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101 views

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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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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0answers
36 views

Accidentally deleted Windows partition when trying to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 just to check them however I seem to totally mess it up. I used wubi and wanted to install it on my D drive however I was confused during fixing ...
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1answer
36 views

recover data in linux removed with rm [duplicate]

Today i deleted my home directory (in wrong action) with: sudo rm -rf * And when i use extundelete i get this message: root@ubuntu:~# sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/hamed/ ...
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0answers
14 views

Windows 7 data recovery after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a 500GB hard disk. While installing Ubuntu, Ubuntu is replaced windows 7. After installation Ubuntu found whole 500Gb storage on Ubuntu itself. I suppose I lost all data on Windows which was ...
0
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0answers
60 views

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Using the “Erase entire disk” on windows 8 [duplicate]

I wanted to have dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1. But then out my ignorance/careless ness I have selected the option 'erase entire disk' and later after rebooting I realized that the ...
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0answers
59 views

Accidentally deleted my windows 7 while installing ubuntu, trying to reinstall it

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and I believe have downloaded the correct ISO file. I've been trying to use GParted and UNetbootin to create a bootable usb by formatting to FAT32, flagging ...
0
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1answer
44 views

How to recover partition that is lost while installing ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake. While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my ...
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0answers
25 views

ntfs formatted to ext4 by ubuntu installer data lost [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows ,I choose to install alongside but it didn't show me the screen to repartition and deleted my one partition and formatted it to ext4 and installed ...
2
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1answer
575 views

Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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0answers
9 views

Recovering files from earlier but lost Windows 8 partion

I may be repeating the same topics here. But I am not sure where to begin. Please help with the details below: I had Windows 8.1 pro with partitions: C:, D: and E:. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by ...
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1answer
123 views

Lost all hard disks partition and data [duplicate]

hard disk space lost when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and also lost all partition and data please help me out. i was installing Ubuntu 14.04 accidentally LOST ALL DATA & drive partitions. i have not ...
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42 views

USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
0
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1answer
20 views

recover partitions lost during installation

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 over my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I had divided my hard drive into three partitions but when I reinstalled without formatting the disk, it made a single partition and I lost ...
0
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1answer
61 views

I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Data lost due to installation of Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. While installing it showed the partition menu, and I selected some options that were told to me by Ubuntu users on Ask Ubuntu. I did the same, but I wasn't ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Files in Download Folder get deleted

The download folder got emptied, while I was watching a video from the same folder. This is the second time it has happened. Could it be a worm ? I have not installed any programs that clean up my PC. ...
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2answers
60 views

Data recovery in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with windows 8. While I was using Ubuntu, all of a sudden my system went into a suspend mode and when I logged back in all my data was gone. It was Ubuntu in its ...
0
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1answer
49 views

How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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0answers
35 views

Recovering data after installtion [duplicate]

I was using Ubuntu with WU BI and i decided to install it and delete windows. In the installation process i checked the option with L V M and now i can't find any of my windows data or any partition ...
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1answer
125 views

mv file to smb failed, space still used, file missing

I attempted to mv a 14GB file from my local filesystem to a smb share on my windows system. The mv failed and, after checking ls and df, the file doesn't appear in the index, yet the space is still ...
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3answers
56 views

Is there a way to recover the data of unaccessible lines on the terminal?

I am running an algorithm that regularly prints data on the terminal. Unfortunately the terminal only shows a limited number of lines, the others are no longer accessible. Are they deleted or can I ...
0
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0answers
91 views

Data Recovery of lost data [duplicate]

Today I decided to try ubuntu. During installing I accidently selected erase windows 7 and install. Due to this all partition got deleted and my data as well. Is there any way to recover my lost data. ...
0
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1answer
501 views

Where is the file I saved on my USB flash drive?

I am running Ubuntu from a pendrive and I saved a document in LibreOffice. My computer shut down and now I can't find it anywhere! I've read that if running Ubuntu from pendrive it saves documents ...
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0answers
16 views

How to recover data from logical drive after upgrading from 12.04 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I was having 12.04 LTS with 4 partitions, namely: 1.root partition (ext2) 2.swap space 3.logical (NTFS) 4.logical (NTFS) The logical partitions had full of valuable data. I installed 13.04 by ...
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3answers
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need to recover data from a data hard disk that I used testdisk on in my attempt to repair mbr from a rootkit virus

Before I begin to say what my situation is here, please know i would be FOREVER GRATEFUL for anyone who can help me out with this mess. I have photos on here from years and years of painstaking work. ...
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0answers
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Files lost while installing 13.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. The problem is this. I had 2 partitions on my hard drive before, one for windows and program installations, and one for pure data. During the installation wizard, I ...
0
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1answer
107 views

partition wiped after distribution update

My problem: a partition and its files disappeared unbeknownst to me, most likely after updating from 12.10 to 13.04 (though not sure). Before Ubuntu 12.10 I was running Windows 7, with a hard drive ...
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1answer
106 views

Is it possible to recuperate a file overwritten by Ubuntu One?

I had an .odt file which was synced via Ubuntu One. I made changes on the file on my Ubuntu Computer. To check whether the file was synced I opened it on my Windows computer. It was not synced, but ...
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1answer
57 views

I have lost data but it's not deleted or overwritten

I am a beginner, so I know nothing. I installed lubuntu 12.04 so that I can learn, but I mistakenly installed it on a partition that contains 90 gigabytes of data. However, my data wasn't deleted: I ...
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1answer
657 views

Recover Hard Disk from accidentally formate in ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu. During ubuntu installtion, I choose an option that allow ubuntu (12.10) to replace my window 7 without knowing that it will formate and repartition my hard disk. Then, all my ...
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Lost all the data after installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Laptop. While installing two options were available: Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 Replace windows 7 My Laptop had 3 drives. Windows 7 was installed on C: drive ...
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1answer
1k views

Trying to recover deleted Ubuntu partition

I made a mistake in logging into my 200 GB Ubuntu partition. I could not access Grub after that. Using a live CD I then ran Boot_Repair and apparently deleted the partition, I guess because I ran it ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Recover Lost data/partition

This is what happened: I was running 12.04.1 and wanted to install 12.10. upgrade, but a fresh install. When setting up my computer I anticipated for this by dividing my 640GB HD in following ...
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disk not accessible

i formatted my hard drive yesterday and it was working well even after the formatting. But when I restarted my system again , is is showing that the space is alloted to my files but they are ...
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1answer
798 views

Mount external HD ubuntu 12.10

Although it's an abundantly treated matter, I'm unable to find an answer valid for my needs. I had a 12.04 installation of ubuntu and I decided to install the 12.10. I copied (using GParted) the ...
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1answer
146 views

Help with Swap Partition

(Translated from spanish) I accidentally marked a 136GB partition which has some files in it as swap space during installation. Can I access these files? Can I change the partition type without ...
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2answers
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How do we find out if the partition table recovered with testdisk is OK?

We have a hard drive with damaged partitions. In deeper search testdisk found it but wanted to deletd all of the partition (and showed structure OK below): We tried this one but then it showed the ...
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Recovering Very Important Lost Data From Ntfs Partition

I have a 230 Gigs HDD on my laptop, i have 50 gigs extended for my linux, i have 80 gigs empty ntfs partition, and 100 gigs ntfs partition where i store all my important data, (i have about 50 gigs of ...