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Accidently deleted Registry key 'wow6432node' from 'HKLM\software'

I was installing/uninstalling some software and found some leftovers in the Registry, and thinking wow6432node was also a leftover, clicked delete. It said unable to delete and I Ignored it, but then ...
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Is there a way to restore files that have been deleted with an OS?

I dual booted kali with Windows 10, but when I reboot my computer or try to disable secure startup (to exit kali OS), it says that there's no bootable devices found, even though I am absolutely ...
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Files not seen after complete scan for recovery with Easeus data recovery [duplicate]

I formatted by Desktop drive, I used Easeus data recovery during scanning all files will be showing, but after completion, I can't find all files
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Recover deleted chrome bookmarks, saved passwords, etc on android smartphone [migrated]

My google account wasn't even logged into google chrome. I was looking to backup my saved bookmarks and passwords and dissociate any such linked data with my google account. I went on to "chrome ...
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Create macOS High Sierra and newer bootable recovery partition on a separate standalone disk

There are manuals on cloning the recovery partitions to a separate disk for any macOS or OS X version prior to High Sierra, but I can google nothing about creating a standalone recovery disk for High ...
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How can I recover files from a Western Digital (WD) My Passport external hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a Western Digital (WD) My Passport WDBYNN0010B external hard drive and I accidentally deleted some important media files (mostly wmv format). I have tried many recovery programs e.g. Recuva, ...
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Show characters check box is grayed out

It's a group policy on the local level , workgroup. Ethernet Cat 5 X-over patch cable allows access w/o pwd Curious what specific policy needs to dealt w/ using gpedit.msc gain access to wlan and ...
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Windows 10 pro admin account recovery

After a computer crash i'm not able to login in my windows 10. I had the autologin feature enabled, so i didnt need to write it. Anyways i remember the password perfectly. When computer starts, it ...
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Restore PFILE files copied directly off of a Bitlocker encrypted directory

I have PFILE files copied directly off of a Bitlocker encrypted directory along with a backup of the pfx recovery key. The original computer died. I understand this is not the way to make copies of ...
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I broke Ubuntu's sudo by mistake

EDIT1: apparently it wasn't broken, I rebooted and sudo works now I was playing around with chezmoi dotfile storage management and at some point did chezmoi remove ~/.config thinking it would only ...
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Luks header overwritten with dd

I've copy and pasted too fast from a tutorial and overwritten the LUKS header from one of my drives with dd. The used command was: dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb bs=512 seek=1 count=100 And now: ...
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Manually create recovery iso (MSI)

I would like to restore my MSI laptop to factory settings using the F3 menu, but the recover partition(BIOS_RVY) that is in the HDD that was in my laptop, is now replaced by another HDD, so I have my ...
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How do I use the dejsonlz4 tool?

Would somebody mind explaining how to use the dejsonlz4 tool in very basic laymans terms? https://github.com/avih/dejsonlz4 I recently formatted a drive and lost my Firefox bookmarks as I forgot to ...
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Macrium Reflect 7 Free on WinXP - Replicated Nonfunctional Macrium Recovery Boot Menu Entries

I had a failing HDD on an old WinXP SP3 machine, and used Macrium Reflect 7 Free (plus SpinRite 6 and Beyond Compare) to salvage the OS and data and clone/copy them onto a new HDD. Multiple steps ...
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USB flash drive is showing no media status, how to repair the USB drive irrespective of the data loss? [duplicate]

So I tried converting a USB flash drive (16 gb) to live usb for a Linux distribution, Not going into details, it ended with me deleting those files and trying to format the USB drive and this happened ...
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Recover Debian 10 from lost `/home`

My HDD decided to die on me while working. On assessment, it's hardware failure. I've 2 drives, the SSD contains all the / and OS installations. While, the HDD contains all /home and other partitions. ...
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Chrome Incognito Data - Crashed system - Retrieve of information from temp files?

I've done I believe quite a research on the internet about it, and there is not much information even about just information about how does exactly Chrome Incognito works in the sense of where does ...
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How can I prevent .txt files loading in binary, and recover the alphanumeric content of those that insist on doing so?

I'm using TED Notepad in Windows 10. When I try to open some of the .txt files I've edited in the last few days, I receive the following message: "Warning: Loaded file is binary. Edit with care.&...
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Windows 10 Recovery USB on Dell XPS 8910 Fails

I have a Dell XPS 8910 with a HDD that seems like it is about to fail. I have backed up all files and created a recovery USB flash drive on a 16GB flash drive. I am trying to "Recover from a ...
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Recover formatted HDD while mounting the drive

I had Windows Server installed on a SSD and a 1TB HDD with all the photos and files. I decided to use Ubuntu Server instead and i installed it in my SSD. Once installed I looked for my 1TB HDD but I ...
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Win 10 Format vs Delete Partition

I wanted to know what's the difference between Delete and Format on the Windows 10 Setup. I accidentally deleted a drive there and I want to know if this is better or worse than format in terms of ...
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How to recover files deleted by other apps than File Explorer

I accidentally provided the wrong build output path to Angular CLI ng build, and it wiped that directory containing important code files from another project of mine. Recuva seems unable to find them, ...
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Synology recover data with a deleted pv

Our synology died (issue with motherboard) last summer. I recover datas from an ubuntu following this link : https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/tutorial/Storage/...
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How to put back 80000 undeleted files that were deleted by Automator?

There's no option to "Put back" one or multiple files because this option is not under the menu. I accidentally deleted important files using Automator. And now there are 80000 in my Trash ...
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What happens when a file is deleted? Does the disk space decrease or does it stays the same?

