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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extundelete - failed to read-only open device “/dev/sdb”: Error code 2133571347

I have a Synology NAS with a Raid 1 setup that I recently accidentally deleted a shared folder with data I want back. I shut down the NAS and booted into a machine with a Ubuntu Live Cd and attached ...
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Recovery for the Shift deleted folder

last week i was trying to delete a picture from my pictures folder so because i got too many photos i thought that if i search for it it will be helpful so i searched but accidently ( i don't know how ...
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Why won't my external hard drive work?

A buddy of mine recommended Linux Mint 14 for me, and I've been using it ever since. Yesterday afternoon I was on with my external hard drive, and the hard drive slipped right off the table. I yanked ...
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14.04 Password recovery options [duplicate]

I have just completed a new basic install of 14.04. Upon first boot I am now prompted for a password - of which i have no idea. Could somebody assist with identifying if there are any password ...
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Missing all data after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have recently reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 LTS from USB, chose to reinstall keeping my files, after installation and few reboots It seems that my computer is completely empty of my old files.. Can ...
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I accidentally deleted all my data with `dd`. Any chance of recovery?

I wanted to install opensuse alongside my trusty setup. When doing: dd if=/path/to/downloaded.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M I selected the iso to lay onto the harddrive instead of the flash drive ...
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How can I recover Deleted files during Ubuntu setup, the drives are not there anymore [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32bit then it was showing some problems so I switched to Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted all my files on the hard disk during the Ubuntu setup....all those collection, ...
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How to Acess my HDD after wiping it

I have wiped HDD intentionally as i already have SSD installed for booting, but now the HDD is accessible for storage requirements, basically when i open my computer i cant read it the HDD drives
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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Recovering harddrive after using dd [duplicate]

Ok, it was late last night and you know what happens when running sudo at that time...disaster. I ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=10k on two of my harddrives, both containing my ...
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Files empty after reboot

I was working on a django project earlier today and at some point I got an error (could not import...). I went through the code and I didn't manage to find the cause at that point. I had to switch to ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Recovery Menu Problems

Running operations from Recovery Menu in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working. When I press enter on clean ("Try to make free space"), it runs to 62% sometimes then freezes, 31% other times, then freezes, 98% ...
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Accidentally partitioned media drive as ext3 during install (was ext4), how can I recover?

I recently did a fresh install of ubuntu on a system with an old ubuntu install. I have a separate hard-drive which used to have a single ext4 partition, but during the install I accidentally selected ...
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Recover only Java source code in photorec

I would like to recover only Java source code and XML files in photorec, but they are not listed on the list in the File Opt. There is Java class, but I'm not looking for files with .class extension ...
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Files impossible to wipe, where are they saved?

I installed Ubuntu on a USB disk, my installation is: sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 7773 MB, 7773585408 bytes 240 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15182784 sectors Units = ...
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Can I recover a deleted file? [duplicate]

I have mistakenly deleted a file via while connected ssh. How I can recover that file or, if ubuntu has something like trash bin or so ?
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Hard Disk Data Analyser

Like wireshark for Network , do we have any tool for ubuntu to read and analyse the data on hard disk(Bit level).
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windows 8 data lost while installing ubuntu 14.04

I had windows operating system. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system by over writing windows 8. But I lost 5 GB of data which was very important. I tried test disk tool to recover data.But ...
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testdisk - ext3 partition overwriten by Mac's timemachine

I had 2Tb drive having 2 partiotions: 1600 Gb - ext3 and 400 Gb - fat32. planned to use 400GB partiotion for mac's timemachine backups. Once I attached the drive via USB port on my mac it asked to use ...
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How to recover windows partitions lost during ubuntu installation

I have a serious problem: I installed ubuntu 14 on my computer by selecting the "replacing windows 7" option. During installation it deleted all my windows partitions: D:, E: and F:. Now I am in big ...
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recover files from ubuntu [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted and installed ubuntu on my ntfs partition (d drive in Windows, I wanted to install on c drive instead)which had many important data. Now I still have my c drive, but lost ...
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Reading files of Ubuntu Home from Windows 8.1 [migrated]

I had dual OS. I today tried to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.10 but due to error at the process, my Ubuntu doesn't open. I tried to recover Ubuntu but had no luck. I had important project file in the home of ...
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ddrescue error: ddrescue: Can't open output file: No such file or directory

I have a Windows laptop hard drive that failed (500GB). I tried connecting it to a second computer and it froze the second computer whether it was connected via usb or SATA cable. It was recognized ...
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Recover deleted folder in encrypted home

I have a big problem! i accentually deleted a very imported folder in my home dir while creating a backup. I stopped the backup, shutdown the laptop, but there are still a lot of files to be backed ...
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SD card Mounting Copying and file recovery

My micro sd card stopped being recognized by my win2008 computer after a copy paste failure (maybe the card was full? or the antivirus stalled it and now the MBR is corrupted?). Now I want to see if ...
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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How to recover a GPT after wrong zpool creation?

