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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ubuntu wont load, partition no mount point or file system

I've been using Ubuntu for a few years on a laptop and external hard drive which has two partitions, one for back-up duties (still works fine) and one for Ubuntu. Suddenly Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot and ...
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Why can I not sign in on Xubuntu?

Recently, I have installed Xubuntu, mainly to run servers (even though I used the one with the graphical interface). When installing, I enabled both Home folder and Disk encryption. When I was trying ...
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Recovery of Windows OS Data [duplicate]

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it actually lead to me the Ubuntu Page, But the Login Page wasn't displayed. The Windows then was working fine. Again, after Shutting down and restarting and ...
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deleted files recovery

I accidentally deleted one of partitions from the Ubuntu livecd. I get afraid and recreated the partition. But it was formated and all my files were gone. I installed Ubuntu in another partition. Is ...
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Install Ubuntu desktop no cddrive no internet

Innocently I was trying to install another program (python scrapy). And terminal said it could not find libxml2. So I had the bright idea of sudo apt get remove libxml2 so as to get the most recent ...
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How to confirm the file integrity of data recovered using TestDisk undelete?

First of all, I take full responsibility for this screw-up. On the step-by-step wiki for Undelete file from NTFS using TestDisk, the very last line after all the instructions tells you NOT to copy ...
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Restore a GPT partition table that was backed up by using TestDisk utility

I ran a test run with TestDisk utility on my working partition table and end up with unbootable complete mess. But it saved my old partition list to a backup.log before proceeding. I could access ...
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Recover data from partition

If I accidentally clicked "Erase entire disk", what can I do to recover my previous partitions? Just after clicking Next with "Erase entire disk" selected, I realized my mistake and didn't go any ...
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Renamed home folder, now I can't log in

I'm new to Ubuntu, and this is my first post on this site. I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I was trying to change the name of my home folder. I right clicked the folder but the "Rename" option was grayed ...
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recover data using a laptop running Ubuntu, but won't load

How can I recover data on a laptop that is running Ubuntu, if Ubuntu doesn't load?
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accessing data on encrypted drive

Please be patient with me as I am still learning how to do anything Linux, starting with Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had some issues playing around with it and petty much now it won't ...
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Recover unreadable directory on ext4 partition

One of my directories in a ext4 filesystem on my SSD became unredable and I need to recover the files. Here is what I did to crash the filesystem: I accidentally created 1.5 million small files in ...
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Basic data partition unknown

I had a working version of Ubuntu on my hp stream 13, and in my own stupidity I tried to repair the windows installation from EFI file and a recovery disk. I stopped before it advanced a lot, but now ...
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Is getting installed package list from a dead system possible?

I need to recreate a system from a corrupt system disk image. I can't use the system when it boots. The backup algorithm left nothing but similarly corrupt images. The user data looks to be safe but ...
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A corrupted MicroSD card not shown in /dev/; is recovery still possible?

I have an allegedly corrupted MicroSD card that Ubuntu (3.19.0-43-generic #49~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 31 15:44:49 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) doesn't seem to "recognize," i.e., it is ...
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What do I exactly need to do in order to recover lost data (failed dual-boot installation) with testdisk while booting from a USB drive?

I'm booting from a USB drive (I chose the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option from the menu). I successfully installed testdisk. It's there ready to be used, but I'm really not all that sure about ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a machine with Windows 8.1. Failed to create dual-booting. Is my data on another partition permanently lost? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on a machine with Windows 8.1. And I think I screwed up big time while trying to figure out how to make the system a dual-booting one (the Ubuntu installer didn't detect that a ...
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ubuntu boots to terminal [duplicate]

I was trying to install database software in Ubuntu but something got wrong and when i restarted pc, Ubuntu command line opens where it asks for login which fails saying unable to connect to database ...
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Intel Compute Stick, move Ubuntu OS to SanDisk microdrive

Recently bought the Intel Compute Stick, like it a lot. Meets the need in many ways. I would like to move the Ubuntu 14.04 to a 64GB SanDisk microdrive, and reallocate the 5GB of remaining internal ...
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Recovering files using Ubuntu 15.10 and booting from USB

I'm trying to recover files from my Dell Inspiron 15z running Windows 8. It will not boot and goes into a loop...error references "Reconstructing Cache Metadata". Once I have Ubuntu open, I go to ...
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“My Passport” USB Drive corrupted

My Passport drive corrupted. When I type: dmesg | tail I get: [ 667.778316] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10) 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 [ 667.778321] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sdb, ...
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How to mount (possibly damaged) Win8 RAID0 to recover Data

My ASUS UX301LA Ultrabook started with the following screen: Following this Windows repair said that the HD could not be repaired, because it was locked. So Windows won't start. I have tried to ...
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Data Recovery using ddrescue

Having run ddrescue on a 1TB failing HD i opened the 1TB .img file onto a new disk. SAys 971GB on it but can not see any files....anyway to check the .img file to see if it has files in it or is it ...
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Linux not loading, just shows Boot Menu

I tried super grub and Boot repair. Nothing yet This is what Boot-repair generated. http://paste.ubuntu.com/14488518/ I am screwed or still a chance for recovery?
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How to recover my desktop and configurations?

