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Harddisk need refresh. Myth or Fact? [duplicate]

People said that harddisk need to be refreshed to prevent bit rot by format the drive, then recopy the files back. I have external hard disk, and use it as backup purpose once in two weeks. Am I need ...
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Is it possible to make the F5 key always preform a hard refresh in browsers?

Are there browser configuration settings or other ways to make a single press of the F5 key preform a hard refresh of the currently loaded page? Ordinarily hard refresh is achieved via pressing Ctrl+...
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Data Validation cells referenced changed after Data is refreshed

I created a scorecard in excel that imports data for a data source. A dropdown list is on created of different employee names through Data Validation from this imported data. Most days everything is ...
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Break data link of map charts in Excel

I have an Excel file with map charts to monitor wildfires from a national database. I create maps of e.g. number of fires per administrative region, for different years. I insert the map for say 2019 ...
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How to refresh (speed up) a Windows PC without rebooting?

I notice slow response of my PC in the afternoon or evening, when it has been heavily loaded during the day. In my case, the heavy loading does not mean particularly high CPU usage, but using a dozen ...
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Stop Firefox from asking users if they want to "Refresh" their profile

Firefox occasionally suggests that a "Refresh" might improve performance. We had a naive user press that button and wipe out a significant amount of customisation. Part of what resulted is ...
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Is there a way to make chrome load the previous website from cache instead of reloading it?

In other words, is there a way to stop chrome from reloading the previous website on visit? I often click on a link, stay there for 10 and then hit the "back" button, which RELOADS the ...
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How do I auto-refresh a tab without downloading anything?

How do I auto-refresh a tab (just that tab) without downloading any extension or anything? I have a chrome OS. I really need to do this, but I don't know how. Also, if you're going to answer this ...
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Strange Firefox refresh bar

Recently, I've been seeing Firefox present me a bar asking "Refresh the page for the changes to take effect", and giving me the option to refresh now or later, and no close icons. Like this: ...
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Autorefresh excel file in sharepoint

I have an excel file that is connected to some external data sources (sql server...). This file is used as a data source in a power bi dashboard. What I want is to have the data in this excel updated ...
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Does Excel auto-refresh run when the excel workbook is closed?

I am currently connecting to a SQL database from Excel and am trying to refresh that data at set intervals and to do so am using the auto refresh option located under connection properties. The ...
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Auto-Refresh RSS Feed in Excel

I added an XML source using the Developer tab on Excel to load an RSS feed onto Excel. I wanted to make Excel automatically refresh the feed every 30 seconds, however, when I go to the Data tab to ...
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How to stop FireFox "Refresh now for the changes to take effect" "Refresh now" "Refresh later" popup?

My system: Win10 Home Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134 Firefox 66.0.2 Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop 16gb RAM This is also happening in my Mac and Win7Pro pc's. I typically have 10-15 tabs open. A tab can ...
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#VALUE cells not updating formulas

I am having an issue. My formula works and comes up with #VALUE when it has no data ready for it to calculate. However, when data is put in for it to calculate it won't pick it up unless I delete the ...
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What is the point of right-click > Refresh on Windows desktop?

I have always wondered why you can do right-click > Refresh. It never seems to do anything. For a millisecond the icons disappear on the desktop and everything else does nothing. Why does windows have ...
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Force Firefox and Chrome to reload page including all graphics, even favicon

Using the latest Firefox and Chrome on macOS. I can refresh a page using ⌘+R. This doesn't reload any images if the browser thinks its cached version is still OK (even if it isn't). I can ...
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If I refreshed Win10, would it shift all my apps to a Windows.old folder?

"{NB: This question is mostly about the follow-ups}" 1. What would happen if I refreshed Win10, would the refresh-process then shift all my self-installed apps to a Window.old folder? YES or NO? ...
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Why refreshing a webpage lands me on the same area?

When I read an online page (for example: https://www.example.com/page.html) and I scroll down until, let us say, the X paragraph on the bottom of the page. How come when I refresh the page, I find ...
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Refresh without jumping to previous scroll/window location in Google Chrome

I'm trying to figure out how I can refresh a page without jumping to the previous scroll location in Google Chrome. When using Firefox this can be done by pressing Ctrl + F5 to refresh the page, cache ...
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How to auto refresh page when call is not initiated

I'm thinking about script to refresh page in chrome automatically every 5 or 10 seconds. But with one exception. It should not refresh when WebRTC session is active via browser to avoid disconnecting ...
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What's difference between `Dism /Capture-Image` and `recimg -CreateImage` on Windows 8.1?

I'm trying to make sense of wimboot vs refresh. Can someone give a short answer to the following? What's the difference between Dism /Capture-Image and recimg -CreateImage They both produce .wim ...
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Do monitors not atomically/instantaneously refresh their pixels?

