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Q: robocopy backup of important files

hi,

I have a standard Windows 10 build and I'm using robocopy to backup my data to an external drive. The goal is just to capture all my data so if the PC fails/gets stolen etc. I can restore my data on to another PC.

I'm doing a backup of c:\users\ as this seems to capture all my data. Are there any other folders you think I should backup?

I've excluded the 'AppData' folder as this seems to have a lot of stuff which is not data. Is that OK or do you think that should be backed up? Are there any other folders you think I should skip?

Thank you very much for your comments.

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New user here in the forum,

I frequently backup files for other users and start w/ a new clean OS. I tried looking for some articles online, but none were really informative for me - wasn't what I was looking for. I was wondering if I could get some help here. Doesn't really matter the OS, mostly XP, Vista, or even Win7, but I guess the file structure btw. Vista and Win7 arn't really much diff.

Here is where I look to backup files:

C:\ --- sometimes I see users save some personal files at the root.

C:\Users\myprofile
Desktop
My documents
Music
Videos
Favorites
My Pictures
etc.

There are some software like (that save their files in Program Files or AppData):
Firefox
Outlook
Mozilla Thunderbird
iTunes
FlipShare
etc

Let me know if you can think of other places. Hopefully this post could help others in backing up essential directory locations.

Thanks in advance!

A:Where do I look to backup important personal files?

Not sure I understand the question but basically what you want to back up I think would be the entire "User account" so it would be something like C:\users\name of user account and you back up the bolded part and everything below that and that should give you all the user settings and data for those programs as well as all the user's data files like music, videos, pictures, documents, etc.

Appdata is a hidden folder just one level below the user account so that will get backed up by backing up the user account.

But the proper method to back up, imo of course, is to use an app like Acronis TIH or equivalent and just back the whole system up to an external drive or media, so that if something real bad happens to the main drive, it can be swiftly and easily restored, if necessary to a replacement drive. I additionally go a step further and also make sector by sector clones of my entire main drive to a back up drive. With clones, there is no need to restore, so one possible link in the recovery chain that can break is eliminated. But compressed image backups have certain advantages too, so that's why I do both.

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Hi,
I was reading yesterday that if I want to restore a file, I need to go to the file and right click and select restore. If the file does not exist anymore then one would go to the directory where the file originally was and select restore (or something to that effect).

I have two disks and I want to save some important files from one disk to the other. I have always used W7 Backup but now I am not sure I am doing the right thing. What would happen if my main disk crashed and there was absolutely no hope of salvaging it? Could I still restore from the back up made by W7 Backup? I won't know the file names or directory structure if one disk goes down completely.

Thanks.
David.

A:Will W7 Backup of my important files help me if my Disk Crashes?

Hi David,

There are a couple ways you can do it. The first, is when you use Windows Backup and Recovery make sure the create a system image is checked. That system image can be used to recover your OS and any files on the drive to a new HDD should the old HDD crash. Also, if you look at the upper left hand corner of the Backup and Recovery screen you will see the option to create a system image. You can use that also, which is what I do, to create a system image of my C drive. You also have the option to include any other partitions that you want to backup. After the image has been created, preferably on a second HDD, it will ask if you want to create a Recovery Disk. I would highly advise that you do, as this disk can be used to boot up from and then restore image if your HDD is unbootable. There are other third party imaging programs like Macrium Reflect, or Eaeus Todo Backup, or Acronis True Image that can be used for the same purpose as Windows System Imaging.

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Backup important personal files using Ubuntu LiveCD

This tutorial will explain, in some detail, how to backup your files from a Windows partition when Windows will not load. We will be using Ubuntu Live CD.

If you do not already have a copy of Ubuntu LiveCD on a CD or thumb drive, go here to download Ubuntu, then download Imgburn to burn the Ubuntu.iso to a blank CD. If you choose to use a bootable thumb drive, go here to learn how to make Ubuntu bootable on a thumb drive.

Now that you have Ubuntu burned onto a CD or a bootable thumb drive, load the CD or plug in your USB thumb drive. Be sure to enable your CD ROM or USB thumb drive to be the first boot order. Consult with your computer user guide.

Ubuntu will load in memory where you can select your language on the left then select Try Ubuntu. DO NOT INSTALL UBUNTU!



Ubuntu will load the Desktop. Now go to the left where the Unity bar is then select Home Folder.



Now locate your Windows partition as seen below.



Now go to the Users folder in the Windows partition as seen below.



Now locate your user folder this will be your profile name as seen below.



Now locate your Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos folders, or any other folder where you may have personal files. Right click and select Copy, then choose the media where you want to back up the file to. For example: a thumb drive or external hard drive. Just go to the Home Folder as seen on step #... Read more

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Backup important personal files using Ubuntu LiveCD

This tutorial will explain, in some detail, how to backup your files from a Windows partition when Windows will not load. We will be using Ubuntu Live CD.

If you do not already have a copy of Ubuntu LiveCD on a CD or thumb drive, go here to download Ubuntu, then download Imgburn to burn the Ubuntu.iso to a blank CD. If you choose to use a bootable thumb drive, go here to learn how to make Ubuntu bootable on a thumb drive.

Now that you have Ubuntu burned onto a CD or a bootable thumb drive, load the CD or plug in your USB thumb drive. Be sure to enable your CD ROM or USB thumb drive to be the first boot order. Consult with your computer user guide.

Ubuntu will load in memory where you can select your language on the left then select Try Ubuntu. DO NOT INSTALL UBUNTU!



Ubuntu will load the Desktop. Now go to the left where the Unity bar is then select Home Folder.



Now locate your Windows partition as seen below.



Now go to the Users folder in the Windows partition as seen below.



Now locate your user folder this will be your profile name as seen below.



Now locate your Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos folders, or any other folder where you may have personal files. Right click and select Copy, then choose the media where you want to back up the file to. For example: a thumb drive or external hard drive. Just go to the Home Folder as seen on step #... Read more

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This tutorial will explain in some detail how to backup your files from a Windows partition or any other partition when Windows will not load. We will be using Ubuntu Live CD.
If you do not already have a copy of Ubuntu LiveCD on a cd or thumb drive go here to download Ubuntu then download Imgburn to burn the Ubuntu.iso to a blank cd. If you choose to use a bootable thumb drive go here to learn how to make Ubuntu bootable on a thumb drive >> UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
Now that you have Ubuntu burned on a CD or a bootable thumb drive load the CD or plug in your USB thumb drive. Make sure either your CDROM is in the boot order or your USB thumb drive. Consult with your computer user guide.

Ubuntu will load in RAM select your language on the left then select "Try Ubuntu"


Ubuntu will load this will not install anything, the Desktop now go to the left where the "Unity" bar is then select "Home Folder"


Now locate the partition as seen below


Now go to the "Users" folder in the Windows partition as seen below.


Now locate your user folder this will be your profile name as seen below.


Now choose the folders which will be Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos. Or any other folder where you may have personal files simply right click then select "Copy" then cho... Read more

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Evening all,

Just curious to know if anyone uses the built in utility to backup software on your machine, im trying to backup my itunes folder to an external HD but having a few issues to get this to work properly! I also use sync toy for backing up but just really want to know what everyone else uses?

As for image backups you cant beat Macrium Reflect imo

A:Anyone use robocopy to backup?

I don't use it myself, but have you tried the Robocopy GUI? On the same site there is a write-up of the RichCopy tool.

I haven't tested RichCopy on Win7 but I have tested the Robocopy Gui and it works fine.

EDIT: I just downloaded and installed RichCopy and it appears to be working fine in Win7.

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I have created a batch file for copying my Documents folder to an external hard drive:






Quote:
robocopy C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents J:\Desktop-Backup\Documents /copyall /e /LOG+:c:\users\USERNAME\documents\backuplog.txt


The log file shows that it is backing up C:\users\USERNAME\documents\My Music and C:\users\USERNAME\documents\My Pictures.
That's fine, because I want those backed up anyway, but when I go to J:\desktop-backup\Documents, the Music and Pictures folders aren't there (or anywhere else on the J: drive).
I have "view hidden files and folders" turned on. It seems that the files are actually there because my Documents folder is only 700MB, yet several GB have been taken up on the J: drive.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks.

A:Robocopy backup for personal folders

Hi,

Can you re-write your post and use some punctuation and paragraphing to make it easier to read please? I'm having a hard time working out your robocopy command lines.

See if this will help you:

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

Regards,
Golden

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Hi,
I'm wondering if anyone might be able to shed some light on why I am getting the following such errors when running a robocopy batch file (as administrator) which cause the backup script to stall (- albeit temporarily):






Quote:
2013/07/30 21:10:43 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\Harey 8-128.jpg
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

2013/07/30 21:12:20 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\TimsData\Year1.pdf
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

2013/07/30 21:15:27 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\TimsData\Tim\Heddon's Mouth - Printable Walk - South West Coast Path.htm
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...


I am using the following backup command:


Code:
robocopy "%srcPath%\My Documents" "%dstPath%\My Documents" /b /v /ts /fp /bytes /tee /e /dcopy:t /copy:dt /a-:sh /xf desktop.* /np /log+:%logPath%\mwk1log.txt
I realise that if I limit the retries and wait time from the defaults the stall time will be shortened and the file(s) skipped. However, that does not resolve the issue why robocopy is having a problem copying the file(s).