I was wondering that if we can recover permanently deleted files using softwares (like Disk Drill, Recuva), then it means that they (files) never got deleted, Hence the disk space does not really ...
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Altering partition for file recovery [duplicate]

accidently flashed my rasbian os over my hard drive. When I tried to recover the partition, I realised I couldn't do it, the partition wasn't visible in testdisk. I recovered everything with photorec, ...
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BitTorrent downloads have reset to zero percent, how can I recover the parts already downloaded?

using BitTorrent on phone, I moved several downloads to the SD card, using the 'move torrent' option in the app. as I have done many times before without problem. I changed the SD card for another ...
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Options to view deleted history from Chrome on Linux. No backup

I have seen several questions and links via google search that help in this process; however, they don't work in my case. I am on Linux and many of those links are for Windows/Mac. I don't have a ...
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Fix cloned Windows problems (laptop system-recovery, memtest, Windows recovery environment)

Background/Cause Several months ago, I upgraded my laptop's hard-drive to an SSD. The SSD is smaller than the hard-drive, so I freed up enough space for it to fit and cloned the drive to the SSD, with ...
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Has anyone experienced and overcome Reset this PC bitlockerRecoveryKeyError on MyAccoutMicrosoft.com

On myaccount.microsoft.com/device-list and attempt to click show recovery key, the recovery key pops up for a fraction of a second and I get bitlockerRecoveryKeyError at the bottom of my browser ...
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How can I make SQL Server 2017 retry to start if startup fails?

We have a SQL Server that is used internally for testing. We shut down the server every night to save on Azure costs. Sometimes it fails to startup due to the paths it uses not being available like ...
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Create Windows installation media in a disk partition of internal second hard drive. (like bootable usb with rufus)

I have windows 10 installed in a SSD and my laptop has another internal HDD. I frequently mess up windows trying new thing. So, i always need a Windows installation media available (created a bootable ...
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I have a dying HDD, how can I back up my data?

As the title says, I have a dying HDD and I've made a mistake of keeping some of my important files on here whether than on my C: drive. When my computer boots up it greets me with a "S.M.A.R.T ...
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How to Recover a NTFS-formatted RAID 1 Enclosure with 2 Hard Drives?

I have an enclosure that supports two hard drives in RAID 1 mode. A few days ago I connected the enclosure to my laptop and Windows was giving me errors saying it couldn't read/load the D: partition. ...
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What happens to deleted Firefox profile files?

When removing a Firefox profile (from the about:profiles page), the user is given an option to remove without deleting the files, or remove and delete the files. If the user chooses to delete them, ...
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Sysprep on disk recovery image

I'm trying to build a Windows 10 enterprise 2019 (1809) Recovery image. I have the main image, and Sysprep is working. However we have a separate partition called R (Recovery). I am trying to have a ...
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How to recover unsaved file (Visual Studio Code)?

my VSC crash without saving how to get back the code ? already tested appdata\roaming\code\backup i dont found the file
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Options for RAID recovery after motherboard dies

The Skinny Personal home computer with RAID built with the onboard Intel chipset hardware RAID controller has died after a power fluctuation. The system hardware was kind of old. Will the RAID array ...
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Cannot access GUI in Ubuntu 18.04 after a CUDA version update and Nvidia driver update

After installing a Nvidia driver, I cannot access my Ubuntu 18.04 GUI anymore. Now, it seems as I have only access to the recovery mode. I required to update my CUDA version and I, probably, purged ...
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Recovery of Windows Mail files using Recuva

I wrote an Email with Windows Mail (Windows 10 built-in) mail app. After i tried to send it, i got an error message and it was put to draft folder. To solve it, i tried to delete the connected Email ...
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Can I recover my old Windows 7 os

I had a PC preinstalled with Windows 7. Since it wasn't working and the shop owner could not repair it, I bought a new PC preinstalled with Windows 10. I want to use the old Windows 7 alongside ...
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How can I recover data from “diskpart clean”?

I tried installing Windows to a partition on my Mac but because I'm stupid I accidentally followed an April Fools' tutorial which said that I need to type in clean into diskpart which deleted my whole ...
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Is the Windows.old folder compressed to save space? What files does it contain?

I want to upgrade my system from Windows 7 to Windows 8. However, I am currently using more than half of my disk space. I read that Windows will create a "Windows.old" folder with a full ...
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Ubuntu unable to Boot, due to low space in Root, even in recovery mode

enter image description hereMy Ubuntu won't boot even in recovery mode. Space previously allocated. Root-> 28GB Swap-> 3.73GB Home-> 115.48GB It's dual booted with Windows ...
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Remote control hangs

I am am deaf and unemployed and have quite a few deaf friends who know nothing about computers, most do not have pro windows. I wish to help them remotely. Tried most free remote apps but all have ...
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Data Recovery from a corrupted Flash Drive [duplicate]

When I plug my flash drive in the USB I get the message that I have to Format the disk in order to use it. Does that mean that I have already lost all of my data?
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When does C:\boot exist? Why can a PC boot fine without it? (Win7 Win10)

I have just cloned my Win 10 PC from a 256GB M.2 SATA SSD to a 512GB NVMe SSD, and it of course would not boot immediately after. I have been learning about and trying to restore/rebuild/create a new ...
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Tab recovery from a corrupt Chrome Last Session?

Chrome crashed and I lost ~100 tabs. The tabs don't appear in history and I'm not able to restore them by renaming my Last Session file to Current Session in AppData/Google/UserData/Default, it just ...
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Can I fix a recovered corrupted video that's not a camera video?

I have been trying using different software to recover the same file from the same external HDD that was overwritten when I installed Windows 7 then Ubuntu on it yet they still the same. And there ...
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Recovering from bootloop/can't boot in Android-x86 OS

I installed several Android-x86 OS, to play with them, and to test which one is the best for my needs, Bliss OS, Prime OS, Phoenix OS... I'd like to know what is the safer way to play with the ...