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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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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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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Restore Twitter DM's [migrated]

I want to restore DM's on Twitter from deleted user accounts. Is this possible? I've taken care of on the internet around, but it can not find deleted user account.
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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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Won't I lose my Windows 10 license if I restore Windows 8.1 from backup

I have a computer the drivers are mostly Windows-only, and Windows 10 runs like crap on it - performance-wise. I'd like to get Windows 8.1 back by restoring from Clonezilla backup. I have some ...
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Easy way to recover Windows.old folder after Windows 8 PC Refresh?

I recently did a Windows 8 PC refresh, hoping it would solve an issue I'm having, which it didn't. Now I'm hoping there's an easy solution for undoing the refresh. Is there an easy way to recover any ...
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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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Fresh Windows Installation And Windows.old

I have Windows 10 Home SL which come to be slow after some months and planning to fresh install it. Will it Still Create Windows old Folder so I can Restore Some Data?
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Restore Windows 10 to factory settings?

I have a little laptop that originally came with Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 10. I now wish to delete everything off the machine so I can give it to a friend, how do I achieve this? I don't have ...
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postgresql duplicate WAL archive file after successful database restore

On a test machine, I have set up a postgresql cluster (version 9.3) with WAL archiving according to https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/continuous-archiving.html. In order to test the recovery ...
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Windows 8 restore from Windows 10

I was trying to zero out my drive, and I backed up 2 Restore Partitions, my EFI partition, and "Push Button Reset" partition to another drive, erased my main drive, and now I've copied those 2 Restore ...
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Can I restore a Sony Vaio laptop from only an Auslogics (Vaio Care) backup?

Due to an HDD failure I've lost my Vaio rescue partition. I've also lost my rescue DVDs due to media degradation (5 years is too long for some DVD-R media). I have managed to reinstall Windows with a ...
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How to restore Chrome without “Restore” button and the files “Last Session” and “Last Tabs”?

I was using Chrome halfway when the computer crashed. Usually if I restart and re-run Chrome, there would be a Restore button to recover my lost Chrome session. However, I restarted in Safe Mode, and ...
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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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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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pg_restore fails on zlib compressed dump

Created a dump of a postgresql (windows version 9.3 or 9.4) database with the command: C:\>pg_dump -U user -Z 6 database > db.dump restoring it with psql or pg_restore fails: C:\>psql....
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Restore from external hard drive

I had to pay to have Windows reinstalled because a you know what deleted my user profiles. In order to restore it myself I created a backup on a external hard drive. How do I restore to the clean ...
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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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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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Reconstructing Git Repository

Suppose I have a git repository set up on a central server and cloned it to multiple machines. Suppose also that I have made modifications to the repo on some of the machines and pushed and pulled ...
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In windows XP how to get back my profile?

I have a windows XP machine with split drives: C:\ - just OS D:\ - my data I ran out of disk space and when logging into my profile, it popped with some error stating that since it didn't have any ...
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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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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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Seagate Dashboard 3 isn't showing latest backups

I have a 3TB Backup Plus Desktop (Windows) and I'm trying to restore my files into a custom folder on a new computer (Windows 8.1). The files were backed up on the drive from an older Windows 7 ...
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How can I undo or rollback an “apt-get upgrade” command on Ubuntu?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to rollback or undo the last upgrade after doing an apt-get upgrade if you don't like the results?
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How do I restore the recovery partition in windows 8.1

For some reason, the recovery partition on my computer is gone which means I can't do a restore or a full reinstall of Windows. Here are some screenshots as proof. Here's one of the "This PC" window: ...
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Restoring xampp(1.7.3a) backup result in error

Im struck with an old xampp (version 1.7.3a) backup and not able to restore in usual way. The error Im getting is /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-14.sh: 7: /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-...
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“Credential agnostic” dump of a (offline) PostgreSQL database?

So, first of all, what I mean by "offline" is that I can ensure that at a given time, and as long as the dump is in progress, no DDL/DML operation will occur on this database. I am no seasoned ...
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Win 7/8 Safe Mode - 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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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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Restoring Cloudberry Bare Metal Backup to Virtual Machine

I have a dead laptop from which I have a CloudBerry Bare Metal backup. I want to restore the image to a virtual machine. I used these instructions: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/blog/how-to-perform-...
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Need to recreate partitions of Lenovo W520

I recently bought a Lenovo W520 and upgraded it with a SSD drive I bought from somewhere else. I imaged the drive so everything is good. The problem came when I formatted the original drive to use as ...
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Graphics card not showing in Device Manager but it works

Hey guys got a strange one. I have a Windows 7 PC that was running fine up until last month when the OS took a nose dive. I reloaded the OS back on there but now I cant get it to install the ...
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Lenovo Backup Got Erased..I don't know how

I have a Lenovo R61 (Vista x86) Recently I formatted my Primary Partition (leaving my recovery partition intact) to install MSDN Windows 7 Pro. This was the second time I was doing this on this ...
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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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Recovering deleted Shadow Copies

This is the situation; *VSS has been disabled. *VS copies has been deleted, previously were deleted the restore points (i'm a Little confused about these two apparently different things). *Restore ...
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Cannot write on WindowsApps directories and restore files

With two words, I cannot restore this file SQLite3Wrapper.dll in their location c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingWeather_4.8.239.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe The story behind and what I ...
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Renamed folder accidentally (VS, Nuget)

While renaming some files yesterday, I accidentally renamed a folder.... The contents of the folder is a bunch of Nuget files (Nuget.console, Nuget.Core etc.) and some folders for different languages. ...
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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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Need To Factory Restore Laptop. How Do I Backup and Restore Thunderbird?

I need to do a factory restore on my Medion Vista Laptop. How can I back up and restore my desktop items including, and especially, Thunderbird email clients and folders. It receives the emails from ...
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I copied Chrome's, Opera's and Firefox' folders from my old computer onto my new. Is there a way to retrieve my tabs from them?

I am using Windows 10, and I copied all the mentioned browsers' installation folders from a computer that used to run on Windows 8.1. While there doesn't seem to be anything in Opera's folder, there ...
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Backup and Restore rescue Disk

I am having couple of quick question regarding Backup and Restore feature with my recently purchase Dell Inspiron 15 5547 laptop. If anybody could give some inputs/lights on this that would be great ...
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Restore Bak File created on Windows XP pro in Windows XP Pro 64

I have a situation that I need help with. I backed up my Files on Windows XP using the System > BackUp utility/wizard, and then Installed a new operating system on the machine. Now I want to restore ...
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How to restore OS X applications from a backup

I want to restore specific applications from a backup on OS X, to avoid having to reinstall them from scratch and possibly reconfigure my preferences. Should I also restore the ~/Library/Preferences ...
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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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How to backup and restore everything of foobar2000?

What is the best way to backup and restore all my everything in Foobar2000? I was once clicked on a "Reset all" button which provide somehow a stupid feature - clear all setting and playlist. The ...
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Use `extundelete` to Restore Single File

There is a file which I didn't delete but it went missing (see http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/249894/files-just-go-missing-on-ext4-partition-within-truecrypt-volume). I don't know the full ...
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How to make Word automatically restore the documents that it had open before a reboot?

I normally have over a dozen documents open in Microsoft Word 2010. It takes quite a while to reopen those files using the File/Recent feature. I'd like Word to automatically restore the open files ...
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Is it possible to get Windows Repair to restore the latest files at the same time as an image?

Using Backup and Restore from Windows 7 Pro it seems pretty easy to take a an image of a machine and then configure it to backup all files on a disk incrementally. It also seems extremely easy to ...