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How do you access WhatsApp “Databases” folder from the PC?

Bought new LG 4 and even though I am downloading apps I cannot find their respective folders when I hook my LG to the PC (including WhatsApp). Even when I search for default stuff like "google" i ...
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Dual monitors on a single computer having its own process

So as of right now, I have both of my monitors as a dual monitor for my computer. This one whole process is displayed from both monitors (extended or duplicate, not worry about that). I want a ...
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PC based wireless audio receiver (…bluetooth?)

The idea: Having one stationary PC+speakers able to receive and play audio from any mobile devices that come and go (android / laptops). One at a time, just have the PC work as remote speakers. My ...
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Why laptop is hot even after changing of thermal grease?

I have 2 laptops, both with AMD, I've changed thermal grease (it was baked), temperature fallen not for much after I did it, it still pretty hot. (Don't ask me about numbers of degrees, don't remember)...
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What's causing this error?

A pc I am working on ran great till 20 minutes ago, when the following happened: I insterted a usb flash drive with a file and tried to search something on the internet when I noticed the mouse ...
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HP Pavillion m9775fr - short beep - long beep - pause - repeating at power on

I own this computer for some years now, it was working great. But today, I cannot start it anymore. It's a HP Pavillion, Model m9775frProduct# VD052AA-ABF On the motherboard I see: IPIEL-LA3 rev 1.01 ...
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Should I remove the front side of the case?

Hey I hope I am in the right community. I have this PC case(CASE CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES 750D FULL TOWER ATX BLACK): And I am wondering if I should have the front side of the case open so the 2 fans ...
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How to fix blank screen in a VGA switcher?

I just now bought a Köning VGA switch (Model name:CMP-SWITCH51), for I can SWITCH between my monitor and my ps4. The first problem was, a out of range message, which came from my video card, but ...
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Reinstalling Windows and removing viruses from other partitions

Does reinstalling a fresh Windows 10 on partition C remove viruses from other partitions, e.g. D & E, of my hard drive?
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delete data from pc before selling it [duplicate]

My father wants to sell his pc. Before he does this he wants to delete personal data. What is the best way to do this without a windows cd? He has a windows cd but it is scratched and does not work.
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Can software differentiate between a laptop and a desktop?

A license for CPU-intensive software like Pix4D says it can be installed on two devices - but with a condition. Reading the finer print, it seems that one device can be a full-processing workstation/...
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Confused about PCI slots [closed]

In a few months time, I am looking to buy a gaming PC, a proper one, for the first time (I have previously had a laptop). I have seen a pc with an MSI 970A-G43 motherboard. I was a bit stuck when it ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Broken VGA “SYNC GND” pin but not sure the effects

I'm not sure whether this would go to SuperUser as it's PC hardware related, or to Electrical Engineering as it's about a VGA cable/electrical signal... We've got a ceiling mount projector (VGA input)...
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creating Wiki family on Ubuntu desktop

I'm a new user of Ubuntu. Here you can see: This will allow you to install more than one wiki on a single server, using the same source code checkout. Also in Manual:FAQ you can see: It ...
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To Customize 3.5" Power Panel Elsewhere?

I have a small ASUS PC tower where are only two 3.5 slots. I need them both for cloning HDDs with two 3.5 slots. Therefore, I am thinking how extract the power button from the the 3.5 top panel to ...
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aerocool v3x no front fan case screw holes

Hey guys I have an Aerocool V3X case with preinstalled rear fan and I can install 2 side fans and one front fan. I went to install the front fan but there are no screw holes! There is a "mesh" but no ...
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What is the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5? [duplicate]

As I said, Before I begin, this is not a duplicate of What is the different between DDR3 and GDDR3, so idk why it has been marked as a duplicate this is an entirely different question. What im talking ...
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PC's Microphone connector --> Audio out

Is it possible to convert micrphone input jact of a PC(windows)into Audio ouput jack ?
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Dropped some of the “sand” from my magnetic hour glass in my desktop case

Earlier today my magnetic hourglass broke and some of the sand fell into my case. Nothing has happened yet and most of it seems to be sitting on top of the gpu. I am going to clean it soon but just ...
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2 x 2GB ram or 4 x 1GB ram

I have an old dual core intel cpu desktop with 2GB RAM made of 4 x 512MB sticks. I want to upgrade to 4GB RAM and have been looking for 4 x 1GB sticks. But I was wondering if I could also achieve the ...
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Why does my PC awake from sleep when random, unrelated objects get static shocked?

Okay this is really bizarre. Just recently I noticed that when I touch objects sitting on my desk and receive a static shock, my computer (desktop tower on the floor under desk) awakens from sleep. ...
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USB Unrecognized. Different

I have this very weird issue with my PC. I have an electric outlet with two slots. 1 for my PC AVR 1 for my Extension wire. for my routers, etc. Whenever I plug a device in my Extension wire. My ...
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Difference between UC and non-UC Bluetooth headsets when using them with PC and phone at the same time

I'm looking for a headset I could use to easily switch between calls on the phone and Skype calls on my PC. Jabra Stealth or Plantronics Voyager Edge seem to be the good candidates. They come with ...
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Motherboard not providing output or giving beeps

This is an email I sent to the ASRock motherboard company's support email address. My motherboard will power my heatsink fan, my led's, the powerbutton, and even my SSD. I am getting no output from ...
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How far from PC should i Put my HDMI splitter? [closed]

