Restore refers to making something the way that it once was. Common examples are restoring a backup, restoring preferences, restoring documents, and restoring tabs in a browser.

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How do you usually backup/restore a fresh OS installation (instead of reformat)? [duplicate]

I usually reformat my home PCs regularly after sometime but since it's time consuming I thought I could just restore an entire OS from a backup. How do you usually take a "snapshot" of a fresh OS ...
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Windows 8 restore point bevavior

I've just installed Windows 8. I added all drivers needed, changed My Documents location (different partition). I also installed some most necessary applications. All in all, I have a system ready for ...
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Restore a Lenovo Thinkpad to Factory Settings, the first few MB of the hard drive were overwritten by dd

I was trying to make a live USB of OpenSUSE on my new Thinkpad laptop, but none of the windows tools I was trying worked. I put in a Live CD of Ubuntu 12.04 and tried to used the "dd" command to write ...
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restoring wim files from external drive to hard drive on computer

how do I restore wim files to my hard drive? I saved filed after computer crashed, to an external drive. Now I need to restore those files to my hard drive. Thanks
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Windows restore Emails Outlook 2007

The Harddrive of my Laptop crashed, so now i want to install a clean new copy of Windows Vista (on a new HDD ), i cant run the old System to make a Backup of the Mails like Outlook Help wants me to ...
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Windows 7 System Restore Failed

I need to restore Windows 7, because I installed some software which ruined my PC. I see the error above. I tried running the restore tool using administrator privileges, and disabled my antivirus, ...
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Is it possible to restore a previous Windows registry state without Scanreg.exe?

I messed up the Windows registry. I should be able to restore it to a previous state because Windows keeps a backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config I think. There used to be a tool called Windows ...
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Why do I get Error 0x80070057 - “The Parameter is Incorrect” when restoring from Windows Backup?

I have a backup of my pc done with normal windows7 backup tool and i'm trying to restore it to a new ssd. To be clear, i have an install disk and i want to restore the image. I always get that error. ...
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Restore files to a previous version Windows 7

How can I restore files I've recently modified in Windows 7 if I haven't setup the back up feature or created one myself? to a prior state, perhaps a couple of days ago. If that's possible. Maybe a ...
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Restoring a split image created by dcfldd

Say an image is generated by dcfldd using the following command: dcfldd if=/dev/sourcedrive hash=md5,sha256 hashwindow=10G md5log=md5.txt \ sha256log=sha256.txthashconv=after bs=512 conv=noerror,sync ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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Missing partitions after restore windows 7 form restoring point

sorry if this is not the right place where I have to add my question, but I am in a big trouble. Today after installing a program, my windows 7 starts to throw an error, and I decided to restore it ...
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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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FAT filesystem - bad superblock

Last night my android phone said it can't read the SD card and it wanted to format it. I pulled it out, put it in a card reader and tried to mount it on my desktop pc: $ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 tmp ...
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How can I recover the Windows 7 PATH system variable? [duplicate]

I was installing GTK+ and the installer overwrote my path instead of appending to it. This is my developer machine at work, my path was full with all sorts of developer tools. What can I do to get it ...
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How to recover data on a Mac Pro OS X Snow Leopard

I will probably have to replace my hard drive. I have a disk that will restore files (from a previous HD replacement), but the technicians didn't supply me with the serial number, so I can't use it. ...
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Win 7/8 Safemode - Repair your computer

Basically, I have a Dell Laptop which came in with pre-installed Win7. The computer had a built-in recovery media: I could access this by pressing F8 on startup and the boot options menu, where you ...
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How to restore a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition

My iMac was one of those suffering from a faulty Seagate HDD, and it failed a few weeks ago. In anticipation of getting it repaired at the Apple Store, I was able to clone the OS X partition easily ...
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How to use superduper to set up a new computer but only copying user files

I have a Mac Mini that I am preparing to sell, and I already have my replacement Mac Mini in my possession. I have fully backed up Mac Mini 1 using SuperDuper onto an external hard drive. Mac Mini 2 ...
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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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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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Restore IDM and uTorrent state/settings after updating Windows

I want to change my Windows. So all programs deleted. I have many links in my IDM and uTorrent for download. Well , most of them are in download, for example one of them in 30% download and another in ...
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How to recover data from dead hard disk (with tic tic noise)?

I have an HP server with a two-year-old 174 GB hard disk. Suddenly, the server cannot boot from hard disk. The drive makes noises (tic tic tic) and the server says the hard drive should be replaced. ...
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How to restore the default Google search engine in Chrome?

How do I revert to the default Google search engine in Chrome? Most sites have a simple querystring search, like http://mysite/search/?query=%s, but Google has some weird query string, and I'm not ...
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If I image a hard drive, wipe it clean, and then restore it, are deleted files really gone?

