Restoring an application or attribute(s) of an application to their original state.

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Restore windows 7 without “system repair disk”

I have a blank hard drive. I also have a Windows 7 system image backed up on an external hard drive. I don't have a system repair disk (SRD) and also don't have Windows 7 disk. I only have the ...
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Does second os harm my recovery partition?

i've bought Asus N56VZ recentyl but pre-installed Windows 8 didn't cover my expectations so I've decided to install higher version of Windows 8 on my hdd's second partition but i'm wondering about ...
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Recovery media windows 7 [closed]

I was making a recovery media of my Windows OS on a flash drive. I don't remember now whether I checked the boxes for boot and data media, but I do have files in my flash drive after recovery. It took ...
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Windows 8: Deleted and trying to recover

I have a Lenovo Y500 with OEM installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64 and I accidentally delete the system partition. I could not find my serial key for Windows. Is there any way to find the serial or ...
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Is there any tool for reading harddrive discs physically?

In short: I want to learn more on data forensics and now I need to pick out the discs in a harddrive (while yes I do know the dangers of this ;) ) and read them one by one. However I can't seem to ...
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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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What does “Windows recovered from unexpected shutdown” dialog actually do?

In Windows 7, after the OS detects it was shutdown in unusual manner (due to BSOD or power outage) upon logging in, it shows a corresponding dialog with a "Check online for a solution to this problem" ...
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Formatted linux partition from windows

My machine is partitioned into windows and linux, I accidentally did a 'quick format' from windows of my linux partition. When I boot into linux I have access to 'grub rescue'. Does anyone have ...
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Seagate Backup Plus drive 1.5TB is now 4GB, missing whole drive

I have a 1.5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive that somehow is only reporting 4GB in pretty much every system util I can find (Windows Disk Management, TestDisk, GParted, etc.) The 4GB size is ...
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How can I find a deleted URL?

I have a URL of a tumblr picture that was deleted this morning, and I want to get the picture back. Because it's just one picture, it hasn't been stored in something like the wayback machine. Is ...
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Create recovery disc on windows 8 to ISO file

I have ASUS Laptop with preinstalled Windows 8 and with no DVD drive. I like to create recovery disc for windows 8 system as ISO file. In the recovery options there is either DVD or USB, How to create ...
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How to recover pen drive

I have tried to apply ISO image of Windows 7 to my Silicon Power 8Gb USB flash drive. Process failed, drive got unusable. UltraISO cannot resume process. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and SP flash ...
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Recovering Firefox cache?

How can I recover a page that has expired from the Firefox cache? Long story short, I have a private server at localhost that I run. I had two pages (important essays I wrote) that I basically ...
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Undelete NTFS Files to Same Location

My backup utility deleted about 200 GB of data accidentally from my backup drive. I still have the data on my main drive but it will take too much time if I copy and paste it again. Is there a way to ...
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Recover TFS 2012 after server or PC crash

I am using Team foundation server 2012.I do take backup of all TFS databases regularly. So now in case of disaster recovery(in case full machine gets crash) how can i use this backup to recover TFS ...
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Can i use my recovery disk in another same model laptop with same configuration?

My question is: can I use my recovery disk in another same model laptop; a Dell XPS L502x. I have 2 GB Nvidia graphics processor, the other one has a 1 GB Nvidia graphics processor. That is the only ...
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testdisk - partition : write error

Today I bought a SATA-to-usb convertor to copy my data from old hard drive that had been abandoned for few months. When I connected to PC, the partition didn't show up so I decided to fix the ...
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Truly Clean installation on HP Pavilion DV7 3085DX

Okay, I believe this is my first question on this area, I'm more of a Stack Overflow user, so please feel free to re-tag this question if needed. First of all I own an HP DV7 3085DX laptop, as the ...
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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 ...
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How to read the partitions in an external hard disc which is used to create a recovery folder

I have 500 gb external HDD, recently I have been trying to create a recovery disc for my laptop. hence I chose one of the partitions (it has 4 partitions) in my external hdd to create one. it so ...
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Preserving One Key Recovery feature while migrating to a smaller SSD

The question is simple, but the answer might be complicated as I am not targeting One Key Recovery feature of a specific vendor, I'm searching for a answer in general. Suppose I'm migrating from a 1 ...
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Foremost - does it work on all file-types? ssds?

I'm over from stackexchange. I deleted some of my python source files for a project I was writing (ironically I deleted them trying to back them up for the first time) so no backups exist currently. ...
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windows 8 recovery partition

Recently I have bought a second hand HP Notebook from a friend. The PC still has the recovery partition not backed up yet. However, I'm thinking of resetting Windows using the new Windows 8 resetting ...
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Copy Windows 7 recovery partition to a bootable external drive

I would like to copy my netbook recovery parition to a bootable external HDD because two of my partitions were damaged including the partition which contained the Master Boot Record. I wasn't able to ...
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Recover deleted files from FAT partition under Linux [duplicate]

I need to recover deleted files from a FAT partition under Linux. I tried to do it with TestDisk and it was ok, but now I need to do it from a partition which has many bad sectors – and I found the ...
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Corrupted compact flash not accessible anymore

The CF card in my DSLR got corrupted. I'm trying to get this card back to life, or at least, do a backup and operate on it. I already tried several recovery tools but most of them won't work since ...
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Recover recovery partition

My hard drive on my Sleekbook 15 crashed*. I am outside the US so I cannot get warranty/direct support on it. I found that the "recovery partition" on the crashed disk is accessible still, is there ...
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How to add an existing non-Administrator to the Administrators group?

