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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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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OpenStack Disaster Recovery

I would like to implement an OpenStack cloud for support some critical services as migration from current VMware vCloud Enterprise trial. I have the strict requirement of assure disaster recovery of ...
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Recovering Files from 2nd HDD on a Ubuntu Server

Been Long time, Ok So I have a Ubuntu 12 Server with 2 HDD's 1st HDD is Holding the OS and the 2nd HDD is Holding the Data. The users suddenly complained that there are no documents in the Share ...
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Cannot login to my account after deleting encrypted ~/Private

After having a computer fail (harddisk still ok) on my laptop I wanted to delete all encryption since I lost my encryption password and followed this instruction (below). The harddisk from my crashed ...
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How do I scan a SD Memory Stick from my Phone and recover accidently deleted photos? [duplicate]

I used the Android "Gallery" app and accidentally deleted all my photos. Can I plug my memory stick into Ubuntu, and DD recover the disk, and somehow recover the files?
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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Factory Reset my Ubuntu 12.04, need to recover data

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was not booting, and was crashing at the screen where ubuntu loads with dots. Recovery mode feature wasn't working as well. I only had the option to factory reset and it worked. ...
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Recovery iPhone with Ubuntu

Recovery iPhone with Ubuntu 😐👍🏿 How I can recovery my iPhone with Ubuntu ?
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How do I recover NTFS partition table ? [duplicate]

I have a hard disk formatted to NTFS partition type. I accidentaly wrote a ufs image (1 GB onto it). It has lots of important data . Can I recover the partition table and the data ? If yes, then how ...
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Black screen after 14.10 update, solutions don't work, need to recover encrypted files

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and got the black screen issue that had when trying other distributions. My graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4400, I don't know if this info is enough or you ...
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Have reinstalled ubunut on existing drive by accident and now i dont know how to recover files from earlier installation please help

Had done hardboot when the system was crashed, after that I started getting error saying there's issues on the disk and I let the system to fix the problem, the below lines were run several times for ...
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Deleted partition [duplicate]

I switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04, there were three (3) partitions, one with Windows and the other two with personal data. Now I have a single partition of 500GB. kindly help me to recover ...
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can't access wireless,files and usb in Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu full time for about 5 months now. For some reason, when I switched on my laptop after work it does not detect any wifi, it does not detect any USB (mouse or pen drive). It ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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How can i mount a drive that does not want to mount?

I started off with previous versions of Lubuntu and settled on 14.10. using the box as a file server and/or torrent box. Upgraded from smaller to larger hard drives over time. The last HDD was 750GB. ...
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recovering files from windows backup

I am attempting to transfer files from my old Windows 7 computer to a new Computer that is running ubuntu 14.04. I have been backing up my files on my Windows box to an second sata HD. What I would ...
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Recover file name from old NTFS partition

I have an old NTFS partition from Windows XP (system partition) where I once stored a certain file. I know about where its stored and furthermore guess the file ending. Plus, I don't need the content ...
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Recover data from external hard disk after 'mkntfs' command in Ubuntu

I have been trying to repair my external hard disk (seagate 500GB) from last few days. In this process, I ended up trying multiple commands. After googling I used the following command:- sudo mkntfs ...
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how to restore data after running rm?

I accidently run sudo rm * I thought I was in an unimportant subfolder. The result is that I deleted some very important files, unfortunately. Is there any hope to get my data back ?
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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Retreave file names and directory structure with testdisk

So a few months ago I accidentally reformatted my external hard drive instead of my flash drive using startup disk creator. I already asked a question found here Unformat a drive? on what software I ...
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Sound, graphics stopped working after selecting 'system summary' in recovery mode

I was just looking around recovery mode and I selected 'system summary' option in recovery by mistake and restarted my laptop. Since then i cant change my brightness, sound doesn't work and laptop ...
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Unnoticingly I deleted a directory. Is there a way to recover it?

I found something over the internet here https://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_from_accidently_deleted_files_or_crashed_drives_in_ubuntu ...
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How to recover deleted files and Windows? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu I found that I carelessly chose deleting all files in setup, so Windows and all files are gone. Is it possible to restore the files in Linux?
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Recover my data lost while installing Ubuntu

Earlier I had Windows 7 with 3 partitions (C, D and E). On C, windows was installed. I planned to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. During installation I selected - "Replace windows with Ubuntu". I though ...
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open office writer data recovery

We recently encountered a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in LibreOffice, we are working on LibreOffice Writer file. Due to power failure computer abruptly got switched off, when restarted, file was ...
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Need help recovering files from SSD (mistakenly replaced partition table with gparted)

