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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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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How can I recover files and partitions in Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently was trying to recover my files from my an unknown filesystem partition with testdisk. But when I wanted to recover suddenly in Testdisk I chose write in windows partition and the partition ...
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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 ...
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How do I copy over a partition ignoring errors?

I had a disk with a lot of surface errors that I used until a couple days ago when I got my new ssd. I want to know how I could completely copy over my home partition but ignore all errors while doing ...
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Unfortunately , I formatted my hard-disk during installing ubuntu 14.12 and I wish to recover my data [duplicate]

Recently , I was using Windows 8.1 .And my Hard -disk was divided into 3 -parts as follow:- local disk C: local disk E: Movie F: all the disk are in NTFS format. After installing ubuntu 14.12. ...
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How can I recover my data after replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04?

Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 12876 51 39 206854144 Linux ...
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data replaced recovery [duplicate]

I have accidentally replaced a folder which consist of important datas with new folder which is in the same name so I lost old datas due to replacement, how to recover my old datas which is been ...
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Photo recovery Ubuntu [duplicate]

I know there are already answered question about this. I installed Ubuntu in my system and deleted all the windows partition. Now I did not create a backup of all my files (yea, I know) . I want to ...
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How can I recover my external hard drive which has been corrupted?

I accidentally formatted my external hard drive but I quickly canceled it.. I have not overwritten it that much.. I had about 20GB of storage stored previously.. I used one of the the recovery ...
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old hard drive login fail

ok. I had Ubuntu 10.10 and my pc motherboard crapped out on me took me a long time to get another system. its used compaq i put this old hard drive in.. now its asking me for log in and password.. i ...
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Lost All Files During Reinstall/Downgrade

This is probably a classic colossal blunder. I have an old Dell laptop. I was running Ubuntu 12.04. I got a notification telling me that new version, 14.something was available. When I started to ...
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Windows 8 Enterprise trial install deleted a separate ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed and I wanted to try out windows 8. So, I installed windows 8.1 enterprise evaluation trial using a bootable pen drive. After installation, I found out that two of my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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Installed Ubuntu (14.04) on external HDD and lost data

I've installed Ubuntu on external HDD without formating and lost 800GB from it. I've installed it from flash drive from Ubuntu to try. When I plug it into turned on win PC, nothing shows, and when I ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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Recovering lost folder name:

Can I recover a folder name accidentally lost in renaming? I've just done a complete installation, formatting everything, from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. The plan was to slot my Mozilla profile from my ...
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Recover windows boot partition [on hold]

I am completely new with Linux and on my holidays I decide to install Ubuntu 14,04, somehow I manage to delete the first partition sda1 100mb and can not boot on windows 7 any more. Already tried ...
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Total system failure on ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that just had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I installed restricted extras, attempted to turn on the firewall in the terminal, and made a few extra tweaks. Now there is a ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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Serious problem in Ubuntu 14.04 after trying to restore a corrupt bitmap file

I prematurely used the command sudo mkfs.ext4 -S /dev/sda1 after entering a black screen after a successful boot in ubuntu 14.04. Now I cannot even enter the grub2 boot screen as I get the message: ...
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About partition accidently?

I have a removable harddisk 650G, I installed my Ubuntu on it just 40G, else 610G is NFTS type using storage something. But yesterday I careless formatting my harddisk under windows, then I want to ...
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What measurements can I take to prevent an ubuntu update from rendering my laptop useless?

Today is the second time my laptop has not been functional all day after performing a system update. The problem has still not been fixed, but I don't want to focus on this particular problem, as some ...
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How to get data from semi broken micro SDXC card?

I used to have a 64GB micro SDXC card in my mobile phone. But last week, after the phone crashed and I had to restart it hard, the SD card was not mounted anymore. The phone tried for 5 minutes but ...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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How to recover data which was wiped out by ubuntu 14.04 using LVM

Hi I am a naive user to ubuntu , I have a big problem with LVM as at the time of installation 14.04 I have checked LVM option to . Somehow it's wiped out all my windows drives and data too. How can I ...
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“cannot open file system. File system seems damaged ”

I was using windows 7 till yesterday. I tried to install ubuntu 14. 04 Lts version yesterday with in windows 7. But it was not succeeded. Then I decided to install ubuntu only. By mistake I installed ...
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reformating crashed un bootable but accesable ubuntu 10 drive

I have ubuntu 12.04 runing on a laptop and I have an older external drive that use to run ubuntu 10. I was attempting to upgrade it but something went south and it will not boot now. I was able to ...
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How to recover Shift+delete files

I just shift-deleted some files from folder which has .avl file extension. Is there any way that I can recover my files?
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How to mount partitions from old computer and recover files

Computer-A crashed and won't boot, so I set up Computer-B to work from. I installed the boot drive from Comp.-A into Comp.B, the drive shows in disks program but only one partition is visible in Files ...
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Mount internal drive in Ubuntu LiveCD-Mount Error

I am trying to access my disk in an Ubuntu LiveCD. I cannot see my disk in nautilus and am trying to mount it. sudo fdisk -l gets this: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Recovery of formatted hard drive!

i had accidentally erase everything option while switching to ubuntu. can you please help me to tell me how recover that drive please as there are many important documents and photos. please if i can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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Data recovery after ubuntu installation

I had windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop and I wanted to install ubuntu alongside. Unfortunately, it formatted all the partitions(windows 8 and all other files too) and showing that my HDD has 319 ...
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Ubuntu one storage - Is there any chance to recover at all?

My hard drive broke. I had some backup on Ubuntu One, but now it is closed. The link "contact Ubuntu One shutdown support" does not work. How can I get in touch with people who were in charge of File ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Recovering data after unity crash after installing radeon driver

I installed a graphics driver (for radeon in dell ) from ubuntu software center. when the system restarted the sidebar is not appearing after login. Before login at least few icons appear at top ...
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Hard drive recovery after Windows partitions wiped by Ubuntu install

I had Ubuntu 13, 32 bit installed along side Windows 8, and was dual booting them from my Dell Inspiron laptop. I then used a USB with 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and used it to update my old Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Live CD is Frozen - How to Recover?

I'm in a tricky situation. I'm running Ubuntu from a live cd. I think I have too many firefox pages and tabs open, so the computer is frozen. However, I have some unsaved, and very important, text ...
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cp fails to copy with errors “cp: error reading 'file': Input/output error” and "cp: failed to extend 'file': Input/output error

I'm a user of Oracle Virtualbox on Ubuntu. And I used to copy vdi files as a kind of backup. Previously I did this (copying vdi file and then copying it back) many times without any problem. But ...
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RAID 0 Superblock recovery?

Cool, I have a Synology Diskstation 212j, with 2x3TB drives in RAID 0 (I know, I know, I was very naive; never had a drive failure before). About a month back the volume crashed, I recovered the ...
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OneKey recovery with a different OS installed

I am ready to make the switch to Ubuntu I think. Windows is nice, but it's time to assume control of my system. I have a Yoga 11s and am installing Ubuntu 14.04. Before I do though, in case anything ...
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Does using ubuntu bootable usb leave trace/scope for recovery software?

I am currently using windows 8 on my laptop in order to remove personal information from laptop. I used usb bootable drive of ubuntu to cut/copy paste my data to external hdd. By adopting this will it ...
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ext4 data recovery from gparted error

There is a number of other questions on this topic, however majority concerns formatted partitions or drive failure. In my case: During resizing and moving 2.7TB partition in Gparted, I encountered ...
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recovery ntfs file from previuse partitions

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04, unfortunately I used the whole HDD and Ubuntu removed everything even Windows 7 from my HDD. Can I retrieve my files?