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How to recover deleted file when it is deleted from recycle bin [duplicate]

I had deleted many files from recycle bin I want to know if I could recover them .can you tell me the procedure.
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Computer silent after installation

My sound just died. I have newly installed Heos wireless speakers and I suspect maybe some settings have changed? Speakers are plugged into from the back of the computer. They are set to default. I ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U310 Touch - how bad have I f'ed up? - BIOS, Boot Menu, and System Restore don't do anything [closed]

please forgive me for I have sinned. Truly need your help! How can I reset this laptop to factory settings? My father's Lenovo Ideapad U310 Touch's OEM hard drive started making noises, and being the ...
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how to copy virtual machine for use in vmware

I have my virtual machines of Vmware 15 in following folder E:\installed software\vmware\virtual machines I have downloaded a cloudera virtual machine for hadopp in folder E:\studies\programming lab ...
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is xampp available for 64 bit Windows

I want to install xampp I looked at website https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html# but I could not find 64 bit version for windows 8 does that mean there are no 64 bit xampp downloads for ...
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xamp not able to install on windows 8

I am having errors while Installing Xamp 32 bit packages on 64 bit windows 8.1 (I could not get 64 bit downloads for windows 8 from Xampp page https://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%...
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Re-Install Windows 10

I bought a HP laptop couple of years back that originally came with genuine Windows 8.1. I completely formatted this windows and installed Ubuntu. I don't remember whether I had upgraded 8.1 to 10 ...
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How do I add the numeric adjustment in =text (row(), “000”, &“/18” on different row

Whenever I try to increase a number before the slash sign in excel on a different row, excel adds the column number to the numeric before the slash. How do I correct that?
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Can't delete a folder because it's too deep

I have no idea how this happened, but I have a folder with so many sub folders that I can't delete the root folder. I have been googling this for about 2 hours and I've tried many things, nothing is ...
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How can I get my flash drive to be read properly again? [duplicate]

I have a 32GB flash drive. When I plug it in, it won't show up under devices and drives, but it will show up on control panel under devices and printers as "USB Mass storage device". I right click and ...
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Drive rejecting me as admin

Since yesterday i have a problem that my D drive does not recognise me as admin anymore. meaning i cannot edit/delete or even save something on it. It also mentions my recycling bin in that D drive is ...
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windows 8.1 rt type keyboard missing driver

I don't know how but the driver for my type keyboard on surface rt8.1 is missing. I have tried update (which is automatic so should have sorted the problem but didn't), I done a refresh and a reset ...
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Can't ping a Windows 10 machine from my Windows 8

I'm trying to ping a Windows 10 machine from a Windows 8 machine but it doesn't work unless the Windows 10 machine pings the Windows 8. I've tried many tutorial and disable the firewall but the ...
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Windows 8 won't boot, even from disk or usb

I removed some virus-protection programs from my uncles laptop(Acer Aspire V5-531), and it seems like it messed up the BCD, giving the following error on boot: boot error message Path A) The ...
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Files modified or created in linux mint not shown in windows

I have a dual boot system with linux mint 18 and windows 8 set up. I can access both windows partitions and files therein in linux mint without troubles. My problem is, if i create a new file or ...
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Has anyone else started having problems taking screenshots in Windows 8.1 recently?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro and have been unable to take screenshots the last week or so. (Pretty sure it started after the latest update) Is anyone else having the same problem? I've tried ...
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how to add page numbers to a pdf file (being printed)

I frequently take prints of PDF, but the source doesnt add page numbers to them. Is there a way to add page numbers to a pdf file (it is not editable)? Or if page numbers can be inserted anyway during ...
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Windows 8 boot issue after installing Ubuntu

After multi-boot installing Ubuntu, my Windows 8 will not boot anymore. I can enter the System Repair interface and open a command line. But when I execute the bcdedit command, it says : X:\windows\...
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Mysterious Sound [closed]

I was working with an old computer (New enough to have Windows 8 as the base operating system, old enough to be shut down for a minimum of 4 years without being touched or turned on) and I was getting ...
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How to easily reconnect to hidden WIFI network - Windows 8

If I turn off my laptop when it is not connected to the hidden WIFI I use, I have to manually select the "hidden network" item in the WIFI network list, then enter the SSID, and then enter the ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+S from trying to open HP System Information

On my HP laptop, pressing Ctrl+Alt+S in any program opens HP System Information, as well as doing the appropriate function in the active program. I use this combination a fair bit, so it's very ...
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Web browser hangs up on “Performing TLS handshake” message on one website in my desktop PC. why?

I've been trying to resolve this before and did not succeed. So I have to start again. Let me explain the issue: When I'm trying to connect to the website of this small local bank from my desktop ...
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UEFI fails to boot Windows 8 from live usb

I've burned windows 8 image on my usb using dd. There all files like boot efi bootmgr etc. on it. When i press Esc during boot, there comes a menu with 3 options: Ubuntu, UEFI Sony, Enter setup. When ...
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Microsoft Sticky Note issue

I opened sticky notes on my windows 8 laptop and tried to close it, to which it stopped responding. A Microsoft notification popped up asking if I wanted to End the process, I clicked it and the ...
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How can I lower the throttling temperature [duplicate]

I have an Acer V17 Nitro with Windows 8. The temperatures get way too hot on this laptop, even when using very non-demanding applications. How do I lower the throttling temperature so that it begins ...
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What is the default cache refresh rate of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

