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I installed OpenSuSe 11.1 on my external hard drive by mistake. Now my important and sensitive files and folders are lost. I don't know how I can restore my old data back. Please help! Thanks.

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Ups. This is not good.
Suse is another operating system which on auto install erase the harddrive and autopartitioning it.

No much help. You can try to use a format recovery software. Maybe you are lucky
Also verify if Suse left a FAT32 or NTFS partition

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    • 2 Locate the boot loader included with your Linux distribution of choice and rename it to "otheros.bld" so the PS3 recognizes it. Your bootloader is either named "kboot" or "petitboot" followed by a version number.

  • Create a folder named "PS3" on the CD or Flash drive. Create another folder named "otheros" inside the "PS3" folder. These folder titles are case-sensitive--enter them exactly as they appear here.
  • 4 Save the "bootloader.bld" file in the "otheros" folder. If you are using a CD, burn it now. See the second Resource on how to burn a CD using tools included in Windows.
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    How back up your files (data) before doing system restore


    <p>1. Use of pre-installed backup tools. Many computers have a backup software installed when you buy (including Time Machine backup and restore for Mac or Windows). These tools are designed to transfer files to various media they create on the computer hard drive or external hard drive, you can prevent a total loss of data is performed. When you open the utility, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the backup. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Back up important files on a USB stick or Memory Stick. Insert the stick into a USB port on your computer. Drag the selected files to the disk icon on the desktop (Mac) or PC (Windows) will appear. Flash drives and memory sticks are very mobile and can be stored in small spaces such as basements. Although they generally do not have a capacity of more than a few gigabytes (GB), they are large enough to store your important files. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Enter an external hard drive. These external hard drives usually have a very large capacity and can therefore keep most or all files on a disk. Connect the external hard drive via a USB port. You can drag and drop files on your hard disk or use it as a means of backup using a backup utility installed. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Burn your important files on a CD-R or DVD-R. an entire hard disk backup can be many slices, so this option is ideal if you want large media files or documents for easy access later. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM and follow the instructions on the screen (for Windows and Mac) to back up and store files. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Upload files for storage in the cloud. Services in the Internet cloud storage (like Mozy and drop-down box) are great ways to backup files to the internet access from any Internet enabled device. Important files with sensitive information may only be attached to a back-up cloud services such as Mozy. Clouds, Drop box is ideal for backing up photos, videos and other files less sensitive.<br />

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    It's a good idea to regularly back up all important files on your computer to an external source to prevent data loss. Your iTunes music, videos and other digital downloads are stored in separate files within the iTunes folder. However, if you consolidate them into a single folder, it's easier to back them up to an external hard drive.

    Launch iTunes. Go to the program's Preferences menu. Click the "Advanced" tab. Check the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" and click "OK." Click "File." Select "Library" and then "Organize Library." Check the box next to "Consolidate Files" and click "OK." Close iTunes. Connect your external hard drive to your computer. Find the iTunes media folder on your computer's hard drive. Drag the folder to the icon for your external drive to copy your iTunes media.

    Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

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    If you are trying to recover a key of an already installed program on your computer there are freeware keyfinders on the internet


    http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/keyfinder-thing/3000-2094_4-10491989.html

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    you should not need to buy any software to back your data on a hard drive

    Determine how much space you need.

    The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.


    You can do this in a couple of ways.

    Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."


    This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.


    If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.

    Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.


    Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.

    This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.


    Choose a backup method. Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.


    There are advantages and disadvantages to all.

    An external drive is convenient because you can plug it into other computers and immediately transfer or copy files without needing the Internet or having to worry at all about security.


    However you have to carry the drive with you and always face the remote possibility that both your computer and the hard drive would break.


    Data disks provide the same advantages and disadvantages as external hard drives: portability, but the possibility of theft or breakage.

    You can also use an online backup service.


    These services range in price depending on the amount of storage.

