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 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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Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop)

I have a family friend who needs to reformat her laptop (virus infected). She has misplaced her system restore disk. The laptop is running Vista, and has a valid Vista product key on a sticked on the ...
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Is there any good RESTORE software for Windows? [closed]

In the spirit of Joel Spolsky's "Let’s stop talking about backups" article, is there any software that's good at restoring a Windows computer? By "good", I mean it can handle a situation where a ...
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How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?

I met the same problem of not being able to shrink the Windows OS partition C: as much as I plan to due to unmovable files. Having learned from this post, I would like to "turned System Restore off, ...
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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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What is the quickest and safest way to test new software and revert all changes, if needed?

I'm looking for Windows 7 software that will allow me to quickly create a "checkpoint", do whatever I might need to do to my computer - install programs/drivers/updates, create/delete personal files, ...
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How to restore information from dead HDD?

So, i have old HDD and i need to get information from it but small problem that HDD is dead, can anybody explain proccess how peoples get information from it. Is this depends from model of HDD? ...
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Restore MacBook Pro to factory settings without disc

Is there a way of restoring a MacBook Pro to it's factory settings without a disc? I want all files deleted and it to basically be like I just received it from Apple. I know you can do it with Dell ...
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How do I restore my system from a “Backup and Restore Center” backup? [closed]

The Windows (Vista) documentation and available online info is comprehensively vague. If I have a moderately brain dead system and want to restore it, and I have a "Backup and Restore Center" backup ...
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Best way to Duplicate a Laptop's Hard Drive One-to-One

I have a Lenovo X61 Tablet computer, with a plain SATA drive inside. I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 dual booting on the computer. I want to back up both of these OS's, and their special partitions (...
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How can I restore GRUB without a live CD?

I realize that this is a duplicate of a question asked before, but in that question the asker managed to find his live CD and no real answer appeared, thus I am re-asking it. I managed to screw up my ...
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Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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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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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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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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Ways of backup and restore/recovery in Windows 7

There are several ways of backup and restore/recovery in Windows 7: "Backup and Restore" under Control Panel\System and Security. System Restore. the recovery partition on my laptop I was ...
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How to image a Windows partition so I can browse the files later?

My laptop's current setup dual boots into Windows XP and Linux Mint. The harddrive seems to be going bad, so I want to backup all the data from the Windows partition. This laptop was a loyal servant ...
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Is there a way to recover deleted emails from an Outlook PST file?

A customer has deleted emails from his Junk Email folder, and now we have been asked to recover them from the pst data file. Is this possible and how to go about it? Tried using the advice at http://...
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Restore Windows 7 backup on XP

I recently had a Windows 7 machine die on me, but fortunately I've been using Microsoft's included backup utility to back up all my important files onto an external hard drive. I'm now on my backup ...
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How to recover data from dead hard disk (with tic tic noise)?

I have an HP server with a two-year-old 174 GB hard disk. Suddenly, the server cannot boot from hard disk. The drive makes noises (tic tic tic) and the server says the hard drive should be replaced. ...
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What is System Restore in Windows operating systems?

What is System Restore in Windows operating systems?
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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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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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Tool to read all blocks from HDD and write it back

I need tool to read each sector(block) from HDD and write it back to same HDD. Disk is big and so it is not possible to use image creation tools (backup/restore). Purpose of it - to avoid/resolve ...
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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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Is it possible to copy all Windows 7 files from one HD to another and boot from the new HD?

Well, the hard-drive on my laptop died (it was displaying "SMART failure prediction -- Hard-disk Drive dailure might be imminant). So I took it out and hooked it up to an external enclosure and ...
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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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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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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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Restoring Windows System Image Backup to a different hard disk

My SSD died. Fortunately, before the crash, I made a System Image backup (to a USB hard disk) using Windows 7's built-in backup tool. The SSD has been replaced (with exactly the same model and ...
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Migrate selected applications from a Time Machine backup

I upgraded to OSX Lion. I have a previous Time Machine backup and I would like to get back just the information from Mail iTunes iPhoto I wonder if there is any workaround in the migration ...
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How to properly image a truecrypt system partition?

A couple of times now I have imaged a truecrypt system partition in windows. When the system has crashed on me I've attempted to recover the system only for truecrypt to not boot the recovered system. ...
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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 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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Deploy Windows 7 Backup set to Windows 8

Situation: We have a laptop here that's completely fubar. I.e: The hard drive is filled to the brim with bad sectors. Luckily, backups have been made using the built-in Windows 7 backup feature. This ...
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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 restore Firefox tabs after removing adware?

I installed a software from CNET Downlaods and with it came bunch of adware that was bloating down my system and generally just making my life difficult. It changed my home page in Firefox, added some ...
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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 fix missing RAID1 drive

I had to do some fiddling about with my cables inside thebox and now I am getting a "Critical Error" about the RAID disks during startup. I have a gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard. Aparently the ...
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Recovering broken NTFS partition

I have been given a hard disk that needs some data restore. Let me explain the situation... The HDD's owner says the disk cannot be mounted in Windows, I suspected a power problem but verified that ...
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How to get up and running immediately from a Time Machine backup and a borrowed computer

Imagine me showing up at my friend's doorstep with a laptop in several charred pieces, an intact external drive with (phew) Time Machine backups, and a deadline in a few hours. "Quick," I say, "give ...
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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 (Main/Video)...
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How can I backup my windows XP drivers?

I've got a new (well, used) laptop. I wish to format and reinstall the windows OS on it. On the machine I've got several drivers which I would like to transport to the new machine, but I don't have ...
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Program to restore open windows after crash

Are there any programs (for PC) that will constantly monitor what programs and windows within those programs you have open, and then restore each of those windows in case of a crash/forced restart? (...
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If I split my harddrive, will a system restore delete it?

I split my 1TB HD from C drive and called it A. I put some files there to back up. I have now come to a point where I need to run a system restore with the discs that came with my computer. If I do a ...
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Backup recovery drives Windows 7 64-bit (Toshiba and Acer)

I have Toshiba Satellite and Acer Aspire laptops. I back up data on regular basis and also have recovery discs for these machines. I don't rely on optical recovery media much because in my experience, ...
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Restoring Mac-BootCamp-Windows-partition image to Windows machine

I'm running Windows XP SP3 on my Mac using Boot Camp. Objective: I'd like to move this partition to a Windows machine. This is what I tried: 1. Create image using Winclone 2. Restore drive to ...
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Why does my dd backup of MacBook OS X fail to boot upon restore?

I created a backup of a MacBook hard drive (WD2500BEVS-88US) by hooking it up as a secondary drive on my linux system (Ubuntu 10.10). I used the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/sdc of=/home/backup....
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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 hadn'...
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Accidentaly rsync --delete, /usr is affected, any way to check and reinstall missing component?

I was working on a ubuntu 12.04 server, testing to restore a backup (how ironic, I didn t done the "real" backup). Tried a rsync with --delete flag on /, I ctrl+c almost immediately, but rsync ...