I'm trying to understand what causes screen tearing. Suppose that a monitor could update every single one of its pixels instantaneously. Then I imagine refreshes would work like this: A monitor ...
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Where is refresh on my chrome OS PC

So I have installed chrome OS on my old dell laptop (Inspiron E1705), and in order to set it to developer mode i need to press ESC+F3+Refresh or something like that, now where is the refresh button/...
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Brackets live preview takes time to refresh a page

I am using brackets to code a php website and live preview mapped to the htdocs/mysite folder. From the last 2 days, any update I do on the code is not reflecting immediately on the live preview and ...
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How to refresh Chrome remotely?

I have Chrome running in kiosk mode (it displays my HTML/CSS/JS application - so I have control over the whole stack). From time to time, I need to refresh its static content, that is reload the HTML,...
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Chrome 54 is remembering the scroll position when it shouldn't

In the new Chrome 54, if you scroll down on a page and then navigate to the address bar and press Enter, the page reloads and returns to the position scrolled to. Before, in 53, the page would reload ...
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Windows 10 refresh and effect on the registry

Windows 10 offers what many seem to call a "Refresh" option, which behaves somewhat like a fresh install except many user files are kept. This can be found in Update & Security, under Recovery and ...
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Does windows 7 have refresh option like in windows 8?

I know there are backup and restore option in windows 7 but I don't see very useful "refresh" option like in Windows 8 or 10. Is there one?
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Auto-refresh when loading tab from last session

Assume I opened several questions from StackOverflow (but actually problem is with any StackExchange site). While researching problem, some questions/answers was helpful so I upvoted them, after that ...
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OSX 10.1.4 Compressor produces 19GB file Finder shows as Zero Bytes

When compressing video from Final Cut Pro X using Compressor (4.2.2) the files produced are large, 19GB or more. The process takes about 7 hours. I usually let it run overnight. (Yes, 7 hours, Intel ...
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Windows firewall rules keep reverting after refresh

When i create a new firewall role (inbound or outbound) in the Windows Firewall and Advanced Security after refresh, it disappears! I have this problem recently and i don't know why? (I searched and ...
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Had to refresh my Windows, programs are not registered now

So prior to the refresh, I had partitioned my hard drive. All my important programs I kept on a separate drive from Windows 8.1. For whatever reason, my computer stopped working and so I had to ...
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Windows 10 will not shutdown and desktop icons disappear when clicking refresh

I am having some issues with my Windows 10 installation. Currently I cannot shut down my computer without physically pressing and holding the power button on the front of my computer. If I click the ...
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How does ISP know when user force reloads the browser?

Main question: my ISP compresses HTML and images, unless I press Ctrl + Shift + R on Chrome (and Firefox). So, how does the ISP know that I forced a refresh? Full story: I recently switched to ...
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How can I change the update speed of the resource monitor?

In Windows 7, the resource monitor updates about once a second, but I find this too slow. In Task Manager you can make it update about twice a second, or tens of times if you manually refresh it. F5 ...
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How to automatically refresh MS Access tables in excel, without breaking formatting of other cells in worksheet

I have an inventory spreadsheet that contains a table of records imported from a Microsoft Access database. To the right of this table there is a field for workers to input the amount currently in ...
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Resetting Sony VAIO to Windows 8

I have a Sony VAIO SVF15N17SNS or in other markets its known as SVF15N17CXB model that came with Windows 8 Single Language Pre -Installed.I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 Single language from Windows ...
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Why do we refresh computer [closed]

Why do we refresh computer?What does 60Hz refresh mean?Why do only computers provide an option to refresh and not mobiles or other devices.Please explain it to me.
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Windows 10 refreshes continuously

I have an HP Envy dv7 laptop and I updated my windows from 8.1 to 10. The problem is that desktop icons are refreshing every second and I don't why. I searched for a solution but nothing was related ...
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Fixing hidden recovery partitions that use UEFI

Many name brand Windows 8 computers now use UEFI and have partitions to allow for refresh and reset of Windows. Many of which I have had issues with the reset / refresh / and troubleshooting options ...
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Refresh windows 8 drive is locked

I gave up when trying to restore my windows 8.1 pro. I used recover -> refresh feature in windows 8.1 FYI, my laptop use OEM license, but unfortunately, my OEM partition's gone. But I've created my ...
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File System Only Refreshes Manually

The file system isn't automatically refreshing. The following will not show up/change until I right click and hit refresh manually, or go up a level and then back down. Examples: right click -> new ...
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Find active window with VBS script

I need to auto-refresh the desktop every 10 minutes. The only full-working way I found is using this VBS code. Sh.AppActivate "Program Manager" Sh.SendKeys("{F5}") But in this way the active ...
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Access 2007 - Auto Refresh Without VBA?

I have developed a system using Access 2007 and would like to know if it is possible to auto refresh the data within each element of the entire form after the selection changes. For example: I enter ...
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Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux

I run Fedora (currently version 16, but this problem has been around a while) and occasionally when I switch virtual terminals (VTs) the new VT shows a corrupted version of some data that was ...
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How to force a full page refresh (not from cache) in Firefox 4.0?

How do you force reload (not from cache) in Firefox 4.0? I have seen a lot of supposed theories on the internet, including: Ctrl + F5 Ctrl + Shift + R But, in reality, these do not actually work. ...
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