0 down vote favorite Since sending an ARP request/reply for each IP data-gram is inefficient, hosts maintain a cache (ARP Cache)of current entries. The entries expire after What is the default ARP ...
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Windows 10 Home asks for activation on 1803

My apologies if this has already been posted but I am unable to find information on this problem. I have a client running copy of Windows 10 (running the 1803 update) which he upgraded from Windows 8. ...
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Laptop slow with Disk Utilization 100% windows 8 Toshiba laptop [duplicate]

hi my laptop is running very slow and here are the Below specification windows 8.1 i 5 Intel cpu @1.60 Ghz 2.30 GHz Ram 6 GB 64 bit Performance of the system Performance Disk
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how to scroll in preview window in file manager using keyboard shortcut

I often has the need to read different files, and don't want to open those just for reading purpose. However, when the file is too board i have to use mouse to scroll it to left and right, and i am ...
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Lowering the throttling temperature in Windows 8 for a laptop

I've seen a lot of posts about disabling the throttling temperatures but none regarding setting them. I have an Acer V17 Nitro, i7 laptop and it's CPU temperature reaches 95°C before throttling. It's ...
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Windows 8 boot mode on external monitor

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 8 where the screen is not working, so I am using an external monitor connected through VGA. I will enter the boot mode by restarting the computer and keep pressing F2,...
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Error login with RDP and Active Directory

have a problem when I try to loggin from a PC - Windows 8 - (using RDP) to a Windows Server (2008r2) that has Active Directory running. I can't access the server. (I put my credentials right) This is ...
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Realtek Speaker Configuration Windows 8 Forced with 7.1 surround

My current setup is just two speakers (left and right). But the Realtek Audio Manager forces me to use 7.1 surround. Even trying to set a different setup forces it back to 7.1. Also the Manager does ...
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Restoring a windows partition - switching drive letters and getting it to work

due to a recent Windows 8.1 update, my boot partition C: was rendered unusable. Luckily, I had a backup from a month ago on an external drive. I tried restoring it by Easeus ToDo backup, but it got ...
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Can Windows 10 repair media repair a formatted C drive?

Windows 10 was installed on Drive C. Drive E and F are almost full. I decided to downgrade to Windows 8, and made a bootable USB stick of the same. I'm a linux guy and my windows skills are rusty at ...
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Windows Boot PreSessionInit time up to 140sec Struggling to find reason

Windows Boot PreSessionInit time up to 140sec. Struggling to find reason. OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OS Version: 6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600 Processor(s): ...
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Windows's notification area showing a lot of icons

I used to have just a small amount of icons in the notification area, now I have lot. It's as if it shows every program running. I don't want this, but I cannot find a way to remove all the ...
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Location is unavailable

I tried opening my "videos" folder on my system under "This PC" and I get the "location is not available,access denied" message,I try to access the "security option" in "properties" and it says you ...
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How to prevent automatic reboot [closed]

System updates are good and one should not avoid them. Company policy do address that. There are couple of computers that shall disobey such rule for a damn good reason. Is there a way how to ...
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Is there any possibility to create profiles of displays interdependence in Windows 8.1

I have 3 displays. I use 2 of them always in normal horisontal (landscape) orientation, but I use the 3rd display sometimes in horisontal (landscape) and sometimes in vertical (portrait) orientaion. ...
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How can I prevent Windows responding to a mouse media button?

Background: I broke two fingers on my right hand recently, and have mallet splints on them. My mouse has a couple of media buttons on them for email and internet: Right beside my temporarily-...
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RAM Compatibility issues

Is Hynix 2Gb 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-1333 and Hynix 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-11-B2 RAMs compatible? I am using Dell Inspiron N4050 (quite old laptop as of now). Also can anyone explain what does this mean ...
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In Windows 8, can you disable the new network connections sidebar and restore the classic connection dialog?

Windows 8 introduced a sidebar for connecting to network connections such as VPNs, as shown in the screenshot below. Is it possible to get rid of this sidebar and restore the normal Windows 7 style ...
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move boot manager to the hard drive with installed windows

I've got Windows 8 installed on SSD. For some reason Windows Boot Manager is located on a separate HDD. I am not sure why it happened though. Is there a way to bring boot manager to SSD?
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How to use .bat to open default program?

Is it possible (using cmd or .bat) to automatically open a text file using the default Windows application? For example, when opening a .html file, if Chrome is my default browser, the .html will ...
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How to get the Windows username having the user's First and Last name

I am not a server admin, just a user in AD. I have another user's First and Last name. I need to know that person's windows username. Is it possible? I have searched and found the user in AD using "...
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How to make system restore point that will not be deleted after newer points created?

I use Windows 8.1 System restore deletes old point when creates a new one. I want to manually create a new point that will not be deleted after the creation of newer points. How to do that?
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I can connect to VPN using openvpn but I can't get internet

I cannot ping google.com or bing.com while connected to my VPN or access any website. I can connect to my VPN, but I do not have internet access while connected. Below is what I have tried Disabling ...
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Document smears as I scroll in Acrobat Reader DC

Whenever I open a file in Acrobat Reader DC (Windows 8.1), everything starts fine with no errors, except that the document doesn't actually display--it's just a blank white space in the area where the ...
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Windows Audio service not working

My audio stopped working recently. There were no particular events that could have prompted this (maybe an automatic OS update). I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron. Initial error message At ...