I have found that if the erroring files are moved from the source location to the desktop, the following errors arethen recorded in the log:






Quote:
2013/07/30 21:11:13 ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\Harey 8-128.jpg
The sys... Read more

A:Robocopy Backup - ERROR 5 (0x00000005)

Hi,

I have seen instances of a bug with the dcopy:t switch - try the script without that switch. You could also try the COPY:DATSOU switch, although I'm unclear if that copies the folder time stamps too.


Code:
robocopy "%srcPath%\My Documents" "%dstPath%\My Documents" /b /v /ts /fp /bytes /tee /e /copy:dt /a-:sh /xf desktop.* /np /log+:%logPath%\mwk1log.txt

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Hey all,

Well this place helped me write my first cmd script so i would like to share it with you all and hope you enjoy it.

This particular script allows you to back up selected files or folders from a client computer through to a server after answering a couple of questions.

Its a great script but unfortunantly i have no need for it as it does not meet our requirements any more (note i only wrote it last week ).

The script comes with a backup version, and a restore version... so the theory is that you can back up selected files and folders from one client to the server, then restore it from the server to a new client, all with simple prompts.

I have also commented throughout the batch file as much as i could so hopefully it should be fairly easy for any admin guys using it.

The items it backs up are:

My documents
Desktop
Favorites
All pst files on the system
NK2 file - outlook file that remembers email addresses when creating new email and entering email it automatically suggests previously used email addresses
Outlook signatures

Its easy to add extra things to this script aswell. Also it is fairly easy to create it to do all of the backups without any prompts...

basically this is a batch file that is simple, but i spend a day or so writing it, and im proud of my crappy script so if anyone can find any use for it please do try it.
(now i just have to work out how i upload it)...

Thank you and commends are definately welcome

Regards,
Ivan
 

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Hi,

I'm new to using robocopy but I have used it for awhile with a couple of external drives to keep them in sync but using a simple command like:

robocopy g: f: /E /R:2

this copies everything from the g: drive to the f: drive including empty directories and tries 2 times for failures.

On my desktop which is a XP Pro machine as well, I've installed the Windows Resource Kit Tool which includes robocopy and am trying to do a similar thing to copy my "My Documents" directory on my c: drive to my k: drive which is an external drive on my mionet network. The copy does work fine but each time I run the robocopy command, a large number of the files get copied even though they haven't changed. I'm sure that I'm just missing something but I've tried adding things to the command line to not copy older files. Here's something that I have tried:

robocopy "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents" "K:\ImageThat\My Documents" /E /R:2 /XO /A-:A

each time that I execute this command, I get about 800 files that get copied and I don't understand why. Anyone see anything that I'm missing, or perhaps the way that I am understanding how robocopy works is the problem.

thanks in advance!
Bill

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The default copy switch of robocopy is /COPYAT if you don't specify any copy options. This is the code I'm using:

robocopy C:\ D:\Backup RAMDisk.img /copyall /R:5 /W:15 /V /log:\Users\Kevin\Desktop\robocopy_log.txt

The RAMDisk.img file that I'm copying is a compressed image file. Now with that syntax /COPYAT will be used which means that it will copy all attributes of that file. Whenever I run this, I successfully copy the file but it doesn't retain the compression attribute of that file.

What could be wrong with this? Both source and destination are NTFS-formatted.

A:Backing up files using Robocopy

Although compression is indicated via a file's attributes, I'm not sure if that particular property actually transfers with the copy, even with Robocopy. If you copy to a compressed folder (folder and contents) then I would think the copy would be compressed. And if that folder is not compreesed, files that are placed there will be uncompressed (even if you are copying a compressed file to that location).

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I have setup a bat file to copy my files to the linkstation. As Below:

Robocopy "C:\Users\User\Documents\Janine" "B:\Documents\Janine" /MIR /E /SEC

But when it gets to certain files it says access denied. How do I get it to copy these files with permissions...

A:How to Robocopy my files to Linkstation.

Hi,

Which file is causing issues?

Try this:


Code:
Robocopy C:\Users\User\Documents\Janine B:\Documents\Janine /MIR /E /COPYALL
Regards,
Golden

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Our Windows 7 backup machine uses robocopy to differentially refresh a file server backup each evening. Unfortunately, users use Microsoft Outlook with PST files, which are locked by Outlook. I often noticed that when users had not closed Outlook by the
time the backup reached their PST file, robocopy failed to update the file.
I thought that was a non-issue since such cases only happen to about 2 users each day, but I had the surprise to discover that when robocopy fails to update, it deletes the outdated files (/MIR implies /purge).
Do others get the same result? If so, can this be avoided? I did not find any option to ignore locked files in the documentation. I suppose this would not happen without /purge, but /purge is somewhat necessary (a simple directory rename could otherwise
largely inflate space usage).

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I'm using robocopy (ver XP010) on a Windows XP laptop to copy user files to another drive for backup.

robocopy "c:\my documents" "Z:\myname\my documents" /XO /M /ZB /E /MIR /log:c:mylog.txt /TEE

It creates all of the directories and subdirectories but doesn't copy any of the files. The log shows no errors - total dirs 162 copies 162, total files 1458 skipped 1458.

To minimize variables I tried using a new usb external NTFS hard drive (Z) but it still skips all of the files. I've verified the permissions and owership of the files and everthing seems in order. The problem is limited to this computer, the other computers in the group are OK. Any suggestions?

I just found out that 2 of the 6 computers in this group fail so I will be compairing files and permissions etc. to see what the two failed ones have in common against the working ones.
 

A:Solved: Robocopy skips all files

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Hi, I just started using Robocopy to backup my files to my JBOD recently and I noticed that it does not copy anything in My Document folder. Here is the result log for Robocopy regarding the backup.





Quote:
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Total Copied Skipped Mismatch FAILED Extras
Dirs : 4287 0 4287 0 0 0
Files : 34164 22831 11333 0 0 0
Bytes : 107.783 g 90.408 g 17.375 g 0 0 0
Times : 20:32:46 2:02:26 0:00:00 0:15:26

Ended : Mon Sep 08 02:58:21 2014

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Even though it says that it copied 22831 files the destination folder says it has not been modified at all.

The strange thing is that when I was checking back on the progress in the cmd window, it showed that it was copying files. The problem is I have no idea where those files went, the files that were supposedly copied aren't there at all. Here is the script I used to back up my files.






Quote:
robocopy F:\Anime G:\Anime /mir /copyall /np /tee /mt /log:"C:\Users\C.C\Desktop\my_backup_log.txt"

robocopy "E:\Disk Backups" "G:\Disk Backups" /mir /copyall /np /tee /mt /log+:"C:\Users\C.C\Desktop\my_backup_log.txt"

robocopy E:\Downloads G:\Dow... Read more

A:Robocopy not copying My Document files

CC mate I don't understand the Robocopy stuff and personally I use the Macrium for back up / imaging it is free and so easy to use.
Just a suggestion to get you out of strife
Imaging with free Macrium

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Hi

I've just re-organised my hard drives and I've set up a batch routine to backup my files, using Robocopy.

However, as I swapped my drives around, I've copied in the wrong direction. Robocopy has consequently deleted entire folders of important data.

The data isn't in the recycle bin.

What should I do to try and recover the data?

Thanks

A:Used Robocopy and deleted my files - how can I recover them?

Is the partition unharmed and still visible in Explorer and Windows Disk Managment?

If it's unharmed, I'd consider PhotoRec or Recuva to recover the files. Both are free.

Ontrack Easy Recovery Professional is also said to be excellent, but I think you ultimately have to pay. Maybe $79?? It will show you the files it can recover, but won't let you actually recover them until you pay.

I'm assuming Robocopy doesn't have any type of "undo" capability.

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Hello all,

I need to robocopy many files which starts with the same name for Example (Ari, Arit, Ariel, Arik, Aris)
I tried robocopy source_file\ari*.* destination_file\ari*.* however it is nto working do someone can help with that.

Thanks Orfi

A:how to robocopy files with similar names

Hi,

Your syntax is a bit out. Try this:


Code:
robocopy E:\Test\ Ari* F:\Test\ /e /mir
Regards,
Golden

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Hi, we are migrating a very large amount of data and we are using robocopy. Everything seems to work fine but now we find  thousands of files having the time stamp reset to 1-1-1980.
After many many tests we now sure the the /B switch is causing this issue (in our case).

But we MUST use the /B switch. Otherwise we will have big problems with access denied errors. to user data.
Now my question is how to solve this issue and keep using the /B switch.
The cmd line we are using is:
robocopy "%source%" "%target%" /MIR /NODCOPY /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T /r:0 /w:0 /mt:32 /tee /v /fft /np /TIMFIX /xa:sh /xd $RECYCLE.BIN /log+:x:\mylogs\copylog.log
Please help!!!!
TIA!

win_builder

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Hi all
I have just found Robocopy and it seems the perfect tool for what I am trying to do....
I make an incremental Backup on one of my PC's (Called Server-PC) every day using AOMEI backupper and I want to mirror that folder on my main PC I have been fiddling with Robocopy for hours now have Googled everything I can think of and can't find out what I am doing wrong.

First of all I Mapped my E:\ drive on My Main PC onto my Server-PC and called it Z:
Using this script --- robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "Z\ServerDriveCopy" /R:5 /s /purge /COPYALL as a test I Get
Source : D:AOMEI\
Destination : C:\Users\mike\Desktop\Z\ServerDriveCopy\

It starts and then says "There is not enough space on the disk" There is still 700gb empty on the disk! I have checked if Quota's have been enabled and they haven't so can't work this out!

