Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Use this tag when you want refer to one of the problems stated up.

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How can I save my data in my HDD from a Ubuntu Flash Disk?

It's already some time that my HP250G3 computer didn't want to start up, so I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my flash disk to recover some data before resetting the hard disk (hard reset + reinstall of ...
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Regarding Data recovery [duplicate]

Recently I formatted Windows 7 to Ubuntu OS but unfortunately All my internal HDD formatted and now it's empty. I need my data back. Any one here to guide me further?
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connect and open slimline xbox 360 internal Hard drive to ubuntu to back it up

When I connect my Slimline Xbox 360 to my old generation 1 or 2 Xbox (white one) with transfer cable it asks to format it, i'm trying to backup my slimline internal HDD to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system then ...
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How do I repair after testdisk disaster?

I have been a very silly boy. I intended to erase an SD card with testdisk but accidentally ran delete on the wrong drive and have apparently hosed my system. Trying to boot from HDD gets me to grub ...
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Is it insecure to to have a password on the clipboard?

So I've been using truecrypt for several years now. About 6 months ago before I learned off my password (it was really long and I didn't want it vulnerable to word-lists) I used to copy and paste it ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to move (ctrl + X) from Ubuntu Desktop to a memory card. Moved upto 8G files but unfortunately the card reader disturbed. Got error and when I re insert the card reader I got another ...
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I seem to have deleted all my files while removing the wine from the home directory

After trying to remove Wine from Ubuntu, all my files were suddenly gone. That is, I do not see any of my documents etc., but my hard drive says only 3 GB is still available (which is common for my ...
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Does anyone have some suggestions for me I deleted some important files

Is there a way to recover removed files in a situation such as described below? The command I executed was: root@system:/# rm -r /tmp/letsencrypt.sh-XXXXXX l* I tried to remove all the files in ...
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Can I recover missing folders/files lost due to power failure mid-move? [duplicate]

I was moving (not copying) a folder to an external hard drive when the computer lost power. Source directory is now missing all sub folders and files in them. (files not in folders appear to be ...
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Recover Partition Table for exFAT Partition

I unplugged my USB stick from ubuntu 16.04 without the save remove option, but exfat should be fine doing so. No read write was happening, the partition does not use journaling. What I end up with is ...
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Can I get the lost data in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I lost all my data while installing Ubuntu 14.04, replacing Windows XP. I want only one OS on my system so I used 'Erase' during installation. When I open the "Home" folder on Ubuntu, I can't see ...
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How to recover files from a DVD with command line method?

I do not see my DVD, I do not know how to access its corrupted data. What is the way to recover the data with command line?
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i lost my all partition hard drive (important data approx 300gb) after installing ubuntu how to recover it [duplicate]

I have sony vaio laptop (500GB HDD) with Windows 8 Pro. Last night ,I install Ubuntu 15.10 with lvm option. After installing, I lost my all data and partitions. Now my hard drive is empty.
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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...
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How to recover formatted files?

I was updating my laptop's software, the laptop hanged up so I shutted it down and restarted it after a while to find out that all the files were suddenly deleted, how can I recover the lost items?!
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How to recover deleted user with data in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition. By mistake one user account deleted, which contain some data on desktop. Please help me to recover deleted data from user account or whole user account with ...
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How do I recover my Data? [on hold]

I cut files from my system and paste them in my usb but later my usb storage got crashed and now I want to recover my files from the PC. plz help!!
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Recovering from NFS file

I used to have a NAS storage (STOREX NAS-351). After a firmware upgrade, the system is unresponsive and won't get connected to the network. I extracted the hard drive, a Western Digital Caviar SE 500 ...
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Recovery of data after “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed Ubuntu on my system and unfortunately I have selected the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu"-option while installing the same. It has deleted all my previous ...
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Pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B

My pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B. There was 10GB of pictures that I cant find. I have searched both source and target locations but the ...
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Made a huge mistake and deleted my /home/user folder (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I was following this question here: Nautilus Thumbnails Size Fix I screwed something up and I don't know how to fix it. I installed dconf-editor and changed the thumbnail size in nautilus. after that ...
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Can TestDisk utility recover data

Actually I want know , can Testdisk recover data after fresh installation of new Ubuntu OS 16.04 from a deleted partition.
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Recover ctrl+del'ed files from ubuntu's desktop

I accidentaly ctrl+del workfiles, and I need to get them back. I'm on a windows partition, and through some googling, i know i may be able to recover them from a live cd. Now, I'm a pretty dumb ...
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Cannot mount some partitions

About two weeks ago I had a problem with my PC that my brother wrote a question about at PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair. I still haven't solved the problem, so my PC is unusable now....
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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How to track attempted data recovery

