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I've been trying to repair my system after it froze during a session using Ubuntu-Tweak. I'm aware that it only saves the settings and not the files, so my question is:

Can I restore it from another hard-drive or live CD?

I'm fairly new to Linux, but I'm gaining ground after getting "greedy" with all the possibilities included with the open source software. It's part of my learning process. I break it, then I learn how to fix it (sometimes). I've searched to no avail for a solution so any help is appreciated.

Regards, Jeremy

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I'm not sure what you are asking. Do you mean you want to undo whatever settings you changed with ubuntu-tweak? –  psusi Jan 15 '12 at 22:19
    
Yes, it has a back-up option which probably works if your able to start it. I wasn't able to log in. For some reason my rescue mode never worked after install, but I never needed it and didn't realize until I needed it. I was using it to clean up a big mess (removing excess files after installing Kubuntu alongside Ubuntu accidentally). I had a launch menu that was being populated with items and sub-items. Nothing I tried helped and it's was a quite a mess I caused. I thought I'd try Ubuntu-Tweak but other issues + the strain of Ubuntu-Tweak crashed my computer. –  Jeremy Jared Jan 16 '12 at 4:01
    
I just finished an ugly fix. I used an external drive I use to install Ubuntu. Once I gained access to the files I installed U.T. on it and made some back-ups. Next I copied the broke system's backups and replaced them with the external b-up's, imported the old backups into the install drive, then cp'ed them into the old OS. I just gained access, but have some bugs to work out. I'm sure there's a better way and hoped someone had encountered/fixed it already. Thanks for your reply. I'm sure I'll be back to help if I can and get a little advice. –  Jeremy Jared Jan 16 '12 at 4:10
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OP solved problem:

I just finished an ugly fix. I used an external drive I use to install Ubuntu. Once I gained access to the files I installed U.T. on it and made some back-ups. Next I copied the broke system's backups and replaced them with the external b-up's, imported the old backups into the install drive, then cp'ed them into the old OS. I just gained access, but have some bugs to work out. I'm sure there's a better way and hoped someone had encountered/fixed it already. Thanks for your reply. I'm sure I'll be back to help if I can and get a little advice.

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