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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Recovery from AWS EBS volume *important

Hi All I am a naive user of AWS Ec2 and EBS stuff. I had a completely healthy EC2 Ubuntu Instance running, Ubuntu suggested some updates, thus updated the system and from there all the chaos started. ...
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Recover Linux files [duplicate]

I'm running a Xubuntu box on VBox, and i can only login as guest... That's because i accidentaly locked the root and my current user accounts, with passwd -l 'user' command (i actualy locked all ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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while booting i accidently deleted all data and drives [duplicate]

While installing Ubuntu, I mistakenly formatted my hard drive. I previously had 3 partitions on my hard disk, but now I have just one. I seek to recover the data lost. I am a new user.
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Error startin up Rlinux

Please help, I am getting /usr/local/R-Linux/bin/R-Linux: error while loading shared libraries: librlin_linux_r.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory and I have no idea what ...
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Running testdisk off a 14.04 Live USB without internet access

Short of it is that I've fried my MFT something wicked and am trying to get data off the Windows partition. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 3 14, which has documented issues with the Ubuntu Broadcom ...
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Unable to copy folder to usb when in recovery mode - “Read only file system”

I want to copy the folders in documents in usb but I cant open my terminal I tried this code cp -R /home/topher/Documents /mnt/ but it says cp: cannot creat directory /mnt/Documents : read only ...
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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

I have looked and don't know where to find how to do this. First, I think I found why I can't dual boot, With that said I don't want to have to reinstall my Work Win98 system I just want to delete ...
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Deleted Kernels from Full Disk Encrypted Ubuntu 14.04 with home directory encryption - help?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 OS on which I enabled full-disk encryption and home directory encryption. In the process of updating Ubuntu my boot folder was too full to update so I ran a command I thought ...
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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Ubunut recover infromation from Stick

can anyone tell me a software with how I can recover the lost information from USB stick, pleas tell me any program with out TESTDISK because I try use it but don't work for what I have.
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External EXT4 Partition vanished. Ubuntu 14.08

I've had partitions disappear before and been able to rebuild and recover, this time its different. I have a Seagate 200g drive that is a couple of years old and showing bad sectors. No problem, I ...
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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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How do I reset user to default settings

Long story short, I accidentally ran sudo rm -rf ~ and as a result removed most of my home directory. In a panicked state, and with a bit of research, I attempted to recover what I could with ...
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Restore deleted items by delete day

Is there any way to use photorec or another program to restore items deleted only within the last 2 days or so?
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Deleted all Desktop items, how to restore? [duplicate]

All my Desktop content is gone after I tried to install some app there. What can I do to restore the content? Please help, I am very nervous about this. I hope Ubuntu has some sort of local repository ...
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How to copy bricked sd card to a folder

I have a sd card that is not working and wanted to know if it is possible to just copy everything from it to a folder. and then from there I can get the data I want out? it shows up when writing ...
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Possible to recover from bad fsck?

I had a 3TB WD Red disk with movies and music in my HTPC(with ext4 filesystem). A few days ago the power supply gave up so I took the disk, put it an external USB case in which I usually have a 2TB ...
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Problem in recovering with Linux, testdisk

I was installing Linux, but suddenly I found that when I start my PC it shows this texts: Grub-welcome or something like that. I try to recover my PC with Linux in live and started using test-disk. I ...
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Data recovery from erased drives whils installing OS from win 8 to Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine with windows 8.1 already installed I lost my D and E drives with the important personal Data. Is there any way that I can recover my data now that Ubuntu is ...
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FUBAR Fsckk'd Ubuntu Beyond All Repair?

3TB WD AF[4096blks]Hdd ASUS P7P55d MoBo non-UEFI and 4GB ram. I tried to install xp pro 64bit, but didn't complete because of Windoze not seeing the whole drive. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS and ...
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NTFS partition corrupted for dual boot

I tried to dual-boot Ubuntu with Win8.1 but at installation by mistake selected LVM and then did reboot. All my partitions now in Ubuntu Live CD shows as single LVM. How can I recover the data of old ...
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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Recover data from repartitioned SD card?

I had an SD card with an important .cpp file. I forgot about this and repartitioned and reformatted the drive. The drive in question was formatted ext4. Is it possible for me to recover this file of ...
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Is there any way to unformat an external hard drive?

I accidentally formatted my external WD Elements hard disk.Is there any software to undo it.Or any way to just recover the photos in it.
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Deleted kernel in Ubuntu

So I was cleaning boot partition and apperently deleted the current kernel alongside the old ones, since after this opertaion I wasn't able to boot any longer. I found some answers to this problem ...
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How to recover one specific deleted file?

