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 a mbox file from a overwritten btrfs partition

I had 14.04 on a hard drive using btrfs as the file system. One morning, the file system randomly failed and I couldn't boot into it anymore. I loaded up a live CD and extracted all the files I needed ...
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Deja Dup Restore procedure after hard drive failure

After a Hard drive fails, and is replaced. What is the procedure to get up and running again, using Deja Dup backup from external USB drive. This has not happened yet, but I am planning my disaster ...
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My windows partition got deleted when upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04 [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I tried to upgrade my system to ubuntu 14.04. While partitioning, it gave me an option to erase ubuntu 12.04 and all data, I selected that option. It ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...
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Grub error: out of disk on Ubuntu server 12.04 after power interruption [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu server set up that has been running happily for a year or so with no problems to speak of. It's configured in a RAID-1 to keep everything nice and backed up. Yesterday we had a ...
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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlandocampoverde/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ ...
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Recover Files for Dual Boot HD / files should be good, MB went bad

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu / Win 7 laptop. The motherboard on the laptop died and the hard drive still seems good. I want to plug the HD into another Ubuntu machine and recover both the Windows ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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Error while resizing partition before installation of Ubuntu. How can I get my data back? [duplicate]

It was a ~22 GBytes first windows partition (with loader). I wanted to split it on 2: 13 GB and 9 GB. In the middle of process was an error with something similar to "unable to write data on media (on ...
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partitions can't be recovered, disk is to small. Can I get my data?

I've caused myself a lot of headache with this and could use a hand of an expert. With dd I managed to write my 6 GiB (or so) image onto hdd that held this very image screwing up src and dest ...
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Windows 8.1 erased Ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed with a Windows 7 dual boot. Now, I've just replaced W7 by Windows 8, but the Ubuntu partition has disappeared! Running fdisk -l doesn't show /dev/sda5 (which was the ...
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Dual boot :Windows 7 partition deleted after Kubuntu 14.04 install…Weird!

I've bought two new SSD's in order to install Kubuntu on one and Win 7 on the other one. Before I had Linux Mint and Win7 together one just one SSD. So first I installed win7 as recommended, and then ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows partition when trying to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 just to check them however I seem to totally mess it up. I used wubi and wanted to install it on my D drive however I was confused during fixing ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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Ubuntu erased my Windows when I chose to replace old Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 13.10 and chose to replace the old Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the new installation also erased my Windows and installed the new Ubuntu using all space available in my ...
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How can I recover GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) session?

I delete GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) from cd /usr/share/xsessions with "rm gnome-shell-desktop" and "rm gnome.desktop" . How can I recover them ? /usr/share/xsessions$ ls ...
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Recover files deleted from Eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04 64Bits

I was working in Eclipse when I clicked delete to only 1 project, and it deleted all of them on my workspace. Could I recover data being a non specific extension ?? (I want to recover png, xml, ...
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recover data in linux removed with rm [duplicate]

Today i deleted my home directory (in wrong action) with: sudo rm -rf * And when i use extundelete i get this message: root@ubuntu:~# sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/hamed/ ...
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Does fsck keep existing files?

This is a rather dumb question but my googling didn't give me any direct anwser. So I have a computer which ubuntu (12.04) filesystem has gone corrupted. Now I want to try to repair it with fsck from ...
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I executed 'dd' on my /dev/sda and now I get “unknown filesystem” error

Yes, I know this error has been answered and solved many times; but I think I know the reason why this is happening (my bad), I just don't know how to solve it. I was formatting and flashing some USB ...
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Windows 7 data recovery after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a 500GB hard disk. While installing Ubuntu, Ubuntu is replaced windows 7. After installation Ubuntu found whole 500Gb storage on Ubuntu itself. I suppose I lost all data on Windows which was ...
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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 ...