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 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. ...
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Backing up difference in windows system

I have various systems with windows xp installed. After fresh installatios I installed some softwares like visual studio etc. Now lets call this IMAGE1 of the computers. I give out these pcs to users ...
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Restore bootmgr on encrypted Windows 7 (truecrypt)

I had Windows 7 and XP on my laptop (win7 had been installed before xp). I encrypted Windows 7 and after that I removed XP. Today truecrypt welcome me with message "bootmgr is missing". Is it ...
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Re-install Windows 7 to a smaller hard drive on a laptop that I just bought

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 pre-intsalled. It has a 500GB hard drive. I would like to remove this hard drive and then re-install Windows 7 to smaller 256GB SSD that I have. My issue ...
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Add a new partition to Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Partition C disk running Windows 7 in half I just got a new laptop with 750GB with Windows 7 pre-installed, office and some extra apps for the laptop. The thing is I ...
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RAID 5 Recovery Reset CMOS and drives show up as 2 Member 4 non-Member

How do you restore a raid array (not part of your C drive) after resetting BIOS and installing a new C (Windows) drive. My setup: (its a LOT of data, i cannot afford to lose it, most of it is ...
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Need advice on HDD imaging software

I am trying to decide on imaging software. My system: Desktop running Vista 64 and 750GB hard drive. I need to create an image file of this entire disk, including the MBR, and put it on an external ...
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Restoring XP using Linux Live with fdisk tool

I am trying to create a restore a windows operating system using Linux Live. I have formatted the hard drive using FAT 32 format (mkfs.vfat) command. I have created the partitions using the fdisk ...
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Restore Windows 7 Libraries links without reinstalling?

i did something rather stupid and now i don't know how to fix my mistake. i built a new PC with an SSD and a HDD. the SSD is for the system files and most applications, but the HDD is for data. for ...
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OS X Server Snow - how to abort installation process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process? Here is the story... I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought ...
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Recover undected existing partitions

Is there anyway of restoring the partitions? They exist and have all data inside (test it with testdisk), they are three (1 linux 2 NTFS). The disk shows as unallocated/not initialized. I'd like to ...
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Restore a Win7 machine to factory.wim

I have a Dell XPS L702X laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that was throwing a lot of BSODs and so I reinstalled Windows 7 from the DVD. After this had completed, I noticed that the machine was ...
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Duplicating contents of a VDI file to a larger one?

My overall problem is that I filled my current virtual hard drive, so I want to move everything over to a larger VDI file and boot from that one instead. If it matters, I have XP host and Crunchbang ...
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System-Wide Undo Operations

Many, if not all applications have undo and redo operations available, but sometimes I want to undo or redo actions I have done outside a program that has affected it. For instance, say I have ...
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How to restore a previous version of file in Notepad++

I would like to restore a previous version of file that has been saved. My computer has crushed during work on one of the Files in Notepad++. When I started it again it went blank and few days of my ...
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Does iCloud backup merge or overwrite?

The following happened today (it was six AM my time, so yeah, I was dumb and dropped stitches in this process): A friend had a problem with her iPhone and needed to reset it. Unfortunately she did ...
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Restoring an Windows system image to a smaller drive

I recently had two 320GB HDDs on Raid 0 running on my main computer, and decided to split it in order to use one of the HDDs on another computer. A windows system image of about 150GB was made on a ...
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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HP System Recovery Verification

Is there anyway to verify that the hidden recovery system on a HP computer is in the state expected, or download it from HP? UPDATE: The context of the request is that while I know nothing about ...
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How is the computer able to save things before it crashes?

I was under the impression that when a computer has crashed, something went wrong and it can't perform anymore. I was wondering how is the computer able to save things before it crashes? Is the ...
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Should Windows 7's built-in image restore really be so slow that it takes DAYS?

When I restore a ~500 GB disk image made with Windows 7's built-in system image tool, it runs for 8-10 hours with very little progress, and even after 3 days it is still only about 30% done. Why is ...
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Is there a way to “Auto-Restore” a Mac on every startup? (OS X Lion)

I have a project where Mac Minis will be used to run different applications. Each Mac Mini will have ONE application that it will ever have to run in its lifetime, and it will have to run it all day ...
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How to mirror a hard disk and restore it later without OS installed?

My windoes 7 has been installed on a 128gb SSD drive C:. Unfortunately I screwed some programs that now I require to reinstall windows again. But before formatting my OS drive I want to make a mirror ...
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How do I restore from a Windows backup on Fedora?

I backed up my computer (Vista) before I switched to Fedora. I find that I badly need to restore to the backup I made, but am having trouble figuring out how. what I need to know is if I CAN restore ...
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Firefox profile got deleted. How to restore it?

While browsing just a while ago, my pages were suddenly not showing proper HTML mark-up anymore. Like if a proxy was blocking images. I then restarted Firefox (A 64bit build called Waterfox to be ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore. How does it work

I want to backup, re-install and then restore my files. However I want to be sure that if after re-installing windows all my files as they were would be back. Is that what happens? Also I don't have ...
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Factory reset windows without losing installed files and documents

I have run into serious problems, my System32 files are corrupt and it cannot install new usb devices, I think it's a problem due to messing around with system files and settings. Is there anyway to ...
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Last Tabs in User Data — How do I open it into tabs on Chrome

My Chrome browser crashed, but did not "restore" last session. It found the last tabs open, but it's all in code, although I can see the URLs. How do I open it in the browser itself, getting the ...
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Does Windows system image include the boot partition?

I'm planning to switch my boot drive to an SSD. I've reduced the size of my C:\ drive so it would fit on the SSD, and made a system image via Windows Backup and Restore. I'm not certain if the 100MB ...
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Does Windows backup require reactivation?

I have an activated windows 7 installation on a HDD atm that I want to move to a SSD. I want to use the Windows backup function but I'm not sure about a few things. Do I have to create a bootable ...
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Restore sound configuration

After install some packages, I don't have sound! I installed Rosegarden, VMPK (piano software), Drumstick Virtual Piano and TiMidity. At the beginning, all works fine, but when I reset my PC, I don't ...
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How can I backup a Ubuntu system and restore it on another maching with completely different hardware?

I just completed my Ubuntu installation. It contains all packages I need and I configured my apps correctly. I would like to backup this installation and be able to restore it to different computers ...
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Cannot continue incremental backups after restoring from Time Machine

I recently restored a machine (running Snow Leopard) of mine from Time Machine and the restore went well. After restoring, I attempted to back up to Time Machine again (on the same external hard drive ...
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Backup and Restore Windows on Virtual Machine [closed]

What if I make backup of Windows XP (say, with Acronis) on VMware and store it on shared folders with original Windows and after restore this backup on my Windows XP installed on hard drive? Thanx.
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Restore OneNote Ribbon from backup

I made a full system backup (drive image) of my machine, then re-installed everything. I went from Windows 7 Home-Premium to Professional. I can't figure out what files I need to restore from the ...
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Recover an old version file from HDD

An Excel file replaced with an old version. Is it possible to restore old version? I tried to use Windows System Restore, but nothing happened! a.xls (8kb) from Desktop replaced a.xsl (120kb) on ...
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How to check for missing system files in Lion, and recover them?

I've recently been having some troubles with iTunes (in particular, when I tried to update my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, it error'd out and bricked my phone instead), and I suspect these problems may be due ...
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I'm looking for a software to backup a Windows XP PC and restore it on different hardware

That's it. I just need to backup disk coming from a Windows XP personal computer (dead cpu and/or motherboard) and restore it (with all applications and settings) on a different PC with different ...