I just found out there is a GUI for Robocopy so I tried that and made a slightly different script:
robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "Z:\ServerDriveCopy" /MIR /S /V /NP /Z /R:10 /W:30 (The only difference is the colon after Z !
and that goes MAD keeps repeating in the cmd window forever but no error message and no files get copied.

So I tried it without using the mapped drive which gives me :
robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "\\Main\e\ServerDriveCopy"
and that says "Access Denied" !
I can drag and drop files in explorer OK so I am stumped.

If any one can help I would be very grateful
Mike

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Hi,
   I just run the robocopy with /purge  yesterday and connect few users to destination server. 
/PURGE :: delete dest files/dirs that no longer exist in source.
 i didn't realize the above and run again , thought of command will copy any changes to Destination.

 Now how do restore the delete files?
Also how do i run just to copy anything has changed in Source without deleting?
As 

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When my iphone 4 is full of SMS and i want to save it in my computer,i need a good backup tool to help me?Or any effective way to backup my sms directly?
Appreciate your early reply...Thanks!
 

A:How to backup important iPhone SMS to my computer ??

I've used Tansee... had some quirks with it but finally got it to work
 

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Last week I used a robocopy tutorial on this site to create a backup script, and it was working fine. Today I tried to run this script, inputting new destination information but leaving everything else the same, and now it is copying all of the folders, but none of the files.

It counts a total of 509 Dirs but 0 files--no skipped, no mismatch, no failed.

My syntax/options are as follows:
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Training_backup log.txt
pause

Does anyone see what might be causing this problem or have suggestions?

The source folder is directory:\folder and the destination folder is directory:\folder\subfolder\subfolder, if that matters.

A:Issue with Robocopy only copying folders, not files, in Windows 7

It should default to all files (*.*), but you could put the *.* in the command to see if it makes a difference.
i.e.
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" *.* /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt

If that doesn't work can you post the actual commands you are using, with the real folder names ?

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Started using robocopy to do my backups. In my command lines, i can specify directories on a external drive to backup to.Some directories show up and i see everything. My most important directory " my documents" DOESNT SHOW UP. I have confirmed a backup is occuring, via log file and properties on the backup folder. I edited it down to a backup of only that folder. Log file shows good, external drive shows the "backup" root directory and properties ( size, number of files) match log file. Open up the backup folder, NOTHING LISTED. I have to run the script as adminstrator , my user is admin also, but if i run it as myself, it cant access the folder. I think im dealing with a right issue, i have edited security on the external drive, even reformatted it , still nothing shows up.

A:Robocopy / view backed up files on external drive

Andy,

Please provide system specifications as per tutorial - this make it so much easier to help.

Regards,
Golden

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Good Day,
Several months ago, on my Windows 7 Ultimate system, a Windows prompt to backup my encrypted file info has been popping up every boot. In sloth I have routinely told it to remind me again, until the time would come to investigate it.
I am here, today with other issues and this reminded me of the above problem. I do not use any Window's encrypted files or bitlocker to the best of my knowledge. I am concerned as to the cause as well as to the solution. Can anyone help me with this issue?
glennc

A:Important Windows Encrypted file Backup

This might throw some light on our problem:
windows 7 - I started getting a weird message "Encrypting file system - Back up your file encryption key" - Super User

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I want to copy the contents of pen drive to E drive. The pendrive drive is F. Now i want all the folders and files to have the same date it was as in the pen drive, when i stored .
Normally when i copy, all the files retain original date but folders get todate. Meaning less if date specific creation of folder is needed.
I heard that robocopy feature in command would give me a way to it. Reading in microsoft or in other forums, including in this forum would not solve my problem. as it is total technical in nature of using switches in command.
My specific need is date of the folders and folder in the pendrive F to be copied to E: in one new folder, say Eendrive copy .
Dcopy is one of the sub command. I want total command for this . There may be experts in this commands. Please let me know , how to accomplish this. The command help of microsoft only know to the tech experts, who knows all /\ switches. As a newbie to this subject, i do not know how to issue the command prompt command.

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HI, I have 2 directories on 2 different win 7 boxes. I need to copy every single new file or directory from source to destination without deleteing any file or directory in the destination that does not exist in the source, is it possible? if yes what are
the needed switches to acheive this?

Thanks in advance

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Ok so this started a week or 2 ago, i was at a website and caught some nasty viruses c.exe, h.exe, TDSS, windows antivirus pro, and many many more, it even blocked my use of malwarebytes/combofix, then i found out i had to change their names inn order to be able to use them, but i did this too late and many of my important files got deleted or replaced with viruses, even after i fixed some of the problems, my pc starts spiking and making very loud noises when i play big games, like at times it would be at 90% cpu and other times to 100%, 2% to 20% back and fourth, i also get many other errors when i play games with wmiprvse.exe and that had never happen to me EVER until i caught so many viruses, and now i even have processes running that i've never seen before.But my main problem right now is when i try to open a .exe file i would get this pop up whenever i left click on it:http://i25.tinypic.com/jtpd1t.jpgThank you for everyones help.PS:If i want to delete everything on my pc, do i need to have the windows xp cd in order to do so, i lost mine, but i still got my code sticker on top of my pc.

A:Viruses wiped out many of my important files, now having a problem opening .exe files.

Download the attached file on your desktop. Right click on it and select Install

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The test result is under Win7 build 7000
1. Open backup and restore center
2. Set backup settings
a. Choose backup locations to local disk,for example f:\
b. Choose [Let me choose]
c. What do you want to back up?
Only choose the folder of c:\program files\windows photo viewer\
Do not choose [Include a system image]
d. Backup summary
Items are c:\program files\windows photo viewer\
e. Save settings and start backup

Result:
There is no files under F:\TEST-PC\Backup Set 2008-09-29 032022\Backup Files 2008-09-29 032022\Backup files 1.zip\

So, the question is why we can not backup this folder at the first time(it should be a full backup)

Anyone can help me, thank you in advance!

A:Backup files fail to backup files in Program Files

Hi

Backup doesn't usually back up a program's files. Since Programs need to be "Installed", it makes no sense to simply back up the program's "program files" folder if no User data is stored in such folders. Since that folder would be fully rebuilt upon it's reinstallation, why does a backup need to be made of it?
I tested this also, and while a backup file was created, the zip folder was empty as was yours.
But again, backing up such a folder makes no sense and is a waste of space in the backup file, so it only makes sense that certain file types are excluded from being backed up.

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hey guys i just want to know if these files are important and if not can i delete them ?( sorry about my english )

A:Are these files important?

1. If one doesn't know what they are don't remove them.
2. They are hidden for a reason.
3. They are app data and if removed many things might not won't work.
I don't know what they belong to but if it was my computer I wouldn't remove them.
Can you Google them and find out what they are?

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I just upgaded from win 98 to xp, I had some important files on 98 are they lost for ever.
 

A:important files

How did you install XP? . . if you did not back up the files and formated the drive they are history majors
 

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I looked in my download folder and there are some files that didn't download (KSa01056, NSa02428, KOao00908,and GAa03124). I don't what they are but they're pretty big files and weren't there before. I wanted to know if I could delete them, since I can't even open them.
 

A:are these files important?

I do not know what they are...but you can try deleting them to your recycle bin and for awhile and see if everything that you have runs OK...then you can delete them from your recycle bin..

Do you have Bittorrent?
 

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Hello everyone ..

I hope this is my last resort of finding the right way to get back may files ..

If you guys dont help - I dont think anyone will ..

Lets start from the begining:
I had a directory (folder) on my Hard drive in which I had folders encrypted with XP encryption. I used my account which has Administator rights. (not the default administrator acount)

I connected my laptop (with standard net adapter) and tried to copy the encrypted files to the laptops drive. And I got an error message.
Then is when I discovered that my Encrypted files are no longer accesible by me. I couldnt change or read them. Nothing!
I can not even change the encryption settings (key not trusted)
These files remained out of limit to acount that I was using all along, and who had the ownership rights!
But Ive done nothing wrong to make my files lock for the acout that made them encrypted.


I tried many things ...
- backing up the files, and coping them to another drive.
- backing them up to a FAT32 partition - nothing.
- using default admin acount.
- coping my key to a file, and adding it in console ..
....

nothing helped!

Please note that I didnt format my disk, changed system files, install new operating system .. I even didnt add new users. So the keys could be lost... I thinks they are someplace on the drive,but are they?

Files remain locked ..
(some of the encrypted photos show on the thumbnail and some dont, why?)

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Somehow I managed to delete some major files. I'm running Win98. When I go to control panel and try to access any of the icons I get an error the "rundll32.exe is linked to missing export kernel32.dll:ActivcteActCtx
Before I got this error I was getting rundll.exe was missing. I copied that file from my laptop (runs XP). Obviously I messed up but don't know what to do next without making things worse.
Thanks for any ideas.
 

A:deleted important files

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I use Windows XP Pro on my office computer. Its not permitted to have internet connection so i cannot do any online fixes.
I noticed a warning mentioning a kavo.exe(virus) application so i ran my antivirus/antispyware and they detected 100+ infected files. I deleted them all. Now my windows is not operating properly.
So far this is what i've noticed to be malfuntioning
1. I cannot open my harddisk by doubleclicking them. if i do, a prompt would open asking me what program to use to access it.
it has affected both partitions.
2. The 'Show hidden files' option in Folder Options isnt working.

