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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I accidentally deleted all my data with `dd`. Any chance of recovery?

I wanted to install opensuse alongside my trusty setup. When doing: dd if=/path/to/downloaded.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M I selected the iso to lay onto the harddrive instead of the flash drive ...
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How can I recover Deleted files during Ubuntu setup, the drives are not there anymore [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32bit then it was showing some problems so I switched to Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted all my files on the hard disk during the Ubuntu setup....all those collection, ...
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How to Acess my HDD after wiping it

I have wiped HDD intentionally as i already have SSD installed for booting, but now the HDD is accessible for storage requirements, basically when i open my computer i cant read it the HDD drives
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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Recovering harddrive after using dd [duplicate]

Ok, it was late last night and you know what happens when running sudo at that time...disaster. I ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=10k on two of my harddrives, both containing my ...
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Can't mount HDD, stuck in busybox, fsck doesn't help, no solution does, but need files to be recovered

I got stuck in busybox some time ago and I just don't find any solution on any site that suits for me. I'm a beginner. I booted a newer version of Linux Mint over a bootable USB and tried this one: ...
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Files empty after reboot

I was working on a django project earlier today and at some point I got an error (could not import...). I went through the code and I didn't manage to find the cause at that point. I had to switch to ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Recovery Menu Problems

Running operations from Recovery Menu in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working. When I press enter on clean ("Try to make free space"), it runs to 62% sometimes then freezes, 31% other times, then freezes, 98% ...
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Accidentally partitioned media drive as ext3 during install (was ext4), how can I recover?

I recently did a fresh install of ubuntu on a system with an old ubuntu install. I have a separate hard-drive which used to have a single ext4 partition, but during the install I accidentally selected ...
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Recover only Java source code in photorec

I would like to recover only Java source code and XML files in photorec, but they are not listed on the list in the File Opt. There is Java class, but I'm not looking for files with .class extension ...
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Files impossible to wipe, where are they saved?

I installed Ubuntu on a USB disk, my installation is: sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 7773 MB, 7773585408 bytes 240 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15182784 sectors Units = ...
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Can I recover a deleted file? [duplicate]

I have mistakenly deleted a file via while connected ssh. How I can recover that file or, if ubuntu has something like trash bin or so ?
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Hard Disk Data Analyser

Like wireshark for Network , do we have any tool for ubuntu to read and analyse the data on hard disk(Bit level).
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windows 8 data lost while installing ubuntu 14.04

I had windows operating system. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system by over writing windows 8. But I lost 5 GB of data which was very important. I tried test disk tool to recover data.But ...
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testdisk - ext3 partition overwriten by Mac's timemachine

I had 2Tb drive having 2 partiotions: 1600 Gb - ext3 and 400 Gb - fat32. planned to use 400GB partiotion for mac's timemachine backups. Once I attached the drive via USB port on my mac it asked to use ...
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How to recover windows partitions lost during ubuntu installation

I have a serious problem: I installed ubuntu 14 on my computer by selecting the "replacing windows 7" option. During installation it deleted all my windows partitions: D:, E: and F:. Now I am in big ...
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recover files from ubuntu [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted and installed ubuntu on my ntfs partition (d drive in Windows, I wanted to install on c drive instead)which had many important data. Now I still have my c drive, but lost ...
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ddrescue error: ddrescue: Can't open output file: No such file or directory

I have a Windows laptop hard drive that failed (500GB). I tried connecting it to a second computer and it froze the second computer whether it was connected via usb or SATA cable. It was recognized ...
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Recover deleted folder in encrypted home

I have a big problem! i accentually deleted a very imported folder in my home dir while creating a backup. I stopped the backup, shutdown the laptop, but there are still a lot of files to be backed ...
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SD card Mounting Copying and file recovery

My micro sd card stopped being recognized by my win2008 computer after a copy paste failure (maybe the card was full? or the antivirus stalled it and now the MBR is corrupted?). Now I want to see if ...
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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How to recover a GPT after wrong zpool creation?

I run zpool create /dev/sda instead of zpool create /dev/sdaX. The command failed after ~2 seconds with an error I can't reconstruct or remember. I guess if I had sent SIGINT to zpool it would have ...
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Recover data from RAID1 array (My Book Live Duo)

I have a WD My Book Live Duo device which I used as a network drive with a RAID1 configuration. The device, which was working flawlessly for almost 2 years suddenly stopped working, that is; it was ...
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How to recover encrypted LUKS lubuntu data?

