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

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Can I delete empty recovery partition (Win8)

I'm trying to install Linux alongside my 64-bit Windows 8 and went into my partition manager to find this structure. In order to create partitions for my Linux install I need to free up some space. ...
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How to recover password-locked BIOS

I have a notebook for school and, as I am constantly concerned with security, it is pretty locked. I set up a strong password for every operating system, but I also have set up a password lock on the ...
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After a “successful” file recovery (with Restorer Ultimate Pro) no files can be opened [duplicate]

A few weeks ago I suddenly had trouble with my PC (Windows XP Prof), it didn't start and said "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I tried a lot of things to overcome this but ...
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Recovery text data from a NTFS partition after disk checking

I have a Win 7 laptop. Today, when I have started Windows, it asked me for checking the partition F on my hard drive. I accepted. It shows the message that it will delete invalid entries ... And ...
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Best way to try to recover FAT32 corrupted usb flash drive

I've got a FAT32 USB flash drive (Not mine; I would never store critical data on a FAT32 flash device!) with evident signs of data corruption: When viewed in Windows 7: All or almost all files are ...
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How do I recover deleted files from rare filetypes?

Recuva recovers the jpg's, the pdf's, and the common filetypes. But what about, say, sqlite files? Or other types of random files? I'm trying to recover lost files from a USB drive that the computer ...
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Restore delete files

I have a C:/ with 24 GB free and Unallocated space with 397 GB free. The Unallocated space contained my files until it was deleted. Now, I have used a data recovery software, and am able to view ...
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Recover Deleted Drive

I had two drives: A C drive that contained the OS files. A D drive that contained my personal files. The D drive was made out by shrinking C drive and creating a new volume out of the unallocated ...
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How do I restore the system in a centOS liveCD into an existing OS?

I have a running centOS system. Can I recover the content in a liveCD into that existing OS? I know the right way is to install from that liveCD. However the problem is, when I try to boot from that ...
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How to recover bricked installation due to “netsh rpc add x.x.x.x” cmd?

I broke my windows 2008 r2 installation by running netsh rpc add x.x.x.x where x.x.x.x is my LANs subnet. Using F8 to boot in Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration either blue screens or hangs ...
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Dell Restore to factory state (windows 7, recovery partition)

I have a dell xps with windows 7 and I've been told that using recovery partitions is easier to do when you don't have an OS disc. So I backed up and booted to the f8 menu to select the restore ...
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Do a system recovery on to a specific partition other than C:\ (on the same hard drive)

I have a Dell Desktop running Windows 7. The hard drive has a partition with recovery software called DataSafe by Dell. I setup a partition on the same hard drive that I would like to install the ...
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How to recover missing .txt file?

I was using my pc and writing things on my .txt file where i store my everyday'' to-do '' like clean the house wash the dog pay x bill pay z bill but the problem is the power was shut down on my ...
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Windows 8 password, ctrl-backspace

An acquaintance of mine just bought a new laptop today. On Windows 7, he has been used to using the character generated by Ctrl-Backspace(ASCII 127) in his password. In fact, his password was simply 3 ...
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Partition Recovery and tools required

I have Windows 7 machine. I had partitioned C: to extended partition D:. Well yesterday I was increasing the space for D: (for installing UBUNTU -dual boot-). I used G-parted of UBUNTU to expand the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Windows 8 OEM recovery disk iso

I have an Asus notebook that came with Windows 8 OEM. I then installed Ubuntu 13.04 to run a program that wasn't Windows 8 compatible. I was trying to get Ubuntu to show up in the Windows boot manager ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Restoring images to different hardware (disaster recovery scenario)

Planning for disaster recovery of home and small business data. I understand all the ins and outs of creating disk images that can be restored on different hardware -- that you need to go beyond ...
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I do not have a restore partition on my r519

Any information you give me would be greatly appreciated. I bought my notebook second hand. There isn't a hidden partition on the drive. I know there are tools like Norton Ghost/Acronis, but I would ...
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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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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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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 ...