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

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Preserving Recovery Partitions

I've just bought a Samsung 530U3C notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I would like it to run some Linux distribution but at the same time to preserve recovery partitions so that I could hard reset ...
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Ways of recovering a missing .bash_history due to a 100% full disk?

Two Putty sessions were opened to a Debian 6 Linux. Log-files led to a full disk. The bash history of the entire shell sessions is missing, and even beyond that (This may be due to a blocked ...
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Deleted video file from spy glasses

please help me... I have bought spy glasses - glasses with video camera. I use it for horse riding ;) and sometimes I have problems to turn it off. The it makes some mistake and the SD microCard seems ...
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How to recover computer from log in screen

Not sure of a more appropriate Stack Exchange website, but I have a really urgent problem that needs fixing, as I am leaving to China soon. Last night my computer shut down abruptly, and upon restart ...
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Btrfs Undelete File

I would like to undelete a large file I deleted using the rm -r command on the directory it was located in. The file was on a 1TB usb external harddisk. Nothing was written to the disk after the file ...
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Hard drive error - NTFS damaged

I am helping a friend recover data from a computer (lenovo). After what I was told was a hard shutdown, the computer does not get past the system repair screen. (Windows failed to start) Booting off ...
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lost files on cut/paste to hard drive

Last night, I mounted the main hard disk in Linux Mint 14. And cut/paste a lot of files (about 8GB) from home folder to the mounted disk. When the operation finished, I suspend my computer, and a few ...
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toshiba hdd error: f3-f000-0018

My fiancées Toshiba Satellite computer had gotten a virus which won't allow her computer to start up past the windows flag. I used Toshiba recovery to reset it to factory defaults. After which I ...
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Scan formatted hard drive for ANSI txt file?

Is there any software that will allow me to undelete a text file encoded in ANSI? I know one line of the TXT file (so search would be useful). The hard drive was formatted using a quick format so the ...
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Laptop hard drive replacement: losing Windows recovery?

I might soon have to change my hard drive for a new one as it is starting to show signs of ceasing to work properly. I am running Windows 7 and have a recovery partition on the current hard drive from ...
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Stolen Macbook Pro, want to gain remote access

Hey guys I had a Macbook pro stolen. When I talked to the police they essentially told me there was nothing to do. Since then, I have read more about tracking down stolen macs and just last night ...
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Can someone recover “permanently” deleted files remotely via wifi? [closed]

I'm a newbie and I'm concerned about the safety of the files in my laptop. I recently deleted some confidential files, and I'm wondering if it is possible for someone to access my laptop via wifi and ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium recovering from iSCSI target?

I have a notebook with Windows7 Home Premium which unable to backup to a network drive, but can use an iSCSI device. For backup... :( But... Is there any way to restore my system from the backup was ...
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Version control, file history and versioning for Microsoft Windows 7?

What Software allows me to go into the folder properties and enable file versioning / a file history, so that any overwrite can be undone? Windows Vista and beyond do provide simple versioning ...
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What kind of image goes on the Recovery partition

I have installed Win 7 Pro on my OS partition and created a windows image file (.wim) after sysprepping my OS with /generalize and a custom unattend.xml file that works well for what I need. I have ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution - create a custom recovery partition

I've got a Samsung notebook with Samsung Recovery Solution installed. It can create a recovery images for later system restore. The notebook has a service (factory) hidden partition, which can be ...
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Can I uninstall a program or driver from Windows 7 recovery tools?

I just installed Windows 7. The first thing I did after desktop was run a full system update. Upon reboot, BSOD. The message doesn't display long enough for me to read what it says - it flashes for ...
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malware has infected PC with Windows 7 OS (64-bit), taken over admin account [duplicate]

and given itself inherited permissions. At the same time, the former owner of PC, myself, and the admin account created under my name is denied any services that have apparently been installed by ...
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need to recover bios settings from bricked eee

I'm new in the computer world and.I just bricked my first laptop. I tried to power on the laptop without a cmos battery. Now only the power and wi fi lights are on. No monitor, nothing. Please help ...
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Reset root password of a VM

I removed (distrattament) my "sudo" user from sudo group user, I can't use root because I don't know a password for root. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine and when I open Recovery Menu is limited ...
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Testdisk. Change partitions, but disk still doesn't open. Recover partitions

Laptop ASUS, if it can help. Because I'm very stupid in the system administration, I made from NTFS disk the RAW. I connect it to another computer through USB. I need to recover file system, so I use ...
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C:\System Volume Information is taking up 60 GB

I decided to do some spring cleaning on my laptop, and used a disk analyzer to free up some space on my C drive. I've managed to go from about 13 to about 33 GB of space, but I noticed that I was only ...
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recover deleted xbox360 profile from Flash Drive?

I have a 8GB Usb flash drive and I configured it from xbox 360 for 1 GB. SO that I can use Pen Drive in both PC and 360. Accidentally I deleted all files from pen drive now My profile is also deleted ...
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Recover Dell Factory Restory Image on Secret Drive

I have an Studio 17, which has a secret 15 gigabyte partition with the original Windows 7 recovery image. Is there any way I can convert this into a recovery DVD so that I can delete the partition. I ...
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x:\> drive, but no c drive - master boot unable to access disk.

