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Uneraseable file in Windows 7

We have an old Windows 7 machine that needs to be returned to a client and as such, I need to make sure the free space has been erased. There is single deleted file that is never overwritten. It is a ...
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How to use Recuva on a .mrimg Macrium Reflect image?

I'm trying to recover deleted data for a friend. They accidentally formatted their hard drive (I'm hoping it was just a quick format). The drive is currently in an external case accessed by USB. When ...
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How can I delete at least some data from an external HDD with write/read problems without physically damaging the drive?

I'm seeking advice on how to handle a faulty hard drive that I need to return to Amazon. There are many articles suggesting ways to wipe or physically destroy a drive, but these options aren't viable ...
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Wiped my HDD with Proxmox 8. Can it be recovered?

I was using Proxmox 8, I have a bunch of HDD's to setup. One is a secondary HDD for my Windows - the Windows OD is on a SSD, but I use the HDD for bulk. In Proxmox I clicked "wipe disk" - ...
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No such file or directory error in macOS in recovery mode

I am using macOS Catalina (10.15) and I'm trying to backup my Mac home folder to my current SSD drive through recovery mode. I am planning on saving data and then cleaning the drive so that my Mac can ...
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Can't boot into Kali after an update. Still learning how to parse these logs...can anyone lend a set of eyes and help me sort this out?

I recently did a: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y And have been unable to boot since. Fortunately, I can boot into recovery mode but I am having trouble diagnosing the issue. I've ...
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How can I recover 2 LUKS2 partitions formatted by mistake?

I wanted to install a new Linux distro so I deleted the previous partitions used for Fedora install at the beginning of the disk ~120 Gb and I had the rest of the 2/3 of the disk compose out of 2 ...
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windows 10 How to enable automatic recovery mode without user interaction?

Sometimes during loading windows 10 I have message that windows is not loaded properly and I have to either to reboot or try advanced setting where I just press Continue and windows 10 loads properly ....
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Data Recovery from Veracrypt-Encrypted External Drive After Power Fluctuation [duplicate]

I find myself in a bit of a predicament and am reaching out for guidance on recovering data from a specific partition on a 1TB external hard drive, where all partitions are encrypted with Veracrypt. ...
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WinRe.wim is in wrong place

Windows 11 I had trouble enabling the Windows recovery environment and it turned out that the WinRe.wim file was not in the default location of C:\Windows\System32\Recovery but was rather in C:\...
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I have a MacBook Pro 2016 just updated to Sonoma then it went into Bootkicker.efi Openshell.efi Reset NVRAM I’ve tried everything nothing has worked

My MacBook Pro has the update Sonoma before the update there were absolutely no problems. But since the update I can’t get it to boot in recovery mode it keeps going to BootKicker.efi. Then when I do ...
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How to best repair a lost or broken partition on a valued external hard drive without losing data

Can an unallocated external hard drive be repartitioned directly and made usable without losing data and without need to reformat? (Windows 10, 64 bit) My external hard drive's partition has for ...
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Host Protected Area: User Data Logs/Versions?

I recently sold a computer that had sensitive financial information stored on it. I stumbled across this article and I am now very worried: https://www.easytechjunkie.com/what-is-a-host-protected-area....
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Fixing broken USB drivers when upgrading from Windows 10 LTSB 2015 to LTSB 2016

I recently upgraded my computer from Windows 10 LTSB 2015 to Windows 10 LTSB 2016. I forgot, however, that Windows 10 1607 (LTSB 2016) uses USB drivers which are not compatible with my computer, which ...
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How to repartition the main disk without disabling Windows recovery partition?

