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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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 ...
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Data recovery fantom external hard drive 6 TB ( two 3TB drives on raid 0)

I have a Fantom 6TB external hard drive that uses two 3TB hard drives. On the back it has two switches for setting up RAID. I have it set to RAID 0 so I can use the full 6TB. The problem with it is ...
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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File-Recovery in Ubuntu [duplicate]

What are good software-solutions in recovering deleted files in Ubuntu on ext3-/ext4- and ntfs-filesystems? I've been looking for diverse programs, but I couldn't find good ones so far. TIA
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File recovery after quick formatting

I have a dual System of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (12.04, I think). I accidentally quick-formatted the Linux partition using Windows to NTFS, with the built-in formatting option. Since it contained my ...
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Recover an overwritten file

My project c source code file became corrupted while making the tgz of the file. I wanted to make *.tgz of 4 files. The file names are common.c, common.h, myfile.c and myfile.h. I mistyped the tar ...
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Cannot find/access files from previous install of Ubuntu (10.04)

I've searched for this answer fairly extensively and fruitlessly thus far, mainly I find answers that regard finding Windows files after installing Ubuntu, and a lot of answers regarding Wubi (which I ...
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How to retrieve or find missing pictures

I deleted by mistake a wallpaper to trash. I cut it out of trash and paste in to my "Pictures" folder. But now when I go to the pictures folder, the picture is nowhere. Its not even hidden. What can I ...
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External HDD in RAW formatted. Will ubuntu be able to access the device and use/recover my data

I have an external HDD, which somehow is now in RAW format, but I need the data off it. Will Ubuntu allow me to view the files stored on it and also copy them to a new HDD?
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how to backup data from usb drive using dd or dd_rescue in ubuntu

I mistakenly deleted some important zip files from my micro-sd card. I want to do data recovery on my micro-sd card. Before doing that I want take image backup of my sd card data, so that I can have ...
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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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ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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External HDD error - data recovery Ubuntu 12.04

I recently connected my external HDD to Ubuntu 12.04, but now it's not working. If I try to use ntfsfix in the terminal it gives this error message: abcd@ubuntu:~$ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 [sudo] ...
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Deleted files and folders to boot to Ubuntu - any way to retrieve files?

I was cleaning up my E: drive, on which I downloaded Ubuntu (using Wubi), and I accidentally deleted the Ubuntu folder, and I also deleted some other files on my E: drive that I didn't recognize. The ...
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Ubuntu running on command line due to insufficient graphics

My problem is that when I was trying to install Nvidia drivers (some 301 version) on Ubuntu 13.04, it evokes a message a:Ubuntu is running on low graphics. After the installation(I am repenting that ...
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Files are gone but still occupy place [closed]

A couple of minutes ago I accessed my movies folder in Windows 7 from Ubuntu 13.04, deleted a movie and somehow all my movies folder got deleted too. I restarted immediately to Windows 7 to check if ...
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Paraben's iPhone Recovery Stick and Phone Recovery Stick on Ubuntu

Will utilizing either Wine of Crossover allow an individual to use Paraben's iPhone Recovery Stick and/or Phone Recovery Stick on Ubuntu? Either one of Paraben's products only work on Windows XP, ...
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How to copy files from swap space? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. When I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, I chose one of major partitions (60G) which contains lots of important files as a swap space. After completing the ...
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Retrieve files from Ubuntu live usb

I am new to ubuntu and I would like to ask how could I retrieve files that saved on my ubuntu live usb. In other words, when I was working on ubuntu live usb I download files pdf, zip, etc, am asking ...
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Cannot mount encrypted home after password change, ecryptfs not configured (no passphrase set)

I recently forgot my user password from a relatively fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installation (dual-boot with Windows 7, latter more heavily used). During setup, I had selected the encrypted home directory ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 format my NTFS partition

I install Ubuntu 13.04, choosing the option "Replace Win7". When my computer reboots, i see that my other data pratition is missing. my Win7 partition was 100gb, and the other 220gb was the data. I ...
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How can I recover files from an XFS file system without spending money on software?

I have an old Iomega NAS, that has stopped working. The drive is still good, I just need to recover the files. Both of my Ubuntu machines recognize the drives in the Disks utility, but I can't do ...
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Deleted the .wine folder and lost all my data

HELP! I deleted the .wine folder from my user folder and i've lost all my data. How can i get my files back? What happened? I use Ubuntu 12.04! i don't know much about ubuntu yet. Thank You
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Recovering data after already installed a new OS

Ok so I made the choice a few days ago to change operating systems. I had a 50 GB install of Ubuntu and wanted to try out Arch Linux. So I made a new folder and went through my entire file system and ...
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Accidentally lost data while installing ubuntu 13.04 without creating partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04, but unfortunately I select the option Erase Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 while installing. Now I when I run Ubuntu 13.04, none of my data is there. I didn't partition my HDD. ...
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is data recovery possible in ubuntu 13.04

I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 along With windows xp sp3. But couples of days before ubuntu has crashed. Whenever I start the pc the dualboot window appears when I select ubuntu a blackscreen ...
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read only problem with usb drive and data loss?