I have a PC and want to connect with two monitors and 1 projector. 1 monitor is near the PC, the projector is 15 m far from pc, and the other monitor is 30 m far from pc. i have 2 HDMI cables 15 m ...
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Desktop suddenly shut down and can't start

I was normally using my desktop, and then it suddenly shut down. All other things in the room (e.g. routers, monitors) are fine. I immediately cut off the power, and reconnected it after several ...
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Difference between WD2003FZEX and WD2003FYPS WD desktop HDDs

Whats is the difference between this models Western Digital Black 2TB HDDs models: WD2003FZEX vs WD2003FYPS ?
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Connect Mac computer to PC local IP

I have two computers, a PC and a Mac which are both on the same local network. On the PC I'm running a local Apache server. The PC's local IP is something like 192.168.1.2. I can not load the local ...
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Electricity causing PC to go slower?

Me and my friend build a PC recently with an 850W EVGA Supernova power supply, Intel core i7 5820k overclocked to 4.5 Ghz, Asus X99 motherboard... . At my place everything was working fine untill he ...
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Custom PC won't boot

Recently replaced PSU and now pressing the power button gives less than a second of light, as well as psu and cpu fans spinning ~ one revolution before stopping again. Have tried clearing CMOS, all ...
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PC Boot status text has the first character missing on each output line to monitor

t kinda looks ike this as each ine is output o the monitor. BC could be ABC or 1BC or? ho knows? ot me. Thanks, Bob
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Can I take ram away and add other once [duplicate]

I have a PC that is a few years old it has 4gb ram and I want to upgrade it to 8 however that official ram costs lots of money and um only a teen so if I take that ram out and add different 8gb ddr3 ...
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What is the maximum memory size of a motherboard? [closed]

What is the maximum memory size that the motherboard in personal computer in current market can support?
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Have 2 playback devices running(more in description)

I need to have Elgato and my turtle beach px22 headset playing the same sounds both at the same time. I really just need a way to get the computer's sounds while keep px22 as default allowing the ...
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I need assistance with “power on” sound effects idea

I'm not really sure how to ask this question, so I'm going to give some background. Do you know on the Xbox consoles whenever you press the power button, it makes a noise? For example, from an ...
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How to share Wi-Fi connection over Ethernet?

The problem is: 1 have win 7 and other win 10 and i need to share win 7 wireless to windows 10 :(. i already tried Bridge and ICS but windows 10 still with disconected cable status on Ethernet.
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Desktop Game from Laptop

I have a great desktop computer that I play my games on. However I sometimes like using my laptop. Is there a way I can use my Laptop as a wireless mouse, keyboard, and Screen? I want to play my PC ...
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How to install Windows on PC using laptop's monitor and keyboard?

I want to build a Windows PC which I will access remotely through Remote Desktop. I wonder if there is any method to use my laptop's monitor and keyboard as the terminal instead of buying separate ...
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What Bluetooth version can stream music?

I want to buy a new bluetooth dongle for my pc to use my bluetooth earphones for listening to music (and watching videos) the same way I do with my Galaxy S5 the only available adapter is Ver.2.0 and ...
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Why can't i ping my iPad from the PC?

I have an iPad 2 with iOs 8.3 and i have a PC with Win 7. And i have a trouble: the PC can't ping the iPad. 'ping 192.168.0.41' says 'destination host unreachable' But my gate device, ZTE F660 can ...
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Could my CPU Temperature Sensor be broken?

One of my older computers started shutting down suddenly and when I tried running it again, it would give me the beep code for overheating. However, I tried to get some info using Speccy, but couldn't ...
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New build PC with display issue, sometimes load but most times it doesn't when powering up

I have an issue with a system I've built recently. It was going fine for a month or so. Recently the display has been on and off. I haven't added any new components. My PC powers up with every fans ...
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Opening an external HDD

I have an external hard drive (WD MyBook Studio 2TB). Preety nice, but right now I am planning to build myself a pc. Can I possibly open it, take the 2x1TB drives and put them in the case of the ...
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can't recover my files in my thumbdrive

I got a thumbdrive brand Kingston model DT101 G2 with capacity 32 GB. The problem is when I copy files from my computer to this thumbdrive, it seems I can't reopen it (files) at another computer when ...
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Does having multiple hard drives slow down the computer?

I have a WD Green 1TB hard drive. A week ago, I noticed that drive C: and D: are full. If I add a new hard drive to my pc, does this slow down my computer? General PC Info OS : Windows 8....
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How to solve the hazy display in Win8?

Whenever I am using Win XP it occurs rarely but in case of Win7 or Win8 it occurs frequently in web browser like Chrome, Firefox etc and in video players also
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Are there any safeguards for the case that the ac power is disconnected from a Desktop PC such as an Asus Rog or a small Alienware

Some small form factor PC's such as Alienware (http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-steam-machine/pd?ref=PD_OC) or Asus Rog (http://www.asus.com/us/Tower-PCs/ROG-series-Products/) have ac adapters ...
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Just built a new computer. Power will not turn on – clicks once, then nothing

I bought a bunch of new parts and put it all together to test it all out, before putting it all into my case. I then assembled everything into my case, attempted to turn it on, and nothing happened ...
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Strange noise (whistle) from PC

I often hear a strange noise from my computer. It sounds like a whistle or a tick-tack from a cricket bug. You can hear it on this video: https://vimeo.com/143945875 What can be the possible reason? ...