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Is there a utility that is very good at searching for and finding lost Word documents? [closed]

Word's features are abysmal at helping the user to find and recover documents after they are lost when, for example, Windows auto-reboots unexpectedly. Is there an up-to-date and well-maintained ...
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Export Autofill of a Google Chrome profile

I want to delete a chrome profile, but have the passwords, bookmarks and autofill data backed up, is there a way to export the autofill data and import it to a new profile later? (passwords and ...
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UB-15MS10 Win 10 tablet Bios recovery

Hi everyone I am struggling to recover Bios password , I cant login or , get into the bios or do a Boot from USB , Here is what I get when I turn it on Due Bios entry ,I ve tried three times and its ...
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Azure Server Backup Report

I have tried googled and created a PS script which will get the Azure Server backup details and send the email, but i want to add all those details to one HTML file or the Hyperlink and only print the ...
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bitlocker recovery triggered, cannot boot windows

I enabled bitlocker on my Alienware 15 R3 in 2018 (win10), protection method is tpm + pin normally windows would boot after I input the pin however, a month ago, the system had a freeze. at reboot, it ...
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Windows XP recovery console crashes

A computer on our CNC machines has Windows XP, and it gave the classic: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM is missing or corrupt So I took the install disk (Windows XP Professional), put it into the CD-...
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Kali linux-Wiped entire file system accidentally [duplicate]

Something pretty bad just happened I was testing some build files I had made as root, and tried to delete the contents of one of the directories the script had made, but I forgot to move to it and ...
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Recover deleted user profile windows 10

How can I recover a deleted user profile from windows 10 that was deleted properly? SID not listed in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList Is there another way ...
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What can be the reason for missing files in /sbin?

Recently a system with ubuntu installed stopped booting. While trying to fix things from rescue flash drive boot, I have run into a strange phenomenon: there was a big number of files missing/...
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Untrunc installation and guide for MacOS

Can anyone please help with how to use untrunc on a MacOS. Have some super important Gopro video files that wont play. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Restore to Windows 10

Can anyone help me with how I can restore My latest upgraded Windows 11 to Windows 10? I have a lot of data that I can't afford to lose. So unable to formate it. Can someone have any solution to ...
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Faulty external hard drive

Is there a way to fix a faulty external hard drive retaining all the files with the original names (chkdsk had changed all names last time I used it)? The drive is still discoverable, but Windows says ...
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Can I set Windows 10 startup mode to normal from a recovery command prompt

I have a Dell XPS 17 running Windows 10 which was suffering unrelated Windows Update issues, and I was attempting a 'clean' boot to resolve it. I chose 'selective startup' with only system services ...
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Disaster Recovery: Deleted Entire Knowledge Base on Web (Zendesk)

Running Chrome Version 96.0.4664.110 (Official Build) (64-bit) under Win10. Recently, through user error, we deleted apx. 100 articles from our customer knowledge base, which is hosted by Zendesk. Not ...
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I accidentally deleted the users from the C drive and put it on the D drive. How can I fix this so my system works again?

I was low in space in C drive, I copied users from C drive and pasted it to D drive and deleted the users in C drive. I realized I have made big mistake by doing this. How can I undo the damage and ...
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Cannot View One of my USB Partitions in Ubuntu

My Windows 10 OS broke down. I decided to split a USB* into two partitions and install Ubuntu on the smallest possible partition. I was going to use the other, larger partition to take the files I ...
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Is it possible to write ASUS.swm file to bootable flash?

On my new ASUS Rog Zephyrus laptop, I have a recovery partition with a single ASUS.swm file. As I understand this is an image of the initial state of the machine. I want to use the space of the ...
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Outlook restore file extension?

Outlook saves recover information in a file that is used after an unintentional shutdawn with the /restore switch. Does anybody remember the extension for the recovery file?
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I can't access to Recovery Mode

I want to restore my laptop to the point I bought it. After a fresh install, I have a problem with Bluetooth that wasn't before. But I can't access the Recovery even though it is there and I can see ...
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How to fix " Failed to mount /system_root (invalid arguement)

I have tried fixing this problem for hours but am unable to find a solution. When i try to mount System partition, Vendor and product it gives me Failed to mount '/system_root' (invalid argument) ...
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Does a Typical DELL XPS Laptop Feed Enough Power Through its USB Ports to Keep an External HDD Running?

I want to recover my files on my 2.5" 4TB HDD, because I have broken system files that keep me from booting in Windows 10. To do this I bought a SATA→USB adapter that includes both the power and ...
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Updated to Windows 11 insider release (2021-11) and now my WSL2 Ubuntu 18.04 isn't loading. What to do?

My computer just updated to the latest windows 11 insider release and now My WSL2 ubuntu 18.04 isn't loading. How do I go about debugging why it just hangs when I start it up? I even tried going to ...
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backup asus recovery partition to external drive

I cloned the ~20 GB ASUS recovery partition of my ASUS laptop to an external SSD. How do I make this bootable so that I can run recovery from my external drive? Is this possible? The whole goal was to ...
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Windows 7 sometimes get the Error Recovery Screen during boot

At startup, my PC gets the BSOD for a second and then goes into the "Windows Error Recovery" screen, but only sometimes. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww....
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Retrieve files from Windows 7 backup, and save them to Windows 10

I have a USB with a backup of an old Windows7 pc, and I want to see what files are in it. I do not want to change anything in my Windows 10 system inadvertently. In addition to my local Drive C, I ...
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Bitlocker wants recovery key after system update

I use Windows 10 with my laptop. I made a Windows update which lead into a system update for my laptop. After that when I start I get prompted for the Bitlocker recovery key. But I do not have one, ...
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Accidental deletion of the System32 files in Windows