I run zpool create /dev/sda instead of zpool create /dev/sdaX. The command failed after ~2 seconds with an error I can't reconstruct or remember. I guess if I had sent SIGINT to zpool it would have ...
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Recover data from RAID1 array (My Book Live Duo)

I have a WD My Book Live Duo device which I used as a network drive with a RAID1 configuration. The device, which was working flawlessly for almost 2 years suddenly stopped working, that is; it was ...
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How to recover encrypted LUKS lubuntu data?

I installed lubuntu 13.10 with encryption from the CD and then updated to 14.04 when it became available. Now booting up fails. My hard drive has at least two partitions, one boot and one LUKS ...
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Unable to install gnome shell 3.10 on ubuntu gnome 14. 04 after accidental uninstall [duplicate]

I was running ubuntu 14.04 and genome shell verdion 3. 10. I was naive and installed ppa and system updates that upgraded the shell to 3. 12 and that's when things started falling apart (system ...
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How to get these files back?

I ran the rm -rf / command on my kubuntu system and i ended all losing everything on my system. I've seen several data recovery tools like foremost and testdisk but they all talk about running it ...
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Launch my windows recovery bootable partition

I need to get my computer as i got it from the shop. For that i get a bootable recovery partition on my hard drive. And i just don't know, how to launch it at the start of the computer... (don't get ...
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Keyboard and mouse unresponsive at login screen

Running Ubuntu 14.04 for a couple of weeks and now the keyboard and mouse has stopped working. Works well when booting, can access and change boot settings, but as soon as I reach the login screen it ...
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Is it Possible to recover tor browser history? Lost btc

Earlier today I deposited a descent amount of btc into an online casino https://playt.in . This site has a "quick registration" feature that allows one to create an account with one click, and then ...
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Accidentally unmounted the contents in /home/user/ and i want to recover it please help?

I was working on a school homework.I was supposed to create a shell program to mount and unmount usb device. I used while loop and cases in program.In first case i used "mount path" and in second ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop (500 Gb hdd). In the partition step there were 3 partitions (recovery partition, hp tools, and the one I have windows on it). I selected on ...
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How to recover Audio files from a External HDD?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for everyday use, from coding to watching movie. I have a Dell's 1TB External Hard Drive. Where I organize all my files. In this Hard Drive there is a Directory 'Audio Music' ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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Data burned as audio-cd

A backup cdrom of mine failed to mount, after... sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom My guess is that I forgot to use mkisofs before burning with wodim. That would mean that the data of ...
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What to recover personal documents

I had Ubuntu 12.04.5 and I start to update to Ubuntu 14.04.1 every thing was running fine. But I accidentally shout down the computer. I read that I needed to get a live cd so I get the Ubuntu 9.04 I ...
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Recover HFS+ Drive with Safecopy

So a friend of mine has a mac hard drive that she desparately needs the data off of. It will not boot in the macbook. And cannot be mounted in windows. I can make a copy with Safecopy, however when I ...
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Help with my sd card

My SD card didn’t work with my camera after using it for my ds, so I went and copied the files to my desktop which worked at that time. When I put the SD card back into my camera, it still said card ...
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HOW can I RECOVER WINDOWS Through Ubuntu

How can I repair my windows partition using terminal in ubuntu. I have Windows XP installed along with ubuntu 14.04. Or Can I force my computer to boot into the recovery partition.I have a SONY VAIO ...
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How to repair corrupted fat32 sd card superblock

I have important data on an external sd card. I plugged in the card and i get an error message. It is a 32gb micro sd card. it was formatted as fat32. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sam/32GB: ...
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How to reinstall kernels after accidental deletion with a separate boot partition and an encrypted LVM volume?

My installation is a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits (Classic "legacy" MBR - No EFI/UEFI here) with two partition : A separate boot partition An encrypted LUKS volume that contains the system Logical Volumes ...
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Deleted Downloads folder, can I recover the folder with the data?

using ubuntu 14.04, I tried to use photorec but I wasn't sure of what I was doing, and I feared overwriting the deleted data. I canceled the process, but it was gone. after running photorec I have ...
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Recover flash drive - recognized by lsusb but not fdisk -l

I need to recover data off a seemingly broken flash drive. physically no damage is noticeable. the device is listed by lsusb Bus 002 Device 005: ID 090c:3000 Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly ...
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Recover data from home directory

I have an old SATA drive. I plugged it into my laptop with a USB adapter. Below are some command results: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026344960 bytes 255 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 9729 ...
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After rescue with `dd` - what to do?

I have an external that very suddenly conked out on me. It might not be in horrible shape, although I can't be sure. I just tried to recover it by using ddrescue, straight to a big partition. sudo ...