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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Cannot get Scalpel right

Trying out Scalpel 1.60 and 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 but I am not 100% sure that it's working the way I expecting. Here is the scenario. Creating and deleting a jpg-file on /DEV/SDA1. Instructed ...
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Ext4 Data Recovery Help

My data is on an Ext4 disk that is very corrupt, here is the output from fsck.ext4: http://paste.debian.net/plain/47345 (There are 664 inodes containing multiply-claimed blocks.) Why has this ...
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Data not visible after accessing windows

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. I restarted my laptop to check Windows 8 for the first time. But the content showed in the file explorer was not what I had saved in Ubuntu. When ...
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Stuck in grub rescue limbo- Please help [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu about a year ago and yesterday I deleted the partition, because my parents were annoyed with the startup menu. I didn't know that I had to fix the 'mbr'. Now every time I try to ...
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ubuntu data recovery help [duplicate]

recently I have install Ubuntu 13.04 removing windows 7 . before installing Ubuntu in win 7 there are 5 partition storing my important data but after installing Ubuntu all partition merged into ...
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Recovering a deleted partition after installing Ubuntu?

I have a serious problem. I Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. I format all partitions (Windows)/(Erase all data and Install Ubuntu):( . How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions ...
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How to recover cpp files?

I had many code-blocks projects in the Documents/bla folder. I accidentally deleted them while working with eclipse and unfortunately Ubuntu sync daemon was running then, so the folder has been ...
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mv file to smb failed, space still used, file missing

I attempted to mv a 14GB file from my local filesystem to a smb share on my windows system. The mv failed and, after checking ls and df, the file doesn't appear in the index, yet the space is still ...
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how can I recover data? [duplicate]

while installing ubuntu 13.04 I have selected replace win7 with ubuntu after installing I have lost all my data that is stored in local disk:D, is there any solution that i can get my lost data, ...
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Ubuntu unable to read file contents of a previous Win7 drive

My office laptop runs Win7 and has one drive (C:) which is encrypted with PGP WDE. The system failed to bootup today and PGP fails to let any program read the disk. I decrypted the disk using a PGP ...
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Is there a way to recover the data of unaccessible lines on the terminal?

I am running an algorithm that regularly prints data on the terminal. Unfortunately the terminal only shows a limited number of lines, the others are no longer accessible. Are they deleted or can I ...
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Data recovery fantom external hard drive 6 TB ( two 3TB drives on raid 0)

I have a Fantom 6TB external hard drive that uses two 3TB hard drives. On the back it has two switches for setting up RAID. I have it set to RAID 0 so I can use the full 6TB. The problem with it is ...
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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File-Recovery in Ubuntu [duplicate]

What are good software-solutions in recovering deleted files in Ubuntu on ext3-/ext4- and ntfs-filesystems? I've been looking for diverse programs, but I couldn't find good ones so far. TIA
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File recovery after quick formatting

I have a dual System of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (12.04, I think). I accidentally quick-formatted the Linux partition using Windows to NTFS, with the built-in formatting option. Since it contained my ...
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Recover an overwritten file

My project c source code file became corrupted while making the tgz of the file. I wanted to make *.tgz of 4 files. The file names are common.c, common.h, myfile.c and myfile.h. I mistyped the tar ...
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Data Recovery of lost data [duplicate]

Today I decided to try ubuntu. During installing I accidently selected erase windows 7 and install. Due to this all partition got deleted and my data as well. Is there any way to recover my lost data. ...
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Cannot find/access files from previous install of Ubuntu (10.04)

I've searched for this answer fairly extensively and fruitlessly thus far, mainly I find answers that regard finding Windows files after installing Ubuntu, and a lot of answers regarding Wubi (which I ...
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How to retrieve or find missing pictures

I deleted by mistake a wallpaper to trash. I cut it out of trash and paste in to my "Pictures" folder. But now when I go to the pictures folder, the picture is nowhere. Its not even hidden. What can I ...
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External HDD in RAW formatted. Will ubuntu be able to access the device and use/recover my data

I have an external HDD, which somehow is now in RAW format, but I need the data off it. Will Ubuntu allow me to view the files stored on it and also copy them to a new HDD?
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how to backup data from usb drive using dd or dd_rescue in ubuntu

I mistakenly deleted some important zip files from my micro-sd card. I want to do data recovery on my micro-sd card. Before doing that I want take image backup of my sd card data, so that I can have ...
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Where is the file I saved on my USB flash drive?

I am running Ubuntu from a pendrive and I saved a document in LibreOffice. My computer shut down and now I can't find it anywhere! I've read that if running Ubuntu from pendrive it saves documents ...
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ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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External HDD error - data recovery Ubuntu 12.04

I recently connected my external HDD to Ubuntu 12.04, but now it's not working. If I try to use ntfsfix in the terminal it gives this error message: abcd@ubuntu:~$ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 [sudo] ...
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Deleted files and folders to boot to Ubuntu - any way to retrieve files?

