and it requires me to update, upgrade and install the packages. (and some times apt-get -...
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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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How to recover data from Hard Disk that is DISKPART cleaned?

By mistake, I used DISKPART clean to switch between MBR and GPT hard disk types to install windows. So whole data is lost and I have reinstalled Windows 10 on it. During installation, I formatted the ...
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WinFolder Lock Pro unlock

I am using WinFolder Lock Pro 1.4 software from last two year... but because of some reason I change my win8 to win7. * It's a portable software !!! Now I can't unlock or copy my data folder which is ...
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Recovering a word file (Select the encoding that makes your document readable)

My girlfriend requested me to recover a word file which is her 2 months of work :(, and this is her thesis for graduation. It shows the "Select the encoding that makes your document readable" screen ...
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Trying to recover the home directory content

So while troubleshooting an ubuntu PC I received a request that all the home data have been erased. After running "history" command, I found this: sudo rm -rvf ~/ .wine Practically, this removed ...
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Anything I can possibly to do recover data from factory reset iPhone 6, without using iCloud or iTunes

anyone know how to recover data from an iPhone 6 after it has been disabled due to too many passcode lock attempts and then having to factory reset it. I backed up my phone from my iCloud account, but ...
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How can I restore my deleted calendar data in Windows Live Mail?

I have been using the calendar in Windows Live Mail for months now. When I logged on yesterday, all of the data and appointments I have been inputting for months is gone. The calendar is completely ...
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Attempting to get data from old hdd that is recognized but wont open

I've had an old laptop that I haven't in over 10 years and I'm curious to what I had on it. When I try to start the laptop, it starts to load windows but then BSODs with an unmountable_boot_volume ...
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Recover EFS Certificate from dead Motherboard

I created an encrypted file with Windows 7 32-bit on a NAS (mybooklive) and backed the file (not the certificate) up locally to the computer's hard drive. The original Win7 computer had a motherboard ...
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Want to restore Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu

I want to recover Windows 7 from Linux and I don't have the Windows 7 CD or any previous back up files. Please tell me if there is a way to recover Windows 7 from Linux because I do not want to boot ...
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Restoring deleted files from a folder in Google Drive

I have lost some files in a folder in Google Drive. I have no idea what the files were called or when they disappeared, but I do know where they were. In Dropbox, it's possible to view all files that ...
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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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Recover data from wrong size sd card - using “read” operation

This is an advanced question about data recovery (I'm very knowledgeable in data recovery) so please no answers like using "EaseUS Data Recovery" or any recovery\imaging\partition software or linux ...
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Recover data from corrupted LVM partition with TestDisk?

I had setup 3 disks in a LVM array with each disk holding some data. A few weeks back one of the disks "disappeared" from the LVM array and BIOS. After rebooting, the disk reappeared but does not ...
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How to recover files from dead windows using dos?

I am using windows 7. My windows is not loading. I want to recover some files using dos commands, Is that possible anymore?
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How do I recover data from hard disk of Windows [duplicate]

Internal hard-drive is completely fine. My Windows 8.1 don't reboot, it shows error that system32/winload is missing. When I try to install windows on other primary hard-drive (D:/), It completes ...
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How to know if files cannot be saved anymore?

I posted this question on SO, and they told me to post my question here instead. Before anything else, I tried to see first if there is a tag for data recovery. I believe this question is appropriate ...
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Weird partition table

I was given a hard disk to repair/extract data from. This hard drive was once the hard drive of a computer that had windows and linux installed (using grub to change between two). Booting from the ...
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My WD passport detected but not shown on my computer

1TB WD harddisk is detected in laptop but drives not visible on my computer. Under disk managment drives shown without letters. Right clicking on these drives give 2 options: Delete volume Help. ...
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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...