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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Recovering home partition in 15.10 on computer that fails to boot successfully

I have an encrypted home directory on a computer that fails to boot into 15.10. It just takes me to initramfs. I'm wondering how to recover these files. I was thinking of simply installing a fresh ...
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All partions deleted accidently and I lost all my very very important data

I was using windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 on my machine I had to update my ubuntu so I decided to remove windows 7 and install ubuntu 15.10 while installation I was asked to remove the windows with ...
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Can't find files deleted from /var/www/

I was working on some files located inside my Apache's /var/www/html/ and accidentally deleted them. I did this via right-click "Move to Trash". However, looking at my trash folder, they aren't there....
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WD External HDD Input Output Error,

I got the WD My Passport 259F harddisk. After I transferred data onto the harddisk, I clicked "Safely Remove Drive". Perhaps, I removed it too quickly, then when I inserted back, I got the following ...
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Lost Data Recovery

I lost all my windows data while installing Ubuntu. Please help me recovering it. Im in a great trouble! I want community member to please do respond me asap so that I may get ease from tension.
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OS Version for 15.10 => 16.04 Upgrade Failure Recovery

So I tried upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 this morning and somehow my laptop charger got disconnected and I'm pretty sure my laptop died during the installation. Attempting to boot normally brings me ...
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Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 over an Antergos install, missing /home

I had an Antergos install utilizing a second hdd as my /home folder and now decided to switch to Ubuntu Mate. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate version 1.12.1), and during setup, choose to replace the /, /...
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Recovering an Encrypted Home Partition Overwritten by LUKS

After aborting a recent installation attempt of Ubuntu 16.04 (which I've since installed without a separate home partition), I discovered that my existing encrypted home partition is no longer ...
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I upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04 and forgot to copy one specific folder, can it be recovered?

I have dual booted along with Windows 10. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in the hard drive in which the folder was present and then I installed the new on in it. I really need to recover this folder. ...
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Recover data from a Guest Session

I gave a job candidate a short coding test using a guest session on a Laptop with Ubuntu. When I opened the guest session I saw the message: After the interview I closed the lid of the laptop to ...
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Data recovery on ubuntu 12.04

I had deleted some important data from my work folder.At the moment I need to recover those data I tried using photorec,scalpel and testdisk.But nothing went in my way.Is there any other method to ...
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Ubuntu won't start after update

My Ubuntu freeze during the upgrade of 15 to 16, now he does not want to start again. after the loading screen it stops at a black screen and does nothing. I tried this tutorial http://ubuntuforums....
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dumpe2fs not finding any superblock

I have a HD in pretty bad shape. I'm prepared to accept is dead but I'd like to recover the data from it. Running badblocks on it gives a HUGE list of numbers. Trying to run fsck.ext4 on it just ...
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accessing a supposedly recovered hard drive

I was using Fedora linux and my hard drive crashed. I paid to have the hard drive recovered to a portable drive (name is passport). I scrapped the previous computer (it was getting old and annoying to ...
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Loss of access to data after reinstalling Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

I had Ubuntu 15.10 along with Windows 10 pro. As my Ubuntu had certain issue of function and booting problems, I decided to again install the Ubuntu 15.10. I accidentally selected the option "Use LVM ...
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How do I recover encrypted home folder after deleting filesystem

I was trying Ubuntu 16.04 but had issues and decided to install 14.04 over it. I have 16.04 installed on a single ext4 partition and encrypted my home folder (I remember the encryption passphrase). ...
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Ubuntu tool to recover lost folder hierarchy and file names?

I was unable to do this job with Windows and OS X, so I thought there may be a way to do it with Ubuntu. This is the situation: Friend 1 has a 600GB external HDD (FAT 32 formatted) that he has been ...
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Boot error after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to 15.10

I have got a huge problem. This morning I made updated from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15.10. Everything went good until restart. Ubuntu 15.10's loading screen shows up and after quite a while, then it ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 read only filesystem, unable to recover important mysql data

Running Ubuntu server 14.04. A few days ago I ran a normal sudo apt-get and installed updates, the next morning my MySQL database that I used webmin to operate had broken down. I shut all processes ...
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Wrong partition sizes (I think?)

I know just enough about Linux to mess things up, so apologies in advance. I have tried looking at some of the other threads here similar to this, but none of the answers seem to help. I have a 4TB ...
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Need help to salvage data from Ubuntu server

I have to recover data from a server running Ubuntu 13.10 for a client. I need to find out what data is on this machine and then recover it to an external drive. The drives that were accessible via ...
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Need to rescue Encrypted Hard disk, ubuntu not booting

I'm having trouble booting my ubuntu 14.04, i have set a administrator password for BIOS which appears at startup. once i enter that the system is supposed to go to the screen that shows the password ...
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How to select filesize range on data recovery utilities like Photorec

I recently formatted my hard drive in order to install an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot system. Of course, I made a backup to an external HDD of my Ubuntu home folder (had been using Ubuntu for the last ...
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photorec recover files with same date, can I avoid this

I use photorec to recover file, it is really a good tool. However, many file's modified date are always same as 1980-..... Can I avoid this problem? Thanks
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Data recovery - ext4

I'm an idiot because I just "initialized" 2TB drive by mistake in Windows disk manager. So I lost all data. It had only one ext4 partition. I tried to run Testdisk but It didn't help me. Is it ...
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Delete partitions table by accident

I delete by accident the partition table.I have dual boot system with Win7,Ubuntu.I manage to recover Ubuntu table with testdisk but not win7.In gparted it show the partition as unnalocated space.How ...
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How to recovery the data inside my hard drive? New to Ubuntu

My computer recognizes my 2tb Green WD on bios but not inside any OS I have installed (I'm running dual boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu 15.10). What I wanna do is make it so Ubuntu let me access it and take ...
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how to recover contents from home folder if ubuntu fails to boot and requires reinstallation?

i installed my IDE and have project on default home folder now in case ubuntu fails to boot how shall i recover contents from home folder. if make live USB ubuntu then it shows fresh home folder and ...
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About a lost partition

After I recovered image file to /dev/sda5 partition using partimage , all my files on /dev/sda5 are removed. How can I recover all my files on /dev/sda5? lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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How do I recover my RAID 1 file system after formatting it?