I want to add a partition to my main disk, the one that has C drive. I am running Windows 10. Currently, to the right of the C drive I have my Recovery partition. I do know how to shrink the C drive ...
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Missing recovery partion and unable to start boot/startup manager on macbook pro mid 2012

my mid 2012 macbook pro with intel icore7 is in need of some attention. it's been running slugish for a while now.. I cleaned the hd as much as I could but since the os is not longer getting supported ...
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I have a 4 TB WD Green Drive. It clicks 4 times, then a pause, then 1 more click, but it won't mount

I have a 4.0 TB WD Green drive. It was in an enclosure as part of a WD My Book or something like that. It failed on me so I took it out of the enclosure and put it in a new one. I plugged it into my ...
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I keep being asked for an Administrator password in ubuntu 23.04 [closed]

I'm on ubuntu 23.04 and I keep being asked for an Administrator password (not a root, Administrator). I don't have it... I never set it, and it's not the root password. Can anyone help me with that?
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MacOS Recovery error: "The recovery server could not be contacted"

"The recovery server could not be contacted" is thrown, when attempting to reinstall MacOS. Laptop: MacBook Pro 2016, https://support.apple.com/kb/SP748?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US ...
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Is there a way to know when Track Changes was turned off in Word?

In a shared Word document (stored in SharePoint) that multiple users are editing, someone has turned Track Changes off and it would be useful to know when it happened so that we can double check the ...
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Imaged windows 7 won't boot

I have a physical windows7 system (HP) and am migrating the user to a new windows10 machine. I'd like to virtualize this machine as a backup. I clonezilla'd the drive and if it was windows 10 I'd be ...
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WINLOAD.EFI CORRUPTED - Can't boot into OS normally, or via Safe mode and system restore won't work Windows 11

I can't boot into windows after a serious crash. Each time I boot, I get a critical process died or BSOD reporting different error codes around the BCD configuration file or winload.efi not being able ...
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How to mount large disk image on small hardware to recover files

I have a raw disk backup of a 4TB external drive /dev/sda split into 1GiB chunks, within is a single used partition /dev/sda1 and some other junk. The chunks are being stored on multiple physical ...
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Windows 10 RE - kernel is missing or contains errors

I was attempting to create a Veeam Recovery Media (a rescue disk for a backup app) today. Although it was created, it is unbootable, due to a problem with Windows RE, that is used to run this bootable ...
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Recovering inode connection on ext4 fs

I faced some non-standard behavior in ext4 partition on my external drive. After i disconnect my disk from laptop and reconnect again i witnesssed something odd: i somehow lost some of my files... Or ...
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recovering previously printed files from many years ago

I am using Windows 10. I am trying to get a copy of a file I printed out in around 2016 or so. It was a page/document accessed from a website, and I don't think I specifically saved the file before ...
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Windows has had a BSoD, sfc /scannow not working

yesterday my windows 10 PC went trough a update, after it it worked normally, during the night I was compiling resources for a Linux OS in Virtual Box and after 1 hour or so I had a blue screen of ...
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Recover data from USB turned bootable [duplicate]

I was trying to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10. I installed the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and connected a portable external hard drive that I use to save my files, not knowing the ...
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Thunderbird deletes mails after recovering on OWA

By mistake, I deleted all my mails in the inbox in thunderbird. Unfortunately, they didn't show up in deleted items nor in trash. But I found all mails on Outlook Web App under recover deleted mails. ...
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Lenovo B490 BIOS Recovery

Has anyone successfully recovered/flashed B490 laptop without removing the flash from board? I tried: Download Phoenix Wincrisis on another computer, then click on WINCRIS.exe and choose CREATE ...
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Recovery on an ancient version of my TexStudio file

I am writing both my PhD manuscript and a scientific paper. Instead of writing the latter in Overleaf, I chose to do it on my TexStudio. I made a huge mistake of copy/paste the template of the paper ...
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BCDEdit: RecoverySequence is all zeros. Can't Enable WinRE

I'm having trouble enabling the Recovery Environment for my virtual W10 after making some changes in the BCD store. W10 will still boot, I just can't enable WinRE. BCDEdit shows that the ...
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In VSCode remote ssh, how to change the right-click delete action in File Explorer from permanent deletion to moving files to the Recycle Bin?