    The advantage of an online service is that you can access your files from anywhere there is Internet, and it is generally cheaper, especially for small amounts of service.


    Also, you don't need to carry or store another piece of equipment.

    The disadvantage is your backup is stored on the service's external server, so security is a potential issue.


    Back up your files. Once you have chosen your method of backup, do not forget the most important step: back up your files.


    For external media, go into "My Computer" and double-click the "C" drive to open it.

    Select all the files if backing up your entire hard drive, or select your "Backup" folder if just backing up your important files.


    Holding your "CTRL" key, drag your selected files to your back up source, either your external hard drive or data disk drive.


    Release your mouse button and "CTRL" key and allow the files to be copied onto your backup media.


    hope this helps





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    Determine how much space you need.

    The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.


    You can do this in a couple of ways.

    Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."


    This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.


    If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.

    Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.


    Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.

    This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.


    Choose a backup method. Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.


    There are advantages and disadvantages to all.

    An external drive is convenient because you can plug it into other computers and immediately transfer or copy files without needing the Internet or having to worry at all about security.


    However you have to carry the drive with you and always face the remote possibility that both your computer and the hard drive would break.


    Data disks provide the same advantages and disadvantages as external hard drives: portability, but the possibility of theft or breakage.

    You can also use an online backup service.


    These services range in price depending on the amount of storage.

    The advantage of an online service is that you can access your files from anywhere there is Internet, and it is generally cheaper, especially for small amounts of service.


    Also, you don't need to carry or store another piece of equipment.

    The disadvantage is your backup is stored on the service's external server, so security is a potential issue.


    Back up your files. Once you have chosen your method of backup, do not forget the most important step: back up your files.


    For external media, go into "My Computer" and double-click the "C" drive to open it.

    Select all the files if backing up your entire hard drive, or select your "Backup" folder if just backing up your important files.


    Holding your "CTRL" key, drag your selected files to your back up source, either your external hard drive or data disk drive.


    Release your mouse button and "CTRL" key and allow the files to be copied onto your backup media.


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    Since I know you have a copy of openSUSE, I'll use openSUSE as the virtual machine. Of course, you can substitute any OS.

    Open Virtual Box. Click on "New" and click next in the "create new virtual machine" box. In the "name" box give your VM a name, say, SUSE. The OS drop down should indicate Linux, and then select the version of the distro, usually openSUSE. Click next. Accept the default 512MB of memory and click next (you can change this later if need be.) Under the "Virtual Hard Disk" select "create new hard disk" and click next. Click next again in the "welcome to create a new hard disk wizard" box. Choose "dynamically expanding storage" and click next. In the virtual disk location and size, accept the default and click next OR click the folder icon and browse to a location that you want to use....this can be a completely different physical hard drive. In the "summary" page click finish.

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    Alternatively, if you have downloaded an ISO file, you can click the folder icon next to the "empty" and point it to the ISO file. That way you don't have to burn the ISO file to CD.

    After that, under "network" in the left column, select either "NAT" or "bridged adapter" so your virtual machine can get out to the internet.

    Now all you have to do is place your copy of SUSE into your CD/DVD drive, ignore anything that comes up, then highlight your virtual machine in Virtual Box and click "start" and it will take you through the install as if it were a real harddrive. Enjoy.

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    1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the external HDD (drive E:, drive F:, drive G:,or whatever letter it has on your system).

    2. If the external HDD does NOT have a name (such as "WDMyBook01", or something else easy to remember), RIGHT-CLICK the letter of the external HDD; Windows will give you the option of creating a NAME for the external HDD.

    3. Create a name for the external HDD, you can use any combination of letters or numbers, but NOT MORE than 11 characters in length. By creating a distinct name for your external HDD, you'll have an easier time remembering which MyBook drive has certain files on it. Be sure to do this for BOTH external HDDs.

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    6. In the future, put ALL your files into a folder on the external HDD, so you can avoid experiencing this problem again.

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