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  1. Thread: Misterium Macrium by Not Myself
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Neither Repair Folder nor removal of *.msf files...

    Neither Repair Folder nor removal of *.msf files has any effect. I shall deal with the rest of this message, as well as those directly above it later today, with my thanks.
  2. Thread: Misterium Macrium by Not Myself
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    To the three nice enough to reply, and without in...

    To the three nice enough to reply, and without in the slightest trying to be smug or whatever, I know how to do that. What I don't know is how to, for example, choose a specific file or folder from,...
  3. Thread: Misterium Macrium by Not Myself
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 925

    Misterium Macrium

    I discovered today that I have several folders and subfolders in Thunderbird that have lost their contents At least one of the folders, which only had two entries, had them on 2May2021.

    In trying...
  4. Thread: Mysterious Shortcut Behavior by Not Myself
    Forum: General Support
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    From my original message, "I used Ctrl-Shft-S,...

    From my original message, "I used Ctrl-Shft-S, which as has been true for quite some time, brought up the calendar." And, as also stated, and as I just tried it, it continues to work properly. And,...
  5. Thread: Mysterious Shortcut Behavior by Not Myself
    Forum: General Support
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    Mysterious Shortcut Behavior

    I use the free version of EssentialPIM, which has a series of assigned keyboard shortcuts, of which I use only Ctrl+Shft+S and Ctrl-Shft-T. A while ago, needing to see the calendar, I used...
  6. Thread: Error Device media is write-protected by Not Myself
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 976

    Pedantic amelioration. "Merriam-Webster ...

    Pedantic amelioration.

    "Merriam-Webster

    "Wright
    ": a worker skilled in the manufacture especially of wooden objects ...
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    The only manual I have seen listed at Dell for...

    The only manual I have seen listed at Dell for both XPS 8900 and XPS 8930 is a Service Manual; I have copies of both of those. Perhaps the manual says what you say it says, but as I have never found...
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    I must apologize for having made at least two...

    I must apologize for having made at least two errors today in replying on this thread. I have entirely too many things going on at once, and this particular problem had really upset me. The original...
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    Here are the requested backups. In creating the...

    Here are the requested backups. In creating the screenshots, I noticed for the first time that Macrium showed quite clearly that it would not use the last three partitions, even though they had been...
  10. Replies 17 Views 2,281

    I was not misinformed, I was "misread". That is,...

    I was not misinformed, I was "misread". That is, I saw the link, logged on, replied, without taking a moment to see who had posted the reply. However, the intent of my `misreply' was correct.

    At...
  11. Replies 17 Views 2,281

    There is no contradiction: I was answering your...

    There is no contradiction: I was answering your question.:

    "2. If the replaced SSD came with Factory installed OS, then it would have necessarily come with the WinRE Tools, Image and Dell support...
  12. Replies 17 Views 2,281

    Thanks for joining in. 1. Windows was...

    Thanks for joining in.

    1. Windows was installed. I don't know what OOBE is, but I do know that when the tech left, the computer was installing a large number of files that it said would have been...
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    I know what they are, at least by name: 1....

    I know what they are, at least by name:

    1. Winretools 2. Image (None) NTSF) 3. Dell Support

    They have always been there since I started using this computer last May. Why they did not get...
  14. Replies 17 Views 2,281

    Missing Partitions Found. Should I Try To Restore Them? (Solved)

    Using another, now closed thread, with the usual fine assistance offered here, I have since restoring the new motherboard and ssd, found that three of the six partitions in the Macrium Reflect full...
  15. Replies 19 Views 1,598

    No need to apologize, it is simply that I did not...

    No need to apologize, it is simply that I did not quite grasp how you had expressed it. You are completely correct: What you said is what I thought I had to do is what Macrium Reflect had already...
  16. Replies 19 Views 1,598

    At the risk of sounding snide, I'm not sure that...

    At the risk of sounding snide, I'm not sure that I understand what you wrote. Yes, I restored the full backup as I wanted the computer to return to the state it was in before the hardware...
  17. Replies 19 Views 1,598

    I was about to report a totally successful...

    I was about to report a totally successful process, but I found one problem. After the new motherboard and ssd were installed, I booted to the Macrium Reflect rescue disc and restored the full backup...
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    I don't know if the tech will wipe the disk....

    I don't know if the tech will wipe the disk. Premium Support contracts cover technician visits among other items.

    - - - Updated - - -



    When I click on "Create an image...", all six boxes are...
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    I cannot really say: All I remember is that I...

    I cannot really say: All I remember is that I used the Reflect software to create both the full and partial backups for both the C:\ and D:\ drives, C;\ being the ssd. I have no memory whatsoever of...
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    I was informed that I need to do the backup. My...

    I was informed that I need to do the backup. My few experiences with Dell field technicians is that they only take care of physical problems, such as my pending motherboard/ssd replacement. Thus, the...
  21. Replies 19 Views 1,598

    The replacement is being done at our house, as...

    The replacement is being done at our house, as called for and paid for by the warranty.

    How do I determine if the ssd is UEFI (whatever that is)? I don't recall being asked about that when...
  22. Replies 19 Views 1,598

    Gee, what took you so long to reply? (Do NOT...

    Gee, what took you so long to reply? (Do NOT reply to that!.) This is the type of information that I simply don't know about.

    Thank you, this really takes care of the problem for me. The answers...
  23. Replies 19 Views 1,598

    Motherboard and SSD Replacement: Need Backup Advice (Solved)

    Dell cannot tell if the motherboard or the SSD is defective, so they are going to replace both under warranty. I have until now never had a two-drive computer, so I need advice on what to backup...
  24. Thread: Strange USB Problem by Not Myself
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 0 Views 226

    Strange USB Problem

    This is posted solely out of curiosity: I had plugged in a new computer camera which, when turned on, presented a poor image. By fiddling with the USB plug, I could get it to work, but the problem...
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    I know, but that is what I could come up with...

    I know, but that is what I could come up with quickly that might satisfy him.

    "Time and tide wait for no man." Geoffrey Chaucer
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