I had windows installed on an SSD, but mistakenly created a new partition table on it using gparted. Is there any way to at least recover some of the files? What I have tried so far, is using ...
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retrieve data from a quick formatted drive [duplicate]

I’m looking at a drive that failed (bad sectors). It was quick formatted and an attempt to install Windows failed. Then CloneZilla was used to make an image to an external HD. Ubuntu Disks reports 0% ...
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Finding files deleted from shared partition

I recently accidentally deleted a file from a shared partition (I have a dual boot system). However, I only find the recycle bin of Windows on the shared partition, but no recycle bin of Ubuntu. In ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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URGENT ~ Need help with ddrescue interrupt and resume

I'm in the midst of a hard drive recovery using gddrescue on Zorin 9 (Ubuntu variant). Both the source and destination drives are connected internally to my tower, and neither is the os drive. Neither ...
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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...
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Unable to mount the FreeAgent GoFlex device

$ mount /root/Desktop/image.dd /root/mnt/recover -t ntfs Failed to read last sector (625137344): Invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup ...
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Did I just reset my OS? Help!

Earlier today installed Ubuntu SDK and for this I created an click-ubuntu-sdk-15.04-armhf kit. It didn't work somehow and I did not have the time to resolve it. But just half an hour ago I got the ...
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Ubuntu freezes after decryption screen!

Everything was working fine on my laptop, it always has... But when I restarted the other day, Ubuntu refused to do anything after the "decryption" screen (where you enter your password to decrypt the ...
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Can login but see blank Ubuntu background

My Ubuntu 14.10 x64 has ceased to work. It all started when I started to attempt to use rsync with the new ntfs external hard drive and had multiple crashes mid back up. After one restart, it just ...
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Recover files without formatting - Seagate Wireless Plus

I have a Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB hard disc. Last week, when I was copying videos from my DVD collection to the hard disc, the DVD drive somehow stopped working. Now I cannot access my hard disc ...
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Can't mount Windows 8.1 storage drive. Partition type is random hex

I had windows 8.1 installed on a SSD drive, and I had a separate 2TB internal HDD where I stored all of my documents. The windows 8.1 installation died on me and refused to boot, so I decided to try ...
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Mount recovered Partiion by Test Disk

I followed all the instruction in the below link and was able to recover the lost windows partitions in the Windows when I installed Ubuntu. Note, I used a live CD to run the process outlined in the ...
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What information should I preemptively store to be able to recover encrypted data?

All of the posts that I can find regarding encrypted-data recovery regard specific situations. I currently have functioning partitions and directories, but would like to maximise my chances of ...
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Why do I get “Bad Structure” when trying to recover my partitions?

I'm trying to recover my partitions using testdisk. But when I select them all, I get the Bad Structure error message. Any clue about why I get this and how to fix it? Disk /dev/sda - 640 GB / 596 ...
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Recover Windows files

I was trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I stupidly ejected the live CD during the installation, and now I cannot boot back into Windows 7. I've browsed some questions on this site, but ...
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How to change a read-only file System

My roommates 2011 Macbook Pro died today. I made a flashbootable version of ubuntu and booted from it on his mac. I can move around his drive's directories, and while trying to solve this problem I ...
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Recover formatted

Scenario: I have got an hard disk partially reformatted by mistake using the recovery windows vista reinstall cd. I would like to recover data. Its a 2,5" 110gigabites windows vista ntfs hard disk. ...
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ext4 partition lost after windows installation.How to recover it?

My disk had two partitions one was an extended partition containing my root and swap space and the other was an ext4 partition. Recently I installed windows 8.1 on it by shrinking the ext4 partition ...
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How to start RAID array?

a few months ago two volumes in my Synology DiskStation 412+ NAS crashed and until now I am still unable to recover the data but I am motivated and won't give up. I am able to see the hard drives ...
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Help! Dropped computer! Grub showing up! How to bring back Ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a qosmio x875. I had my laptop in my backpack and the backpack fell out of my car. When I opened it much later I found that one of the back plates was ...
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Lost everything while installation [duplicate]

I followed an online tutorial! All I had to do was replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu and the tutorial clearly said that you choose 'Replace OS with Ubuntu' during installation. That option was not ...
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Problem mounting partition after Gparted [duplicate]

I had 3 partitions on my hard drive and I tried to merge sda5 with sda6 but for some reason gparted crashed. Now when I try to mount sda5, all I find in it is lost+found. I’m running Lubuntu 14.04. ...
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Recovery data from Windows Partition [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. But I chose the wrong option in Ubuntu boot menu, and it cleaned up all windows partitions and installed Ubuntu. My hard disk cap is 1 TB of ...