Re: recover of windows and programs leaving other files and folders behind
If you asking about MS Windows (not Ubuntu), then the answer is simple -- you can't. While you can save off settings, files, and personal data, there is no way to save off programs and reinstall from that. You have to reinstall programs from scratch -- every single one of them.
Originally Posted by padd_y17
Ubuntu 16.04 Mate, Mint 18 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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