A friend popped round their family laptop after discovering that his wife's user account fails to logon with the following error message (it's a Dell Inspiron N5050 running Windows 7 Home Premium ...
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How can I undelete `empty recycle` file(s) in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted files and emptied the trash bin. :( Now I want to un-delete those files. Is it possible?
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Kingston USB files keep disappearing

Ive been reorganising my files on my Kingston USB and the files keep disappearing before my eyes, I have checked the recycle bin and there is no sign of them there, Ive checked the Cdrive on my ...
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How to prevent file recovery when the recovered state is identical to the file content?

When my PC crashes for some reason and I open my files again in vim, it asks me to perform recovery on previously opened files. The recovery plugin helps a lot, but in 90% of cases the recovered data ...
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recover original installed os list

I have a PC with Ubuntu and windows7 installed on it. Normally before booting, I'd get a list showing the two OS installation and let me chose what I want to boot into. However recently had issues ...
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How to get the camera given file names back after renaming them?

This may be asking for a miracle, but is there any information embedded inside an image file that contains its original camera given name? I have about 3-4000 images that I edited and renamed and want ...
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Cannot select disk in boot menu

I had some problems with Windows 8, so I decided to create a recovery disk. However, I only had another Windows 7 PC. So, I downloaded Windows 8 recovery disk ISO, and burned it onto a disk with ...
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How to discover Windows flavor from unbootable drive?

The history of this "gifted" laptop (is it a gift if someone gives you a 2-year-old computer that won't boot?) is that it has had its hard drive chewed by virus(es?) and no longer boots. Recovery mode ...
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Recover overwritten contents from a saved word file in Office 2013 & Windows 8

My dad wrote a new word file and saved it with a same name to a word file previously saved. Now previous file was overwritten. How can I restore this file and keep the new one as well. Now the ...
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gateway sx2803-25e crashes blue screen has several error messages

I took my gateway computer back to factory restore point because of a vires issue. it shut down the entire computer. had to purchase a recovery disc set of 4 disc. since installing computer randomly ...
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How do I allow a new Windows 7 install to use the old programs from the previous install?

Here's the scoop. I killed my Win 7, so I installed a new copy. It moved the previous install of Win 7 into "windows.old" file folder. What I would like to know is can I recover previously loaded ...
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Bitlocker asks for recovery key and starts automatic recovery

I installed BitLocker about 2 months ago. It is a Toshiba Satellite C855 which does not have a TPM chip. Rather, I went through the group policy and allowed bitlocker to be used on a machine without ...
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Alienware m17x recovery

I am having trouble setting up an Alienware m17x after a complete re-installation of Windows 7 Professional x64. I cannot increase the screen resolution beyond 1024x1020 and I can't install the ...
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how to fixboot and fixmbr on another drive

I have builtin SSD which I cannot detach before doing bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr So this commands result in fixing boot sector on builtin SSD not the drive i want. How to change drive for ...
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How to recover files on EFI boot partition

I have a laptop with Windows 7. When I try to install Fedora I delete Efi boot partition. Then I again created it. Then I remove Fedora and now nothings work. How to recover files on EFI boot ...
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How to uninstall a driver from recovery console

I recently updated the "Standard AHCI Driver" (whatever it was called), to the one suggested on the laptop manufacturer's website. At first, it kept going through the automatic recovery process. With ...
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convert windows 7 to BIOS from EFI

So I got a new HDD, a larger one, and I want to transfer all my 7 stuff to that without having to reinstall. With doing my research I can do this by creating a system image. The only issue is my ...
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Restore a deleted CSS from loaded page on localhost in firefox

I was working on web project, and when i pushed my changes, my files disappeared because of bad manipulations. Now, I've lost my files, but my page is still Firefox memory, so I could copy the HTML ...
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Windows 7 Hidden Recovery Partition

Is it possible to copy my recovery partition into another media and restore from it. If it is possible, kindly share the method to perform it. Thanks.
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WD My Book 2 TB hard drive can't access it

From within the Device and Printers in Windows 7 it can see the external hard drive. When I click on Properties it states it working properly but there is no information in the Volumes tab. When I go ...
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How do i restore directly from a Crashplan backup destination hard drive on another computer?

I don't know if my title managed to describe my question, so here is an example: Suppose i have two home computers A and B both running e.g. windows 7. B is my home server, and it has an extra hard ...
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Restoring Dell recovery disks while preserving Linux partition

I have a Dell laptop dual-booting to Windows 7 and Linux. I have through my own stupidity royally stuffed the Windows partition. I have the set of recovery DVDs that I created when I first got the ...
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How do I delete a file securely so that it cannot be recovered by any recovery software? [duplicate]

How do I prevent someone from recovering files on a hard disk - if i delete one file in a hard disk directory it must not able to recoverable by any recovery software. I need some simple technique to ...