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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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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How to recover/undelete a deleted task in Thunderbird (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I'vedeleted a Thunderbird task in which I've wrote some important notes (delete button, inside the open task window). Now I want to recover the Thunderbird task in order to get the notes. Is there a ...
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How do I escape from an Internal Error loop. 3 files Recoverd but couldn't get Finish to operate. which

I was working on two files and opened a third in separate windows. I got an Internal Error message and then a Recovery window. Using Start Recovery all 3 files showed as recovered. Pressing Finish to ...
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Error: /dev/sdb unrecognised disk label Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb: input/output error Retry/ignore?

Error: /dev/sdb unrecognised disk label Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb: input/output error Retry/ignore? I have one 4 tb hd and trying to recover my data through ubunto os but after connecting ...
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Restore an HP Recovery Manager save on Ubuntu

I had a few problems on my HP Pavilion 15 running Windows 8 and decided to install Ubuntu instead. In order to save my files, I did a save using HP Recovery Manager. Is there a way I could restore ...
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Data recovery help

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14 on my Toshiba laptop overriding windows 8 and ubuntu 10 which was already in it. Only after the installation I realized that this particular option has deleted the ...
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Restore partition table changed by accident while disk in use

I managed to change partition table on my main HDD. Now, I'm afraid to reboot, because I do not want to lose my data. Here is what GParted says: And when I try to recover data: Which is ...
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Gnome Encfs Manager, data recover

I removed the stash with data from manager. Is there a way to recover stash with data? Testdisk about my folder when I try to recover it: No file found, filesystem may be damaged.
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Can't boot ubuntu OS 14.04

I got some updates for Ubuntu 14.04. I installed them, and few minutes later the PC turned off automatically and I could not go in anymore... Every time I try to turn on my PC I got this message ...
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Possible override for black screen after changing the gpu?

I recently installed Ubuntu as I need to learn Fortran. Meanwhile I bought new GPU - r7 370. When I installed it into motherboard and started Ubuntu I was greeted with black screen, I think that ...
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How to recover my files after executing “dd” [duplicate]

I switched to Ubuntu, someone helped me migrate from Windows to a machine with Ubuntu installed. Someone recommended this as a tip via e-mail: This will double the speed of your computer: sudo ...
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Data Recovery from old windows

I am very new to ubuntu(Started today only). I was using windows 10 till now today I try to install ubuntu as a dual boot with my windows 10 but unfortunately I lost my Windows as well as all my files ...
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where is my Ubuntu 12.04 data?

One day I got minimal bash like line error and I tried to solve it by following instruction given at google and I was unable to repair grub and then when I tried to recover my data. I am unable to ...
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My Ubuntu suddenly won't boot— How can I access my files to do a reload without losing most of my data?

I am able to access the /home dir on the drive after I mount and decrypt but I cannot access certain folders in the user directory. I get a permissions error running 14.04.3
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Unable to decrypt two luks volumes post hardware change, simple mistake?

So here's the story I have an Acer R7 which I installed a 120gb evo 840 msata running Ubuntu 14.04 leaving the stock hard drive alone for the time being. In a bit of a rush for some storage space, ...
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ecrypte-recover-private not unencrypting with mount passphrase

My laptop (Ubuntu 12.04) stopped mounting my encrypted home drive today after several months of working fine. I have been using the same login password since I set up the encrypted home drive a few ...
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How i lock Recovery Mode in Ubuntu 12.04

I want it so that when anybody tries to edit my Ubuntu in recovery mode, then it is required to give the password to edit this: Example of recovery mode entry:
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Testdisk brings back empty folders that take up space

I ran testdisk in order to recover one partition out of two with some important files on it. Testdisk brought back the partition with three folders: "$RECYCLE.BIN", "saves" (this is what I was looking ...
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How to recover data in crashed ubuntu

I am using ubuntu for past few years along side windows7. recently ubuntu has crashed and showing grub rescue mode. i have again installed ubuntu in other partition. how can i recover my data in lost ...
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No write option in TestDisk after analysing the disk

I corrupted my partition table by accident. This is the current structure of the disk as shown by ubuntu's disk utility. So I booted my laptop with a live usb having ubuntu. I installed TestDisk and ...
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Broke MBR & Grub2 On Multi-Boot System

For all those out there looking for a challenge, this is the most messed up hard-drive I will probably ever have to deal with. So to make solving this massive problem as easy as possible, I am going ...
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Data recovery from damaged partition

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Kali on my machine. I wanted to install Windows 7 too alongside, for which I tried to shrink my Ubuntu partition. After a while, the screen showed: [ OK ]Starting ...
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Recover overwritten terminal log output

I accidentally overwrote the log output of the terminal. What i did was script logfile commands exit and then i accidentally overwrote the file as: script logfile
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Formatted Windows 10 partition by mistake while installing Ubuntu. How can I recover it?

