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Have Firefox to open profile without complaining

I'm doing some backups from an old computer. I want to open the Firefox pointing to an old profile, just to have a glance at it to see if there's anything I want to save or delete. In particular I'd ...
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How to find all previously-installed Ruby artifacts (files, etc) so I can remove _all_ of them from my OS?

Other than the pre-bundled-with-my-default-OS install (eg: /usr/bin/ruby on macOS 10.14), I want to completely wipe my OS clean of Ruby before I reinstall Ruby to a "known state." Specifically, I want ...
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Windows 10 Pro - Previous Version does not work on mapped network drive

I successfully configured a shared folder on a Windows 10 Pro machine (let's call it host) and I am able to access the folder on another Win 10 Pro machine (let's call it client) using net use command,...
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Does the restoration of system affect previous versions of files/folders

I have a small dilemma: let's assume that I have a folder which last previous version is dated 27th January and my last system restoration point had been created before the day, let's say 25th January....
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How to remove previous versions data from Windows Backup?

So I checked my backup settings (shadow copy / previous versions). By going to “backup settings / more options.” I see some folders there to be included in this. I decided I don't want a folder d:\...
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Samba shadow_copy2 snapshots not showing up in Windows Previous Versions?

I'm using Samba 4.5 with ZFS as a file share to a Windows 8.1 client. Samba itself is working and I've tested my smb.conf using testparm - it looks correct. The smbd log doesn't show any errors. But I'...
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Restore previous version of Chrome User Data in Windows 10

one of my Chrome extensions recently lost all its settings overnight, including a whitelist that I very heavily rely on. I'm trying to restore the User Data directory to before these settings ...
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Keeping old versions of .bak files

I just learned how to write simple shell scripts. One of them is that simply duplicate certain files on my system that happen to be crucial to me. cp /dir/dir/file1 /samedir/samedir/file1.bak My ...
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Version control in Word 2016

I currently work on a project which requires data to be written in .on-linear style. As the method is simply trial and error, I've ended up with a folder of Sapara files - one per each version, but it ...
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Restore previous version of a folder when the owner is deleted

How to restore a previous folder version in Windows 7 (using the built-in shadow copy functionality) when the user that owned the folder is deleted? I can not change ownership as it denies me ...
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How to find and open previous versions of a folder programmatically (using PowerShell, WMI, etc)?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise x64. When I open \\localhost\c$ as a network folder, and then using a context menu open the Properties window of a subfolder (e.g. \\localhost\c$\Deploy as in the ...
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Shadow backup not available

We are using windows server 2003 R2. In the server we have enabled the shadow backup for 4 drives& that can be accessible from any of client pcs. But in one windows 7 home pc we cannot access ...
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How to increase length of Previous Versions history?

In Win 7 you can right-click a file or folder and access the Previous Versions. I noticed a folder only went back about 3 months. How can I increase this to 1 year?
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Repository of Previous Versions of Chrome Extensions

You can find previous versions of lots of popular software at file depots, of particular note FileHippo. What about Chrome extensions? Unfortunately, despite Google’s boasting claim of trying to ...
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Previous version files not visible in Windows 7

We have about 50 computers which are connected in network.But in some Windows 7 pc i cannot see previous version files for some folders which are in network. Previous version files for that folder is ...
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Windows 7 Backup vs. Previous Versions

We currently have a ton of Windows 7 64 machines that have user data that we want to have backups for incase of a failure. We have a 1 465gb harddrive as the system drive and a 1tb hard drive as a ...
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Windows Backup Previous Versions after moving file?

Let's say I set up Windows Backup to backup my pictures. I know that down the road, I can look at the "Previous Versions" tab to restore a particular file back to an old copy. But, suppose I have ...
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Disable “Previous Versions” functionality without shutting off other shadow copy functions?

(I looked pretty hard and couldn't find an appropriate previous question, but I have to think this has been asked...somebody please point me at a duplicate?) Is there any way to disable (or restrict ...