Questions about the loss and recovery of data.

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I just downloaded Ubuntu and lost windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu latest version and it works but lost my Windows. When I was doing installation from USB boot. I chose the first choice of the installation because there was no other operating ...
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Recover data from RAID1 array (My Book Live Duo)

I have a WD My Book Live Duo device which I used as a network drive with a RAID1 configuration. The device, which was working flawlessly for almost 2 years suddenly stopped working, that is; it was ...
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Power Failure while Partitioning

I was running GParted in an Ubuntu Live instance to re-partition my hard drive. I had it set to shrink sda3, remove sda2, and enlarge sda6 which was in an extended partition. I accidentally forgot to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit suddenly lost all data

I was just browsing and scrolling on the web on my Ubuntu laptop while Rhythmbox was on, then suddenly, my screen began blinking.. Icons enlarged while I turn the mouse wheel tho my hands are only on ...
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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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how can i recover my loss data? [duplicate]

I have migrated from Windows 7 to Ubuntu just yesterday. Windows 7 was in my C: drive. I did not realise that if I wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu, Ubuntu would be installed in the C: drive only. So ...
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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages: target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Not formatting a partition while installing Ubuntu but still data getting lost from that partition! [duplicate]

I'd Ubuntu 13.10 on my system with separate /home partition for my data. Now I reinstalled the same O.S. In the option while installing, I selected something else & there specified to format all ...
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How can I recover files from a FAT disk image in their original locations?

I had an MP3 player that deleted most of its files. I created an 8GB image file with dd right away. I looked at and tried to use some of the recovery software, but they just give me a bunch of ...
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NTFS Partion still gets reset in Win8 after having changes done in Ubuntu

I already turned off the "Safe Boot" and "Fast startup" (described here). Still. I returned after several month of not using windows at all and my whole NTFS partion was completly reset to the status ...
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Data recovery from partition, that Ubu formatted during install

My Ubuntu system broke up few weeks ago and there was not another way than reinstall. As I do not have anything that big as my data values on HDD, I parted the disk to two similarly sized partitions. ...
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Incorrectly detected fakeraid destroyed data during install

I have attempted to install ubuntu 14.04 on my PC in parallel (dual boot) with windows XP. My PC has 2 SATA disks, one was more-less devoted to the system, second one to data. However, when running ...
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Why does Ubuntu delete every partition on your drive without asking you? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Monday, and on Tuesday I installed Windows 8.1, and then I had to reinstall all my applications onto Windows. On my 2 terabyte disk, I had 1 terabyte NTFS (Windows) ...
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partitions can't be recovered, disk is to small. Can I get my data?

I've caused myself a lot of headache with this and could use a hand of an expert. With dd I managed to write my 6 GiB (or so) image onto hdd that held this very image screwing up src and dest ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows partition when trying to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 just to check them however I seem to totally mess it up. I used wubi and wanted to install it on my D drive however I was confused during fixing ...
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recover data in linux removed with rm [duplicate]

Today i deleted my home directory (in wrong action) with: sudo rm -rf * And when i use extundelete i get this message: root@ubuntu:~# sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/hamed/ ...
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Windows 7 data recovery after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a 500GB hard disk. While installing Ubuntu, Ubuntu is replaced windows 7. After installation Ubuntu found whole 500Gb storage on Ubuntu itself. I suppose I lost all data on Windows which was ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Using the “Erase entire disk” on windows 8 [duplicate]

I wanted to have dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1. But then out my ignorance/careless ness I have selected the option 'erase entire disk' and later after rebooting I realized that the ...
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Accidentally deleted my windows 7 while installing ubuntu, trying to reinstall it [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and I believe have downloaded the correct ISO file. I've been trying to use GParted and UNetbootin to create a bootable usb by formatting to FAT32, flagging ...
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rabbitsvn deleted **all** my folders?

I was working with rabbitsvn and trying to export a file from an older revision, when suddenly all programs in the background just shut down. I go to my "Home"-folder to find out that all (!!) my ...
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bcache corruption after reboot

bcache seems to work fine, but after rebooting, the ext4 filesystem stored in /dev/bcache0 frequently, but not always, becomes corrupted - seemingly, it only damages metadata for recently modified ...
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How to recover partition that is lost while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake. While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my ...
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ntfs formatted to ext4 by ubuntu installer data lost [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows ,I choose to install alongside but it didn't show me the screen to repartition and deleted my one partition and formatted it to ext4 and installed ...
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Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows?

Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows? I've noticed an anomaly between the two, perhaps a bug, or perhaps I'm misusing the functionality. It works the same way every time ...
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Lost data at CP -r <from source> <To destination> How to do Recovery

I took a backup into external hard disk and moved all of them to my new Ubuntu machine location /tmp which is near around 100 GB. And I moved via command prompt cp -r /tmp /home The folder into my ...
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Recovering files from earlier but lost Windows 8 partion

I may be repeating the same topics here. But I am not sure where to begin. Please help with the details below: I had Windows 8.1 pro with partitions: C:, D: and E:. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by ...
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Investigating RAID-related issue that caused data loss while using LiveUSB

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on one of my hard drives and something went seriously wrong, resulting in 400+ GB of data being lost. Frustrated as I was, I've decided to try to find out what ...
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Lost all hard disks partition and data [duplicate]

hard disk space lost when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and also lost all partition and data please help me out. i was installing Ubuntu 14.04 accidentally LOST ALL DATA & drive partitions. i have not ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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recover partitions lost during installation [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 over my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I had divided my hard drive into three partitions but when I reinstalled without formatting the disk, it made a single partition and I lost ...
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Backup restore give errors

Alls my backup files give me the same error Invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file duplicity-full.20140303T215257Z.vol33.difftar.gz calculated hash: e19C … Manifest hash : cabdbec I have the ...
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Files being destroyed without consent

When I originally posted this, I had not seen any evidence of files being lost on my internal hdd, not since installing ubuntu 13.01. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I keep losing files. Years of my life, ...
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I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
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Data lost due to installation of Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. While installing it showed the partition menu, and I selected some options that were told to me by Ubuntu users on Ask Ubuntu. I did the same, but I wasn't ...
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Lost partition while installing Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu. Earlier I was using window 7 and had 2 drives. A few minutes back I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. While installing, I selected the "replace Windows 7" option, and now I can ...
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Files in Download Folder get deleted

The download folder got emptied, while I was watching a video from the same folder. This is the second time it has happened. Could it be a worm ? I have not installed any programs that clean up my PC. ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with windows 8. While I was using Ubuntu, all of a sudden my system went into a suspend mode and when I logged back in all my data was gone. It was Ubuntu in its ...
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Will I lose my data when I install Ubuntu alongside windows?

Currently I am using windows 8.1(Trial version), but I wanted to check out Ubuntu as my trial ends within 2 months. I have 500GB HDD and half of it is filled with important Data. Now, I want to ...
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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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files not visible on my seagate expnsion drive

i am using a 1 TB expansion drive and it has 643.6 GB data used as the properties window says, but there is a folder in there is around 500 GB data which i can not see. It's properties are showing ...
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Bug in Krusader lost directory subtree. How to recover the files?

Using Krusader version 2.4.0-beta1 (thanks Canonical for using me as ginnea pig without my knowledge), I renamed two directories to replace the spaces in the names with underscores. Unfortunately, ...
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Is it safe to dual boot? [closed]

I used to use Ubuntu on an old laptop a few years ago, now that laptop is dead, and I want Linux for developing (Windows doesn't really like Python), so I'm considering dual booting on my main ...
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mv file to smb failed, space still used, file missing

I attempted to mv a 14GB file from my local filesystem to a smb share on my windows system. The mv failed and, after checking ls and df, the file doesn't appear in the index, yet the space is still ...
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Is there a way to recover the data of unaccessible lines on the terminal?

I am running an algorithm that regularly prints data on the terminal. Unfortunately the terminal only shows a limited number of lines, the others are no longer accessible. Are they deleted or can I ...
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Partition errors in Windows 8 after running Ubuntu 13.04

I have dual boot Windows 8 and Ubunu 13.04 (secure & fast boot off, C:\ win8, D:\ shared partition NTFS, and 2 ext4 partitions for ubuntu \ and \home). When I'm in Ubuntu, everything works fine, ...
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Automatically deleted MySQL database table when restart server

I installed LAMP server on my Ubuntu 12.04 Server PC. I changed the database storage location using my.cnf. After I changed the location it's working fine. But if I restart my MySQL database is ...
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Where is the file I saved on my USB flash drive?

I am running Ubuntu from a pendrive and I saved a document in LibreOffice. My computer shut down and now I can't find it anywhere! I've read that if running Ubuntu from pendrive it saves documents ...
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What to do about a badblock problem?

I tried to copy a large file from one partition to another and got a read error, so I ran badblocks. It reported somewhere around 250 bad blocks, if I remember correctly. My first reaction was "Oh, ...