I've tried using System Restore but it didnt work
worse thing is, my PC detected the kavo.exe again.

Will i be able to save my drive without reformatting?
If so, please advise how.
Also, i need to know if i can Repair my Windows OS
Thanks in advance!

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kavo.exe can be a difficult infection to remove as it modifies the registry and drops other files on your system which need to be identified and removed as well.Some types of malware can result in a system so badly damaged that a Repair Install will NOT help!. Reinstalling Windows without first wiping the entire hard drive with a repartition and/or format will not remove the infection. The reinstall will only overwrite the Windows files. Any malware on the system will still be there afterwards. Starting over by wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS removes everything and is the safest action. Please read:"When should I re-format? How should I reinstall?""Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do?""Where to draw the line? When to recommend a format and reinstall?"Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections. If you wish to proceed, please do the following.Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log" and complete all the steps. There are instructions for downloading and running Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) which will create a hijackthis log for you, or automatically download and install the most current version of HijackThis if it's not already installed on your computer.When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team wi... Read more

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I went to access important files today for my University course and they have disappeared. Recently i had a problem with a "virus" which was self replicating and McAfee Security Centre 2007 kept catching it, but after 2 full scans no viruses were found.

Here is a link to the virus McAfee found repeatedly as it self-replicated: http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/defau...virus_k=141178
Attached is a screenshot showing the first report of the virus.

Also the virus alerts came completely out of no-where, at the time i wasn't even using the computer it was just connected to the University network, and i never get viruses because i scan files before using them and am generally cautious.

Files are missing in some areas, but not others. Half of my installers are also missing, which is a pain. I tried to use "eDATA Unerase", which i found on download.com, but i only recovered a few files and those are corrupted and do not open.

I have a system restore point at the end of January, but i am unsure whether restoring would bring back the files. One thing i have not tried is restarting the PC, but i am unable to do that at the moment due to a large file download.

What i need to know is:
1. Why and where did the files go?
2. Am i at risk for more missing files?
3. How can i get them back for free?

Thanks for any help, Jamie.

A:Lost important files

hello & welcome to TSF ,


the more you use your pc the less chance of recovery

follow this link

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html

there are many programs here that you can use / some are

freeware

shareware

full paid versions

you will have to decide what type you use

also remeber that you only get what you pay for

but i have found that many freeware programs can do the job

Mike

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I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this question in but whatever.
What are the most important .dll files Windows use?
I'm making a Uplink like hacking game and one of the feature i'm working on would allow you to "destroy" a machine by deleting key Windows .dll files.
The problem is, I'm not quite sure what those files are.
 
So far all i have is Kernel32.dll.
What else could i add?
Thanks.

A:What are the most important Windows .dll files?

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I know this will look like a topic that has been asked and answered before but it isn't.
My old SATA HDD got the blue screen of death and nothing I did could repair it. I decided to take the Eide drive from another computer in the house so I wouldn't lose my valuable tax and genealogy files on the SATA drive.

I installed the Eide drive made it drive "C", formatted it, put in all the drivers and everything on it is hunky dorey... then I went to "My computer" clicked on drive "D" (my old SATA drive) and the only folder is "Windows" none of my other folders or files can be seen.

And please no lectures on how I should have backed up the files, I have, many times but now that I need them, none of the latest backups can be found. No one in the house knows where they are... so the SATA hard drive is my last chance at salvation.

I assume that since I did not format this drive and it still says that the drive is using 111g of the 120g it had, that the files are still there. I just can't get them to appear so I can copy them.

Thanks in advance,
Bob

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Why this happen to me!!



Usually I can see the Japanese because it's installed but I just saw this today

A:Important .ppt files sabotaged

Are you still able to open the files? And I would also update any anti-virus software you have and do a full scan.

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Alright, what are the important files? (Picture a small, stupid child, although I am 59 with a Master's Degree in Librarianship. Also redheaded, busty, wealthy, and wild. No, I lied. Small, stupid, child.)

I can understand backing up all my 'My documents'.
What about all the adjustments, choices, changes that I've made over the years that various computer software has prompted me to do? Such as my choices for my nVIDIA graphics card? My choices for AVG Internet Security? And so on?

What are the important files?

Thank you.
 

A:Backing up important files: Which ones?

The very best idea is to back up everything. You will need some place to do that, so a second hard drive or an external hard drive.

Then, you make an "image" of the entire hard drive. When it fails, you can then restore Windows, all your programs, settings, and everything else. You can also recover copies of files from the image without restoring the whole thing to a drive.

Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving):

Paragon Backup & Recovery
Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Easeus Todo Backup
Redo Backup & Recovery (Boot CD)
Comodo Time Machine (Complete system, files, programs, and settings restoration, but not "bare-metal" for failed drive)
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost) (Boot CD with option Clam Antivirus)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla

There are also many commercial products with more features.

Otherwise, it is very hard to say. If you don't back up everything, you will always miss something that you wish you had kept. But saving everything in Docs will at least save all your personal files.
 

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Hi, new to the site, hoping someone can help me. My sister's computer crashed, and I have been working on it. She wasn't concerned about losing much, except for her baby's pictures and some text files. Everything else could be replaced. So, I slaved her hard drive to mine and copied all of the pictures into a folder on my desktop. No problem.
Today, when I was working on my computer, my system froze up and rebooted itself. When it was back on, ALL of the files in my folders on my desktop were GONE. The folders were still there, but the pictures and music files were missing. Including my sister's pictures. Also, the login screen turned into a little blue Windows XP box, nobody else's login name was there. All the programs on my startup screen were there, but when I hovered my mouse over them it said "empty" ???
I fixed the logon screen, and uninstalled/reinstalled the programs I wanted to keep and got rid of the rest (computer needed a thorough cleaning anyway). I can handle all that hassle. What I cannot handle is the loss of those baby pictures. If I don't get them back, my sister will never talk to me again, or at least make me suffer horribly.
I tried restoring, no change, and I tried file recovery programs, also no luck (on both my hard drive and my sister's). I cannot understand where those files went. I can't see them just up and disappearing, but I have had no luck searching for them.
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A:Help! Lost VERY IMPORTANT FILES!

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Hello all, I am as my tag implies a dj, in fact I am a very scared dj right now. I have over 16 gigs of mp3's on my hard drive, 90% of them were scanned in over 5 yrs ago by myself. My problem is this, I began to update my mp3 collection last week and noticed much to my horror that while the mp3 file name remained intact the actual file itself was completely changed, not only was it the wrong song, it started at odd points of the wrong song. I am somewhat unsure as to whether this is a hardware (HD) issue or whether it has more to do with software. I have run Norton and it came up with no known virus so basically I am stumped.

All I know is that it took me the better part of a year to install these songs and now it seems as if I am losing them one by one. My first thought was that perhaps the files were degrading due to age, but that is not the case as the same thing happened to a brand new file I added last week.

Help me please!!
 

A:important mp3 files changing themselves

It still sounds like a virus. Do you have any mixing or other software that may have modified the files in some way? Get a free online scanning program like AVG at www.grisoft.com and try it again...

Could be another component like bad memory. If you want to keep them from "degrading" any further make all of your MP3 collection read-only. GO into windows explorer and select all files with the MP3 extension, right click and select properties and change the file attribute to read-only.
 

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So i had a issue with a blank data file 0byte being stuck in my download folder for a few days and came across a post to open cmd and delete it using "DEL /F /S /Q /A "Location"
i Accidently deleted my entire download folder rather than just the 1 file and am wondering if theres a way to undo / restore this. ive lost alot of important files.

A:HELP Deleted important files.

Not very sure that the following will help, but no harm in trying.

Download the portable (self-extracting) Glary Utilities 6169KB, Glary Utilities Builds - Clean Registry, Fix PC Errors, Protect Privacy | Glarysoft on a different PC and extract it to a pendrive. Plug in the pendrive on the PC on which you want to recover the Download folder and run Integrator_Portable.exe. Under File Management, click on Restore deleted files, scan your drive, check whether you can find the files in good condition to copy it. Copy it to some other location/ folder on a different external drive/pendrive and then move/copy it to the original location.

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Hello all, I am as my tag implies a dj, in fact I am a very scared dj right now. I have over 16 gigs of mp3's on my hard drive, 90% of them were scanned in over 5 yrs ago by myself. My problem is this, I began to update my mp3 collection last week and noticed much to my horror that while the mp3 file name remained intact the actual file itself was completely changed, not only was it the wrong song, it started at odd points of the wrong song. I am somewhat unsure as to whether this is a hardware (HD) issue or whether it has more to do with software. I have run Norton and it came up with no known virus so basically I am stumped.

All I know is that it took me the better part of a year to install these songs and now it seems as if I am losing them one by one. My first thought was that perhaps the files were degrading due to age, but that is not the case as the same thing happened to a brand new file I added last week.

Help me please!!
 