I installed lubuntu 13.10 with encryption from the CD and then updated to 14.04 when it became available. Now booting up fails. My hard drive has at least two partitions, one boot and one LUKS ...
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Unable to install gnome shell 3.10 on ubuntu gnome 14. 04 after accidental uninstall [duplicate]

I was running ubuntu 14.04 and genome shell verdion 3. 10. I was naive and installed ppa and system updates that upgraded the shell to 3. 12 and that's when things started falling apart (system ...
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How to get these files back?

I ran the rm -rf / command on my kubuntu system and i ended all losing everything on my system. I've seen several data recovery tools like foremost and testdisk but they all talk about running it ...
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Keyboard and mouse unresponsive at login screen

Running Ubuntu 14.04 for a couple of weeks and now the keyboard and mouse has stopped working. Works well when booting, can access and change boot settings, but as soon as I reach the login screen it ...
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Is it Possible to recover tor browser history? Lost btc

Earlier today I deposited a descent amount of btc into an online casino https://playt.in . This site has a "quick registration" feature that allows one to create an account with one click, and then ...
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Accidentally unmounted the contents in /home/user/ and i want to recover it please help?

I was working on a school homework.I was supposed to create a shell program to mount and unmount usb device. I used while loop and cases in program.In first case i used "mount path" and in second ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop (500 Gb hdd). In the partition step there were 3 partitions (recovery partition, hp tools, and the one I have windows on it). I selected on ...
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How to recover Audio files from a External HDD?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for everyday use, from coding to watching movie. I have a Dell's 1TB External Hard Drive. Where I organize all my files. In this Hard Drive there is a Directory 'Audio Music' ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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Data burned as audio-cd

A backup cdrom of mine failed to mount, after... sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom My guess is that I forgot to use mkisofs before burning with wodim. That would mean that the data of ...
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What to recover personal documents

I had Ubuntu 12.04.5 and I start to update to Ubuntu 14.04.1 every thing was running fine. But I accidentally shout down the computer. I read that I needed to get a live cd so I get the Ubuntu 9.04 I ...
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Recover HFS+ Drive with Safecopy

So a friend of mine has a mac hard drive that she desparately needs the data off of. It will not boot in the macbook. And cannot be mounted in windows. I can make a copy with Safecopy, however when I ...
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How to repair corrupted fat32 sd card superblock

I have important data on an external sd card. I plugged in the card and i get an error message. It is a 32gb micro sd card. it was formatted as fat32. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sam/32GB: ...
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How to reinstall kernels after accidental deletion with a separate boot partition and an encrypted LVM volume?

My installation is a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits (Classic "legacy" MBR - No EFI/UEFI here) with two partition : A separate boot partition An encrypted LUKS volume that contains the system Logical Volumes ...
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Deleted Downloads folder, can I recover the folder with the data?

using ubuntu 14.04, I tried to use photorec but I wasn't sure of what I was doing, and I feared overwriting the deleted data. I canceled the process, but it was gone. after running photorec I have ...
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Recover flash drive - recognized by lsusb but not fdisk -l

I need to recover data off a seemingly broken flash drive. physically no damage is noticeable. the device is listed by lsusb Bus 002 Device 005: ID 090c:3000 Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly ...
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Recover data from home directory

I have an old SATA drive. I plugged it into my laptop with a USB adapter. Below are some command results: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026344960 bytes 255 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 9729 ...
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After rescue with `dd` - what to do?

I have an external that very suddenly conked out on me. It might not be in horrible shape, although I can't be sure. I just tried to recover it by using ddrescue, straight to a big partition. sudo ...
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How do I copy over a partition ignoring errors?

I had a disk with a lot of surface errors that I used until a couple days ago when I got my new ssd. I want to know how I could completely copy over my home partition but ignore all errors while doing ...
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How can I recover my data after replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 12876 51 39 206854144 Linux ...
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data replaced recovery [duplicate]

I have accidentally replaced a folder which consist of important datas with new folder which is in the same name so I lost old datas due to replacement, how to recover my old datas which is been ...
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How do I recover .jpg files on Ubuntu?

How do I recover delete files with just with just the .jpg extension in Ubuntu? I already tried "photorec", but it recovered all the files.
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How can I recover my external hard drive which has been corrupted?

I accidentally formatted my external hard drive but I quickly canceled it.. I have not overwritten it that much.. I had about 20GB of storage stored previously.. I used one of the the recovery ...
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Lost All Files During Reinstall/Downgrade

This is probably a classic colossal blunder. I have an old Dell laptop. I was running Ubuntu 12.04. I got a notification telling me that new version, 14.something was available. When I started to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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Installed Ubuntu (14.04) on external HDD and lost data

I've installed Ubuntu on external HDD without formating and lost 800GB from it. I've installed it from flash drive from Ubuntu to try. When I plug it into turned on win PC, nothing shows, and when I ...