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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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...
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Lost Partitions [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu choosing the option "write over windows partition" or something like that. This installed over all my partitions. I opened terminal, and typed the commands lsblk and it shows that ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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Partition Deleted Switching from Win8 to Ubuntu

I have freshly switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.10 right now. But to my surprise the whole hard disk is a single partition and I can not see my old data. I used the Option ' remove w8 blah blah ...
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How do you recover item from lost+found?

My /home partition usually contain two folders, one is named after my username and the second is lost+found. Somehow my folder named my username which contain all my files disappear, but I can find ...
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EXT4 Partition Lost?

Booted up from live media (ubuntu 12.04) with HDD (3TB, GUID, single EXT4 partition used for storing data and nothing else)connected via SATA. For some reason the file system was only allowing "read ...
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testdisk says partition table structure is bad

I have a dual boot system, win7 and Ubuntu 12.04, A disk crash trashed my partition table. Here is what fdisk says about the disk: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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How to determine where missing Linux partition started

I have an Acer laptop with a 500 GB drive. It came with Windows 7 installed, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot configuration. As far as I remember I installed everything accepting defaults ...
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Recover data after updating Windows 7 [closed]

I used 2 OS in my system - Windows 7, and Fedora 20. I have upgraded my Window 7 in to 64 bit, after I have installed, I cannot boot fedora 20. I want to recover data which are stored in fedora, can ...
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External (encrypted) hard drive shows all space unallocated

I bought a new USB hard drive, formatted it using Ubuntu disks tool and also encrypted the drive with it (I think I used the LUKS+ext4 option). Now that I try to use the drive with my other Ubuntu ...
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How can I recover my hard disk data that got erased when I tried to setup Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu in my laptop that had windows 7 and I chose 'erase partition' as I was thinking it will erase the C partition only so as to make it the Ubuntu drive .After restart I found ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 documents folder disappeared

I had some ebooks in my documents folder and I was looking at a few of them with document viewer. I was also using R Studio and I was trying to change my working directory to documents/... but then I ...
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Can Testdisk be used from the same Hard drive?

I have accidentally removed two partitions. I installed TestDisk and started Analysing to detect the lost partitions. the lost partitions are in /dev/sda. my Ubuntu installation and TestDisk of ...
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How to recover deleted partition whiile ubuntu installation, created under Windows 8 with bitlocker

I was installing Ubuntu, and I choose Replace Fedora. But after installation I have seen that my partition got deleted. There was 2 Partition one was Normal with data Other partition was Locked with ...
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data recovery with testdisk

I'm trying to recover my data after a bad installation. On my laptop I had 2 partitions: Windows and Media. Now I'm trying to recover the content of the Media partition and this is what the amazing ...
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DATA RECOVERY from a NTFS formatted disk [duplicate]

While installing Ubuntu, by mistake I gave my C drive as the Swap space. It ended up formatting the logical drive(E, but not C !). I realised my mistake in the middle and forcefully ended ...
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what steps to follow to organize/browse files after PhotoRec has finished

Can you please recommend to me what steps to follow after PhotoRec has created a bunch of directories like this RECUP_DIR.1 RECUP_DIR.2 RECUP_DIR.3 RECUP_DIR.4 Do this folder mean anything of they ...
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How to resolve “ The harddisk seems too small” with Testdisk Deeper Search

I need to recover the NTFS partition that was removed by Ubuntu 13.10 installation after choosing "replace Ubuntu 12.04 with 13.10" But I am getting this message Disk /dev/sda - 640 GB / 596 GiB - ...
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Partitions recover after Xenserver installation

I just tried to install XENserver. Have chosen my USB drive to install, but somehow installation has deleted all my partitions with Ubuntu and so on. My previous installation with Ubuntu was in the ...
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lost Windows partitions after attempting Ubuntu install

I am having a serious problem: I have a windows 7 machine. I created an unallocated partition via windows so I can use it to install ubuntu. I restarted using ubuntu live USB. In the partition ...
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How do I fix Master File Table using Ubuntu?

So my friend accidentally messed up his MFT and MFTMirr of his NTFS windows 7 drive while installing Ubuntu (my guess is that he messed up the re-partitioning of his drive or something of the sort. He ...
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recover data from autoclean

I have used sudo apt-get autoclean command and sudo apt-get clean command but didn't knew that I'll loose all my data. Is there any way to recover that data?
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Corrupted BlackBerry SD card - partition table

Thanks so much for the super interesting articles and discussions here. I've found myself with a 32GB micro SD card corrupted by my BB 9780. Screenshot with some details is attached below. I have ...
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recover data from an ancient hdd and check for bad sectors

I just found an ancient external hard drive with a whopping 10 gb of data and I was wondering if there is a way to check the health of the disk (since it apparently didn't have a partition table what ...
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Is there a usable GUI version of Photorec or Testdisk?