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Guys, I really don't know where this belongs so please bear with me.... I brought a dell laptop last summer and to be blunt, it blows. I hate the thing, and am kind of glad its gone into the shitter. Now, I have about 40 GBs of files on this laptop that I NEED. They are work/school related and I absolutely refuse to take any action with this PC before I can preserve these files. Heres the problem, this laptop is suffering hardware (I think) damage but I am no expert, why do I think its hardware? Well in my rage yesterday I got so fed up with the thing that I smacked it around for a few minutes. Before it was working good enough, but now it is so slow and takes forever to get past the Windows XP screen etc. This computer needs to be repaired, but I will not send it in yet because I know I will lose my files. Now, yesterday I brought an external HD and tried to transfer my files onto there, it kind of worked, but some of these files give me an error message and won't allow me to put it on the HD. I forgot the exact language of the error but it has something to do with a corrupt file and is supposedly common when trying to do this, one file will work then the other wont, it has nothing to do with the file because these files can be viewed and opened fine on the original PC. With that said, I KNOW that these files could be put on put onto a DVD with no problem... but the problem is, my DVD drive won't intialize. I put a disc in and nothing comes up. I go to My Comp... Read more

A:Help: I need to preserve some important files....

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Uhm hi i used hijack this and i thought when u scanned all of the stuff were viruses so i removed them all, later to find out it says not all files are dangerous and some are innocent, but lucky me the files got deleted and the backups were gone cause i deleted them, and now im using a different computer to post. I think like i killed some dlls in like system32 and some things and now i cant surf the web on that comp can anyone help me?
 

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Pssst. Forgive me this is my first post on here and I hope its in the right location.

Anyway. I have a Toshiba Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit laptop.
It started malfunctioning really badly, to the point where we pretty much lost a lot of programs and such. It was the work of a very impolite virus.

We managed to get rid of it, I think, but now, every single important file of ours is transparent. Pictures files we're able to double click on and see, but we can't scroll through. At first I just thought the computer was being sketchy. When you bring your mouse over the file that has all our important stuff, it says "Folder is Empty"

So I decided to transfer all via a USB port, to move them from my sister's Toshiba to mine. Everything moved like normal, we had to wait a few minutes because there was a lot of file transfer.

But when I plug in the USB port into the other computer, it says my USB port is empty. It says nothing is there. I am extremely confused and I would like any suggestions any at all. I tried doing a document restore thing from the command prompt but was bombarded with "Access Denied" a few times.

I'm very young though, just a teenager, so I'm not a real expert. But any kind of help about making my files normal again so we can save them would be most appreciated. We don't really care about the well-being of the Toshiba at this point. We just want to save all our files. Thank you!

A:Important Files are Transparent and will not transfer vis USB

Welcome
See if this tutorial helps
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...kup-files.html
Should be the same for Seven
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions

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Ransomeware Encrypted my all important files of my desktop and i can not pay them 3 bitcoins as they want me to do.They encrypted my all drives data and leave a notepad file with a message :-  Good day. Your computer has been locked by ransomware, your personal files are encrypted and you have unfortunately "lost" all your pictures, files and documents on the computer. Your important files encryption produced on this computer: videos, photos, documents, etc.  Encryption was produced using unique public key RSA-1024 generated for this computer. To decrypt files you need to obtain the private key.   All encrypted files contain MW_     Your number: 93999305000121   To obtain the program for this computer, which will decrypt all files, you need to pay  3 bitcoins on our bitcoin address 1KdciB7TnPWU2bfqR7hpzDdJuYksUyq8SB (today 1 bitcoin was 260 USA dollars). Only we and you know about this bitcoin address.   You can check bitcoin balanse here -  https://www.blockchain.info/address/1KdciB7TnPWU2bfqR7hpzDdJuYksUyq8SB   After payment send us your number on our mail [email protected] and we will send you decryption tool (you need only run it and all files will be decrypted during 1...3 hours) Before payment you can send us one small file (100..500 kilobytes) and we will decrypt it - it's your garantee that we have decryption tool. And send us your n... Read more

A:Ransomeware Encrypted my all important files

Are there any file extensions appended to your files...such as .ecc, .ezz, .exx, .zzz, .xyz, .aaa, .CTBL, .CTB2, .XTBL, .encrypted, .vault, .HA3, .toxcrypt or 6-7 length extension consisting of random characters?Did you find any ransom note? These infections are created to alert victims that their data has been encrypted and demand a ransom payment. Check your documents folder for an image the malware typically uses for the background note. Check the C:\ProgramData (or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) for a random named .html, .txt, .png, .bmp, .url file.These are some examples.HELP_DECRYPT.TXT, HELP_DECRYPT.HTML, HELP_DECRYPT.URL, HELP_DECRYPT.PNGHELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.bmp, HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt, HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txtHELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.txt, HELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.bmp, RECOVERY_KEY.txt, DecryptAllFiles.txtDECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.HTML, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.URLAbout_Files, HOW_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.txt, encryptor_raas_readme_liesmich.txtRECOVERY_FILES.html, RECOVERY_FILES.txt, Recovery_File_*****.html, Recovery_File_*****.txtrestore_files_*****.html, restore_files_*****.txt (where ***** are random characters)Once you have identified which particular ransomware you are dealing with, I can direct you to the appropriate discussion topic for further assistance.

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Please help, I was manually deleting a virus on my computer because no antivirus software could detect it and in the process I accidentally deleted a couple of system files, i think one of them was spider.exe, now my programmes wont open properly, only some of them will open and i have to right click and run as administrator for it to actually open, i really don't want to restore my computer, does anyone have any suggestions. I'm running windows 7, starter pack of that makes any difference
 

A:deleted important system files

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One of my freinds has a laptop and it just crashed it wont boot up. He has important files and pictures on his laptop so is there any way i cant take the information out. Is there any way i can take out the hard drive in the laptop and put it on a desktop to retreive the info. or maybe on another laptop? pleasse helpp
 

A:laptop crashed and important files are in it

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I accidentally deleted the partition on my computer when trying to upgrade to Windows XP Professional from Windows XP Home Edition. Just as the hard drive was about to be formatted I cancelled the operation before any progression. I wish to somehow get back my partition with all my files on there because a lot of those files are important to me. Is there any possible way to retrieve those files and the partition. What can I do? I really need help on this.
 

A:How to recover a partition with important files on it

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I have a dropbox account and recently synced up to my new laptop. My old laptop had some problems of slow bootup..etc. NOw the AVG on my new laptop detects several instances of ZBOT.G and VBS infection in .dll .htm and .exe files. I ahve many important docs and software in the drop box account. My AVG is picking the infection as and when they are downloaded on to the dropbox folder. So how do I stop the AVG from constantly popping on a threat and then Heal all my files once and for all.

A:AVG Detects Several Zbot.G and VBS in important files

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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I run ComboFix to get rid of the spyware, I got rid of it but in the process ComboFix deleted some of my files and placed them in Qoobox.
How can I get those files back?Its really important as I invested lots of time on working with these files, they are .xml type ones.
Also for finding them I used Pandora Recovery, I was able to recover these files with it but they were all 0KB.
Thank you for your time.

A:ComboFix deleted some of my important files

First:No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. When issues arise with new malware infections or other security tools conflicting with ComboFix, experts are aware of them and can advise users what should or should not be done while providing assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here. What specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?Compliments of QuietMan7Second:Please follow the instructions in ==>Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide... Read more

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I lost my files because i was having issues with windows 7. Can i recover windows files using a windows application on ubuntu using wine?


Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
500gb
4gb
AMD Phenom

A:How To Recover Important Files The Easiest Way

I formatted the partition, and installed ubuntu. What i am planning to do is to restore it to factory stetings via cd. would i still be able to recover disk?

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Hey all,

Recently I've been cleaning up my PC (64-bit Windows 7, HP Pavilion dv6, AMD processor), and, thanks in part to reading these forums, managed to remove malware that was preventing Windows Firewall from starting and sfc /scannow from running all the way through. However, after running sfc /scannow I got a message saying "windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some". I've already run chkdsk. Could you help me determine if I need to take action to repair these files or just let it go for now? My system is running fine at the moment (to my knowledge).

Here are, from what I can tell, the three files in question from the log:

Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"WmiPrvSE.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-WMI-Core-ProviderHost
Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\BRCI06UI.DLL" of prnbr002.inf
Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\EP0LVR1V.DLL" of prnep00l.inf

The full log is here since it exceeds the upload limit:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B157JmcQZWCUVUt1MWFqSXNrMmM/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks for what you guys do.
 

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I used this program called EasyCleaner and I deleted "unnecessary files". Turns out, I think I deleted some really needed files; something in the folder MSO-CACHE or something. I tried system restore, it didn't work. I tried to restore to an earlier time, it wouldn't let me click next! I also deleted some "invalid" registry entries and it might have screwed my computer up even more.I lost all my firefox bookmarks. My firewall sometimes stops working. Some of my programs can't open. My computer is lagging soooo much. I have a log of deleted registry entries, I think. The program allows you to "undo" them, but because I deleted those "unnecessary files", I think it won't allow me to undo the changes. I would add them back in manually, but that would take forever and I would only do it if it was the last thing left to try.My CD-ROM drive doesn't work, and I was supposed to write something itno a CD really soon. this is horrible *sobs*Anyone know how I can fix this =( If not, I'll have to go to GeekSquad or something haha (but I'll have to pay money -_-)another option may be to reisntall all my programs but ugggggggggh....... any help? i practically live on my computer.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Easycleaner Deleted Important Files

Now you know why people warn about using registry cleaners and to backup important items. Does the program itself have a backup file setting or restore feature of any kind so you can undo what you've done?
Mark

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I run ComboFix to get rid of the spyware, I got rid of it but in the process ComboFix deleted some of my files and placed them in Qoobox.How can I get those files back?Its really important as I invested lots of time on working with these files, they are .xml type ones.Also for finding them I used Pandora Recovery, I was able to recover these files with it but they were all 0KB.Thank you for your time.I have also not found any of this files in C:\QooBox\QuarantinePandora recovery shows that the files are located at C:\Qoobox\Test, but theres not a folder there at all.DDS.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26Run by Fruli Luli at 11:16:26 on 2012-01-07Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1250.385.1033.18.2046.859 [GMT 1:00].AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRest... Read more

A:ComboFix deleted some of my important files

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.I would ike to see a report that combofix makes.extra combofix reportpush the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)please copy and past the following into the box
C:\Qoobox\ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt
click okcopy and paste the report into this topic for me to reviewGringo

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Hello, I was going through my start up files, and I have seen a few that catch my attention, but I do not exactly know what they are. My PC has been running slow on start ups and I cant seem to pinpoint anything out.