I used mkfs.exfat /dev/md0p1 by mistake, and killed my RAID 1 instead of formatting a micro SD card. Very dumb, I know. How can I undo this colossal mistake? I'm reasonably confident that the two hard ...
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The home directory content deleted

My home folder disappeared all of a sudden (Desktop, Downloads, Documents ... all deleted) and now my system considers my Desktop as the home directory. Is there any way to recover my old Desktop, ...
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How to recover the data after accidentaly formating ext4 partition to qwfbs [duplicate]

With the qwfbs manager I formatted the Linux partition to wbfs, At the moment I need the information, I am in a live CD, this is what fdisk -l show me. Device Boot Start End ...
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Recovery bootable partition

How to create a partition on my hard drive containing Ubuntu/Windows ISO files so i don't have to create flash drives every time i screw something up? The point of the partition is to keep my iso ...
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How to know how much (and which) data I have lost after disk failure

One of the disks in my cluster died last week and I had to replace it. After that, some data belonging to different users were lost. I need to know exactly how much and which data we have lost. Is ...
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Need more help regarding data recovery

I have prepared systemrescue bootable cd from another machine....now please guide me how do I retrieve my data bacj from this rescue bootable disk...I opened it and honestly I am unable to understand ...
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How can I get permissions on files from another installation?

After a failed system upgrade my Ubuntu installation doesn't boot anymore, so I'm booting from a live USB key to recover some files I was working on. The problem is, I can't copy them because I have ...
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Bricked USB Thumb Drive - Can it be revived?

I have a Kingston DataTraveler 3.1 64GB Thumb Drive. It is now a tiny brick, but unlike other bricked thumb drives in other questions... Nautilus, Gparted and Disks do not see it. No recognition of ...
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Enter Recovery Mode on a Live USB Ubuntu to fix low graphics mode problem

This whole mess is because of the nvidia drivers on ubuntu which resulted in freezes and OS hanging, then I switched the drivers to proprietary and it worked fine for a month until I got low graphics ...
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Can't restore grub after reinstalling windows

I was trying to restore the grub after I reinstalled windows, so I mounted the partition where ubuntu was installed but I got: $ sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt mount: you must specify the filesystem type ...
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Lost whole hard disk with data on installing Ubuntu

A day ago I had installed ubuntu from a bootable dvd on my windows 7 based pc. I hoped it would overwrite my windows and then will keep old files packages in itself.... cause I had accidentally ...
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Ubuntu wiped? Looking to restore

I have ubuntu 14.04 lts, which I had offline and never updated for almost a year. I was able to get a new internet line to it, to do installs and use the computer more. I backed up items to my ...
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How do I recover my Ubuntu password after changing my email address?

I lost my Ubuntu password. I have also changed my email address, so you can't send me anything to my old address. I can give you my old email address. How can I recover my Ubuntu password now? Thanks.
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How can I recover an encrypted home folder on a partition where resizing it made those files disappear?

I had a partition that contained my Ubuntu 15.04 installation. I wanted to shrink the volume with gparted but as soon as I did that my entire encrypted home directory disappeared, so I extended the ...
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Need help extracting data from a floppy disk formatted by an old drum machine

Alright, for context I make music using an old drum machine which uses 3.5" floppy disks (Emu SP-1200) and I am trying to take a look at what the OS binary and sound file formats are like. But I'm ...
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how can I get a hex dump from part of a hard drive?

I have a large hard drive, and I want to look at segments of it in it hexdump. if I do sudo hexdump /dev/sdc It will read the entire device.. which isn't what I want to do, it will tank my system. I ...
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How to Recover Deleted Windows Partition with complete Data?

Actual scenario is, while i am installing Ubuntu for the first in my windows machine along with windows OS. accidentally I deleted all other partition and I formatted my entire disk, so i lost my ...
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Personal Data Recovery on my Computer

I was previously using Windows 8.1 I had two partitions. My OS was located on the C:/ (primary) drive, and all my personal data was located on the D:/ (secondary) drive. I have now installed Ubuntu 14....
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Unable to login with my main user account

I am using Ubuntu 14 and when I try to login with my main user account, it accepts the password, but it does not enter. It gets stuck there showing only the wallpaper. It neither returns back on login ...
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help needed recovering filesystem for backup

Got myself in a bit of trouble on a previously smoothly running system. Here is the story so far: yesterday I switched to a propriatary ATI driver instead of the Nouveau driver that I ran uo to that ...
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Internal HDD not showing when boot Ubuntu from Flash drive for data recovery

I am getting error 'operating System Not Found' when booting my Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7 OS. I checked the booting priority- first is internal HDD. In bios the HDD drive size show around 600 GB ...