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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Upgrade restart fail

Upgrading from v13.04 to 13.10, all went well until "restart to complete"--screen did not come up for restart (Nvidia GeforceGTX650). I tried various suggestions, but now cannot get even Grub menu on ...
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Inaccessible data after upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10

Upgrade hung at the stage where Tru type fonts were being installed. Tried to reboot and got the Ubuntu screen showing the messages about "serious errors being found in the disk drive for /. with the ...
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Sony 32 GB USB Drive Will Not Show On Any Computer

I have a Sony USM32GM 32 GB USB Flash Drive and I can not get it to show up on any device. I have tried it in Windows 7 Pro, and it will show up and try to install the driver, fail, and then it won't ...
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Files automatically deleted

Hi all i am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Everything was right yesterday night. When i open my laptop today morning all my desktop files are deleted automatically. I searched in trash and peek into hidden ...
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ubuntu installation formatted all partitions, can i recover my data? [duplicate]

Initially i had Windows installed and recently i wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. In windows i did have 5 partitions of each size 100 GB. In one 100 GB partition (C: drive) i used to ...
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Problem with startup [duplicate]

I Uploaded Ubuntu 14.04 with no problem. When I start I get the message disk drive fo /tmp is not ready yet or not present. continue, press I to ignore, press S to skip mounting or M for manual ...
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Recover Files Using Live CD

I've got a hard drive with personal files I need. Long story short, when I tried to update from 13.10 to 14.04, Ubuntu flipped out and bricked, and now it won't boot. I want to just do a fresh install ...
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Windows 7 partitions lost after installing [duplicate]

There was a system with dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. I chose option "purge Ubuntu 12.04 and install Ubuntu 14.04 over" or something like this. Then i can't see any partitions with Windows ...
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Recover unallocated space

I use a Samsung NC10 and installed Linux because a Windows XP repartitioning exercise failed disastrously. I am delighted with Ubuntu and there is nothing I need to recover from the Windows ...
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Formatted PC by mistake [duplicate]

I have Windows installed on my PC. I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04, but unfortunately instead of creating a new partition, I chose the first option "Erase everything". I canceled it, but when I ...
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recover lost data after system-installation [duplicate]

I have my lenovo ideapad laptop with 500 GB hard disc with 3Ghz i3 processor and I was using Windows 8 in my laptop with 3 partitions: C: 50 GB E: 100 MB F: 416 GB Windows was installed in C: ...
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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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Accidentally removed windows when dual booting (Ubuntu re-install wiped partitions)

I am not sure if this question is appropriate to be posted here but I have really no idea and I really need to fix this problem ASAP and I am so frustrated right now. I was dual booting windows 8.1 ...
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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 ...
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How to restore deleted PHP files using scalpel

I upgraded 13.10 to 14.04. After the upgrade finished, unfortunately found out that /var/www/ folder has been deleted (I didn't know that upgrade does the same as fresh install!!!). I have searched a ...
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Mistakingly Erased Hard Drive [duplicate]

I had a dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8. I did not like Ubuntu 14.04 (most of the packages did not work) so I wanted to reinstall it. I booted the installation for Ubuntu 13.10. When it asked ...
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Accessing files

I started using Ubuntu (12.04) a month or so back, I've not done much with it so I have only a few important files (particularly my Thunderbird profile). Yesterday I tried to upgrade to 14.04; the ...
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parted rescue - how to discover start\end for deleted partition

in order to use rescue command in parted you need the start and end block numbers of the deleted partition. However, if the partition is gone parted's print command won't give you those. How can you ...
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Is there anyway to restore lost files (in downloads) due to power outage while transfering to external?

I was busy transferring some files from my downloads directory to my external hard-drive. Unexpectedly, the power on my computer went out, and the entire contents of my downloads directory was wiped ...
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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Accidentally deleted all my partitions after Ubuntu 14.04 installation [duplicate]

I had a serious problem during my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I had a Windows 7 partition and a separate partition to install Ubuntu, where I already had Ubuntu 12.04 installed. During the Ubuntu ...
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recover partitions lost during installation [duplicate]

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 ...
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Data Recovery - Hard disk formatted from ntfs to ext4 then again to ntfs [duplicate]

I'm all messed up! I formatted my complete ntfs hard disk to ext4. Then again installed win 7 by creating 2 partitions of 50GB and 250 GB. Is it possible to recover data from the 250 GB partition now ...
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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 ...
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accidentally formatted windows 8 [duplicate]

when I am installing ubuntu 13.10 I accidentally formatted windows 8. Now I am not able to access windows. I had four partitions in windows now i have only one partitions. Will it be possible to ...
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How to back up files without live disk?