I wanted to recover some files from my sd card with Photorec, everything went fine, I use Ubuntu for a few years now, so I've seen the terminal quite a few times. BUT I wondered if a GUI version of ...
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my external HDD has stopped working Need help to backup the files

I have got a 320gb external hdd (seagate) and few days ago it stopped working.. when connect to a PC i can see the hdd is connect but can not view the files inside it... when used in windows 7 OS the ...
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Recover files from External HDD to DVD+RW using Photorec

So I have a 1 TB external hard drive which I accidentally formatted back when I was using Windows 8. I moved to Ubuntu afterwards and haven't touched the external HDD for a few days. I now want to ...
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Why I can not unmout partitution, and why it is busy

I accidentally deleted whole Documents folder. I want to use extundelete to recover it. As a Ubuntu virgin I spend an hour to correctly write command: sudo extundelete /dev/sda6 ...
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how to recover deleted ntfs patition with data entirely while installing ubuntu 13.04

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 onto my hp 2231tx computer. During installation all of my data was erased. I didn't know all of my three partitions would be deleted. I was shocked after finding out that ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 along With windows 7. But I want to Recover my data which is deleted by shift+delete in ubuntu 13.04,Is there any way recover it.
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I have installed Ubuntu, cannot access Windows 7 and data

I have a laptop which has Windows 7 on it with 8gb RAM and 1TB hard disk(single C partition). I thought of learning linux and wanted to get Ubuntu. So, I got it into USB and while installing it gave 2 ...
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Recover data from corrupted Windows partition

I know that Windows file system is corrupted or missing...in fact I can't boot it and when trying to mount it with: sudo mount /dev/sda3 /temp/ -t ntfs i got NTFS signature is missing. Failed to ...
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I installed linux and replace with window 7 ? how to recover drives data back [duplicate]

i just installed LINUX in my laptop.i had window 7 , i replace UBUNTU with window 7. the drives data(D:, E:) in window is not showing in LINUX. how to recover my drives data. i didn't use LINUX yet. ...
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Lost all my data on the harddisk [duplicate]

I have windows 8 before installing ubuntu 13.04 on my lenovo z580 laptop. While installing ubuntu i have chosen to erase the disk without knowing. I cant find any files of my hard disk. Plese help me. ...
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Can I recover data from a corrupt partition?

My system is a dual boot, windows 8 (Originally windows 7, if it matters)/Ubuntu. The other day, I shrunk my Windows partition, to extend my linux partition. It's not the first time I've done it, but ...
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Iomega Home Media disk corruption - data recovery help asked

Hello ubuntu members... I have since yesterday a problem with a Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive (HMNHD) that used to work for over 2 years now. This resulted after a general power outage and i ...
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Replaced windows 8 with ubuntu. All partitions deleted [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using live cd by selecting Replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu. I want to get my data back.My windows partition details: c: 40GB d: 110GB c: 160GB e: 130GB So shall I reinstall windows ...
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Isn't there a file recovery program with GUI? [duplicate]

I want to recover deleted files from a sd card, but ways you can do it with the commands looks difficult,complicated and doens't give all the steps with the commands. Isn't there a easier way or less ...
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Hard drive data recovery

guys! You might consider it irrelevant, but I don't know any other website where I can ask this question. I manually damaged my Hard Drive. Its bricked. I desperately need to recover the data. Could ...
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Recover encrypted home directory files

I tried to recover the home directory files using: sudo ecryptfs-add-passphrase --fnek sudo mount -t ecryptfs /home/.ecryptfs/USERNAME/.Private /media/USERNAME/home/ Now everything is mounted ...
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Data of Windows Formatted during Ubuntu how to recover? [duplicate]

I am really in a big trouble i have lost my 352GBs of data during Ubuntu installation. I mistakenly made a partition which caused to format My data which was already placed in that partition. The ...
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Ubuntu To Be Used to Review Bad Disk/Sector

The reason I want to install Ubuntu is that I was informed I could use it to review a disk that Windows is having issues accessing. I am not sure if that is because of a bad disk sector or if Windows ...
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Move GZ archives with specific content

After a restoration of my HDD with PhotoRec I have a folder with 36,500 GZ archives. Of those, around 200 are very important for me. Each of these archives contains exactly one TAR archive. These TAR ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu live usb without booting [duplicate]

I have a persistent Ubuntu live usb flash drive that fails to boot. How can I recover data that was saved on the drive? I can still mount the drive without booting. The drive contains a file called ...
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deleted partition in windows and created new partition but want to recover data back? urgent

by mistake i have deleted wrong partition. and now created partition from that unallocated space. Is there any way to get all data back? I have tried to recover data by stellar phoenix but unable to ...
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Ecryptfs: lost passphrase

When I mounted some dir by mount -t ecryptfs private data I entered wrong password. I wrote data in this dir and now I can't mount it. I have no valid password and passphrase (know only the same), ...
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Mount a hard drive to recover data

My MyBookworld enclosure died, i have removed the hard drive from the housing and managed to mount it in my PC. I looked at it with Partition Assistant and it says it is ext3. I have created a USB ...
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How to recover virus infected files from pendrive in Ubuntu

I need to recover my pictures and files from a pendrive. I used the pendrive in Windows yesterday to download a file. After that when I inserted the pendrive in Ubuntu, it was only showing the trash ...
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How to recover data after failed Ubuntu installation on the wrong drive? [closed]

While installing Ubuntu I mistakenly selected the wrong disc (in this case, I wanted to install on drive E:), and almost at the end of the installation process I got an error message like this: ...