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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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Using the “Erase entire disk” on windows 8 [duplicate]

I wanted to have dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1. But then out my ignorance/careless ness I have selected the option 'erase entire disk' and later after rebooting I realized that the ...
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Partition table lost - how to recover lost LUKS partition, I have some backup partitioning data

Thanks for choosing to take a look and help. The problem is this: I have a 1TB external hard disk with One encrypted partition(about 286 gb) - luks (I'll call this EP) One unencrypted ...
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Accidentally deleted my windows 7 while installing ubuntu, trying to reinstall it [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and I believe have downloaded the correct ISO file. I've been trying to use GParted and UNetbootin to create a bootable usb by formatting to FAT32, flagging ...
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Please help me save my college assignment! I messed up an update [closed]

So I did something really stupid, setting my laptop to update from 13.04 to 13.10, and then going out and leaving my laptop unplugged. Now when I load up the partition the most basic functions run, I ...
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Problems with Testdisk recovery [duplicate]

My problem is that yesterday I replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.4, and with that I accidentally deleted my partitions and lost my data. After that I read that there is this Testdisk utility that I ...
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Windows partition UNKNOWN after Ubuntu installation attempt at dual boot - How to fix?

The idea was to install Win 7 and Ubuntu with dual boot. However, after installation, Gparted shows a /dev/sda1 as an 'unknown' filesystem and its size is 278 GB. All my windows files, data are in ...
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Recover deleted encrypted home dir after Ubuntu install over partition

I had an encrypted home dir in my Ubuntu partition (system and home together). I left the live usb plugged in and someone reinstalled Ubuntu over that partition. I read all I could on the net about ...
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How to Access or recover files from Apple hdd with bad S.M.A.R.T. and 05-reallocating sector bad?

I have a Macintosh HD (hfsPlus) `[/dev/sdc2 on /media/ubuntu/Macintosh HD type hfsplus(ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)] WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk ...
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Is there any way, to make Ubuntu resistant to corruption of data?

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 when due to power interruption, my computer was shut down. On reboot, it was corrupted and I lost all my data.I want to reinstall Ubuntu again, is there any way,other than ...
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Ubuntu does not start after update - cannot recover data [duplicate]

I recently updated my notebook system to Ubuntu 14.04 and facing the following issue: 1) on startup: the system starts, I can input my encryption password for the harddrive, but then before getting to ...
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How to recover partition that is lost while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake. While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my ...
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I installed ubuntu removing windows 8 and now I am not able to see my other drives

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on the drive on which there was windows 8 installed previously. I formatted that Partition first and later installed Ubuntu in it. I had 5 Partitions excluding windows ...
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How to recover deleted files in specific partitions? [duplicate]

I had windows 8 installed on my computer and had four partitions. I installed Ubuntu. And checked the option instead of windows 8. Instead of installing Ubuntu in the partition it just formatted the ...
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Restoring backup with tar

hi i'am usin Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to backup all data in /mnt/backups/(pictures music etc.) i use: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /mnt/backups/ and i want recover into /home/john/recover/ i use: tar ...
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How to copy the recovered data from Photorec to an external HD

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and while installing ubuntu i wiped my whole harddrive.By looking at threads on this forum and asking questions i was able to install testdisk and recover one of my partition ...
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sata to usb reader issues

I have 2 laptops that are each running 10.04. One of these laptops got left out in the garage in the heat, shut itself down, and never restarted. There is only one file that I want off the laptop so I ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 from Restore Drive - Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Aspire E1-510P-4614, So I have created a USB Recovery Drive using Windows 8.1 Am I able to install Ubuntu (Erase it all) and in the future, restore my Windows ...
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Is there a way to recover even some files from a windows partition which has been replaced with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows and when I tried to install ubuntu alongside with windows it accidently replaced windows and I lost all my ntfs partitions. But using testdisk I could retrieve my partitions except ...
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ntfs formatted to ext4 by ubuntu installer data lost [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows ,I choose to install alongside but it didn't show me the screen to repartition and deleted my one partition and formatted it to ext4 and installed ...
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How to Recover a files and folders from /tmp location?

I am new to Linux/ubuntu. I mistakenly placed my backup into /tmp folder and now when I try to move those files to /home using cp -r, I lost everything in my /tmp. Please help me recover my files.
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During decryption of home folder my D drive was mounted , and i ran rm -rf command it deleted all my d drive data . how to recover?

I followed this tutorial to disable encryption. At that time my D-drive ( a partition ) was mounted. Then according to tutorial I ran sudo rm -rf command it deleted all my mounted drive data also. How ...
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Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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While Partition recover using TestDisk , Deepsearch is taking long time?