I was cleaning up my E: drive, on which I downloaded Ubuntu (using Wubi), and I accidentally deleted the Ubuntu folder, and I also deleted some other files on my E: drive that I didn't recognize. The ...
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Ubuntu running on command line due to insufficient graphics

My problem is that when I was trying to install Nvidia drivers (some 301 version) on Ubuntu 13.04, it evokes a message a:Ubuntu is running on low graphics. After the installation(I am repenting that ...
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Files are gone but still occupy place [closed]

A couple of minutes ago I accessed my movies folder in Windows 7 from Ubuntu 13.04, deleted a movie and somehow all my movies folder got deleted too. I restarted immediately to Windows 7 to check if ...
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Paraben's iPhone Recovery Stick and Phone Recovery Stick on Ubuntu

Will utilizing either Wine of Crossover allow an individual to use Paraben's iPhone Recovery Stick and/or Phone Recovery Stick on Ubuntu? Either one of Paraben's products only work on Windows XP, ...
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How to copy files from swap space? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. When I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, I chose one of major partitions (60G) which contains lots of important files as a swap space. After completing the ...
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Retrieve files from Ubuntu live usb

I am new to ubuntu and I would like to ask how could I retrieve files that saved on my ubuntu live usb. In other words, when I was working on ubuntu live usb I download files pdf, zip, etc, am asking ...
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Cannot mount encrypted home after password change, ecryptfs not configured (no passphrase set)

I recently forgot my user password from a relatively fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installation (dual-boot with Windows 7, latter more heavily used). During setup, I had selected the encrypted home directory ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 format my NTFS partition

I install Ubuntu 13.04, choosing the option "Replace Win7". When my computer reboots, i see that my other data pratition is missing. my Win7 partition was 100gb, and the other 220gb was the data. I ...
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How can I recover files from an XFS file system without spending money on software?

I have an old Iomega NAS, that has stopped working. The drive is still good, I just need to recover the files. Both of my Ubuntu machines recognize the drives in the Disks utility, but I can't do ...
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Revert moving root directory recursivelly

I have an Ubuntu Desktop used as a Server. This morning I accidentally moved all my root to ../ root@server:/tmp/UPS/up/upsilon# mv /* ../ mv: impossibile spostare "/dev" in "../dev": Dispositivo o ...
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Deleted the .wine folder and lost all my data

HELP! I deleted the .wine folder from my user folder and i've lost all my data. How can i get my files back? What happened? I use Ubuntu 12.04! i don't know much about ubuntu yet. Thank You
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Lost A Partition when upgraded from Win 7 to ubuntu 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop.While installing i selected an option "Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu " thinking it remove all the files of win 7 in C drive but it deleted all the files and ...
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is data recovery possible in ubuntu 13.04

I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 along With windows xp sp3. But couples of days before ubuntu has crashed. Whenever I start the pc the dualboot window appears when I select ubuntu a blackscreen ...
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How to recover Lost drives? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu by overwriting windows 7. I didnt knew it would delete all my hard disk partitions and data. Now there is only single drive which has ubuntu installed in it. how to recover my lost ...
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read only problem with usb drive and data loss?

I encountered a read only file system for my flash drive and I can't see my data (one folder which had all the data is empty). I did dosfsck -a /dev/sdf1 (as I read here) and now I can write to the ...
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How to use 'rsync' to copy ubuntu system to another disk?

I use LiveCD and rsync -av to copy ubuntu system to another disk(same machine). What needs to be revised? UUID in boot.cfg. UUID in fstab. Anything else? Do I need to revise 'initramfs'? ...
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recover data from lost partition

I got the glibc not found error while trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 13.04. So I created a livecd and by accident started installation. Before I knew it, it deleted the partitions. I ...
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How to recover a file after deleting and merging multiple partitions?

I've used all my web search skills to make sure this question wasn't already asked. So here is my unique situation. My 320GB hard drive had 5 partitions - let's call them A, B, C, D and E ­٠A: ...
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Is it possible to restore my lost photos from memory card?

My memory card was found yesterday, but I found the photos stored in it have gone, is it possible to restore them back? If so, how? Please recommend some affordable program and works for my memory ...
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How to recover partitions of a hardisk that is formatted at the time of installing Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my HP-Probook core i-3 laptop from 7 days earlier. There was 6 partitions. One for ubuntu 13.04(Ex-4), others are in NTFS. Today suddenly it hang-upped. After restarting it ...
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Recovering Windows Partition [duplicate]

How can I recover my Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the last partition of my HDD. I desperately need to recover all the information on my Windows XP Home partition for schoolwork ...
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Files lost during move & power failure

I was moving (using the default Ubuntu file manager) some photos from my SD card (formated FAT32) to a NTFS drive on my computer when a power failure occured. After that, I used the SD card in my ...
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What tool should I use for a bit-by-bit copy of my hard drive?

I recently wiped my hard disk with a fresh Ubuntu installation. I'm planning to use Testdisk to recover the files. However, since I do not have prior experience, I feel it would be safer if I could ...
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Recovering data from hard disk after an accidental Ubuntu reinstallation

My computer got wiped accidentally due to a fresh Ubuntu installation. Since the drive contains very important data and codes, it would be really great if the same could be recovered. It is a 2TB ...
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photorec not asking for file types

I am trying to use photorec version 6.13 to recover data from my formatted hard disk. While I see that, photorec is recovering the files, (I selected the saved file location in a USB drive.) but, it ...
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Data lost after installing ubuntu. Any chance of recovery? [duplicate]

while upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04 and i used those default options "delete ubuntu and install" but unfortunately all my other partitions also got deleted and they got combined into one in ...