I gave my external hard disk to one of my (not so close) friends to copy movies from it. He had it for a day. I know I am being paranoid, but is there a way for Linux to check if he attempted data ...
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Recover files from Damaged Partitiohn

I was using Ubuntu 10.10 with VirtualBox for my virtual machines. I think my hdd has some bad sectors because after one reset Ubuntu failed to start. After running fsck -y from live CD some changes ...
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Recovering home partition in 15.10 on computer that fails to boot successfully

I have an encrypted home directory on a computer that fails to boot into 15.10. It just takes me to initramfs. I'm wondering how to recover these files. I was thinking of simply installing a fresh ...
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All partions deleted accidently and I lost all my very very important data

I was using windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 on my machine I had to update my ubuntu so I decided to remove windows 7 and install ubuntu 15.10 while installation I was asked to remove the windows with ...
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Can't find files deleted from /var/www/

I was working on some files located inside my Apache's /var/www/html/ and accidentally deleted them. I did this via right-click "Move to Trash". However, looking at my trash folder, they aren't there....
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WD External HDD Input Output Error,

I got the WD My Passport 259F harddisk. After I transferred data onto the harddisk, I clicked "Safely Remove Drive". Perhaps, I removed it too quickly, then when I inserted back, I got the following ...
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Lost Data Recovery

I lost all my windows data while installing Ubuntu. Please help me recovering it. Im in a great trouble! I want community member to please do respond me asap so that I may get ease from tension.
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OS Version for 15.10 => 16.04 Upgrade Failure Recovery

So I tried upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 this morning and somehow my laptop charger got disconnected and I'm pretty sure my laptop died during the installation. Attempting to boot normally brings me ...
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Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 over an Antergos install, missing /home

I had an Antergos install utilizing a second hdd as my /home folder and now decided to switch to Ubuntu Mate. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate version 1.12.1), and during setup, choose to replace the /, /...
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Recovering an Encrypted Home Partition Overwritten by LUKS

After aborting a recent installation attempt of Ubuntu 16.04 (which I've since installed without a separate home partition), I discovered that my existing encrypted home partition is no longer ...
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I upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 and forgot to copy one specific folder, can it be recovered?

I have dual booted along with Windows 10. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in the hard drive in which the folder was present and then I installed the new on in it. I really need to recover this folder. ...
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Recover data from a Guest Session

I gave a job candidate a short coding test using a guest session on a Laptop with Ubuntu. When I opened the guest session I saw the message: After the interview I closed the lid of the laptop to ...
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Data recovery on ubuntu 12.04

I had deleted some important data from my work folder.At the moment I need to recover those data I tried using photorec,scalpel and testdisk.But nothing went in my way.Is there any other method to ...
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How to detecting damaged sd card

my SD card not detecting in any system, i think the SD card is damaged. can u help to detect the SD card and recover my data.I couldn't find commands to detect my SD card.
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Ubuntu won't start after update

My Ubuntu freeze during the upgrade of 15 to 16, now he does not want to start again. after the loading screen it stops at a black screen and does nothing. I tried this tutorial http://ubuntuforums....
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dumpe2fs not finding any superblock

I have a HD in pretty bad shape. I'm prepared to accept is dead but I'd like to recover the data from it. Running badblocks on it gives a HUGE list of numbers. Trying to run fsck.ext4 on it just ...
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accessing a supposedly recovered hard drive

I was using Fedora linux and my hard drive crashed. I paid to have the hard drive recovered to a portable drive (name is passport). I scrapped the previous computer (it was getting old and annoying to ...
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Loss of access to data after reinstalling Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

I had Ubuntu 15.10 along with Windows 10 pro. As my Ubuntu had certain issue of function and booting problems, I decided to again install the Ubuntu 15.10. I accidentally selected the option "Use LVM ...
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How do I recover encrypted home folder after deleting filesystem

I was trying Ubuntu 16.04 but had issues and decided to install 14.04 over it. I have 16.04 installed on a single ext4 partition and encrypted my home folder (I remember the encryption passphrase). ...
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Ubuntu tool to recover lost folder hierarchy and file names?

I was unable to do this job with Windows and OS X, so I thought there may be a way to do it with Ubuntu. This is the situation: Friend 1 has a 600GB external HDD (FAT 32 formatted) that he has been ...
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Boot error after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to 15.10

I have got a huge problem. This morning I made updated from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15.10. Everything went good until restart. Ubuntu 15.10's loading screen shows up and after quite a while, then it ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 read only filesystem, unable to recover important mysql data

Running Ubuntu server 14.04. A few days ago I ran a normal sudo apt-get and installed updates, the next morning my MySQL database that I used webmin to operate had broken down. I shut all processes ...
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Wrong partition sizes (I think?)

I know just enough about Linux to mess things up, so apologies in advance. I have tried looking at some of the other threads here similar to this, but none of the answers seem to help. I have a 4TB ...