I encountered a read only file system for my flash drive and I can't see my data (one folder which had all the data is empty). I did dosfsck -a /dev/sdf1 (as I read here) and now I can write to the ...
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How to use 'rsync' to copy ubuntu system to another disk?

I use LiveCD and rsync -av to copy ubuntu system to another disk(same machine). What needs to be revised? UUID in boot.cfg. UUID in fstab. Anything else? Do I need to revise 'initramfs'? ...
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can i recover my file using ubuntu that i had lost while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

i am new user to Ubuntu. i had installed it for first time. when it was completely installed it formatted my hard drive and other drive were also merged and i lost my all valuable data,can any body ...
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How can I Recover My Data [duplicate]

I had 4 partitions before installation process and windows 7 was on my C: drive. At the time of Ubuntu installation I just formatted my C: and D: drives. Then I tried to install Ubuntu. It showed me ...
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How to recover a file after deleting and merging multiple partitions?

I've used all my web search skills to make sure this question wasn't already asked. So here is my unique situation. My 320GB hard drive had 5 partitions - let's call them A, B, C, D and E ­٠A: ...
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Is it possible to restore my lost photos from memory card?

My memory card was found yesterday, but I found the photos stored in it have gone, is it possible to restore them back? If so, how? Please recommend some affordable program and works for my memory ...
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12.04_64 UEFI w. Encrypted Home Directory Boot Problems

System details: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit for UEFI installed on hard disk. 3 partitions: 1. EFI (fat) 2. / (ext4 - which contains an encrypted home directory set up through the automated installer) 3. Swap. ...
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Recovering Windows Partition [duplicate]

How can I recover my Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the last partition of my HDD. I desperately need to recover all the information on my Windows XP Home partition for schoolwork ...
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Scalpel to recover data

I used the below command to recover data scalpel /dev/sda1 -o output but I get the error as below ERROR: The configuration file didn't specify any file types to carve. (If you're using the ...
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Data Recovery after upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 11

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 11 and lost all the important documents. How do I restore these data?
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Files lost during move & power failure

I was moving (using the default Ubuntu file manager) some photos from my SD card (formated FAT32) to a NTFS drive on my computer when a power failure occured. After that, I used the SD card in my ...
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What tool should I use for a bit-by-bit copy of my hard drive?

I recently wiped my hard disk with a fresh Ubuntu installation. I'm planning to use Testdisk to recover the files. However, since I do not have prior experience, I feel it would be safer if I could ...
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Recovering data from hard disk after an accidental Ubuntu reinstallation

My computer got wiped accidentally due to a fresh Ubuntu installation. Since the drive contains very important data and codes, it would be really great if the same could be recovered. It is a 2TB ...
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Is there any way to reinstall ubuntu without the a disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed and I want a clean install but I don't have access to a live cd or usb disk. Is there any way to do this without the disk?
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Data recovery from specific sectors using testdisk

one of my partitions got deleted accidently while installing ubuntu. i know the exact start and end sectors for the deleted partition. please tell me how do i recover files( i need only jpg files ) ...
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photorec not asking for file types

I am trying to use photorec version 6.13 to recover data from my formatted hard disk. While I see that, photorec is recovering the files, (I selected the saved file location in a USB drive.) but, it ...
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Data lost after installing ubuntu. Any chance of recovery?

while upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04 and i used those default options "delete ubuntu and install" but unfortunately all my other partitions also got deleted and they got combined into one in ...
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Data recovery of file with special file extension

This question might seem's to be similar but it is not, what I want to ask is as follows, I have a flash drive. It had files in it which are very important to me. But accidentally it was formatted. ...
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Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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Converted drive to swap drive lost data

I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 and had a dedicated partition for the OS. I was hoping to do a dual boot off a second HDD that I had in the computer. Windows 7 is on its own HDD and when I went to ...
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Inadvertently installed Ubuntu to USB drive, need to recover NTFS FAT

I ran the Ubuntu installer on my desktop PC already running Windows 7. The PC has a 2 TB USB hard drive attached to it that holds pretty much every file I've ever owned. I thought I was installing to ...
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How to find the device name of an HDD that won't mount?

I have a failing HDD that I want to recover data from, using ddrescue. However, I don't know how to find the device name. When I booted Ubuntu with the disk plugged in, Ubuntu seemed to get stuck ...
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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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How can I recover data from a corrupted Ubuntu LVM partition?

My first Ubuntu 12.04 desktop got corrupted and would not boot. I would like to recover the files from that PC so I tried to connect the HD to a second Ubuntu 13.04 but it would not mount. Below is ...