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 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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Striped Volume problems in Windows 8

Recently reinstalled my computer with the final release of Windows 8, and to celebrate this, moved all the important data from my 2 pieces of 1TB HDDs (a Samsung HD103SI and a Western Digital ...
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Saving 40 GB of data to SD Card and losing most of it

I have recently used an sdhc card (64GB) to backup computer data. Before formatting, I saved around 40 GB of photos to the card. After formatting, I could only retrieve 7GB of data from the SD Card. ...
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Acronis True Image automate restore process

I have to restore several pc's every four month from the same tib-image. At the moment I do the restore manually with the restore-cd but I would like to save time in the future. Is there an option to ...
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Saving Bios Firmware, Reflashing it with new defaults

Is there anyway that I can backup my current BIOS firmware, alter the default values and then re-flash it to the BIOS chip? I mean when I remove the battery, the setting that I have defined will be ...
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Unable to “Refresh” Windows 8.1 due to BitLocker [closed]

Today my Windows 8.1 machine has gone into blue screen. Re-booting Windows told me it was unable to start. It says to insert a Windows DVD and try to do a repair. So I boot from DVD and tried to do a ...
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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 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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How do I force Windows 8.1 to use files from a “System image Backup”?

I can not find a way to force Windows 8.1 to use my "System image Backup". the "System image Backup" was created via "win8.1 settings", "Search", "File History" which opens the "File History" window ...
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Create VPS Image To Save Setup Time

I am facing some issues and wondering if some one could help me out :) i have few VPS (Virtual Private Server) and/or Dedicated server that i pay monthly. Current Way of Works: First time i have ...
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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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How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
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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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Unable to Import Postgresql Database into Amazon AWS Database

I have a Postgresql 9.3 database locally which needs to be 'restored' to an Amazon AWS database. I am able to restore this database to various local Postgresql servers but on Amazon, using pgAdminIII ...
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Clonezilla restore from Samba - no 'restoredisk' option

I used a CloneZilla LiveCD to back up a couple of Windows machines to a Samba share. Now I'm trying to restore those images, and CloneZilla won't even give me the 'restoredisk' or 'restorepart' ...
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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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How to run DISM against a local source?

How can I run DISM agaisnt a USB Windows installer to repair my local Windows files? This is what I tried in Windows 8.1: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth It returns: Note that my ...
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Ubuntu btrfs snapshot cannot mv into /home

I want to be able to take a snapshot and restore it in real time. This works in Fedora and does a live "rollback" : btrfs subvolume snapshot /home /home/snapshot mv /home/snapshot /home But in ...
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Lost Backup File & Data during IOS7 Upgrade, Please Advise [closed]

I backed up my iPhone 4s which had loads of photographs, videos, sms and everything you would expect on a phone that has been in use for over an year. I started the update options, Once downloaded, 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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Using Windows Restore Previous Versions Yields Error Due To Access Rights

This seems like a which came first, chicken or the egg situation... I have a folder that I have been shadow coping for a while. This has been working great and restores have been a breeze when a ...
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Backup and restore Osmo-pim

I have entered names, addresses, birthdays and other information into Osmo-pim. It has worked great thus far, but my fear would be losing this information if my computer crashes. I am running Linux ...
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Restore HP EliteBook 2540p to factory defaults

I'm leaving my laptop to someone else and i need to safely delete all the data from the laptop except for the OS. I've seen blogs that mention programs like CCleaner and others, but other blogs ...
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Can't install new OS on 2003 gateway desktop

I'm trying to install Peppermint OS. I made a bootable cd which works for my other computer but I can't get this gateway to boot off it. I've tried everything I can think of in the BIOS (yes I've ...
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Disable Google Chrome session restore functionality

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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wireless lan driver doesn't work

the driver for my wireless lan adapter doesn't work and all the drivers i have found on the Internet doesn't work either so is it possible for me to take the driver from win 8.1 where it works back to ...
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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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Will restoring system image delete other partitions?

Earlier this year I created a system recovery image for C partition.My HDD is 1TB and divided into 4 partitions. I want to restore my C:\ using that image. Will the restore process delete the 3 other ...
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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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Postgres won't start after restore point

i'm having a problem with postgresql. Everything was working fine until my computer crashed and windows did a restore checkpoint thing. After that it was a nightmare. Normally I would start postgresql ...
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How to force Windows System Restore to ignore files from existing restore point?

I recently deleted a bunch of temporary files from my hard drive that are no longer needed, however, for some reason (read: bad Microsoft software) the process of deleting them messed up my ...
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How can I create a Windows system restore point that won't be overwritten by Windows in the future?

Since Windows regularly creates system restore points, it overwrites old ones when the allotted space for system restore is full. What I'm trying to do is make a system restore point of my PC's ...
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Backing up data - with or without “sector by sector”?

Most advanced backup tools includes an option called "sector by sector". Does this option have to be checked when I backup system partition (an image)? I mean.. In case of HDD failure I have system ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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Saving Firefox (or other applications) windows to open up verbatim on next reboot [duplicate]

On Windows 7 Home Premium, I sometimes need to reboot my system, but I don't want to lose the URLs in the various Firefox open windows and tabs. Basically, I would like to save the layout of the ...
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Thinkpad x220 restore factory settings after installing ubuntu

I've been using ubuntu in dual boot for a while now and it works great. I've got a new laptop and I want to bring my old x220 to factory settings. The problem is that I can't find this option. ...
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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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How to Copy .VHD File to Physical Hard Disk Using DD Command

I have read other question/answers on this site that say this is possible, but I'm wondering how it is done. I have tried the following command, which completes successfully, but the NTFS isn't valid ...
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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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After a reinstall, how do I force Windows to reconnect User and ProgramData folders that have been moved to another drive?

I moved a friend's User folder to drive D: using the 'mklink in recovery mode' method a while ago, which worked fine. I then used Windows Backup to back everything up, and reinstalled Windows 7, ...
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Automatic drive backups [closed]

I have just had a scare of losing $50,000 worth of work. Are there any software for windows which automatically create backups? I would like to back up my drive every hour. But daily back ups will be ...
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Restore files overwritten from image restoration?

So I had a problem with my Windows 7 install and decided to restore a month old image to fix it since nothing else was working. I was able to access the hard drive so I backed up my main folder and ...
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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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Backup domain and selected service data on a domain controller?

I need to reconfigure a PowerEdge server that's acting as my domain controller. The server is running Windows Server 2008 standard. Its providing the directory, DNS and DHCP (it does not follow best ...
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how to system restore windows 7 with clean boot

I want to restore a computer running windows 7. My goal swipe it clean and then re-install windows 7 with the same product key. To do I understand that I need to create a recovery drive (on USB ...
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HP Pavilion BIOS Failure. Unable to restore

My laptop BIOS seems to be dead. When I turn it on the CapsLock light blinks for 2 times and nothing happens on my screen. I tried to remove battery and power cable for some minutes, but nothing ...
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Preserve NAT mappings across reboot

My Linux router is able to reboot and reconnect all network interfaces pretty fast (~10 seconds, thanks to systemd and a SSD disk), and comes up with the same IP addresses. Unfortunately the reboot ...
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Computer failed to restore itself to factory condition; now won't do anything

I recently tried to restore my computer to factory condition because it was freezing up periodically and after waiting for about an hour or two for it to "finish", I'm informed that it failed. It then ...
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How can I change ownership/permissions to read every file in WindowsImageBackup, which is created by Windows Backup and Restore?

I want to be able to read all the files located in the WindowsImageBackup folder, which is created by Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Specifically, I need to be able to search them for an ASCII string ...