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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Recovering files from RAID 5 from a dead server

My main processing machine, running Ubuntu 14.04, just died over the weekend. I have 7/8 drives in RAID 5. While I figure out what's wrong and buy new parts, how can I get my data off the drives?
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cut and copy files lost

i'm running 14.04 I was recently copy and pasting files from one external HD to another. My laptop has been overheating lately and shutting down. Not thinking it happened again whilst transferring ...
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Cannot create a backup with Dell Recovery utility

I tried to create a backup using Dell Recovery utility after reinstalling Ubuntu. During that process I choose "No media, create image" options as I wanted to save .iso file on the hard drive. At the ...
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Recover NTFS partition after creating FAT partition

So I wanted to reformat my USB drive using Gparted to FAT32 but ended up formatting my second Harddrive instead. I first deleted the NTFS partition and then created the FAT partition (I know... Its ...
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Restore files from overwritten partition table

I deleted and created a new partition on my 3TB HD by mistake by confusing it with another HD. It had a single ext4 partition STORE1, new one was called STORE2 and quick formatted. This happened using ...
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Need help recovering/saving a drive with bad sectors

I have a Windows drive that went bad. 500GB. I need data off it. I'm new to Linux, so using the GUI version, not command prompt. I downloaded the ISO and created a USB bootable drive, and am running ...
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tar -xvzf [filename] creates an extra directory

I have a tar file in /var/www/orbitcode/public_html/orbit.tar.gz when I unzip it using tar -xvzf orbit.tar.gz a new pub_html directory is created. The path of the extracted files is /var/www/...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so it'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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recover data from device that requires a DRM key

I have an ancient Linux box, that has a specialty program on it. the PC has faulted recently, and I'm not sure that I can repair the hardware. The bios loads an encryption key from a separate USB DRM ...
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Login screen reloading endlessly on BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

The login screen on my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device is reloading endlessly. The reloading happens so fast that there is no time to enter the pin code of the device. What I did before: After ...
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Is it possible to somehow undo the results of the mv command?

Here's the problem. I had a bunch of files in a directory. Then I created another directory in that directory. Then I cobbled together this command: find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec mv {} ./1 \; ...
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How to recover files on NTFS partition

I have very, very horrible problem. I have 3 partitions in my computer: Linux, Windows and NTFS Data and I have a problem with the Data partition. It is... empty?! I lost a lot of news materials for ...
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I accidentally tried to remove all files from the root path

I was working on a folder with write permissions on terminal when I tried to clean the current directory and start over using sudo rm -r ./* But it took some time to finish which made me wonder ...
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GPT ext4 partition recovery - invalid backup header

When I run from a LiveCD to try to recover a non-booting system, I run gdisk /dev/sda and get Caution: invalid backup GPT header, but valid main header; regenerating backup header from main header. ...
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How to delete 'dir.xxx' extention files? [duplicate]

I am newbie in Linux. I downloaded a SD card recovery software and messed up somehow. Now my 'download' folder filled up with these protected folders to the fullest: and I can not delete those ...
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usb flash drive is not mounting: “no such file or directory”

My flash drive is initially recognized on Ubuntu. However, it does not mount and, after a while, Ubuntu tells me that there was an error because it could not find the directory of the flash drive ("no ...
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How can I get back my Windows 10?

My first OS was Windows 10. Then I install ubuntu 16.04. But though the installation finished, the grub menu didn't come out. Then I format that free space partition and reinstall again. Also went ...
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Recovering my encrypted home folder

Here is my situation. I completely broke my Ubuntu on my main drive, and it just boots into a black screen and doesn't work, it is dead. I need to recover my encrypted home folder with a live USB. I ...
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Ubuntu Rescue Remix

I take it that if a drive is not detected with the sudo testdisk command that it is not recoverable using Ubuntu Rescue Remix, or am I wrong? I have a Barracuda drive that spins and makes the normal ...
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How to change access rights for /?

I accidentally changed access rights on / for my Ubuntu 16.04 using sudo chmod 466 /. I was supposed to change access rights for a file but instead I accidentally executed a chmod on / (root directory)...
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External harddisk formatted recovery [duplicate]

I was trying to make a bootable usb stick but i accidently formatted my 1TB hard disk. Is there a way to recover my files. The command that i used for formatting my disk sudo dd if=ubuntu-gnome-15....
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ext4 partition type unknow after restart and cannot be mount

After restarting my pc, I've stuck on error of my /home partition. It cannot be mount. Partition table is unknown. For this partition I had dedicated Goodram ssd 250 gb drive. On this disk there was ...
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Recover files from gedit

I suspended my laptop while writing some files in gedit. When I opened my laptop, it suddenly went off and lost the files I had open in the text editor. How can I recover those files? I have tried ...
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Encrypted home folder is only partially decrypted by ecryptfs

I'll make this as brief as possible: -Following an upgrade, lubuntu no longer boots -I installed ubuntu gnome on a separate partition -Within the new partition, I mounted the other (lubuntu) ...
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Partitions lost trying to create bootable iso disk

I tried to create a bootable Ubuntu iso disk on a partition (sdc-2) of a usb stick, which had originally three partitions (sdc-1/2/3, of type ext3/fat32/ntfs). Following this thread, I ran: sudo ...
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Recovery from Scalpel didn't show any recovered file

I have deleted some of my .odt files by mistake last night (near about 10 hours ago), and I had to recover those files as those were really important to me. I used scalepel for this purpose in which I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found (SolusVM)

Running Ubuntu 14.04, was doing some normal maintenance and updates last night, also added a VirtualHost. The instance of Ubuntu is installed as a VPS in my SolusVMWare software. This means I cannot ...
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lsusb finds flash drive, fdisk doesn't

I have a Kingston 64gb USB flashdrive that isn't working. When I use the command lsusb I get the following: ' Bus 002 Device 021: ID 0951:1665 Kingston Technology Digital DataTraveler SE9 64GB So ...
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If i clone a hard drive using the 'dd' command, will it also clone the free space and information about deleted files?

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and due to my bad luck, I accidentally deleted the partition. The data on the disk was very important to me. I tried TestDisk to recover partition but that ...
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D drive not showing

My hard disk which under Windows 7 was separated into 2 partitions: C (system part) and D. I keep my movies, music and files on D and use C for installed programs. When I installed Ubuntu 16.04, I ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...