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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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Fix partition structure in a corrupt HDD [duplicate]

This is my first time to ask this kind of tech question so apologies for any vagueness in my question. I have this external HDD (BUFFALO HD-PNFU3; probably formatted in exfat but not fully sure. Could ...
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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 ...
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What exactly will System Image Recovery do?

I'm planning on performing a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro, and am planning on creating a system image to use to recover all my data after the installation. My question is, will the recovery of ...
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How to recover data which was saved earlier in word 2010?

My old uncle is working in his autobiography he just knows the basic things about MS Word. He wrote around 200 pages in 2yr. Yesterday he pressed ctrl+A(which he don't know and I guessed that had ...
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Windows 10 won't boot - stuck on icon and rotating dots

Had an abnormal shut down the other night. PC won't boot. No error messages, just gets stuck at the Windows icon nd circling dots. I created aWindows 10 Media recovery thumb drive and booted with ...
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hard drive recovery need files from it urgently

I have a vinyl collection and have collected eps,12 inches,single sided eps,white labels for many many years since 1986. I managed over the years to rip all these into digital so i can take them ...
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How to restore tex file

I replaced by mistake a latex file with an older file with the same name. The source of the problem is that I have changed the name of the folder containing the latex file during my work, and latex ...
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How should i maneuver through an accidental (c:) drive deletion? [duplicate]

I have two main questions down below, I'll number them as "1.)" and "2.)", those are the two that i need the most help with. Here's my build if you're curious. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rWxrPn . ...
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How can I fix Windows on a Nobis NBW7800 C tablet

My little brother gave me his Nobis NBW7800 C tablet because he didn't want it anymore. I now think I know why. When you power it up, it acts like it is loading into Windows, but then comes up with ...
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How to securely erase a single file?

Windows only allows us to format an entire drive to destroy the data in it so that it cannot be recovered later (so more securely removed than just delete). But we often do not want to format an ...
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Is it possible to use a SATA DOM drive as a recovery boot device, while also using the SATA DOM to house recovery VM OVA files?

For some background, I have loaded oVirt (similar to CentOS) v4.2.2 on a SuperMicro server. The server is utilizing a RAID10 on qty 4 2TB drives -- however, the important part has to do with the ...
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Expand recovery partition when it is to the left

When I ran a Windows 10 feature update, it created a second recovery partition to the right, and that one is the active partition, not the old one to the left. I assume this happened because the old ...
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Recover USB stick that is not even visible on recovery tools without caring about recovering the data

I have screwed my removable usb stick, which had nothing important stored inside. These are the steps I followed: 1) Start formating the usb stick from FAT32 to NTFS, until prompted with a message ...
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SSD not working anymore and windows not opening

Windows suddenly stopped working when I connected the HDD with rack on my laptop. I’ve tried almost everything, so later on I have discovered after reinstalling the HDD and placing the SSD in the rack ...
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Merged Linux and windows partitions unintentionally, how i can recover linux?

I had like 30 GB free space on C disk and i was checking the partitions i have and found that i have 35 GB of unallocated disk. I totally forgot that this partition is for Ubuntu (in dual boot with ...
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How many ways are there to trace a user`s login and used commands in Linux after they deleted it (somehow)?

I am looking for a way to prove that my colleague at work did some changes to a configuration file while working with me on this case and now there are consequences because of his actions. I checked ...
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OEM Windows 7 product key missing 1 letter, how can I fill in the blank?

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre machine I'm trying to refurbish for a friend. I'd like to install the version of Windows it came with, but the Microsoft OEM key sticker is missing one letter near the very ...
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Is it possible to view saved wifi passwords without a wireless interface installed (Windows 7)

I have had a network interface installed on a old hard drive, but I can't access them because I don't currently have a adapter installed. Is there any way I can access the passwords? It keeps ...
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Recover Windows boot partition

I'm on a multiboot PC with Ubuntu and Win10 (pre-installed) While playing around with bootable sticks etc. I accidentally formatted the Win boot partition on /dev/sda1 (524MB) and thus lost access to ...
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Deleting “Recovery” folder from Time Machine backup

I am using Time Machine on Mac (with 512GB SSD) to backup my files to a 2TB external drive, but it only worked for 2 days and now it's reporting lack of space to do more backups. It only did 2 ...
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Recover Outlook mails from Outlook's installation folder

Is there any way I could recover lost emails/calendar from Outlook installation's folders or My Document or App Data or else? Does the only way is to create a PST? P.S. There is no way to recover ...
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Does a blu-ray reader perform better at recovering faulty CD-R / DVD-R's?

I have some old, partially unreadable CR-R's and DVD-R's. I tried many CD and DVD drives using recovery tools like isopuzzle and so on, but unfortunately there are still missing sectors. Back in the ...
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Why doesn't the F4 recovery key work on a boot after cloning HDD to SSD?