I ran Hijackthis, and wanted to post my log up here you guys can maybe just look and see if anything suspicious is running? I am somewhat ignorant at reading these logs, so I hope somebody here can help me out.

A:Strange files at startup, not sure if it is anything important

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:29:02 AM, on 2/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-1.0.25.0\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Intellicast.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - ... Read more

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I had to change monitors suddenly because it wasn't working and now xp won't start the dreaded blue screen comes on and checks disk for consistency says first allocation unit not valid will be truncated then it freezes I have tried to start from recovery panel and it freezes there after chkdsk /f onece it did not freeze and said there was no problems but kicked me back to the dos prompt. I am unclear exactly what commands to use even to start xp in dos since I have never really even seen dos. so my ? is If i tried to install xp over xp would I lose all my important files or is there a way to copy my files from dos to cd so I could do a clean install
 

A:xp won't start help important files I cannot lose

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Hey all, 
 
Recently I've been cleaning up my PC (64-bit Windows 7, HP Pavilion dv6, AMD processor), and, thanks in part to reading these forums, managed to remove malware that was preventing Windows Firewall from starting and sfc /scannow from running all the way through. However, after running sfc /scannow I got a message saying "windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some". I've already run chkdsk. Could you help me determine if I need to take action to repair these files or just let it go for now? My system is running fine at the moment (to my knowledge). 
 
Here are, from what I can tell, the three files in question from the log: 
 
Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"WmiPrvSE.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-WMI-Core-ProviderHost
Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\BRCI06UI.DLL" of prnbr002.inf
Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\EP0LVR1V.DLL" of prnep00l.inf
 
The full log is here since it exceeds the upload limit: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B157JmcQZWCUVUt1MWFqSXNrMmM/edit?usp=sharing
 
Thanks for what you guys do. 
 

A:SFC unable to fix corrupt files-- are these important?

The last two listed appear to be Brother printer drivers...the WMI Core is a basic part of Windows.
 
If the files are damaged...the typical thing to do is to remove them and replace them undamaged copies.
 
I would try uninstalling the printer drives...then reinstalling same.  They may be creating the problem with WMI.
 
If files are damaged...what's the point of allowing them to remain in the system, causing problems?
 
Louis

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I'm preparing to upgrade from Windows 2000 professional to XP. I would like a perfect backup of my C: drive in case the worst happens and XP kills my computer (so I can revert back to 2000 and my old system without a problem). I have 2 hard drives so I have the room to put an exact image of my C: drive onto the slave drive. Just wanting to get some feedback as to the best way to do this.

So far I just used the "backup now" option in Windows 2000 and saved a .bkf file of my entire drive to the slave. It actually didn't take up that much space--the .bkf must contain some sort of compression.

Anyway, is this the best way to go about protecting myself or would it be worthwhile to instead invest in a 3rd party backup program instead before undertaking this? There are tons of programs out there of course, Norton Ghost, Backup Now, GoBack, or what have you. If Windows' option works well I don't know why people would buy a 3rd party program but I hear about it a lot so I thought I'd ask. Anyone ever restored an entire system from a windows .bkf file before and had difficulty? Protecting myself is pretty important to me.

Any advice would be helpful.
 

A:Computer backup before upgrade to XP--backup software suggestions,.bkf files,etc?

With the windows backup you have to reinstall windows and then restore the backup to get back to where you were. I use and love ghost because it makes a 100% exact copy of EVERYTHING and all you have to do to get it back is to restore the image and you're up a going again - no need to reinstall windows. Is also fast and can clone one drive to another or create an Image file.

GoBack I don't like and Backup Now needs windows to be installed to restore the backup
 

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I have a new HP Pavillion Elite HPE with 920 GB of memory running Windows 7. I am an average computer user. I have a WD external backup drive with 1TB memory. I don't like the backup software that comes with the computer. I can't access anything to see how old the files are. The only option is to restore. Thank God I haven't had to do that. I have the files important to me backed up manually. I tried Nova backup but all I had was a bunch (really- a bunch) of files again that I couldn't access. I had a copy of Norton Ghost that wouldn't work with my old XP computer so I tried it on this one. After days with support manipulating my computer, going through three people to the software engineer, they could not make Ghost work on my (64? whatever) computer.

I don't know if I need a mirror or clone or whatever I've been reading about that I don't understand. I have plenty of room on the backup drive and have CD's and DVD's that will restore, I think. Best Buy made me some when I bought it and the computer made me make some as well when I got home. I can manually do a system backup less my files that doesn't change. So what I really want to do is to find a software that will enable me to choose the files I want to that sometimes change (My Documents) and have those backup on a regular basis. I also want to have those so I can go to my M drive (backup drive) and see my files just like in windows explorer. That way, if anything does happen, I know my files are alright and if I have ... Read more

A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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G'day everyone

Does anyone know of a simple backup program that is capable of backing up large files incrementally by splitting the file and backing up only changed parts of the file? The files I'm talking about are files that get altered by appending stuff at the end of the file, e.g. log files or mailbox files, so it's generally possible to split a new version of the file at the exact point where the old version stopped, purely by file size.

Specifically, I want to back up Thunderbird and SeaMonkey mailboxes without having to create additional subfolders within those programs.

I understand that if something had changed near the beginning of the file, then the whole file will have to be backed up, unless the backup program is capable of some very clever searching, but mostly the files will change only by having data appended to it.

Thanks
Samuel

A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

You may want to rethink incremental backups. Where I worked, until I retired, we first used incremental backups for our servers. That seemed like a good approach - make an initial full backup on one day of the week and then only incrementals the rest of the week. That allowed smaller backups however when it came time to restore it was a nightmare making sure the incrementals were installed in the proper order, and it took much longer to restore. A decision was made to only do full backups every night and although the backup was bigger if a restore was needed there was no confusion on order of reinstall and it took less time.

I do the same thing with my own PC backups. I use Acronis True Image, which has incremental backup ability, but I only do full hard drive backups, to a separate hard drive.

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1. I get the message "Windows can't update important files and services while the system is using them. Save any open files and restart the computer. and then try to check the new updates." and I am asked to reboot
2. Update history says Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.139.1946.0) Successful Important Date installed 14/11/2012 (today)
3. After restart: update history still indicates the above installation was successful yet there is also an indication that "most recent check for updates - never, updates were installed - never". Red x message tells me to check for updates again but then loop back to no.1 message.
4. Tried unchecking all services that were not Microsoft and restarted but problem remains.
Any way out of this loop? Thanks.

A:can't update important files and services while the system is using

First of all - reset the services to their normal settings.
then


Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Never Update...'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Now open Windows update again
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Update automatically'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Open Windows Update, and do a manual Check for Updates.

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Just wondering how do you guys mark/identify more important folders and files? There might be many folders and files in a folder.

What I do is I put a dash at the beginning of file/folder name of the more important/frequently accessed files. Any other ideas? Thanks

A:What do you do to mark/identify more important folders and files?

Hello pcwin,

I suppose that you could change the folder preview image to something that makes the folder standout among the others. Of course you would need to use a medium, large, or extra large icon view to see it.

Folder Preview Picture Change

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hi yesterday i recieved an e mail with an attachment name
Best_Friend.scr was saying it is a screen saver i checked with notron antivirus it was clean and i downloaded it since then my screen start blinking so i decided to delete it
i found several files in system folder names are
tcpsvs32, winservice, nav32_loader, hotmail_hack, Best-friend, colour_of_life
so i deleted all of them some of them were runing so i ended the task and deleted them no i can not open any program i recieve same error
" Windows cannot find ......EXE. this program needed for opening files of type 'Application'. "

.... = whatever i try to open
i cant open any program whatever i click on it same error appears and asks me location

my another problem is i killed my floppy driver next week so i can not use my startup diskette or emergancy diskete

my os is win 98 second edition
it is a lap top compaq presario

i think it may help to scanreg and restore but i forgot how to do it and i dont wanna mess up more please help
thanx
 

A:[Resolved] i guess i deleted very important files

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Hi there,

A few days ago i extracted some files from a disk onto my pc. When i extracted the files i wiped the disk straight after. finished what i was doing an shut down pc in normal way.
In the last few day i have deleted some files and run diskcleanup but the only problem is was i deleted all my important work.
I have tried using some file recovery progs but they aint working. These files are photos of my children from when they wer little but to me there important, is there any way of getting these back.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Thanks in advanced
Sheepy
 

A:Helllllpppppppp!!! I DELETED IMPORTANT FILES BY MISTAKE!!!