Assuming I want to make sure all traces of deleted files are gone from a system, but don't want to do a clean install or lose the current system configuration, will restoring an image of a hard drive ...
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I tried in command prompt this but it failed [closed]

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\War Machine>C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Rocketmelt\Application\Rocketmelt.exe ...
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Restore a backup if Crashplan disappears

I am thinking about using Crashplan as a backup solution. I am planning on making incremental backups of my computer (Daily, Monthly, Yearly). The archive file that Crashplan uses for incremental ...
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Recover Data from formatted Windows 7 OS [duplicate]

Actually my system had dual OS.one is Windows7 and Ubuntu 10.10. But while installing debian based linux on my system,i formatted both OS.I want to recover all data of my hard disk. please suggest ...
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Restoring Google Drive to a Back-up

So. My Google Drive just died. Their support staff tell me I've got to disconnect my drive and re-install the Google Drive app and use 44GBs of bandwidth to re-download everything. It's their fault so ...
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Striped Volume problems in Windows 8

Recently reinstalled my computer with the final release of Windows 8, and to celebrate this, moved all the important data from my 2 pieces of 1TB HDDs (a Samsung HD103SI and a Western Digital ...
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How should I clean and restore an old Apple II computer? [duplicate]

Wondering what I should know before I start tearing this thing down to clean it. What's a good way to clean and restore it in a safe manner? Especially the keyboard as many keys take many tries to ...
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Restore a system image

I created a system image in a network location on Windows 7. How can I restore this system image in case of a failure?
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Copying a Partition-Empty Sectors and All

What's the best way to copy a entire partition empty sectors and all as to recover deleted files, a few have recommended "dd" but I'll be honest I've never used it and nobody seems to know of a simple ...
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If you do a full partition copy, does it copy the “deleted” files as well that can be restored

I was just wondering, if you did a full partition copy onto another hard drive, would it also copy the "deleted" data that can be sometimes recovered with recovery tools or would it just leave that ...
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Recovering Shared Files

I was sent a folder through dropbox that is supposed to contain several deleted files. My job is to restore them. The person who sent them to me can click the trashcan icon and retrieve these files. ...
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upgrading from windows xp to 7

1) what is the best way to backup and copy files over? From my udnerstanding you have to wipe the drive. 2) What is the costs and does any windows 7 work or do I want an upgrade key?
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Is there any way to restore/recover my file that a rpm package overwrite?

I had some files on a server. Then I installed a rpm package that have same files in it. As a result, rpm package overwrite these files and I lost my newly edited files. I wonder if there is a way to ...
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Firefox Add-on that lists all open tabs urls in one tab as text links [closed]

When firefox crashes and restarts there is a "restore previous tabs" page that opens in a single tab in the freshly restarted window. Let's say I had 15 tabs open in one window when FF crashed, links ...
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In Firefox, I accidentally clicked “Start New Session” after a crash. How can I get all my tabs back?

user1264624 asks on another website: After a Firefox crash, I accidentally clicked "Start New Session" instead of "Restore". Unfortunately there is no way to get back to the previous session as ...
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Error importing database in Windows Azure

Just to test the MSSQL backup/restore capabilities of Windows Azure, I selected a test database and chose the "Export" option. It prompted me to select a storage location and I chose an appropriate ...
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Forgotten admin password, how to reset/re-install Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 locked because the password were lost, how can I change it without needing to reinstall it? A few weeks ago I set up a brand new Sony laptop running windows 8. ...
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Cant restore my back up of windows 7 after formatting the disk because of a major crash

i backed up my windows 7 to an external hard drive and about a month later windows crashed so i had to format the drive to get thru all the left over junk. then when i put the cd restore disk i made ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup on XP

I recently had a Windows 7 machine die on me, but fortunately I've been using Microsoft's included backup utility to back up all my important files onto an external hard drive. I'm now on my backup ...
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Win 7 stuck in restore point at boot up

I had my motherboard or cpu go bad, replaced them the other night. After fooling for hours trying to get the bios correct, win7 kept asking to do a restore. I eventually gave in, and it did not work. ...
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How to Restore ovewritten .txt file

i had a file name goodaccounts it had data , my software overwrote the file goodaccounts.txt so now the previous data is gone can you tell me how to bring back the previous data i am using simple ...
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How do I create factory restore media for a Dell laptop with Windows 8?

This may have been asked before, but not for Windows 8. How do you create the factory restore media for a Dell Laptop (a Dell XPS 15 in my case) before I go and do something stupid with it.
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How to clone a Win7 boot partition onto the SAME hard drive?

I want to have two or even three clones of my operating system partition on the same hard drive. No I don't want the clones on different hard drives. I want three partitions on one hard drive, two of ...
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Deploy Windows 7 Backup set to Windows 8

Situation: We have a laptop here that's completely fubar. I.e: The hard drive is filled to the brim with bad sectors. Luckily, backups have been made using the built-in Windows 7 backup feature. This ...
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Restore to a previous backup point with Windows 7 backup

I wonder if it is possible to restore previous versions of files or system states with Windows 7 backup. Let's assume a backup has been set with default settings. It runs every Sunday at 19:00. Is it ...
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Restore boot sector from a hard disc to another

I have a win7 on my old Seagate HDD. Recently I installed one new SSD and setup win8 on it. So I have a boot table to choose win7 or win8 to startup. Now when I tried to remove the old one (the ...