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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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

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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Recover 1TB external HD with HFS filesystem on Ubuntu

I accidentally formatted my main external hard disk(HD1) while copying data into backup external hard disk(HD2). My main HD1 had a ext4 as file format and i formatted it using hformat -l "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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How to recover data from formatted External Hard Drive in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I made a mistake while installing Centos, the External Hard drive was plugged in and Centos got installed in it. Right now i can see a partition of 230 MB which is centos and rest is free space. ...
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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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Hw to recover permanently deleted folders [duplicate]

I hv accidently deleted some very important folders. I hv downloaded scalpel bt i dint get hw to use it. Plz help me. Give step by step guide to recover files using scalpel.
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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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I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and by error I have deleted all the data on my HDD

I was running win8. how can i recover my lost data (docs, music basically all my old files). I want to recover all the data because I need to reinstall ubuntu (it does not make any updates and runs ...
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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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Accidentally formated harddrive while installing Ubuntu onto USB

I wanted to install Ubuntu gnome onto a flash drive, it worked though I, some way or another, managed to format my existing Ubuntu Gnome setup. Any way to bring it back? I haven't touched anything on ...
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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 ...
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Portable hard drive - bad sectors blocks fails on backup [duplicate]

I have a 2TB portable hard drive from Western Digital that I have used over the years. I use it on my home server to for NFS streaming. I have noticed recently while streaming some content it fails ...
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freezing/hanging at startup/login

My Ubuntu 14.04.1 setup freezes while I am on the internet, and now it won't start anymore. I get a black screen after login and I can't use Ctrl+Alt+F1. When I run the recovery mode it gets stuck at ...
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How Recover data from a server that crashes on startup?

I'm running an Ubuntu server on an old Dell Poweredge 800. After updating it, I'll get several 'System program problem detected' popups on startup. Several seconds later the keyboard and mouse will ...
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How can I tell if there is data on an LVM volume?

I recently installed Kodi (formerly XBMC) over an install of ubuntu that had become unusable after an 'upgrade'. The OS is on an SSD. I also had a couple of 2TB drives with video files on them. Now ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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mount boot camp partition

I have my hard drive from my mac it has a boot camp patition, but the mac is dead. Ubutnu sees the partition, calling it /dev/sdc3 and reporting that it has a basic linux data partition. I tried to ...
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Problem with installing testdisk in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but by mistake I deleted all partition. Now I want to recover the lost memory by installing testdisk . But when I try to execute the command sudo apt-get ...
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Recover overwritten partition

I need some help recover files from a partially overwritten partition. I will start with what happened. I was trying to make a image out of my hard drive using dd, but I found somewhere online that ...
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Unable to copy from Mounted Drive

I'm very new to Ubuntu, so please bear with me. I have pictures from the past 6 months of my newborn on a Hitachi HDD (which unfortunately I did not backup), which crashed on me without warning. ...
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Partition data recovery [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu. Unfortunately during the process all the partitions have been erased which contained my backup data. Is there any way of recovering the data? It was almost 400 GB of data. ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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accessing desktop files in ubuntu

Recently, i have broken my laptop and I was using both windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then, I put hdd to a hdd box and plugged in my new laptop with usb. Although I can access all files in the ...
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Ubuntu spontaneously won't boot, how do I fix it?

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop running Ubuntu 14.4 LTS. About a month ago, I installed Ubuntu to replace windows 8.1 because my windows os was corrupted and so was the recovery partition(it has ...
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TestDisk installation [duplicate]

I tried to install testdisk using the command sudo apt-get install testdisk But got this response from the computer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Accidentaly deleted partition table for windows OS

I accidentally deleted the partition table under Windows through Magic Parted, so I installed Ubuntu on the first 40GB of my hard drive (which I think consist only of windows system files). Is there a ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 instllation error, hdd encrypted

So I unknowingly selected the second option of installation with the encryption. I entered my password and click next. Then it said something and I hit go back then it froze. Happens so my battery ...
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I reinstalled Ubuntu, and I can't see my windows 8.1 anymore, where is my Windows files? [duplicate]

Previously I unsuccessfully installed Ubuntu at the end of installation it told me that could install bootloader. So I loaded windows from my USB drive and decided to reinstall Ubuntu with out any ...
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recovery lost data from corrupted file system

trying to restore/backup/save data from a corrupted hdd (windows 7 installed, no boot, no mount). windows just wants to format it and via "computer management -> disk management" its shown as "RAW" ...
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Using TestDisk, hoping to recover a large (30gb) directory with multiple subfolders from an NTFS data partition. Testdisk only wants to deal in files?

I had rsync'd a 32gb directory from a supercomputer where I spent the last three days evaluating huge amounts of data. When I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 to my Windows partition, the entire new 32gb ...
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Iomega Home Media Network Drive deleted partition

I was trying to mount the IOMEGA HMNHDCE under my UBUNTU machine, in order to copy data en proceed with installing a new linux version. http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:Home_Media_CE It ...
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Recover Headerless Encrypted NTFS File Deleted in Ubuntu

My girlfriend had shift-deleted a "Folder Lock" encrypted locker file from my NTFS external drive using her Ubuntu PC. That file has <.flka> extension with NO known file signature. As far as I ...
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i have deleted my movies please help [duplicate]

I have mistakenly deleted my movies using root rm -rf /home/username/Videos/movies. How can i recover it, I have already installed extundelete and am using ext4 and its mounted at /dev/sda
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Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...