I have 500GB Harddisk which had 2 partition. I accidentally deleted the partitions while installing ubuntu. Now I have just one Partition I since Computer show 492GB space and Ubuntu is installed in ...
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File recovery of windows after installing ubuntu [duplicate]

In one of my computers I installed ubuntu 14.04. Actually , I tried to dual-boot in along with windows 7 and I tried to do the partition during the ubuntu installation procedure. Now all of my 500 ...
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Ubuntu File System Partition gone Unallocated

I decided to install Windows 7 next to my Ubuntu setup and started to follow this instructions. Currently i'm on the third step. But when i try to mount the file system that i noted down, it says ...
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After installing ubuntu 14.04 my windows 8.1 seems to be missing?

I installed ubuntu 14.04 when it was still in beta, and I clicked the option run along side windows. It seems that it didnt actually do that or possibly broke the boot for it something. I am still ...
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Lost Windows while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I needed a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I googled and followed the steps and got it done, but the GRUB was not visible, so I made a reinstall and selected the option of deleting the previous ...
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Protection For rm

I sometimes work with my server over ssh. I don't want to lose anything because of an accidental rm. Is there a way of creating a trashbin for my server? I know it sounds stupid, but I just want to ...
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I don't find any of my partitions after reinstalling Ubuntu. What to do?

I had dual-boot PC with window 8 and ubuntu. In windows, I messed up the mbr and boot files and my pc did not boot. I had a copy of Ubuntu 14 DVD and so reinstalled it. Now in ubuntu, I don't find any ...
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How to convert Linux swap drive to windows readable format [duplicate]

Okay so I'm rather new to linux but I my laptop has 2 drives. One 64gb msata that i use for my windows boot drive and a terrabyte hdd that i use for all my other files. I decided to create a new ...
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Recover Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Yesterday I tried to reinstall Ubuntu to use a lot of the free space I had in my hard drive. I wasn't very smart and I simply formated my old ...
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Ubuntu wiped the entire hard drive after selecting reinstall ubuntu option

Ubuntu just wiped the entire hard drive after selecting reinstall ubuntu option. I thought it would re-install in the same partition where ubuntu was previously installed. Now I don't know what to do, ...
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Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Laptop. After a while I had some troubles starting it up. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I had 3 ntfs partitions, 2 ext3 partitions the mount point for the ...
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How do I recover Windows from a lost partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which previously ran Windows Vista, I meant to run them side by side so I could boot between the two. When i got to that point in the installer it told me Vista ...
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How to recover data from overwritten NTFS partition? [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and installed it via a bootable USB drive. I wanted dual-boot for Windows and Linux. I already had installed Windows 8 in C: partition. Now I installed Ubuntu in D: ...
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How to delete swap space to recover windows?

I want to dual boot my system with windows 7. So I shrink my c: drive in 30 GB with FAT32 file system. I had other two partition 99 GB and 285 GB both are in NTFS. Then i rebooted my computer by ...
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All my partitions are not show after installing ubuntu 14.4 [duplicate]

I had windows 8.1 installed in my system and I had 3 partitions in it.I installed Ubuntu 14.4 with replace windows 8.1 option.After installing Ubuntu I had only one partition.Whether all my partitions ...
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Recovering files from earlier but lost Windows 8 partion

I may be repeating the same topics here. But I am not sure where to begin. Please help with the details below: I had Windows 8.1 pro with partitions: C:, D: and E:. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by ...
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How to Recover My Windows 7 files [duplicate]

Unfortunately i did replace windows7 with ubuntu os . my hard drive is formatted please help me any one to recovery my files
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Recover files from old Ubuntu Server

I am facing the situation that my old ubuntu server 8 is not working (meaning I have no possibility to log-into the system). All the files are intact, however I do not know how I can extract the files ...
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Recover a file which has lost 5 minutes ago

Is it possible to recover a file which removed 5 minutes ago? I was working with sqliteman and suddenly it saved an empty database on my database file. It would be greatly appreciated if you suggest ...
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My Ubuntu install CD wrote over entire Mac OS X. How Can I get OS X back?

so I decided to try out Ubuntu and burned the install CD. I went through the menu process, and chose a 20gb partition to install Ubuntu on. Without warning or further confirmations, the Ubuntu ...
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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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How to go back to my old setup

I am new to Ubuntu. Just now I recovered my ubuntu 12.04 laptop. All files are there and all application are there at /opt folder. But I dont know how to run those applications. Sound drivers are also ...
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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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How do I get my applications back after using the * command deletes them all?

I used this command "sudo apt-get purge bluez* bluetooth" to get rid of bluetooth but I realized that the * command is dangerous and will get rid of all the other applications and programs and now I ...