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Is it possible to recover Microsoft Office files from a flash drive when they were edited and saved on the flash drive directly?

Several .docx and .xlsx documents were saved on a flash drive, edited in word and excel applications, and changes saved directly to that flash drive again. These files, when opened, now contain only ...
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ExFat flash disk pen drive works well on my Mac, but I/O on Linux

I formatted a usb flash pen with ExFat file system. I did it on my Mac computer and on it it worked flawlessly. However, on my Linux it doesn't: the files can't be read or created, even though I can ...
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Is there a mapping of USB Flash Drives to Fat32 / NTFS / Ex-Fat?

I am helping with documentation for a hardware product that is compatible with Fat32 Formatted USB sticks. Instead of saying "Fat32" and confusing users who may not be tech-savvy, we'd like to provide ...
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need to reset dirty bit on usb flash memory stick

We have a usb memory stick that FreeBSD-11 will not mount because its file system is not clean. It is not clean because it was removed from an extension cable while it was mounted on a FreeBSD-11 ...
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Install Linux on USB pendrive for new servers

I wonder if installing (and running) Linux (CentOS, in this case) from a USB pendrive is a smart or stupid move. Please note that: I am talking about server environment, not clients; I mean full OS ...
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Backing up a Owncloud server to a USB Drive [closed]

I've recently installed a new OwnCloud server, I have 2 encrypted usb hard drives that I will keep swapping over. I'm looking at ways to script the backup. The hard drives are formatted in NTFS to ...
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Running a server OS from an USB stick in 2017 [closed]

I want to install Fedora as server OS on a USB3 flash drive. I wonder if now in 2017 they would be reliable, durable, and fast enough for that purpose? I plan to have an additional large HDD for ...
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usb drive persistent mapping(ubuntu 16.04)

I'd like to map an usb drive to a path under ubuntu 16.04. The idea is to use rsync to backup some folders to this usb drive whenever I plug it. Is there any way for the system to recognize the usb ...
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gnome — create symlinks when mounting a file system

I'm not 100% sure where the problem is... udev or gnome or ... Backstory: I have an "IronKey". I have a udev rule that allows my IronKey to plug into my machine. After I've plugged it in, I go to ...
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How can I create a self extracting / self burning bootable USB image?

I need to put a bootable image of a usb stick on a website so that our users can download it and burn it to USB themselves. They aren't especially technical, so I don't want them to have to download ...
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Rsync backup to veracrypt-encrypted USB memory stick results in errors

I have created encrypted USB memory stick using Veracrypt for backup. First sync went ok, now trying to update it results in error. I'm using this command after mounting the volume: sudo rsync -...
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Automount USB drives with systemd

We're updating our servers from a very out-of-date distro to a modern Debian Jessie based system, including lightdm / xfce, and of course systemd (and udisks2). One sticking point is automounting USB ...
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Disable USB 3.0 per boot

CentOS 6.X does not support the option to boot off of a live USB. The issue is that not always am I able to disable the 3.0 port in BIOS. Is there any way of configuring CentOS to only use USB 3.0 on ...
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Issue With USB Devices on Domain PC's

I have just recently started working at a company that has a pretty minimal set-up with their IT, there was a domain setup, but only the default GPO's were assigned within Active Directory. Whenever ...
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Detect USB driver plugged in and run a certain file on it

I have some kind of a kiosk Ubuntu set up based on Ubuntu Server 14.0.2 which runs an application on chrome. The kiosk has no internet connection thus the updates to the application should be done ...
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Centos 7/1503 — Getting Error setting up base repository during installation

I've created bootable USB flash drive using recommended LiveUSB Creator using CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1503-01.iso. Now being at Installation Summary screen I'm getting Error setting up base ...
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Is it safe to boot a linux server from a USB drive?

I have an HP DL360 G7 server I plan to install KVM and ZFS on. The purpose is going to be a lab in a box. I have the 8 drive bays in the front loaded with 4 drives and an SSD (for the ZFS ZIL cache). ...
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How to mount an USB drive under VMWare ESXi 5.5?

I want to mount an USB drive to VMWare ESXi 5.5 host. The USB drive is visible with lsusb : Bus 01 Device 03: ID 154b:0095 PNY But not under /vmfs. Under /dev/disks/ I see many entries, but dunno ...
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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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ESXi 5 Hypervisor fatal boot error

For over 2 years now I've been running ESXi 5 just fine from a pen drive. I recently had to move the server to a new location and started seeing an issue. Once the system starts to boot, I get: '...
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How can I test for BadUSB vulnerability?

There are news that an unpatchable and unfixable USB firmware exploit is "out there". This could seem unrelated to servers but since the affected hardware from Phison is not disclosed there is a ...
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how to set linux hostname based on flashdisk volume label [closed]

i'am running live linux, which run from FAT32 flashdisk since i run a lot of pc using this flashdisk, its difficult to identify which IP for its hostname, since its ip need to be dynamically ...
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Audit access to USB drives

Is there a way to audit access to USB drives with built-in windows logging? We already do GP based auditing on our server's NTFS file system, but how do we extend that to workstations? There are no ...
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How to install ClearOS community edition 6.5.0 from USB drive?