I wanted to create dual boot machine with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS but something went wrong and I accidentally formatted Windows partition. After formatting, I cancelled installation. I ...
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Can't access backup data

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Prior to reinstallation, I booted from a live CD and copied my home folder to an external HDD. But now I have two new problems. I am unable to copy the ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot with Windows Vista broken

I installed Ubuntu server tonight to try and setup an unturned server. That failed because Ubuntu didn't want to connect to my wireless. So I tried Ubuntu desktop after removing Ubuntu server and it ...
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Trouble accessing harddrive

Hoping someone can help me out here, im quite new so please excuse any false assumptions. I recently had a relatives mac boot drive fail(seems mechanically fine, but wont appear in OSX or windows). I ...
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Recover deleted output file?

I have a running process which is constantly writing data to a file. I accidently deleted the file, while the process is still running. I need to recover the file, without losing the new data that is ...
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Lost OS(windows 10) and partitions(which had all my files) while installing ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

Lost OS(windows 10) and partitions(which had all my files) while installing ubuntu 14.10(which now, I upgraded to 15.04 since testdisk did not work in 14.10). I would like to know if there is any ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted HFS+ partition

I have an old Macbook from the year 2006, (Intel CPU) The OS (Mac OS X 10.6.8) suddenly stoped working, not sure why... So I decided to use a Ubuntu Live Boot (USB), (The CD Reader is dead) to boot ...
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Windows chkdsk deleted all my Linux files

I have a dual boot setup and when I booted into windows one time chkdsk automatically ran. It ended up deleting a bunch of files on my NTFS storage HDD, all the deleted files were created on Linux. ...
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Restore ext3 Partition

I wanted to format my USB Stick, but formatted my ext3 Partition. I formatted it with NTFS. How can I store it?
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Tools to help filter out files (mostly images)

I was recently on a trip and on my way back I lost lot of my pictures to a computer crash. After using photorec I am left with a dump of over 4000 pictures from which I need would want to keep only ...
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How do I turn on networking in recovery mode?

I recently posted about messing my system up here. Serious problems after 15.04 upgrade. I got the system booted into recovery mode, im going to try fixing packages and dependencies but I have no ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private not accepting password

I'm trying to recover my encrypted home directory using an ubuntu liveUSB. When I run ecryptfs-recover-private and it asks for my login passphrase, I type my login passphrase, and it fails. In ...
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How can I run the recovery mode in English?

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Korean Language chosen on my laptop, and there was some problem, so I had to enter the Recovery mode. However, besides menu itself, I could not read all other ...
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How to recover files from a given directory using photorec

I want to recover some files using PhotoRec. Although I've used it before, I am not familiar with making it look only in one given directory. Any idea how to do it?
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Encrypted hard disk data recovery

I have a hard disk with a crashed Ubuntu system . while installing the system I checked the "encrypt my hard disk (or something like that) " check box . and now the system has crashed . so how do I ...
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Any Linux app for recuperating data from Android devices (discarded email from Gmail draft)?

One reason why I appreciate Linux is that it has the amazing ability to give solutions for any kind of IT-related problem. I have an Samsung phone running Android GingerBread. I've spend my entire ...
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On Ubuntu 15.10 how do i backup data from the root shell prompt?

On Ubuntu 15.10 how do i backup data from the root shell prompt in recovery menu?
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Restoring data from a large partition

I have a dedicated server. I've been developing an app to handle my music collection, and I had in the past set up a backup solution for my code, but I blacklisted the /music folder . And the worst ...
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flash disk not recognized after shortcut virus deleted

my flash disk infected by a windows computer. later I inserted flash disk on ubuntu; all my folders were under an unnamed folder and there were *.lnk and some unknown files. I copied my folders to the ...
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sudo pdisk- testdisk HFS+ partition

yesterday i started macbook pro computer with live usb ubuntu and collapse macintosh os (yosemite). i dont wanna re install mac os couse of lose all of my data. i wanna fix hfs partition (macintosh hd ...
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Safely Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop [duplicate]

So my plan is to install Ubuntu on my ASUS x20ta laptop. However, there are some known issues with it, like the WiFi and audio card, that need workarounds. If I can't get those to work, I'd like to be ...
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Installed ubuntu-touch package to test Unity8, computer won't start because it can't find data partition

I wanted to try Unity8 on Ubuntu 15.10 and after some searching I found you have to install the ubuntu-touch package, I did and after a log out and switching to Unity Touch on the greeter the computer ...
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Impossible to rewrite my Partitions Table with my two Linux partitions although there is no ovelap

Due to a bug created by Windows 10, I am trying to rewrite the partitions table of my hard disk with TestDisk. I had a Dual Boot environment (Windows / Ubuntu) and I had two Linux partitions ...
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Deleting ESP and DIAGS partitions - safe?

I have a question regarding ESP and DIAGS (OEM) partitions. See, my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 17 with a preinstalled Ubuntu. I installed Windows 10 but left the partitions mentioned above out of fear ...
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How to recover deleted files from a Fuji camera

I have a Fuji X-M1 digital camera and just now accidentally all of the images on it were deleted. I have read the answers here How to recover deleted files?, however they don't make it very clear ...
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Recovering files from Windows HDD using Ubuntu

My windows 7 laptop crashed and won't reboot. So I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, followed all the instructions to try and recover my files from my HDD but I can't see any of my files in the ...
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GParted error while expanding file system “Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb1: Input/output error”

My expansion Hard disk is having error and some data is lost/corrupted. I was using GParted to expand a partition. I got this error "Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb1: Input/output error". I have ...