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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Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
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How to repair / restore clobbered libxml2 on Mac OS X

I started playing with a Mac just a couple of days ago, and it seems, without warning I've caused some major damage. The system is running OS X version 10.5.8, and without paying much attention, I ...
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How to restore all the files from trash in Mac OS X?

I can put back the items one by one, but there are too many files, how could I restore all the files in the trash?
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Transfer nearly an entire file system to a fresh install as smoothly as possible

I've got a friend who needs his computer working in just a few hours. His files are safe, however, he managed to corrupt his main install of Windows 7. My plan is to go in with a Linux disk, copy ...
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Cleanmgr.exe does not show option to clean installed service packs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I copied Cleanmgr.exe and Cleanmgr.exe.mui as it was suggested here, but when I run it it shows 4 ...
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How can I test a restore from a Windows 7 backup?

I've set up backups for my PC using Windows 7's built in scheduled backup feature that backs up to a NAS I purchased. All seems to be going well but I can't sleep well until I'm sure my backups will ...
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Freeze on boot: firmware bug

When I boot Mint in recovery profile it says something about a bug, then it freezes on the line: Firmware bug DOD is defined but not DOS I want to access it because I need to restore it like ...
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USB stick backup/restore tool for Mac, Windows and Linux

Is there a tool capable to run on Mac, Windows and Linux, that could back up a USB stick? I frecuently clean-install all tree OSes, even in netbooks with no DVD drive As it turns out I find myself ...
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How do I restore my system from a “Backup and Restore Center” backup? [closed]

The Windows (Vista) documentation and available online info is comprehensively vague. If I have a moderately brain dead system and want to restore it, and I have a "Backup and Restore Center" backup ...
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Restore data from one Windows edition to another

I have a Swedish Windows 7 Home Premium on my PC, and I really want to change system language to English. I know that Home Premium can't change system language (only W7 Ultimate does that), so I ...
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Attempt to CLONE Mac OS X HFS+ main drive fails with "Restore Failure An error (32) occurred while copying (Broken Pipe)

For years I have been cloning the main drive on my MacBooks to make bootable external drives. This way I have a (reasonably) up-to-date, bootable, portable external drive that I can plug into any mac ...
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How do I back up Windows to a smaller hard drive using Linux software?

I have a 320GB hard drive that has about 50GB used, with a borked Windows install (I think). I need to grab a 1-1 copy of it before I send it to the manufacturer for fixing, since the latest backup is ...
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Can't restore laptop windows after Ubuntu (GRUB error)

Hi I tried out Ubuntu but wasn't happy, so I tried to restore windows from my laptop's CD, but after the restoration process finishes and the system reboots I get "GRUB loading, Error 17". How can I ...
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Disable Google Chrome session restore functionality [duplicate]

Chrome offers to restore the last session when it did not shutdown properly (power outage, Chrome crashed, ...). How do I disable that? (Setting or command line switch) I'm using a batch file that ...
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What can I do if all usb drivers on Windows 7 are broken?

In a hush-hush operation last night I installed a USB sniffer that seems to have deleted or deactivated the usb drivers on my Windows 7 box. Even after a restart not a single usb slot works. So ...
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dd/ddrescue style tool for SSDs that skips writes for identical blocks

I have a dd copy of a filesystem from a SSD I want to restore back to the same SSD filesystem due to a bad OS crash, putting it back into a known good state. 95% of the blocks will be the same, so to ...
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Error 0x800703F1 while starting Windows 7 Backup utility

This started some time ago. I'm making backup to my Apple Time Capsule drive. How to fix this ?
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How to recover Windows 7 on Asus Zenbook Prime?

If Windows decides to crash and burn on my new Zenbook Prime, is there a way to recover/reinstall/restore the operating system? I didn't get a restore disk with it so I'm not exactly sure how I would ...
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How to restore information from dead HDD?

So, i have old HDD and i need to get information from it but small problem that HDD is dead, can anybody explain proccess how peoples get information from it. Is this depends from model of HDD? ...
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My system restore points doesn't work, is it safe to remove one of them?

I know for sure that cccleaner can remove system restore points. can I safely delete one of them? Am I risking something in deleting one or more of them, if the system restore doesn't work at all I ...
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Can I restore the files of a deleted Windows user account?

I recently deleted a user from my Vista by going to Account -> Settings -> delete. I have photos under this users, can I restore them? I don't have any backup. Thanks.
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backup/image only partitioned space on sd card

i'm using dd to backup and restore sd card images but it insists on backing up the whole of the sd card including unpartitioned space. is there a way to avoid this or better process for cross platform ...
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Find restored files from recycle bin in windows 7

My aunt restored 2 deleted files from the recycle bin but she claimed she couldn't find them in the original location from which they were deleted. She couldn't quite recall the names of the files ...
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Laptop motherboard died. Need to copy hard disk info to my desktop PC

I bought a cable (SATA to USB) and took out the hard drive from my laptop, then connected the hard drive to my desktop PC (which has two good high-speed hard drives, each 2TB) with the cable. I ran a ...
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How to restore a windows 7 system from a secondary drive

I have a stationary computer with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The primary (SSD) hard drive seems to have stopped working completely, it is not even visible in BIOS. The computer has a secondary hard ...
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File folders with foreign names

I have Windows Vista. When I open my document file there are file folders with names that look chinese. Do not know where they came from. Any ideas? I have Avast virus program. In addition to ...
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I need administrator rights but erased my operator account?