Due to the fact that pfSense 2.1 wouldn't detect our Thunderbolt Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57762 gigabit ethernet adapter, we are having a look at ClearOS. For ClearOS 6.5.0 community edition we couldn't ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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How can I disable USB removable devices except mouse and keyboard [closed]

I am the owner of a small company (4 employees) and I have Win 7 Ultimate on my machine. My other PCs are connected via LAN and they too have Windows 7 on their machine. My question is, is there any ...
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ISO2USB vs Universal USB Installer vs LinuxLive USB Creator for a CentOS 5.9 install

Is there any functional difference among these three tools, if I want to create a CentOS 5.9 bootable USB installer using a Windows box? I realize ISO2USB was more CentOS-specific, but also that ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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Cannot initialize disk in PowerShell : Initialize-Disk throws “The disk has already been initialized”

I'm trying to change the flash drive's partition style to GPT using PowerShell, but the cmdlet throws "The disk has already been initialized" (even though I've cleaned the drive): PS C:\WINDOWS\...
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Using a local USB storage pen on a remote Windows server via Remote Desktop

Using the mstsc.exe client shipped by default with recent versions of Windows (i.e. Windows 7) is it possible to access local USB storage on a remote server (assume Windows Server 2008). For example, ...
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How can I create a bootable USB ISO stick without formatting the stick [closed]

I know that there are many well-known methods for creating a bootable USB stick, but all these alternatives needs to format the USB stick. What I'm looking for is some alternative method to create an ...
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Pros and cons of installing ESXi on a SSD vs USB flash drive?

I'm debating on doing an ESXi 4.1/5.0 installation on a USB stick or a pair of 32GB SATA II SSDs (RAID1 mirror). According to VMWare's documentation, when ESXi is booting it looks for a 4GB space for ...
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Disabling USBSTOR.SYS doesn't block USB

In my company, we have a policy to disable USB Storage by disabling the USBSTOR.SYS via GPO. Strangely, some computers (not all) seem to be immune from this GPO, even though GP Modeling and GP ...
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Windows Server Backup “Reading Data; please wait…”

On windows Server 2008 R2 I have recently added the windows server backup (WSB) feature. Opening WSB I get the message "Reading Data; please wait...". This message fails to go away, even after ...
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How do I permanently delete a USB storage drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zeroing SSD drives I have an external flash drive that I want to get rid off. I've deleted & formatted it from within Windows but I want to make sure no one can get to the ...
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What is a useful “transfer large things” method/medium? [closed]

Other than through the network, what does everyone use for transferring things like system images or very large files? For example, external case+hard drive like a myBook. Or, extremely large usb/...
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USB Image Mounting Executable [closed]

So I've used Daemon tools before to mount ISO images but I was wondering if anyone knows of a lightweight IOS mounter executable that I can put on a thumbdrive and run from any windows device without ...
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Create a bootable usb drive with simple message [closed]

This should be simple but cannot get my head around it. Want to create a bootable usb drive (FreeDos, Syslinux GrubforDos) really don't care. All I need is it to boot and display a simple message and ...
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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...
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New standalone ESXi 5 deployments - USB versus SD card?

Now that the old full VMWare ESX with service console is no longer, I'm redeploying some standalone ESXi servers. I'm using HP ProLiant ML and DL G6 and G7 servers. Does it make more sense to utilize ...
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Transporting files over direct mail [closed]

Our company is in need of some good methods on transporting confidential files over the mail (UPS/Fedex ect). I was thinking about a password protected jump drive but what do you guys feel is the ...
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How to write ISO image to usb memory stick from linux command-line?

I'm having trouble figuring out how I would write an ISO disk image to a USB flash memory device from the command line in Ubuntu. I have the Startup Disk Creator utility, but I need to be able to ...
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Linux (CentOS): Confirm that a disk device is a USB pen drive without logs

We have a USB pen drive connected to our server. It was connected months ago so we the log of the initial connection have since been rotated out. I know you could obtain the make and model of a ...
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Disk encryption without cooperation from system

I have a small embedded system that supports fat32. It does not have any encryption options for the files that it saves to a external usb connected disk. Modifying the source to support encryption is ...
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Should I use USB drive for Solaris 11 Express

Debating on if I should use a 16gb USB drive for my Solaris 11 Express SAN server. I intend to use Deduplication which I believe may be IO intensive for the DB. Though I can't be sure. The SAN ...
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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Disabling USB/removable devices in software

How can I truly disable USB/removable drive support purely with software? On Windows for example I know I could disable the relevant hardware in device manager, and users would not be able to ...
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Moving ESXi installation to USB key

What's the best way to move a VMware ESXi 4.1 installation from a harddrive to a usb memory? I'm planning to install a fresh VMware ESXi on the usb key, boot it up, and then somehow transfer the ...
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How to make USB thumbdrive space visible as a datastore to ESXi 4.1 U1? [closed]

I'm trying to create an All-in-one box which consists of ESXi running from an USB stick. Inside of ESXi there will be a vm which has been given direct access to a RAID controller for sharing it's ...
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Recover a USB flash driver reporting 0 bytes

I'm not sure it's the right section to be asking this question, sorry if it's not. Last night I used openSUSE ImageWriter to create a USB bootable flash driver, however the drive is completely ...