Questions about the loss and recovery of data.

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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

My computer is an ASUS G7VW. While running windows7, my files started disappearing and being moved and even copied, without my consent. I did a full install of ubuntu 13.01 (it gave me the option to ...
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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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Lost Partitions [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu choosing the option "write over windows partition" or something like that. This installed over all my partitions. I opened terminal, and typed the commands lsblk and it shows that ...
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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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Accidentally hit shortcut and lost text in web browser. Can it be disabled?

I have noticed that I occasionally hit some shortcut while typing that either kills the browser or otherwise causes me to lose e.g. a post I am writing. This typically happens if I type while on a ...
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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, ...
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Recovering data from hard disk after an accidental Ubuntu reinstallation

My computer got wiped accidentally due to a fresh Ubuntu installation. Since the drive contains very important data and codes, it would be really great if the same could be recovered. It is a 2TB ...
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Is there any way to reinstall ubuntu without the a disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed and I want a clean install but I don't have access to a live cd or usb disk. Is there any way to do this without the disk?
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Ubuntu 13.04, Mounting 2nd HDD, lost home directory

I hope someone can help. I installed a 2nd HDD, set up 2 partitions on it. I set up both partitions to mount automatically in /etc/ftsab. One of the partitions has a mount point of my home directory ...
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How to recover data from logical drive after upgrading from 12.04 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I was having 12.04 LTS with 4 partitions, namely: 1.root partition (ext2) 2.swap space 3.logical (NTFS) 4.logical (NTFS) The logical partitions had full of valuable data. I installed 13.04 by ...
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How can I recover data from a corrupted Ubuntu LVM partition?

My first Ubuntu 12.04 desktop got corrupted and would not boot. I would like to recover the files from that PC so I tried to connect the HD to a second Ubuntu 13.04 but it would not mount. Below is ...
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How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

I have searched google, I've searched this website, I've searched using various terms, phrases, using quotes and without quotes and I cannot find the answer to this seemingly easy thing to do. How do ...
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need to recover data from a data hard disk that I used testdisk on in my attempt to repair mbr from a rootkit virus

Before I begin to say what my situation is here, please know i would be FOREVER GRATEFUL for anyone who can help me out with this mess. I have photos on here from years and years of painstaking work. ...
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Files lost while installing 13.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. The problem is this. I had 2 partitions on my hard drive before, one for windows and program installations, and one for pure data. During the installation wizard, I ...
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partition wiped after distribution update

My problem: a partition and its files disappeared unbeknownst to me, most likely after updating from 12.10 to 13.04 (though not sure). Before Ubuntu 12.10 I was running Windows 7, with a hard drive ...
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Unable to find my data after Upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

Today I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using USB. I performed an upgrade (that shows keep your data as it is), but i am not able to find any of my data after installation of newer version. Is ...
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Can I keep my files intact while upgrading ubuntu

I am planning to upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.10 when it is going to be launched on 25 April. My files storage memory is 300GB and I do not want to buy another external HDD to create a backup and ...
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Is it possible to recuperate a file overwritten by Ubuntu One?

I had an .odt file which was synced via Ubuntu One. I made changes on the file on my Ubuntu Computer. To check whether the file was synced I opened it on my Windows computer. It was not synced, but ...
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I have lost data but it's not deleted or overwritten

I am a beginner, so I know nothing. I installed lubuntu 12.04 so that I can learn, but I mistakenly installed it on a partition that contains 90 gigabytes of data. However, my data wasn't deleted: I ...
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lost data on partition

I'm totally new on Ubuntu. Just decided to kick out the horrible windows 8: so I downloaded the last version of Ubuntu available on the web site , tried out the live cd and found it quite interesting. ...
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Lost all the data after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Laptop. While installing two options were available: Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 Replace windows 7 My Laptop had 3 drives. Windows 7 was installed on C: drive ...
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My laptop forgets everything done in the session after shutting down

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a 16GB Kingston SDHC card because my Hard Disk died. Some days ago I started noticing that the files I stored in a session were lost after shutting down and turning on ...
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Trying to recover deleted Ubuntu partition

I made a mistake in logging into my 200 GB Ubuntu partition. I could not access Grub after that. Using a live CD I then ran Boot_Repair and apparently deleted the partition, I guess because I ran it ...
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disk not accessible

i formatted my hard drive yesterday and it was working well even after the formatting. But when I restarted my system again , is is showing that the space is alloted to my files but they are ...
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Mount external HD ubuntu 12.10

Although it's an abundantly treated matter, I'm unable to find an answer valid for my needs. I had a 12.04 installation of ubuntu and I decided to install the 12.10. I copied (using GParted) the ...
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Windows 7 busted after Ubuntu 12.10 LVM installation

I'm lost. With the new option in Ubuntu 12.10: "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation" I have not thought that my Windows partition would be getting lost. I did it in the trust that Ubuntu would ...
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How to recover data from the lost+found folder?

I've lost some important stuff after a system crash and recovery. The lost+found directory is on the right volume for it to be it possibly but I'm unable to view, let alone recover! I've tried ...
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Data hidden or lost on HDDs in RAID1 on Ubuntu server 12.04?

Ubuntu and data experts, please, any advice on this situation: We had a server with Ubuntu 12.04 with 2 HDDs in RAID1. One day system just didn't boot and after some investigation we realized that ...
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Help with Swap Partition

(Translated from spanish) I accidentally marked a 136GB partition which has some files in it as swap space during installation. Can I access these files? Can I change the partition type without ...
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file loss after change language

I loss my files in my Document, Music, Picture, Download folders after change the language in my User Account from English to my native language. How can I get my files back? Thank you.
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After installing 'World of Goo'…very bad things happened…help?

I have the DEB for 'World of Goo' and installed it in 11.04. All seemed to be OK. Started it...things got VERY strange !!! It's intro started and everything else vanished 100% FULL screen, and ...
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How do we find out if the partition table recovered with testdisk is OK?

We have a hard drive with damaged partitions. In deeper search testdisk found it but wanted to deletd all of the partition (and showed structure OK below): We tried this one but then it showed the ...
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Lost phone : is Ubuntu One login linked to SIM card?

I recently lost my phone and I'm now trying to reset all logins I could have configured before a mess starts. Some of them are protected since the login is linked to the SIM card (for instance google) ...
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Recovering Very Important Lost Data From Ntfs Partition

I have a 230 Gigs HDD on my laptop, i have 50 gigs extended for my linux, i have 80 gigs empty ntfs partition, and 100 gigs ntfs partition where i store all my important data, (i have about 50 gigs of ...
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Permanently erasing external hard disk data

I have a seagate hard disk which is under warranty for next 4 years. I always had a problem reading this hard disk as I had to tilt the usb cable for it to make proper contact with the pins. However, ...