I have a Vizio all in one which when I updated it to Windows 8 all went south. Can not boot. Used Norton recover tool, but it can not find the master boot record. In DOS, there is a x:> drive, no C ...
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Recover data from formatted hard drive encrypted with Bitlocker

I have a 1.5TB hard drive that I bought it at 2010 and I placed there all my files like: university exercises, Microsoft's student projects, images and videos, also CVs, apps and many of my jobs. ...
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What is the difference of Recovery and Restore partitions?

I have an Asus U38N laptop. It is UEFI enabled and has Windows 8 as operating system. I noticed that it has both Recovery partition(900mb) and Restore Partition(20gb). I'm cloning the operating system ...
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Yikes!!! Restore windows.old folder after being deleted? [duplicate]

Basically, I used Disk Cleanup utility on a windows 7 Ultimate machine to delete the Windows.old folder only to discover that it contained a critical amount of data in the 'users/JonDoe/' which was ...
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Here's my backup strategy, how do I enforce it? Software/tools etc [closed]

So here's what I have: Laptop running Win 8 with 1 TB HDD - only 1 drive in it ("C"). About 80 GB full. 500GB External HDD holding about 200 gigs of media. Rest ~240 is allocated for small backups ...
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Can Windows XP Recovery Console load drivers from a USB thumb drive?

Must the drivers for Recovery Console be provided via a floppy diskette, or can I provide them via a USB drive?
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startup repair fails - os drive letter changed

Yesterday my PC gave me somewhat of a heart attack when it prompted a BSOD while I was fiddling around with a midi device selection. Anyway, when I rebooted the system, startup repair showed up and ...
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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A display driver has stopped working and has been recovered issue

I got this issue today where the computer first began to 'hang' and then the screen momentarily turned black and came back again with a pop up saying that the display driver stopped working and has ...
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Why is Windows claiming Vista is counterfeit after installing updates?

We've purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC from a local Wal-Mart a few years ago. Upon our first boot, we were asked to create recovery discs of Windows Vista because the manufacturer did not ...
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Create Recovery Console disk

I am trying to fix someone’s computer, and I came across instructions that said to use the "Recovery Console". I started the computer with F8, however I do not see option for the Recovery Console, ...
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Sudden hard drive crash, won't boot or mount consistently, need data retrieval

My hard drive suddenly crashed today. I run SMART monitoring software, but there was no warning. I wouldn't be so worried about it if my backup wasn't five-days old (my backup software is supposed ...
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How to get data from a burnt hard disk drive?

I have a 320GB HDD which was in a building that burnt down. I need to get as much information as possible from this drive. It probably won't succeed, but it's worth trying. I tried soldering a new ...
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SSD is detected, but Computer doesn't boot from it anymore

Suddenly, without making any changes to my hardware, my notebook doesn't boot anymore. After the BIOS, the screen goes blank and the system just reboots with no error message. I have multiple OS ...
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Windows forces me to format hd

When I mount a harddrive to my computer, then it tells me I've got to format it, before using it. I know that I once used it as a normal hd and it still contains data. As I've found out, the mfr could ...
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Windows 8 - No OS files found on disk

I had a working version of Windows 8 but yesterday my notebook was crashed and became unresponsive so I had to make a reboot by its power switch. After that, I wasn't able to reboot the notebook: the ...
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How do I copy emails out of corrupted pst file?

I accidentally overwrote a pst file. Pst file records show no files in them; and no ability to recover from within outlook. I can find the emails by doing searches in windows. But scan pst.exe, ...
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Mounting a complete disk image rescued by ddrescue

I've recovered a complete NTFS disk with ddrescue in Linux. The catch is I didn't just rescue the partition (sdX#) but complete disk (sdX) with partition table. It's really easy to mount disk ...
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Reinitialize USB pendrive that was used to boot linux

I have a pendrive that was used to boot a linux image (created using dd if=... of=/dev/sd4 bs =1m on a mac) Now I would like to use it again as regular pendrive. Unfortunately I just have a windows ...
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Recover files from a reformatted drive [closed]

My friend has an HP laptop that recently stopped working. It was trying to run chkdsk but it kept on freezing up, and safe mode would not work. So he reformatted the drive and re-installed Windows ...
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any way to mount partial raw ntfs images?

I have a raw image from ddrescue which is a partial image of the complete source NTFS partition, simply because the target drive is smaller then the source. I cant mount this partial image so as to ...
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Recover files in windows (NTFS) without actual data copy — ie modify MFT only

I'm looking to undelete some files that I just... deleted. I recall several (10) years ago I used a program than scanned a given drive and undeleted the files in place, presumably by just relinking ...
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Window 7 Bad Driver BSOD, How Can I find out which driver it is?

So I have probably looked at every resource I can on Google - I have spent the last 15 hours looking and testing. I am experiencing a BSOD loop. After investigating further it would seem it is a Bad ...
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Started DBAN on an external by accident - can I get my data back?

I was running DBAN on a laptop HDD and I had an external HDD attached. Without realising that, I ran DBAN in auto mode. Completely stupid, I know. I noticed it was attached when the operation ...
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Create a Windows 7 System Repair ISO?

According to the Microsoft website I can run "Create a system repair disc" from the start menu to burn a recovery Disc. However, there are many situations (including not having a disk drive) where ...
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Disk Image for running hardware checks with no hard drive [closed]

I am looking for some disk images to burn to a disk that can be used for running hardware checks when there is no hard drive in the computer. Thanks in advance.