I've cloned 720 GB HDD to a new 480 GB SSD by Macrium Reflect software. When I did that, I exactly adjusted the partitions' size with this software to fit my data in to new SSD. After cloning, I ...
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Tweak Nemo so that Delete key doesn't delete irretrievably (NTFS)

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 It appears that on a Linux-type partition pressing the Delete key sends a file or directory to Trash (called "Rubbish Bin" in my system, maybe because I'm in the UK). But if I ...
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How to recover Microsoft Office 2016 after fresh installation option given in windows security in windows 10 home?

I have a HP laptop.It came with preinstalled Office 2016.This Office 2016 does not show in control panel (Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features). This Office is shown in Windows Setting>Apps. I ...
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how to use recovery usb created by hp recovery tool to re install windows 10

I created a recovery USB by HP Recovery tool which came pre installed with my laptop as factory software and this tool said in starting I can only use it once to create a recovery disc be it USB or ...
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Starting RAID6 array with a disk that mdadm regards as spare

I have an 18 device Raid6 array where two disks has failed. I have now obtained replacement disks and I have installed them physically into the server and booted it up again. Now suddenly the array ...
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I just deleted 10 .docx files in windows 10. How can I still find out the file names?

I had 10 docx files on my PC that were corrupted. I couldn't open them. So I deleted them. Now I would like to know what their filenames were because I may have a backup in my email? Is there a way ...
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How to restore system volume image from Windows-7-style recovery image onto a new volume?

I have a Windows-7-style backup of my Windows 10 installation. The Backup contains the following: C:\Windows\system32>WBADMIN get items -version:11/26/2019-20:51 -backupTarget:"F:" wbadmin 1.0 - ...
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How to recover data on MicroSD card?

I was using my GoPro Hero 7 black on vacation, but when we came back home and I wanted to copy videos to my computer I got error, that I need to format drive before using it. So I am not able to ...
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How to recover hard drive data hp dl380 after power supply burn?

The power supply area is completly burn. How to retrieve data from the server now. We have same server model, will it possible if i replace hard drives to another server?
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Recovering HDD data [duplicate]

I have an Adata 1TB external HDD and that has some pictures in it. I remember deleting them and have also added contents to it later on. Recently, I connected it to my TV and to my surprise, I saw ...
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URGENT - used git clean -xdf, lost everything need something to recover the files

I was doing some coding and working on an environment when I read a command that would help me sort my libraries in a conda environment -> git clean -xdf . Dumb me just pasted on the terminal, lost ...
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Data recovery bitolockerd partition

I have toshiba laptop firstly my pc has 3 partitions. one partition has been locked by bitlocker. when I tried to format my pc it shows you can not install in this GPT partition you must change to ...
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How to partition from unallocated space?

I accidentally deleted my D drive and again created a new volume from that unallocated space and at last, again deleted that new volume. I want my old D drive back... How? I want to recover 111 GB ...
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ubuntu 19.04 desktop rescue/single user mode

I am using Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop and I am trying to figure out how to get it to boot to rescue/single user mode. I've tried holding the shift button at boot time as well as doing the same with the ...
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How can I contact Firefox support without my login credentials? My login is not working and their Twitter account has not been useful

I was forced to refresh Windows 10, upon trying to login Firefox I found out that I have the password but I don't have the security or recovery code. Both of my email addresses are configured in ...
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Deleted a part of a dynamic drive and the whole drive is unallocated now, how to recover?

From my old hdd I deleted the old partitions of windows(50 gb) and ubuntu(75 gb) and the space was unallocated(125 gb) there was another partition(HDD STUFF) which i didn't do anything to. then I ...
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Gitlab Repository Recovery Issue

I am so confused and don’t know what to do. I configured my Gitlab locally on ubuntu 18.02 and upload my projects there. Now, I got a problem in my ubuntu O.S, so I needed to fresh install Ubuntu. In ...
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Linux: specify root filesystem with fallback

I know I could use initrd/initramfs to do whatever needed, but I would like to avoid this option, if possible. I need to have a "normal" working rootfs (on an SD card of an embedded system, if it ...
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Encrypted luks SSD from dead laptop in another laptop / data recovery

Recently my laptop died, there is no chance to save the laptop anymore. On the laptop i was running Elementary OS. While installing i choose the encryption with LUkS option. Now i have another laptop,...
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Can't burn USB image onto a CD/DVD

I made a Windows 8 Recovery USB drive. I wanted to back it as RAW as possible to a DVD, whether or not I could use this DVD as I could the original USB drive. The DVD is just the permanent copy of the ...
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Deleting list of files with non-standard file names

I have recently had to rescue files from a bad HDD, and am in the middle of cleaning up the mess. Currently I'm using a duplicate cleaner to delete any restored files that have duplicates on my backup....
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How to recover /home partition in Fedora 30 in emergency mode

I have deleted my home partition by mistake using lvremove. I haven't manipulated partitions since that. So now, when i boot, fedora takes me to emergency mode, prompts me to enter root password and ...
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Restoring operating system from recovery image (in windows)

How can use a system image to restore windows system partition when my partition table has changed completely (including partition sizes and arrangements of partitions) from what it was when I created ...