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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Visual Studio Community 2015 Installation stuck on creating a system restore point

I tried to install the new Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition but unfortunately without success because the installation gets stuck on creating a system restore point. What I did to solve the ...
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Where does Firefox store the opened windows/tabs/URLs for session restore after a crash?

In which location and file does Firefox save the last windows I had opened (when Firefox crashed)? I have a complete "hot dump" copy of a file system and need to restore the state Firefox was when ...
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Backup linux workstation command

So I'm what you'll call a "almost" noob when it comes to linux. I recently started working on a CentOS workstation and I know there's a lot of customizations on it from the other user. I also know ...
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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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Backup and restore only C:\ Drive from boot?

Is it possible in Windows 8/8.1 systems to back up the entire C:\ Drive and restore it from boot without erasing your other data on hard drive placed in e.g. D: or E: drives? So that you only restore ...
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Pegasus RAID *missing* a drive

I have a RAID5 Pegasus R6, connected via Thunderbolt. At some point, it started making strange repetitive beeping noises; when connected, one of the drives wasn't showing up at all. Shortly ...
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Is the Windows 10 upgrade still available after restoring to the factory restore point?

I have a Dell Alienware 13 laptop that's been having some issues after the Windows 10 upgrade. After attempting to solve this issue in many ways, I've decided to restore to my laptop's factory state, ...
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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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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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How to get the “well, this is embarrassing” screen every time I start Firefox

Sometimes, when Firefox doesn't quit cleanly (perhaps because it crashed, or because the whole computer crashed or didn't successfully terminated Firefox when shutting down), Firefox shows a Well, ...
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Where does Windows 10 keep the information for Pinned Start icons?

I am looking for the how and where Windows 10 remembers what is pinned for individual profiles Start Menu. I have been looking to create a modified default user profile in Windows 10 Enterprise and ...
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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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Is there any way to restore/recover my file that a rpm package overwrite?

I had some files on a server. Then I installed a rpm package that have same files in it. As a result, rpm package overwrite these files and I lost my newly edited files. I wonder if there is a way to ...
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Restore partitions from before creating recovery disc

I have(had) drive 1TB on which was 2 partitions (900 &100GB) and on this 100gb I wanted to create recovery partition but it wasn't said in Windows Recovery Drive Create tool that it will dlete all ...
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System restore point inside a sustem restore point

i need to access to a system restore point that is inside a system restore point as i know this restore point has the files i need. Is there a way to copy/extract this restore point somehow? I've ...
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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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Restore procedure to create Linux machine

I get the following files (that was backup from some Linux machine ) swap.label sda-partition-info.sfdisk sda.mbr sda1.fsa sda2.fsa sda3.fsa sda.labels sda7.fsa sda5.fsa can some one ...
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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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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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Windows 8 recover files

I recently used a tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-location.html where I restored my User Folders because they were corrupted. However, I was unable to ...
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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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extract files from disk image (paragon and partitionmanager)

I've backed up my drive with the two tools in the title, now i want to extract some files from it (not a complete restore). how can it be done?
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Getac B300 Locked

I bought this laptop from eBay but when it turns on its says Ctrl + Alt + Del and then it says enter the password and user name. I'm not sure what I should do, I might have to get my money back but ...
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I want to restore all my bookmarks after I have reinstalled

I was facing a lot of problems while using Google Chrome as in a lot of adds were coming up which was very annoying . I uninstalled my google chrome and then reinstalled it. I forgot I had so many ...
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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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Restoring a cPanel/WHM backup

I have a cPanel/WHM backup that I would like to restore on a new system. What I have is the entire backup directory, not compressed. Do I have to compress it into a single file, and move it to the ...
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Save and restore xfce power management settings

Where are xfce power management settings saved? Whenever I installed a new XUbuntu, I have to go through the same motion of tweaking each of xfce power management settings, e.g., when laptop lid is ...
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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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Restore deleted folder from wiped SSD?

I'm not sure what happened, but when I updated my BIOS and booted into Windows, part of SSD#0 is gone. Not just deleted, but turned into unallocated space. It's a Kingston SV300 240gb SSD, split into ...
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ZFS dataset restoring

I have suddenly removed my ZFS dataset from ZFS pool. I do this from GUI of Nas4Free. In logs it was command something like "ZFS destroy Main/Video". Then i recreate dataset with same name ...
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Halting tar after locating entry or EOF in an actual tape archive

I've just been handed a pile of LTO-5s and a tape library, and the exciting task of extracting a subset of files. Order of magnitude is 60 tapes from said pile, around 10,000 files of 70,000 per tape ...
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How to restore a forgotten Wi-Fi network in Windows?

I use Windows 8.1 Professional edition. I accidentally clicked the Forget network button instead of Close in the network panel for wireless connections. Now my PC can't discover the wireless network ...
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Accidentally restore a VirtualBox VM to a snapshot

I never made a snapshot of my VM before. Accidentally, I restored it from the current state to the original state (the first snapshot it made automatically). Is there anyway to go back to my LAST ...
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Can my laptop be infected from Windows installation pendrive or DVD?

I use a Windows 8.1 laptop and recently it got infected, maybe because of a pandrive I plugged to it. A strange homepage appeared on chrome and a program that I never installed appeared on desktop. I ...
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Win Vista Sysprep error 50 in recovery command prompt

I am dealing with a desktop with hardware failed due to a mainboard issue. Replacement mainboards also have the same, known problem; so, I installed a new model mainboard and CPU. Of course, Vista ...
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Google Drive not recognizing folder after Time Machine restore

So I restored my computer last night using Time Machine (I have Yosemite). My Google Drive folder didn't sync for some reason and it said "Your Google Drive folder is missing" So I located the ...
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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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Is it possible to restore RAID data when a RAID restoring process was crashed?

I have a 4 HD RAID. One of then was crashed and during the restoration process another second one HD has crashed too. This is very improbably but it happened. So, is there any software to recovery my ...
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Issue with backing up and restoring XAMPP due to unknown software version

I had a ton of permission errors with my XAMPP installation, so I decided to uninstall and start over to avoid hassles with figuring out the correct permissions. I used the XAMPP backup and restore ...
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“Format” same as “Restore/Reset to Factory settings”?

Can someone tell me the definition/process of "Formatting" and "Restore to Factory Settings"? are these two the same thing? (I don't think those tags are right. If not, can someone please attach the ...
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Is there any way to tell a if backup is complete?

I lost a disk. It's clicking, which seems to be something almost everyone agrees is not very fixable. I have backups. Problem is, I look at the backups and the first thing I think is "Is that all I ...
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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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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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Mountain Lion's Migration Assistant not seeing USB hard drive

I just replaced a hard drive in a MacBook Pro for a bigger one. I connected the previous one using a SATA/USB adaptor and I was able to mount it and see the files in it. Both the old and the new hard ...
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After recovery to restore point, Windows 7 missing pinned items and favorites

I believe a recent windows update was interrupted. The next day, I could not logon and was presented with the error "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". I ...
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On a FAT32 filesystem there was a file with ext2 filesystem image. Now it's truncated. How do I restore?

How do I restore ext2 filesytem that was stored on FAT32 volume in a file which got truncated? Is there analogue of reiserfs's --rebuild-tree option to restore filesystem from content?
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System restore-System Volume Information issue

Assume all individual Restore Points in the System Volume Information directory are deleted by malware, but later restored via whatever Undelete application used. Even if the Syscache.hve and the log1 ...
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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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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 factory image of HP Laptop

I use a HP G62. I am unable to use my recovery disk to restore to factory settings. I had no problems earlier until I created an additional partition which I hear might have changed my hard disk to ...