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Hi

I'm trying to help my neighbour who deleted her XP login profile. I can recreate the profile but there were some Word docs on the desktop of the deleted profile she'd like back if possible. They aren't in the any recycle bin and (you guessed it.....no she didn't take a backup of them).

Is there any way to recover these files?

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Gav

A:Win XP - user profile deleted with some important files!

I have seen this used with success, but I myself have never used it -

Worth giving Recuva a go.

Here is my backup tutorial for your perusal. Lots free with a couple I use that cost.......but worth every penny in my opinion.

Good luck,

kind regards,

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Hi guys,

I am hoping somebody out here can help me.

I think I downloaded some sort of virus and it has corrupted my windows. I can't boot up into windows anymore and I can't access my documents.

I am going to reinstall windows, but I want to back up these documents to my external hard drive.

I need a program that I can boot from CD and let me access my hard drive as well as give me support to backup files to an external USB drive.

Somebody please help me.
 

A:WINDOWS XP DIED. I need help backing up some important files.

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FBI Money Pak virus hijacked startup page. Startup page was frozen and could not do anything.
it would not reboot in any safe mode operation; and after some reading, finally got into safe mode by going to "command prompt" and shut down the administrator account (per direction.) Article in Tech-recipes.com)
Deleted FBI virus running Malwarebytes and secondly Spybot.
NOW THE PROBLEM IS......i CANNOT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING. Downloads say there is a virus; and will not save files. also in services "BITS" is missing.
Update history is gone.; and probably other things are missing to.
System is Vista 32bit home premium
PC System Model D5468AT-ABA ALONPAV
System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 06
Please advise me what steps to do, and in what order.
Have some familiarity with PC, but can definetely follow directions; and will
report back and follow up.
Hope you can help me.
Jostonboe

A:FBI Virus has robbed my copmuter of important files

It looks like you're also infected with ZeroAccess rootkit.It'll require elevated help. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members. NOTE 1. Use another computer to download necessary tools and USB flash drive to transfer them to bad computer.NOTE 2. Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender’s USB Immunizer on GOOD computer to protect it from any infected USB device. 

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I was using google chrome and none of the pages were loading correctly (including settings). This made me think I needed to do an immediate virus scan. On doing so it detected "ransonware", which I am uneducated about (no longer the case, I have used other browsers since this incident to educate myself). I found a few moments later that many of my documents, movies, ect were encrypted. I figured I would do a restore to a previous addition, but my virus removal program erased any such thing for the whole computer including for the documents as far as I can tell. I used shadow explorer and it does not show ANY file back ups for anything.

These documents are VERY important. I can not stress this enough. And as I can not seem to find a viable solution online, I am left on my own ideas to recover these files.

I am desperately asking the community here for two things:

Is there a program I can use that can potentially break the code for these encrypted files? I do not care if I have to wait a month or more before said program is successful.

Any other solutions that I may have over looked?

A:Important files came under attack by ransomware. They are encrypted.

Well it would help to know which program you where hit with but I did find these links.
https://noransom.kaspersky.com/
Cisco Offers Free Decryption Tool For Ransomware Victims
Cryptolocker Virus Removal: How To Decrypt or Restore Encrypted Files And Remove Ransomware Malware For Free [VIDEO]

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SO..I need some help

I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop, and its been working great in the year I've had it. Yesterday, I went to do some DJing practice, and noticed that all my music was gone. All that was left was the sample music. Same thing with all of my pictures and video, gone. I restarted the computer and came back a day later to find everything was still gone. As a DJ, I've built up an extensive library of music, thousands of songs, so that really made me mad. Also I had about a thousand irreplaceable pictures and videos that I backed up from my old phone. Again, as these cannot be replaced, this made me really mad. I have NO idea what happened to the files. When I go into the libraries and look at music, or pictures, it just says that the folders are unavailable. I haven't been doing anything different with the laptop aside from syncing it with my Xbox for media. I'm totally clueless, but I need help, as music is my job, and I don't feel like downloading all that music again.

ANY help would be much appreciated

A:Important music and image files were erased

Make sure these files are just not hidden,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/56005-file-folder-hide-unhide.html
Which by the way is usually the first sign of Malware.
You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
Uncheck the box to Activate the Free trial from the final install options,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

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Hello! Was directed here by a respected friend who advised you may be able to help. I think what you guys are doing here to fight these criminals is amazing.
Anyway, Notebook containing many images for work was infected last week when downloading iTunes. Did not notice the infection until after the ''deadline" had passed.
Should I give in and pay or have my chances of any recovery ended?

A:Help! Crypto infection - files are more important than computer. Do I pay?

Turkish National Informatics an Information Security Research Centre (TUBİTAK_BİLGEM) has developed a decrypter for torrentlocker or cryptolocker viruses.
You may reach the decrypter from "https://zar.sge.gov.tr/Decrypter/FileUpload" adress.
I tried it, it works

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We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Seconds until Windows starts: 30

I tried every option. Windows screen appears for brief seconds and then computer restarts. This continues over and over again until I turn the PC off. The BIOS screen appears. Haven't recently uploaded or changed software. I have no idea why this is happening. Months preceding this, the computer has shut off unexpectedly, but has always restarted normally. I haven't tried XP cd repair because I'm afraid of losing CRUCIAL files. Hoping to extract them safely before using Repair or Restore. Unable to run antiviral, spyware scans.

Thank you for your help!!

A:PLEASE HELP! Windows XP not starting up. VERY important files not backed up!!

You could remove the Hard drive, install it as a second HD in another computer or slave it via USB adapter and make a dvd or put files on a thumbdrive.

Or download and burn a linux cd? By making a Live CD, (boots up using the linux cd and computer ram) you should be able to access the files (without removing anything) you need to back them up to a thumbdrive.

Do you have a XP cd? supposedly performing a repair install shouldnt mess with your files and folders. I still would back up the computer, if at all possible first though.

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Hi guys,

I am hoping somebody out here can help me.

I think I downloaded some sort of virus and it has corrupted my windows. I can't boot up into windows anymore and I can't access my documents.

I am going to reinstall windows, but I want to back up these documents to my external hard drive.

I need a program that I can boot from CD and let me access my hard drive as well as give me support to backup files to an external USB drive.

Somebody please help me.

A:WINDOWS XP DIED. I need help backing up some important files.

hello and welcome to tsf
can you get to bios or safe mode? do you have your xp disk?
if not pull the battery out for 20 mins while your puter is unplugged.
post back

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Hi everyone,

Last night I installed Corel Painter IX and Adobe Photoshop CS2 and uninstalled the previous versions of the two programmes (Painter 8 and Photoshop CS). I test ran each programme and they were working perfectly, then I turned my PC.

I turned my computer on again today and was greeted with a black screen saying that the following file was missing or corrupt: c:\windows\system32\config\system

I've had this error about 5 times over the last 2 or 3 years (same computer, God it's slow now), each time it occurs when something's been uninstalled. I fixed the problem and restored the PC to 2 days ago before Painter IX and Photoshop CS2 had been installed.

The PC is working fine now, but the shortcuts for Photoshop and Painter aren't anywhere to be found, but the installed folders are still there. What's even more annoying is that the run files for the programmes aren't in the folders (I checked last night before it all went up the wall and they were there). I can't figure out where they've gone!

Can someone PLEASE help me get these run files back, the two programmes were needed for work and I can't do anything at home until I've got them up and running again!

A:Missing important files after System Restore

when you do a restore,anything that was installed after the restore point has to be reinstalled

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Hi, as the title says I deleted important registry files. It was accidental, I wanted to uninstall microsoft office pro plus 2013(or something like that) with Revo Uninstaller Pro because I wanted to make sure nothing was left behind. However, after I deleted it with the scan for leftovers (it asks you if you want to delete leftover registry and then leftover files and folders) my computer started to **** up. My theme changed to the basic grey thing, when I want to navigate the Internet it doesn't work... I knew I did something wrong, so I wanted to restore my PC using system restore. However even that isn't working. When I go on the page after clicking on system restore, it gives me an error with about a shadow file or idk(I'm not on my PC right now because Internet doesn't work as said above). I can't even click on a restore point because of that error.

I can however boot normally so that at least is good. I am extremely confused!! Please help!
Is Revo uninstaller a good or bad thing considering what it did to my PC(or more what I did to it by trusting them)?

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Deleted important registery files!

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Run by Xtreme Server at 17:32:41 on 2013-03-21
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2015.990 [GMT 8:00]
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CAFEMA~1\CafeManila.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\TaskSwitchXP\TaskSwitchXP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIGGI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.313\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S50ST7.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S50RP7.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype\Toolbars\Skype C2C Service\c2c_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:can view my important files on my flash drive

Good evening. can view my important files on my flash drive
I'm afraid that the title of this thread doesn't make any sense to me - will you explain what exactly your problem is.

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Hello all -

I have a bit of a problem. Last month my Emachine (tower) would not work anymore. There was no power going to the computer therefore impossible for me to get any data off at that time. I now have a HP labtop and am trying to transfer some of my files from the Emachine to the HP. I bought a DYNEX hardrive enclosure and hooked it up. I have looked everywhere on that hard drive and cannot seem to locate 10G of music, pictures and some very important files. I did go into documents and settings on the old drive and clicked on my user name to see if any information was there. It said the folder was empty and it gave me an error message as access denied. I also checked the space available and there is 18G used out of 20G which is the same as when it was working in my Emachine. Please help me!

