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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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory Backups....
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How can I change ownership/permissions to read every file in WindowsImageBackup, which is created by Windows Backup and Restore?

I want to be able to read all the files located in the WindowsImageBackup folder, which is created by Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Specifically, I need to be able to search the files for an ASCII ...
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How to determine which System Image goes with which system?

I created system images using Windows Backup and Restore for multiple computers using Windows 7. The System Image folders were named according to the System Name available within Windows. Since the ...
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Automatically restore the local disk at every boot

How can you automatically restore all changes made to an installation of Windows Vista (including all created files) from an image or something similar at every boot, but only for a normal user ...
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How can I change my BIOS startup screen? How can I backup my BIOS?

I want to know all the safe ways to change the bios startup screen for my lenovo Y500. Instead of lenovo's logo can I have a GIF? Can I have sound with it? Can I time it such that the screen is blank ...
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tar: backup before overwriting

The cp command has a feature not well-known to everybody that it can backup before overwriting the target file. Does tar has such feature as well during restoring? I saw an option of --backup, but ...
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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Deleted podcasts in error [closed]

I've deleted ALL my unplayed Podcasts in error. I immediately went to the Recycle bin and restored them but I can't find them. Please could you assist?
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How do I restore a missing file /private/ect/hosts

I deleted an application from my mac,and went to the library to delete anything there with adobe on it.! Now when I have tried to find my/private/ect/hosts folder from my finder, it says that it ...
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Can I restore only changed files from Crash Plan cloud backup?

I have two hard drives: C drive has the windows install D drive holds the user profiles (desktops, documents etc) D drive was being backed up to Crash Plan, and this morning D drive failed. As ...
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How to restore GPT backup on Linux?

Today, I've encountered a problem when trying to install Windows7 on my new laptop. The installer claimed that Windows couldn't be installed on a GPT drive, so I tried to turn the partition table into ...
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Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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Restoring keyboard settings after a remote desktop session - Windows 7

We have USB scanners that require Num Lock key to be ON to work properly. I noticed when I remote logged in to a PC (remote desktop) and my num lock key was OFF then the remote PC will also turn it ...
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Backing up and Restoring DOS era backups

I have backup files that were made in DOS. They contain many hundreds of hours of work, and unfortunately they're locked away in a format that cannot be opened by anything in the format they are now. ...
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Restore computer with a virus [duplicate]

I have had a virus for a while now and it has got to a point were I can't get past the welcome screen when I start up my computer, I know my computer has not got slower from use because before the ...
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Restore Windows 7 to Defaults

A while back I installed Win7 on my compute - it had XP before. I now want to restore it back to the default Win7 - like just after the installation. I would do a fresh install from an ISO, but when I ...
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Restoring Win7 system drive image from primary hard drive (not CD/DVD)?

I managed to mess up my c:\windows. Windows still runs but many apps fail and after thorough investigation it turned out the system installation is beyond repair (tried sfc and everything else). I do ...
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How Shadow Copy Service works? how it backups the data which we modified

I am Using Shadow Copy to restore my files,and restoring my files. I wonder how does it works.
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Ubuntu 12.04: user configuration sudden rollback

I am a newbie to Linux and after half of year working in Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) had encountered the following strange thing: one day I am doing manual restart of Linux PC and at next boot observing ...
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Making a backup of the system image in windows 7

I am trying to make a backup of my windows 7 system and am trying to use the external hard disk to back up the data to. Looking at a couple of guides on google http://www.aclasspc.com.au/tutorials/59-...
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Windows 7 system image, undo external hard drive over written

Every time I logged on to my laptop, I was pestered by Windows' image restore backup request, which I finally gave into. I chose to save it to my external hard drive. When it finished, I found that ...
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Restore Windows 8 Appstore

I accidentally deleted my Windows 8 App's including the App Store. I searched the whole web for how to restore the App Store without setting up a new system. Haven't found any solutions yet. Does ...
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Reinstall/Recover a single program [closed]

In the case I can't find any installer, portable version or source code of a software I want to reinstall (or looking for one of those would require too long), there is any utility for Windows or ...
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How to reset a Dell PC with Windows XP back to factory settings?

How do I restore my Windows XP Dell PC to factory settings? I have already tried F2 and F12. If you can help thanks.
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Recover environment variables windows 8 with out system restore?