I connect to remote server by ssh on vscode. The right-click delete action in File Explorer will permanently delete files of remote server. How to change the right-click delete action in File Explorer ...
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Why can't I run this portable exe from my USB drive? "Cannot access the specified device..."

I'm trying to use R-Undelete which has a portable installed on a 16GB PNY usb drive. When I try to start anything on the drive it returns this message : So I was trying to update the drivers for USB ...
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How to recover data from faulty NAS (2 HDD in RAID 1)

my NAS drive (2 HDD in RAID 1) stopped working and I need to recover the data. I assume that 1 out of 2 HDD drives from the NAS has failed and the data can be recovered using the other working drive, ...
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Windows 10 File Recovery

How do I recover deleted Excel files? I have tried to find backup but cant and have loaded Windows File recovery but cant understand how to issue instructions using it - I am not an experienced ...
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How might one be able to properly use Recovery Mode on my Chromebook?

I was wondering how it might be possible to properly use Recovery Mode on my Chromebook. Whenever I went into Recovery Mode, the main screen was always telling me; "Use an 8GB or more USB." ...
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How can I recreate an email folder from online web archives?

For reasons, I have misplaced a mail folder with a bunch of messages from a mailing list. Luckily - this list has an online archive: https://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/design/ is there any ...
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How does Windows 10 "Reset this PC" work?

In Windows 10, the Reset this PC feature says it can "Reinstall Windows from this device". My PC have the classic following partitions: MBR EFI MSR / Reserved Windows Recovery (WinRE_DRV) (...
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How to recover bricked Archer C20?

My router is a TP-Link Archer C20 (US) V5. I installed OpenWRT on it successfully using these instructions (made sure to use the US firmware of course) and it was working fine. For some reason I ...
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RAID5 (3xHard-Disk) status FAILED suddenly, what should do?

There is a data server in a PC case just for purpose of synchronization and sharing data in a local network that is running 24/7 except in case of power outages. I did not install the RAID ...
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External HDD detected but not working

I took out an HDD from my old laptop which was working fine and never had any issues. I bought a casing for it and started using it as an external HDD. After a few months, I plugged in the HDD as an ...
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Is my Windows 10 installation reusing the system and recovery partitions of other installation?

In my desktop PC I have an SSD where I installed Windows 10 many years ago. Later I purchased an nvme ssd, where I also installed Windows 10, and I can choose which Windows 10 to launch at boot. Both ...
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Does this journalctl log look like my SCSI HDD is well and truly dead?

My old 2TB SCSI External HDD has died. There was a clicking sound when I tried to mount it. I was able to recover the important data, so the issue is mostly to do with if this journalctl entry looks ...
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Windows 10, how to recover deleted files that were deleted from a search in the file explorer?

In Windows 10, I have searched a folder for files containing a certain name and deleted it. Afterwards, I reconsidered and wanted those files back; I then went looking into the recycle bin, but it was ...
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How to delete a Folder as if it hasn't existed at all

As the title says, not only I want to completely erase it's bits and bytes from the disk but also it's trace on file system, so NO Undelete software can show that it HAD been there at all. There are ...
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Windows not booting after changing EnableVirtualizationBasedSecurity setting in GroupPolicy

Today I wanted to disable the Microsoft Defender Credential Guard on my Windows 11 workstation to allow my remote connections to use stored passwords again (LAN only, no domain login). I did, however, ...
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How to recover/restore lost session in chrome?

So I signed out of one of my google accounts which had all my tabs and it immediately closed my session and replaced it with the session from my other account. Now the tabs from my original account ...
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Using an EaseUS pbd backup with VMWare Workstation - winload.efi error

Hopefully someone can offer some assistance. I have a Windows 10 pbd backup that was create using EaseUS. Pretty sure something is wrong with the boot settings in this backup, but it is what it is. ...
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Deleting files from a USB drive in windows would still be available to be recovered in MAC?

Im not much of an expert in mac iOS so my question might be a naive one but is more of a curiosity. I had a file copied into a USB flash drive. Then after using the drive I deleted the file from the ...
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