Thank you all!

Gracie Lou
 

A:HELP - can't find any of my important files on my old hard drive

see if you can right click on the drive, and go to security and permissions (or even on that individual folder) and set the owner as the user name on your lappy.
 

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Hey everyone. I'm posting this on behalf of a co-worker whose computer recently got damaged.
Situation:
He had told me that a friend spilled a little wine on the counter which then seeped underneath it. After a day of air drying and after cleaning it- it turned on but it wouldn't load into Vista. It tried to do a startup repair.
He brought it into work when our IT guy was there. He did some stuff to it (not sure exactly what) and told my co-worker when it's done to type exit and then re-boot. He then told him if it doesn't load into Vista, he'll need to take out the drive, get a usb adapter and plug it in to another computer to retrieve the personal files (pictures, documents, audio, etc)

We never got it to load into Vista. So he bought an adapter. We plugged it into his XP machine at work and were not able to find any of his personal files.
We ran a search for just pictures on the drive, and it only pulled system images and pictures that come on the computer or with software, no pictures from a camera or anything.
I plugged it into my Mac, oddly a few additional folders were visible that weren't when plugged into XP- one was a folder called $RecycleBin and another was the Documents and Settings folder, which was empty though.
No luck on a Mac finding any of the missing files.
I told him to try to plug it into a Vista machine and MAYBE other files or folders would be visible, but that I honestly wasn't very optimistic on that being the solution.

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A:Vista won't boot- need to recover important files!

Hi MattD313,

You said you hooked it up to another PC and you cannot find the files you need? Hmmm... may be the files were already deleted. For one, someone had already tried to 'fix' it before you did. The bad thing about that is that you also do not know what that other person did in his attempt to repair it. If you can see other folders or files except the one your friend needs then I am inclined to believe they were deleted.

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One of our laptops with windows 7 profession crashed. It shows some blue screen before going to login screen.

I tried windows startup repair, system restore but nothing works. It shows message "windows repair unsuccessful" or "cannot complete system restore".

There are few important files in it so I'm trying to recover it.

I wonder if I install fresh windows 7 with option "upgrade" will keep the old files in c drive. Then i can recover them.

A:[SOLVED] windows 7 pc crashed..have important files in it

Can you please get the STOP code error for the BSOD?

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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Hello, i am having problems with Norton's Saying everything is a virus. when i know most of the files aren't virus. such programs such as Quicktime Sothinks Winzip Winrar and other important programs i use. I use Norton Anti Virus 2004. also a problem i have, when i try to install Norton System Work 2004 it will not let me install it. gives me some weird message. like [ProductName]Installer and then when i try to install can't find something do with Shared.

can anyone help me find out what the problem is?
 

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I was using google chrome and none of the pages were loading correctly (including settings). This made me think I needed to do an immediate virus scan. On doing so it detected "ransonware", which I am uneducated about (no longer the case, I have used other browsers since this incident to educate myself). I found a few moments later that many of my documents, movies, ect were encrypted. I figured I would do a restore to a previous addition, but my virus removal program erased any such thing for the whole computer including for the documents as far as I can tell. I used shadow explorer and it does not show ANY file back ups for anything.

These documents are VERY important. I can not stress this enough. And as I can not seem to find a viable solution online, I am left on my own ideas to recover these files.

I am desperately asking the community here for two things:

Is there a program I can use that can potentially break the code for these encrypted files? I do not care if I have to wait a month or more before said program is successful.

Any other solutions that I may have over looked?

A:Important files came under attack by ransomware. They are encrypted.

Well it would help to know which program you where hit with but I did find these links.
https://noransom.kaspersky.com/
Cisco Offers Free Decryption Tool For Ransomware Victims
Cryptolocker Virus Removal: How To Decrypt or Restore Encrypted Files And Remove Ransomware Malware For Free [VIDEO]

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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Window 8.1

When I run File history backup, I get the following error:

Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos

If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point.

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When I run the following Command prompt: Dir/al/s
It show me these reparse points as follow
Directory of C:\Users\(myname)\Documents
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Music (C:\users\(myname)\Music)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Pictures (C:\users\(myname)\Pictures)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Videos (C:\users\(myname)\Videos)
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When I use Files Explorer,
These files do not show up.
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Music / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Pictures / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Videos / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos
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How do I Delete/Remove these reparse point?
 

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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After doing a restore I lost some important emails. Is there any way to get them back? Can I restore my computer to an even earlier time? I did this, I thought it was an earlier time, but it may not have been. It may have been the same restore point in fact.

If I restored my computer to an even earlier time would this restore the emails I lost?

If not is there any other way to get the emails? My backup drive is my E: drive and I tried getting the emails from there, but you know how microsoft outlook is , i just don't know how to do it. Is there anything I can do?

Maybe a system restore? I haven't tried that, although it's been a little while, I'd hate to lose something else :(. It would be worth it though to get the emails back.

Thanks a lot.
Brad

A:Did a restore (using backup and restore) and lost important emails

you should be able to reverse the restore if its what cause the lost of emails. However, normally your emails are safe during a restore.

you could also do a search and see if it finds your pst files. see this for more info

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Hey Guys,

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. The end result is I need to recover the Documents and Settings folder on my HDD. Here is the scenario:

About two weeks ago, I came home to a dead computer. The fans were on in the case, but the monitor was off. Every time I rebooted, the same happened. I finally had to send my motherboard and CPU in. Intel sent me a warranty replacement Dual Core 2 2.4Ghz processor and ASUS sent me a new motherboard. However, it was not the original. It was the same type of board but the premium model (P5N32-SLI Premium, original was Deluxe) as they didn’t have mine in stock.

While I waited for the new components to arrive, I was able to hook up my old hard drive to my brother’s computer. The hard drive is a SATA Western Digital 250GB. I was able to grab a few files off but didn’t need any others at the time. Plus, the hard drive seemed to working fine so I had no reason to think it would be a problem to get files off in the future.

When I finally got the components back, I hooked everything up. The computer posted with no problem so I went through and configured the BIOS to my liking. Upon reboot, I received an error along the lines of “No Operating System” found. I rebooted but the same occurred. I then put in my Windows XP Pro CD thinking that maybe the new motherboard was giving Windows a problem. When I went through to choose the “R” Repair option (NOT Recovery Console), it should ask me which Windows installation I wou... Read more

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Currently I am between personal computers for myself and am running all of my personal stuff on my Seagate 500 GB external USB harddrive on the family computer. (Windows XP, 80GB harddrive, 256 MB RAM, etc.) I'm a photographer and recently returned from a two week trip with a lot of photos, which I put onto my external drive (since that's where all my stuff is). I've been editing and uploading from there. When I'm done with the drive I always use the safely remove hardware tool. Half the time it doesn't seem to want to work and says "device can't be stopped, try later." I unplug it anyway, and there is never a problem. A few nights ago I was waiting for it to give me an answer (to either be safe, or give the error message). I waited longer than usual and nothing was coming up, so I unplugged it, and a second later it finally said it was safe to remove. The next day I was going to upload more of the photos, but was first going to go to the folder to look at some of them. Here's a quick overview of how I have my folders set up: On the desktop is a 'Pics" folder. In there is another 'Pics" folder among with other files. Inside that folder I have a selection of folders, including all photos from 2008 so far, ones that are edited and ready to print to different sizes, and one from my recent trip. Inside the recent trip folder I have folders dedicated to the different memory cards I used. Recently I have been working only in the folders dedicated to the cards. ... Read more

A:Important files disappeared somehow on external harddrive, and I need them back!

Would this get more attention if it were in another forum on here such as the external drive forum (I think it's called). I just posted here because it is XP being dealt with on the machine.

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I woke up today to an update and after updating I can no longer login without crashing. BSOD evrrytime, even in safe mode. Help please, I have to get into the computer even if its just to save files and wipe

A:BSOD cant login win32k help please, important files on latoo

The title is supposed to say laptop, sorry typing on phone

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Hi, I have a Dell laptop Inspiron E1405 that unfortunately was infected with a virus. My cpu got infected because my virus protection McAfee expired. (Prior to that McAfee always blocked such threats to my cpu... I had my cpu for 3 yrs roughly) Anyways I scanned the latest McAfee virus scan I had which picked up alot of the infected files and quarantined them however there were about 6 files that could not be quarantined. These files were windows system 32 files and perhaps something else. Well being that McAfee located where the files were I went and located the file and simply deleted them by sending them each to the McAfee Shredder... which was a huge mistake in my fault because now my cpu turns on and I can log in but when I do that all I get is my screensaver background with no icons or anything else. Obviously I deleted some important system files and now I dont know where or how I can even recover such files. Moreover, I don't remember the files' names sad.gif and I don't even know if the virus is gone and my cpu is acting like that because of the files I deleted or because the virus got worse. I think it was the deleted files... can anybody please help?

A:Important system files I deleted due to infection by virus

Hi .

Sounds to me like a clean install would eliminate two problems: the malware and the missing system files.

Anything short of a clean install seems like it is likely to very hit-and-miss for an extended period of time.

If you have a Dell...don't you have restore/recovery capability of some sort?

Louis

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