I nuked my path variable on a Windows 8 machine accidentally. I then copied the 'basics' from another Windows 8 machine, set up systemroot, and all my user variables such as java_home, etc. This is ...
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Lenovo w530 from 8.1 back to 7

I upgraded to 8.1 from 7, and then tried to go back to 7, restarted my laptop and hit F11 thinking I could get to the lenovo recovery tool. But it only takes me to windows 8.1 recovery options, none ...
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Unable to Import Postgresql Database into Amazon AWS Database

I have a Postgresql 9.3 database locally which needs to be 'restored' to an Amazon AWS database. I am able to restore this database to various local Postgresql servers but on Amazon, using pgAdminIII ...
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I can't restore my backup with DriveImage XML

Yesterday, I made a backup of my partition with the program DriveImage XML. After I made the backup, a message showed up. The message was error of xml file but I don't remember the details. I then ...
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Restore Partiton only on change

I have wrote a script that restores a partition from a previous made dd dump. Basically it calls this line: dd if=stored_image.img of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1M The restore for this takes about 5 Minutes (...
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UAC doesn't work anymore, and everything's blocked

Yesterday I tried to (stupidly) run a batch script that (theoretically) should reset the WinSock without restarting the system. It didn't work. And now the WiFi device doesn't exists; I cannot run ...
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Restoring backup with dd

I have made a backup of an hard drive using ddrescue. Now I have the .img file. How can I restore the .img Backup to an other hard drive? I have tried dd if=backup.img of=/dev/sdc but the hdd sdc is ...
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restore Jailbroken iPod touch 4g by ipsw file [closed]

I've read almost 20 articles about restoring iPod touch 4g but none of them actually helped me. I know DFU mode and i know shift + restore and selecting ipsw file path. But while itunes extracts the ...
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C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126

After running disk space analyser , I found a large folder on C labeled :C:\System Volume Information_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126 . and it occupy a big space on the partition . ...
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rt-n66u - restore to factory settings

I have an Asus RT N66U router that has been hacked (I do not know how yet). The idea is that I have tried to access the administration panel with no success, also restoring to factory settings but ...
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OSX Mail restored from backup - many folders missing

Friday I messed up the user account on my macbook (10.9 Maverick). I won't bore you with the details. It seemed like the complete library was reset. I use Crashplan for backup, plus Time Machine. The ...
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Firefox 27.0.1 does not reload my previous tabs until I restore the previous session

Firefox 27.0.1 does not reload my previous tabs until I restore the previous session, even though I have selected the correct settings in options. Each time I look in settings, the setting has been ...
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Restoring data from encrypted WinXP partition image

EDIT: it seems that the partition is encrypted with a full-disk encryption software that uses TPM—I don't see any other way the partition could be looking like it's fully encrypted, while at the same ...
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Restore MBR to another Disk

My system had Windows and CrunchBang installed. It used GRUB over the Windows boot manager. I now deleted the CrunchBang partitions and want to restore the Windows boot manager. When I insert the ...
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Accidentaly rsync --delete, /usr is affected, any way to check and reinstall missing component?

I was working on a ubuntu 12.04 server, testing to restore a backup (how ironic, I didn t done the "real" backup). Tried a rsync with --delete flag on /, I ctrl+c almost immediately, but rsync ...
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Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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Method to restore just one folder from a CHROME Bookmarks backup?

I am familiar with Backup and Restore of all Bookmarks in CHROME. My issue is did not notice a very involved single folder is gone. And now months worth of additional cleanup and additions to current ...
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Restore to existing partition layout with Todo Backup or other software?

I used EaseUs Todo Backup to backup and recover several computers. Every computer has only one disk. In a few cases one had an already existing partition layout as follows: 1. Windows7 boot partition (...
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Howto remove Windows 7n MachineKeys restored to alternate location?

1) I backed up a Windows 7 Pro computer to a network drive. 2) I restored all of the files to the computer, to an alternate location. C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Restore 3) After going through the ...
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Given that tar ignored my 2 sockets, how do I backup and then restore my login folder?

I did a network backup of my login area in preparation for reformatting the volume in which it resides to make it bootable on my old Power Mac G5 running the very latest release of Leopard. Though ...
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How does Windows 7 restore take up disk space?

I noticed my C drive getting low a month ago and then boom it went from 20GB to nothing in a couple days. And every time I deleted something... boom back to zero... I figured out that system restore ...
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how NOT to restore deleted files and folders with CrashPlan?

I want to use our corporate CrashPlan backup in order to transfer files from my current (backed up) laptop to the replacement one. This just seems easier and more correct procedure than attaching an ...
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clone bootcamp with windows 7 and install windows 8 then restore

I have mac mini (2012) in which i have installed mac os 10.8.2 and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now that i want to try windows 8 (as long as it can remain active). I decided to install windows 8 in same ...
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Restoring Windows 8/8.1 file history in Windows 7

Is it possible without doing any manual work (i.e. manually copying file history-saved files and de-duplicating and renaming them) to restore a Windows 8 backup (produced by File History) in Windows 7 ...
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How to Eradicate and uninstall a software completely and delete its history?

I installed a kind of ebook reader to read specific books which I download from a website with specific file format ! it isn't so important ! but the important part is this : I must enter a username ...
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Will restoring system image delete other partitions?

Earlier this year I created a system recovery image for C partition.My HDD is 1TB and divided into 4 partitions. I want to restore my C:\ using that image. Will the restore process delete the 3 other ...