Not sure what I did, but I have an old Dell PC running Windows XP. I was adding a new user, and somehow in the same turn I erased my own account. Now I can't do anything because there are no ...
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Can Windows Backup and Restore restore to a different drive?

My main system disk died recently so I bought a replacement but it's a different disk with different size (it's greater). I booted from Windows DVD, selected repair, selected a restore point but the ...
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I would like to copy my iphone SMS from one backup to another

I recently have had to do a full restore to factory setting on my iPhone and now i want to copy my SMS messages from an old backup into a new backup made from the restored phone. I need to do this as ...
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How to fix missing RAID1 drive

I had to do some fiddling about with my cables inside thebox and now I am getting a "Critical Error" about the RAID disks during startup. I have a gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard. Aparently the ...
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Reinstall Windows on mass computers

At work there are about 40 DELL PC's - half of them are Windows Vista and other half are Windows 7. Some of the DELL PC's are 220s and 230s model. If I want to re-install Windows then I can use a ...
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Restore system disk to a larger drive failed to boot

I used DriveImage XML to backup a 40GB IDE system disk (Windows XP) and restore it to a blank 80GB IDE. After the restoration, I switched the IDE cables and made sure the system will boot to the 80GB ...
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Can I restore a Vista restore point using a PE disk?

I have a PC that continues to BSOD on FLTMGR.SYS. I had hoped to boot to safe mode to return to a previous restore point but the BSODs as well. Before I fallback to a reinstall, is there a way I can ...
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Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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Dell Studio XPS Factory restore

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645. I want to perform a System Restore to the Factory Settings. I want a clean restore, and the software tells me that all my data will be deleted. Does this apply to ALL my ...
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Remote restore gz mysql database

I tried $> ssh root@ip "gunzip < [backupfile.sql.gz] | \ mysql -u [uname] -p[pass] [dbname]"` but get the error: ERROR 1044 (42000) at line 42: Access denied for user '[uname]'@'%' ...
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Old Windows server 2000 won't boot

I have a very specific problem. A client of mine has an old server that has some very old software that cannot be re-installed (or maybe it can? I can read from the drive when mounted to another ...
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How should I restore Windows 7 using shadow copies?

I had some rogue or poorly-written software execute the equivalent of CTRL+A -> SHIFT+DEL on my C: drive right after a reboot required by a driver install. Every file that hadn't been running and ...
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Saved file1 into file2, how to rescue original file2?

That is the question, accidentaly saved empty file into a good file. It was an adobe illustrator project. Is there any way to get it back? I'm on Os X. Thank you!
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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how to restore email from only a full website backup?

I am in a helpless position right now.. Till last month, I was hosting my website and email accounts with hostgator and everything was going fine till I decided to switch hosting for some services ...
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Git to keep snapshots of a full Windows environment?

Is it possible/convenient to use Git to keep snapshots of a full computer running Windows? I wonder if it could use simple Git branching to jump from one state to another and have different ...
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Deleting buffalo ministation caused my window 7 to crash

When I deleted the programs related to the buffalo ministation my windows 7 computer crashed. I used the system repair disc and then I ran the system repair, system restore, system image recovery, ...
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Trying to restore Library files from backup made with Windows7

I wish I knew this before I backed up my info and restored my laptop but, here I am. I back up my info using windows backup. I want to restore specific files, NOT ALL OF THEM, I started making my ...
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linux + Backup & Restore tool for Blade IBM/HP machines

OUR target - Backup & restore tool that can be put on a PXE server so that a client can be booted via network: I hope that I ask the right question, there are allot of backup & restore tools ...
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How to fix the boot sequence and/or restore a deleted partiotion

I have a computer with a 250GB HD on which there were installed a few operating systems. When the computer boots, I got the GRUB menu with all these Ubuntu installations (about 10 versions - I don't ...
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Which Files located under C:\ are Necessary for Win7 to Boot?

I had my greatest moment of incredible stupidity and deleted all hidden files of the Windows partition, most commonly known as C:\, while running Gnu/Linux. All the directories are intact. I ...
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Backup Un-Bootable Windows 7 Partition with Ubuntu Live CD, then restore partition to fresh Windows 7

My Windows 7 computer can not get past the Windows 7 Splash Screen, cannot enter safe mode (stops loading at \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cbvd.sys), cannot be system restored (from restore point), and ...
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Restoring the Fonts folder by using a restore point

I am an idiot. Who would have thought that installing 2 gigs of fonts would be detrimental to the boot up time for the most common design programs such as adobe illustrator. I would like to restore ...
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I cannot open any old files after restoring Win7 from Win8

I followed the instructions on how to revert to Windows 7 after installing Windows 8, and this worked. My only issue, however, is that I can see the files on my desktop but I cannot open them (e.g. ...