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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recover data using a laptop running Ubuntu, but won't load

How can I recover data on a laptop that is running Ubuntu, if Ubuntu doesn't load?
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accessing data on encrypted drive

Please be patient with me as I am still learning how to do anything Linux, starting with Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had some issues playing around with it and petty much now it won't ...
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Recover unreadable directory on ext4 partition

One of my directories in a ext4 filesystem on my SSD became unredable and I need to recover the files. Here is what I did to crash the filesystem: I accidentally created 1.5 million small files in ...
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Basic data partition unknown

I had a working version of Ubuntu on my hp stream 13, and in my own stupidity I tried to repair the windows installation from EFI file and a recovery disk. I stopped before it advanced a lot, but now ...
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Is getting installed package list from a dead system possible?

I need to recreate a system from a corrupt system disk image. I can't use the system when it boots. The backup algorithm left nothing but similarly corrupt images. The user data looks to be safe but ...
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A corrupted MicroSD card not shown in /dev/; is recovery still possible?

I have an allegedly corrupted MicroSD card that Ubuntu (3.19.0-43-generic #49~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 31 15:44:49 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) doesn't seem to "recognize," i.e., it is ...
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What do I exactly need to do in order to recover lost data (failed dual-boot installation) with testdisk while booting from a USB drive?

I'm booting from a USB drive (I chose the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option from the menu). I successfully installed testdisk. It's there ready to be used, but I'm really not all that sure about ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a machine with Windows 8.1. Failed to create dual-booting. Is my data on another partition permanently lost? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on a machine with Windows 8.1. And I think I screwed up big time while trying to figure out how to make the system a dual-booting one (the Ubuntu installer didn't detect that a ...
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Intel Compute Stick, move Ubuntu OS to SanDisk microdrive

Recently bought the Intel Compute Stick, like it a lot. Meets the need in many ways. I would like to move the Ubuntu 14.04 to a 64GB SanDisk microdrive, and reallocate the 5GB of remaining internal ...
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Recovering files using Ubuntu 15.10 and booting from USB

I'm trying to recover files from my Dell Inspiron 15z running Windows 8. It will not boot and goes into a loop...error references "Reconstructing Cache Metadata". Once I have Ubuntu open, I go to OS....
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“My Passport” USB Drive corrupted

My Passport drive corrupted. When I type: dmesg | tail I get: [ 667.778316] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10) 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 [ 667.778321] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sdb, ...
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How to mount (possibly damaged) Win8 RAID0 to recover Data

My ASUS UX301LA Ultrabook started with the following screen: Following this Windows repair said that the HD could not be repaired, because it was locked. So Windows won't start. I have tried to ...
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Data Recovery using ddrescue

Having run ddrescue on a 1TB failing HD i opened the 1TB .img file onto a new disk. SAys 971GB on it but can not see any files....anyway to check the .img file to see if it has files in it or is it ...
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Linux not loading, just shows Boot Menu

I tried super grub and Boot repair. Nothing yet This is what Boot-repair generated. http://paste.ubuntu.com/14488518/ I am screwed or still a chance for recovery?
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How to recover my desktop and configurations?

I could not empty my trash, then I found here in "ask ubuntu" to use the command line sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash/files/* Now all my files and my desktop, configurations, saved sites on firefox ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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what is the maximum output file size ddrescue ? ( recovered size)

I have a corrupted 2TB vmdk file, I mount as drive now. Recovery started 4 days before, still running now. So I really need to know much time it will take, otherwise its can be recover huge data? ...
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Sort file into directories base on their extension [duplicate]

I just recovered more than 2 Million files using PhotoRect, the files in the recovery folder contain more than 2 Thousand folder containing random files extension . It would be impossible if I sort ...
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Recovering 3 months worth of code [duplicate]

I tried today to install xubuntu on my PC but I had some problems in partitioning, while I was trying to fix it, I accidentally deleted everything from the partitions . So is it possible to recover ...
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access old ubuntu data after Win7 recovery

I am not able to access my Ubuntu due to run recovery of window7 Please let me know how can I get my data with Ubuntu. Let me clear complete scenario. I have Windows 7 in C: drive and Ubuntu 12 on ...
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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 didn'...
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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 ...