I want to recover one file, not all deleted file. Detail: i have an old family video stored in /home/feri/Videos/Other one day the video unfortunately deleted by my little brother. Thats it. i wanna ...
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After sudo apt-get remove my login is looping

it is the first time i use this forum, i always tried to find answer by my own and worked out but no more know. So im still a ubuntu beginner. I tried to install wine with sudo apt-get install wine ...
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Help : Deleted all files in /root

I deleted all files in /root and now cannot open it . I get permission denied errors and all new disks I mount are owned by root and I cannot access them too now . I tried searching the net and looked ...
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After getting a deleted partition with Testdisk software, can I recover it on the unallocated space of the deleted partition without any problem?

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my PC. My linux partition was accedentaly deleted. So, I'm trying to recover deleted partition with Testdisk, and I'm using Ubuntu Live CD since my Linux partition is ...
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How to recover the formatted data which was lost during the ubuntu installation?

I was using windows and having 3 partition but when i install ubuntu 14.10 then it formatted all the 3 partition and merge into one single 500GB partition.So if any buddy tell me how to recover that ...
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I deleted my Home content, how to restore?

I tried to reset my vlc configuration by using this commands in the terminal vlc --reset-config Then when i try to view the documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos folder all files were ...
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Recover of important files on hard drive impossible

I was updating my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 because I think it should correct a bug that was really annoying me. But instead, the update didn't went well, and now I can't boot my pc anymore. So I ...
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Ubuntu tool to recover just certain file types from drive with logical failure?

I'm hoping this question can help other people in the future who may be facing the same dilemma with whether to chance imaging a large drive, or just go right after individual file types (jpeg,mp3 ...
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Recovering Thunderbird mail from HDD

I had a laptop failure running Ubuntu. Fortunately HDD was intact. I installed Ubuntu on another laptop and can see all files when I attach this HDD as USB drive. I could thus recover most of my files ...
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EXT4 Data Recovery

Recently I had a hard drive failure. Thanks for the excellent help and advice on these forums. Once it was obvious that I had a failing HD I took the drive offline and did a DDRescue to capture what ...
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Unable to open OpenOffice.org suites

I use OpenOffice.org 3.2 and as of yesterday I have been unable to open any OpenOffice.org program. If I try to open any program it proceeds to load after which the loading screen disappears but ...
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Loss data after system recovery

I turned on my laptop (Asus Eee pc seashell series) this morning and was directly sent to a Ubuntu recovery with the following message : "If you are seeing this message your installation has crashed, ...
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Softraid 5 Ubuntu

I have installed a raid 5 on my ubuntu server 14.04 and I want to know how I replace a hard disk and make it recover/build on that HDD. My setup is 4 1tb hard disk in raid 5. No other HDD's or SSD's ...
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Files on hard disk no longer show but disk space is still taken up, how can I make the files accessible again

I have a computer running ubuntu server which I used as a media server. Today after copying some files over to the drive in the server the files no longer show up on the HDD. If I run the command ...
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Can't access Xubuntu recovery mode via holding shift

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and I can not access recovery mode via holding down the SHIFT key. I read almost everywhere that this is how you do it. Does that work for Xubuntu as well or just Ubuntu? The ...
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how to recover installed packages from old ubuntu?

I had ubuntu in my laptop and I must have done something because when I rebooted it did notgo all the way.There seemed to be no OS at all. My hard disk is working. I removed the hard disk and used a ...
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15.04 Only Boots in Recovery Mode After CPU Change

I moved from an FX-6300 to an i5-4690k so I could have an ITX-size computer, and transplanted both the hard drive and the GPU. Gnome wasn't very happy about this, so now when I try to boot normally, ...
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All my pictures have disappeared without deleting?

All my pictures have disappeared without me deleting them? I use a Sony Vaio laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Where are my pictures?
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How to recover an .ods file from a specific (missing) folder on a damaged hard disk

I store my work files on an external hard disk. I back up frecuently, and luckily I had to travel so the new files were saved in a laptop, so now there is only 1 or 2 files still missing, not ...
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Filesystem recovery using Ubuntu

I have accumulated a number of failed pc's and would like to retrieve all data from them. They all have some form of Windows and I would like to know whether it is possible to remove their hard ...
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Recover home directory from encrypted mount

I have browsed all the questions that appear to look like mine, and while some are similar; I don't want to take a guess unless I know the next step is specific to my problem . I have listed below how ...
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Regarding restoration of data via Deja Dup

I recently had a crash while upgrading to 15.04 and lost all my data. I had to reinstall ubuntu from scratch to resolve this. However, I used to back up data regularly via deja dup. Is it possible to ...
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I deleted my whole ubuntu system with sudo rm *, and my home folder is encrypted with ecryptfs

I just did sudo rm * and deleted everything. (yes, I know what you think and I agree with you). My SSD is 128G, ubuntu 14.10 was installed on the full partition, using LVM and with the /home ...
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Can I set a timeout for copying files in Ubuntu?

I'm still learning ubuntu. I'm attempting to pull some data from a HDD in Ubuntu 14.xx. Currently it says I have 8,011 hours left to pull ~150GB via USB. To speed this up, is there any way to set a ...