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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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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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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What is the best way to Backup and Restore Windows 7 through network? [closed]

The ultimate goal is to take backup and restore Windows 7 Operating System through UEFI/ Remotely. Currently am using "Ghost" to take the image and restore windows 7 in my systems, however it ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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: ...
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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: ...
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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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Chrome crashed without providing “Restore” button

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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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 ...
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Restoring sheet size closes workbook

I have a situation where one particular workbook will open maximized, and then if I hit the restore button it just seems to close the workbook. The workbook is actually open, but invisible. I've ...
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How to backup fresh OEM install of Windows 7 for a restoration

I purchased a laptop with with Windows 7. The OEM did not provide the disc, but there is a Windows installation with a recovery partition. The Windows 7 machine has not been setup or activated. I ...
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Dell Inspirion Windows 10

I accidentally hit Forget in regards to my network and cannot restore my WiFi, because I can't find the 8 digit PIN on my router. Is there a way to retrieve this or restore my WiFi settings prior to ...
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Windows boot with F8: No system repair - how to get it back?

Normally, when Starting Windows (7) and Pressing F8 there comes a menu where is something like: Start in Safe Mode Safe mode with command prompt ... System Repair The System Repair is not available ...
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Windows 10 freezes and Taskbar icons will not restore display [closed]

Windows 10 when I minimize an app and then work on something else the original app will not restore from the taskbar.Other times the display just freezes and nothing works.The only way to fix this is ...
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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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Restoring from .wim image without access to Windows DVD

I'm attempting to fix a friend's computer. It will not boot to anything Windows-related (see my earlier question for more information). I was able to boot into Peppermint OS to back up her files and ...
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Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image I am about to build a new PC. I am a windows 7 user. For years now I have been wanting to install windows and all my favorite software, ...
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Few questions on restoring an os from an image

Is it possible to backup and restore more than 1 partition?For example, I have a multi-boot computer. And I want to backup them all(Windows xp, Windows 7, and Ubuntu) If it is possible, what are the ...
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Restore complete PC from another computer

I have a few friends which keep on coming to me every month to format their laptops and then reinstall Windows. This is time consuming. Is there any way that I can make an image of their full system ...
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How to create an image of my OS X drive and restore it later like Norton Ghost or DriveImage?

I have a stable OS X installation on my machine. I want to create an image of it and be able to restore it later when needed. Is there a way I can do this in OS X? How can I restore the image later?