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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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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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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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 ...
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How to copy and paste all text recovered in Terminal with `strings` command?

I want to recover text from a .doc file that wouldn't open in any text editors (msoffice word, libreoffice writer). I have found this answer saying to use a command like strings foo.doc | less ...
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Recover the directory structure of a lost LVM Logical volume?

I am aware of the huge amount of data recovery questions on this site, and reading all of them I think my case is unique enough to warrant a new question. how it came to be I set up a LVM with ...
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Laptop Content Wiped

I am kinda desperate and any help will be appreciated. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo T530i, and my HDD was almost full. I planned to buy an external HDD this week end and transfer some data, ...
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File 0bytes Open office .ods

I had problems with my .ods files that time I keep on the server with the name [filename] rev07.ods ago I tried to edit it after I save as a file with the name [filenamerev08.ods 2 files had been ...
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Recover data from external disk using testdisk and photorec

So I had my partition tables gone corrupt somehow after writing a media file over the network to the external HDD of my media center. Following the steps from this answer, I tried quick- and ...
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failed/degraded raid5 array recovery

First, thank you for your time and effort with helping to recover this raid array. I have a personal raid 5 array that is in rough shape. The failed array has eight 2 TB drives that were built up ...
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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Ubuntu Ver 14.04

New to Ubuntu, we have a NAS drive that has a burned out board, inside the NAS are 2 x 2TB Drives with a RAID 1 COnfig. I have been told to use Ubuntu to access the data on one of the Raid Drives, I ...
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Accidentally formatted data. Please help [duplicate]

Last night I decided to dual boot my computer. I set up partitions and got everything set up how it should, It was roughly 3 am at the time I did this and I wasnt thinking clearly, but I said to ...
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Formatted casper-rw - schoolboy error

Please don't laugh, a bit of an embarrassing question here. I'm rather new to Ubuntu (12.04) and run it from a USB stick. I didn't understand (or check!) what casper-rw was, and did a 'format' on ...
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How to recover a deleted user

I recently installed the last version of Ubuntu (14.04). I had 3 independent disks: /dev/sda1 mounted on / /dev/sdc1 mounted on /data /dev/sdb5 mounted on /home I installed the last Ubuntu version ...
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Forgot my Ubuntu 14.04 password - no recovery mode [duplicate]

Here is the problem, I forgot my Ubuntu password. After doing some googling I found out to reset the password I need to access the recovery mode through the grub menu. However, back when I installed ...
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How can I recover files deleted by rm command on 14.10? [duplicate]

I rm Desktop and all the files on desktop by mistake. Anyone of you knows how to get them back?
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All my harddisk partitions have disappeared. I was using Windows 8.1 and tried to install Ubuntu

All my hard-disk partitions have disappeared. I was using Windows 8.1 and tried to install Ubuntu. How can I recover my data? I tried to use sudo test disk, but terminal says command not found and ...
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After Downloading with wget, Cecksums Hashes are different with original file. Is re-downloading the only way to repair?

It was a tar.gz archive (eclipse-java-luna-SR1a-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz) and was downloaded 100% due to wget-log. Is there any way to recover this file without re-downloading? The size of local file ...
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Recover partially overwritten LVM disk

Background Ive got 3 HDDs on my system: /dev/sda1 165 GB mounted at / /dev/sdb1 320 GB LVM Volume 1 of VG HOME /dev/sdc1 750 GB LVM Volume 2 of VG HOME What happened I was trying to copy a ISO ...
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problems getting files that are locked of a dead mac HDD

i got a 2008 mac book pro that boots but will not show any thing on the built in screen or the external one either. so i looked at it as dead, but the HDD still works properly. i got it mounted on ...
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Use Ubuntu to recover (music) data

Short of it is earlier I had been using my Windows boot, decided to boot into Ubuntu and am greeted with a "The system is running in low graphics mode" message, from my live CD reinstall it - albeit ...