I accidentally executed the following command in cmd with administrative privilages in my c:\windows\system32 folder: del *.* /f/q/s > nul When I realized what was happening I quickly pressed Ctrl+...
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Accidentally hit "don't save" on Excel for Mac, recover data

I Accidentally hit "don't save" on Excel for Mac. I have read all sorts of information on how to do this, but the commands don't seem to work or be updated for my current version (16.52) of ...
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after signing out of all my chrome email. Upon opening chrome, and signing into gmails again, all my bookmarks, settings and history were gone

I signed out, closed me laptop. Came back that night and opened chrome and it asked me to sign into a profile... Okay so I logged in with one of my main gmail. Then all my bookmarks, settings and ...
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I updated from Mojave to Big Sur and one of my folders that held a local github repository disappeared

First act: I started working in a git repo saved in a folder on my desktop on my MacBook Pro. I am using WebStorm. I hit some very odd bugs and realized that something about the fact that the desktop ...
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Recovery (restore) over PXE

How to do I restore my backup file (AOMEI or EaseUS) to multiple computers over the Internet? How can I take a backup of my computer (Windows 10 Pro) after sysprep on the computer and restore it to ...
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Windows 10: Login screen won't appear when click on lock screen

Today when I started my PC, first it got stuck on the motherboard logo screen. Then, after force reboot, windows tried to diagnose and repair itself. When finished the lock/welcome screen appeared, ...
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win10 cloning to bigger hardisk results in unusable recovery partition

does anybody know what could have happened: after cloning win10 HDD (with clonezilla) to bigger HDD everything went fine, able to start win10 on new bigger HDD with no problems, but recovery partition ...
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Recovery folder and file?

I have internal HDD with bad sectors. I was wiped the HDD to fix bad sectors but the HDD Still have problem So I replaced it with new one... But I have forgotten to backup my Folders/Files before wipe ...
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HDD old deleted data still visible in recovery software [duplicate]

Hi How can i completely wipe old deleted data from hard disk i am trying with ccleaner and cleaning the /w Free Space (35 Pass) after cleaning the free space i scanned my laptop with easeus data ...
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Can I restore a lost Chrome session? [duplicate]

My chrome crashed on me and the restore previous session button didn't work. Is there a way to restore previous session? I had 4 windows with different tabs opened through days and they were saved ...
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My user home directories disappeared after a move command

I was trying to move some files and following a post here on the forum I ran the follow command, but an error came and I hit Ctrl+C and my /desktop /documents /music folders and its contents are gone....
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Where Windows store the files which are deleted during Ctrl+Z operation in folder in which the photos has been copied in?

I connected my Android to Windows 10 and cut-pasted all the pictures from Android into my C:/AndroidMedia/Pictures_2021_07_22 folder. I disconnected Android (which had free memory, of course) and I ...
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View/Search disk data in binary under Windows

I would like to search for a specific deleted file on my disk. All I know is that the file begins with 24 very specific bytes, '5hu2H7' in HEX. Is there any program that would let me search the whole ...
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How can i recover my corrupted 7Zip file

While using Linux, I compressed my backup using 7zip and transferred it to a USB disk. Due to an error in the system, the data transfer process froze while the data transfer was about to end. After ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 from HD or any removable media -- Blank Screen

Never posted here before, but I've got a real stumper and would really appreciate some help. I'm not an IT pro but have a decent amount of experience troubleshooting this sort of thing. Long story ...
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macOS partition deleted cannot boot into recovery mode or do anything please help only windows partition works

I installed macOS 12.0 beta and since then it was stuck on a bootloop, then i tried to get to recovery mode, safe boot, reset SMC/NVRAM. And since I did not make a time machine backup I couldn't go ...
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windows 10 error code: 0xc000014c

I updated my windows 10 laptop a few weeks ago and it went without a hitch. When I rebooted the laptop last night, I got a blue screen titled "Recovery: Your PC/Device needs to be repaired"...
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Can I recover RSA-keypair by generating them at the same time and date?

I would like to generate a rsa keypair with openssl. For security reasons - for example loss - I would like to ask, if it is possible to regenerate these using openssl and executing the same genrsa ...
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How to recover a formatted hard drive by veracrypt?

I wanted to encrypt my drives with Veracrypt, but I didn't know that it will first format the hard drive, so I canceled the progress of encryption normally. How can I recover my files? I have used the ...
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"Move" confirmation dialog in File Explorer?

Windows 10. I have Tourette's and occasionally when moving the mouse I'll click it. Every once in a while I get unlucky and have a File Explorer window open and accidentally drag some random folder to ...
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how to recover a laptop which has been formatted and a new windows is installed on it? [duplicate]

My mistakenly without getting a backup installed a new windows on it and actually I have formatted the disk during windows installation as well, is there a live bootable tool to recover my files in my ...
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Is there any way to recover a file to the state it was in before the last save?

Is there any way to recover a (html)file to the state it was in before the last save? Wanting to see the result of a few lines of code, I deleted almost all my code and saved to see the new result. ...
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Hard Drive Recovery - FAT32 - I/O Error - Bad Partition Table and Filesystem

I am attempting to recover an external hard drive. It is western digital (like always). Force mounting does not work: user@linux:/home/user# mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/test1 -o force,umask=000 ...
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How to recover important files from corrupted hard disk that keeps on loading [duplicate]

I had dual boot in my hard disk, but one day my system hanged and when i tried to restart it,i ran into grub recovery mode, then later i tried again but i was not able to view any sector list in my ...
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