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 I create an automatic, bootable backup of Windows 8 that only backs up changes, like Mac's Time Machine?

I have a Mac (running Mountain Lion) and a Windows 8 computer. I use Time Machine for my Mac, which has saved me a few times when my HD dies, by allowing me to simply restore my entire computer and ...
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Tool to read all blocks from HDD and write it back

I need tool to read each sector(block) from HDD and write it back to same HDD. Disk is big and so it is not possible to use image creation tools (backup/restore). Purpose of it - to avoid/resolve ...
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Missing Host File - Mac OS X

I've looked through the internet and even saw a similair posted question, but didn't really give the answer I was looking for, so I'll see if I can get any better luck. I recently had to modify my ...
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Best practice with previous versions / shadow copy (CIFS storage)?

Currently I'm using previous versions (i.e. shadow copies) as backup for a network share. I need to solve a problem with restoring: when restoring a file only the owner can use previous ...
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How to restore mysql databases from file disk

I used to have a few mysql databases on my system, but my operating system crashed and I cannot access the installed mysql service anymore. The only thing that I have is access to the database files ...
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How to restore Firefox tabs after removing adware?

I installed a software from CNET Downlaods and with it came bunch of adware that was bloating down my system and generally just making my life difficult. It changed my home page in Firefox, added some ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 EFI restore from image

First time here. I have bought e530 with windows 8 and the first hour of work with it i have a problem. I have ssd with windows 7 which i want to use with my new e530. I have made a sysprep of win 7 ...
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Restore only some volumes from a multiOS system image

I have two Windows installations on different drives. System Restore won't let me make a system image of only the one I use most (Win7), I had to make a system image for both drives. I recently had ...
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How to dump the memory of a process to a file and then restore the process into memory? [duplicate]

I have a game where saving is impossible most of the time, there are big gaps between saves and many progress is lost if the game crashes or I die. I want to know if it's possible to dump the RAM of ...
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I made a mistake by deleting AppData and ProgramData. How can I fix this?

I unfortunately deleted AppData and ProgramData folder from C drive since because I wanted to gain space. This resulted in deleting of all apps from my Windows 8 tiles. Also my Store App is also not ...
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Restore semi-formatted hdd

I have problems with my HDD. I tried to reinstall OS but My Windows 7 installer alerted something like "cannot write on disk without driver" while it was deleting existing partitions. Since that my ...
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Attempting to breathe some new life into my old macbook pro

I have an older MBP and it seems to be on its last legs. It crashes regularly and someone suggested doing a "destructive restore." My question is: how do I start from scratch and only reinstall the ...
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Clonezilla restore from Samba - no 'restoredisk' option

I used a CloneZilla LiveCD to back up a couple of Windows machines to a Samba share. Now I'm trying to restore those images, and CloneZilla won't even give me the 'restoredisk' or 'restorepart' ...
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How to restore _restore{…} files

I have lost several folders of my photos from a removable hard drive recently. There's some _restore{...} files on it, backup files possibly? How do I restore these to see what's in them? ...
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Is there a way to restore software classes registry keys

I accidentally deleted registry keys under hkey_current_user>software>classes. The classes folder got completely deleted. The moment I did that system stopped functioning properly. And, since then ...
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Restoring after a reinstall centOS

Basically my OVH server was reformatted without my permission using the manager panel. I'm using Centos 6. How would I go about recovering those files? Specifically - I need to recover my user ...
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Lost changes to a JavaScript file in my documents on Windows 8 after Auto Repair

I was working on a web application in Visual Studio (an IDE). It automatically saves my progress as I work on the site, when I launch it for testing. After a while of working on the app, my computer ...
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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 ...