I could not empty my trash, then I found here in "ask ubuntu" to use the command line sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash/files/* Now all my files and my desktop, configurations, saved sites on firefox ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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what is the maximum output file size ddrescue ? ( recovered size)

I have a corrupted 2TB vmdk file, I mount as drive now. Recovery started 4 days before, still running now. So I really need to know much time it will take, otherwise its can be recover huge data? ...
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Sort file into directories base on their extension [duplicate]

I just recovered more than 2 Million files using PhotoRect, the files in the recovery folder contain more than 2 Thousand folder containing random files extension . It would be impossible if I sort ...
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Recovering 3 months worth of code [duplicate]

I tried today to install xubuntu on my PC but I had some problems in partitioning, while I was trying to fix it, I accidentally deleted everything from the partitions . So is it possible to recover ...
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access old ubuntu data after Win7 recovery

I am not able to access my Ubuntu due to run recovery of window7 Please let me know how can I get my data with Ubuntu. Let me clear complete scenario. I have Windows 7 in C: drive and Ubuntu 12 on ...
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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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How to recover/undelete a deleted task in Thunderbird (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I'vedeleted a Thunderbird task in which I've wrote some important notes (delete button, inside the open task window). Now I want to recover the Thunderbird task in order to get the notes. Is there a ...
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Howlong foremost take time to recover?

My 190 GB Data is hangup/lost in lvm, Its running more then 10 Hours. I am used code as sudo foremost -t all -i /input image location /output location If there has any change ?. I am really panic ...
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How do I escape from an Internal Error loop. 3 files Recoverd but couldn't get Finish to operate. which

I was working on two files and opened a third in separate windows. I got an Internal Error message and then a Recovery window. Using Start Recovery all 3 files showed as recovered. Pressing Finish to ...
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Error: /dev/sdb unrecognised disk label Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb: input/output error Retry/ignore?

Error: /dev/sdb unrecognised disk label Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb: input/output error Retry/ignore? I have one 4 tb hd and trying to recover my data through ubunto os but after connecting ...
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Restore an HP Recovery Manager save on Ubuntu

I had a few problems on my HP Pavilion 15 running Windows 8 and decided to install Ubuntu instead. In order to save my files, I did a save using HP Recovery Manager. Is there a way I could restore ...
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Data recovery help

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14 on my Toshiba laptop overriding windows 8 and ubuntu 10 which was already in it. Only after the installation I realized that this particular option has deleted the ...
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Restore partition table changed by accident while disk in use

I managed to change partition table on my main HDD. Now, I'm afraid to reboot, because I do not want to lose my data. Here is what GParted says: And when I try to recover data: Which is ...
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Gnome Encfs Manager, data recover

I removed the stash with data from manager. Is there a way to recover stash with data? Testdisk about my folder when I try to recover it: No file found, filesystem may be damaged.
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Can't boot ubuntu OS 14.04

I got some updates for Ubuntu 14.04. I installed them, and few minutes later the PC turned off automatically and I could not go in anymore... Every time I try to turn on my PC I got this message ...
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Possible override for black screen after changing the gpu?

I recently installed Ubuntu as I need to learn Fortran. Meanwhile I bought new GPU - r7 370. When I installed it into motherboard and started Ubuntu I was greeted with black screen, I think that ...
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How to recover my files after executing “dd” [duplicate]

I switched to Ubuntu, someone helped me migrate from Windows to a machine with Ubuntu installed. Someone recommended this as a tip via e-mail: This will double the speed of your computer: sudo ...
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Data Recovery from old windows

I am very new to ubuntu(Started today only). I was using windows 10 till now today I try to install ubuntu as a dual boot with my windows 10 but unfortunately I lost my Windows as well as all my files ...
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where is my Ubuntu 12.04 data?

One day I got minimal bash like line error and I tried to solve it by following instruction given at google and I was unable to repair grub and then when I tried to recover my data. I am unable to ...
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My Ubuntu suddenly won't boot— How can I access my files to do a reload without losing most of my data?

I am able to access the /home dir on the drive after I mount and decrypt but I cannot access certain folders in the user directory. I get a permissions error running 14.04.3
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Unable to decrypt two luks volumes post hardware change, simple mistake?

So here's the story I have an Acer R7 which I installed a 120gb evo 840 msata running Ubuntu 14.04 leaving the stock hard drive alone for the time being. In a bit of a rush for some storage space, ...
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ecrypte-recover-private not unencrypting with mount passphrase

My laptop (Ubuntu 12.04) stopped mounting my encrypted home drive today after several months of working fine. I have been using the same login password since I set up the encrypted home drive a few ...
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How i lock Recovery Mode in Ubuntu 12.04

I want it so that when anybody tries to edit my Ubuntu in recovery mode, then it is required to give the password to edit this: Example of recovery mode entry:
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Testdisk brings back empty folders that take up space

I ran testdisk in order to recover one partition out of two with some important files on it. Testdisk brought back the partition with three folders: "$RECYCLE.BIN", "saves" (this is what I was looking ...