I recently upgraded to 13.10. The installation seemed to run fine, after the system rebooted I got the error "The system is running in low-graphics mode” After a few hours of googling no solution I ...
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Destroyed windows partition

My sister was trying to install ubuntu on her laptop, on partitioning time she chose the automatic resize option, the problem is that now her windows partition is lost. I'm not sure of the options ...
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Recovering OpenOffice files from corrupted OS

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday, and my laptop promptly froze and wouldn't respond to anything other than the power button. When I turned it back on, Ubuntu failed to work period. I can ...
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How to find my possibly lost partition?

I couldn't open my computer using Windows 7 operating system and I didn't have my files backed up, so I opened it using ubuntu,stored in a usb stick, without installing. I(a friend of mine, I am just ...
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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 ...
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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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How to recover files in LOST.DIR when file type is unknown?

All solutions I found on google are made for windoz.Ive tried file * and the results don't say what exactly the file type is.For example is data an application or an image? 10: FoxPro FPT, ...
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Tried to upgrade to 14.04. Did not work. Reinstalled 13.10. All docs, pics, and music are gone [duplicate]

Yeah the title pretty much says it all. After downloading Trusty and rebooting, there was no screen. Cursor, but no screen. Re-installed 13.04, and then updated to 13.10, only to discover that all ...
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Is it possible to recover data after reinstalling ubuntu on same drive [duplicate]

I just lost 2TB data when i reinstalled ubuntu 13.04 on already installed ubuntu 13.10. Can anyone help me how to extract or recover whole partition, I am sure hard disk is formatted because its now ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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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 ...
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How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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Moving a file or directory to /dev/null [duplicate]

I am going to move a directory and a file to /dev/null. What will happen if i move a file to /dev/null and what will happen if i move a directory to /dev/null?
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How to get Windows data back [duplicate]

I reinstalled Ubuntu few months ago. By accident I chose to install Ubuntu without Windows (I had dual boot operating systems before that). This is a disaster! I lost all my data in Windows and lost ...
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3 TB hard drive suddenly no longer recognized

My 3TB Western Digital WD30EXRX hard drive that used to work perfectly fine, is suddenly no longer being recognized properly. It isn't mounted automatically anymore, the file manager does not ...
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Recover overwritten contents of text file

I deleted my file content in the file how can i recover back using timestamps is it possible for ex: I am having the file1.txt cat file1.txt i am linux user i am new to linux i love linux ...
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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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Recovering deleted files from an NTFS partition

I have a 40gb SSD that used to have windows 7 on it. I originally installed linux mint on a second 640gb drive, and I have a 3rd 720gb drive for files and such. After working with linux for a while, ...
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Recover data from lost partition after install ubuntu [duplicate]

i have a 500GB HDD. when i install Ubuntu i was made a mistake that i install Ubuntu by replacing windows 7. after installation Ubuntu run fine. But my HDD have only one part ion of whole 500Gb. Now ...
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folder not visible on mounted drive

OK, So i finished up copying some stuff(a lot actually) from my portable drive to my laptop and it finished just as expected.Then i needed to do some work on my windows installed on the same laptop so ...
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copy data off a possible failing hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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Accidentally formatted partition, want to recover files

I had elementary OS luna installed in my hdd, a few days before, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in another partition (ext4) . I accidentally formatted the partition containing ubuntu (to ext4) , I realised ...
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HDD data recovery from a formatted ext4 into fat32

I'm new to ubuntu but it didn't took me long to realize that it's way better than privative options. I've got it installed on a desktop PC and I also wanted to install it in a laptop which is not mine ...
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how to mount file type

I have recently imaged some floppy disks to img files. the disks had some bad blocks. So I am trying to figure out the File system type, so that i can mount, and repair the files. I tried $ sudo ...
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How to recover the Deleted folder in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Unfortunately i delete my Document folder in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. How to Recover the Document folder using commands...