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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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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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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Recover windows boot partition

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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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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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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Partition recovery of windows after Ubuntu install [duplicate]

i have perform clean install of ubuntu on windows 8. My partition i cannot find, please dont say it is deleted, i had vital data on those drives, please help.
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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 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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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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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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data recovery after format to another file system?

i formatted all partitions to ext2 it was have ext4 and ntfs partitions and its now converted to ext2 after using mkfs command by mistake.i still have the same partitions table but with ext2 fs. is ...
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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?
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ecryptfs - unknown password and possibly lost

This is probably going to be a long post, but at the moment I cannot see the wood for the trees, so any help appreciated. In a nutshell: the other night I changed my (login) password. Then forgot it. ...
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ext4 File System got damaged due to improper write

This is what happened, I inserted my (important) external HDD into a RedHat 6 machine, did my task's, unmounted the drive via Nautilus, and physically detached the drive from the machine (and now I ...
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Ubuntu deleted windows 7 [duplicate]

I have downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and trying to install it on my laptop, but after installation completed, I seen that ubuntu deleted my windows 7. i never permitted to do so. then why it happens. I want ...
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clean install ubuntu 14.04 erased all win7 partitions, how to recover with testdisk? [duplicate]

am totally new to linux, recently i have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 7 professional desktop, on windows i had 3 partitions (except windows partition) while installation i had not selected any ...
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How can I recover data from a crashed installation? [duplicate]

I had been using Ubuntu 12. The installation crashed and I am trying to get advice about fixing it in another post. Currently, I have no graphics and can only boot to console mode. If the ...
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How can I recover files from a FAT disk image in their original locations?

I had an MP3 player that deleted most of its files. I created an 8GB image file with dd right away. I looked at and tried to use some of the recovery software, but they just give me a bunch of ...
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Need help recovering data from hard disk formatted by Ubuntu, [duplicate]

I am a beginner with Ubuntu. I have tried installing Ubuntu yesterday in C drive. However it took over the complete hard disk space. I dont see my data. After doing lot of research on internet got to ...
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External Harddisk converted to UDF Volume. How to reverse?

I was trying to mount an image file over a usb. From one of forums thread I used this solution: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/sdb I copied the image file from an external HD to my ...
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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Mov data from my /var/www to another drive using terminal in ubuntu

I can't uninstall ATI catalyst driver or due to some other issue i am getting blank screen in Ubuntu 12.04 . I am able to access terminal and data in recovery mode. So how can i move the data from my ...
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accidentally deleted windows while installing ubuntu, not able to get it back please help! [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu via Live CD on my lenovo laptop which had Windows 8.1 installed on it. Then I decided to install Ubuntu and while doing that I accidentally click next when it said wipe Windows and ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the data by using Recuva software

while installing ubuntu, I have lost all the data, which I had stored in my d drive, when I was using Windows 7. Is it possible to retrieve the data by using Recuva software. Thanks.
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How to get back deleted data using sudo rm -rf [duplicate]

I have deleted folder using sudo rm -rf. How to recover back? Im not able to find it in trash folder
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how to change Photorec's output filefolder

due to a wrong hd firmat instead off hdd need badly to use photorec. How do i change Photorec's output filefolder to the public file folder?
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Mount error special device /dev/sda1 does not exist

This is related to my thread askubuntu forumlink Right now i am stuck in recovering the data part. I just rebooted through a live usb of 13.04 (My original OS was 12.04LTS). But can't seem to be able ...
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How to recover a lost text file?

Yesterday I was working on a text file in a drive that was mounted from a ntfs Windows 8 partition. After running Windows 8 and coming back to Linux, I saw the file is gone, only to have a backup file ...
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Revert accidental uninstall of Windows [duplicate]

I followed some instructions to uninstall Ubuntu on my HDD because I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on an external HDD. I burned the image on a dvd. Unfortunately when starting the computer with the ...
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Recover File Deleted on Encrypted Hard Drive?

When I installed Linux I chose to encrypt my hard drive, including the home folder. If I delete a file in the normal fashion (not securely deleting it with overwrites) will it not be recoverable by ...
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Does anyone know of any alternatives to recuva for file recovery? [duplicate]

I was using recuva to find pictures and videos on a windows xp hard drive, but I keep getting an internal error message. Does anyone know of an alternative program for recovering broken and damaged ...
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Can I recover data from lost partitions? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booted. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 by deleting Windows 8, but unfortunately whole hard disk wiped. Now I have only Ubuntu 14.04 installed using whole hard disk ...
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Back file from imac

I am trying to backup files from my imac using ubuntu live cd, but it wont allowed me to, because of the file system type, imac partition type using the HFS/HFS+ system, i've tried run as root, still ...
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Lost files on upgrade to 14.04

I used a usb stick to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Now I can't find my files - downloads, pictures etc. empty. Tried to backup but ran out of drive memory, so guess they must be still on the drive. I ...
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Why does Ubuntu delete every partition on your drive without asking you? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Monday, and on Tuesday I installed Windows 8.1, and then I had to reinstall all my applications onto Windows. On my 2 terabyte disk, I had 1 terabyte NTFS (Windows) ...
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Ubuntu installation overwrote my windows [duplicate]

While I was installing Ubuntu, it installed the OS on the entire 1TB hard drive. I had about 800gb of data and it seems I can't access it anymore. The entire hard drive is now occupied with Ubuntu. Is ...
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My windows partition got deleted when upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04 [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I tried to upgrade my system to ubuntu 14.04. While partitioning, it gave me an option to erase ubuntu 12.04 and all data, I selected that option. It ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...
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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlandocampoverde/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ ...
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Recover Files for Dual Boot HD / files should be good, MB went bad

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu / Win 7 laptop. The motherboard on the laptop died and the hard drive still seems good. I want to plug the HD into another Ubuntu machine and recover both the Windows ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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Error while resizing partition before installation of Ubuntu. How can I get my data back? [duplicate]

It was a ~22 GBytes first windows partition (with loader). I wanted to split it on 2: 13 GB and 9 GB. In the middle of process was an error with something similar to "unable to write data on media (on ...
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partitions can't be recovered, disk is to small. Can I get my data?

I've caused myself a lot of headache with this and could use a hand of an expert. With dd I managed to write my 6 GiB (or so) image onto hdd that held this very image screwing up src and dest ...
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Windows 8.1 erased Ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed with a Windows 7 dual boot. Now, I've just replaced W7 by Windows 8, but the Ubuntu partition has disappeared! Running fdisk -l doesn't show /dev/sda5 (which was the ...