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 folder from previous ubuntu version

I had Ubuntu 13.04 version in my computer. There was a important folder in downloads. But on 10th July, I removed (not upgraded) 13.04 in my computer and installed 14.04. With this my important folder ...
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Attempting to recovery data from an iomega MHNDHD NAS Drive

Hi I have an iomega MHNDHD NAS Drive that smart diagnostics showed was on its way to fail so I did a ddrescue on the data partition and saved the data to an image. There was quite a few bad sectors, ...
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How to recover files deleted on accident? [duplicate]

So, I have an exFAT external drive (had to install some tools to get it working on Ubuntu) and was trying to cut and paste some files to my flash drive, but it got stuck and deleted a directory I ...
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error:no such partition. entering rescue mode…grub rescue >

I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 7-- bepartition into local disc C in Windows, by doing this my primary disc on ...
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Testdisk / Recphoto freezes the system

I use photorec of testdisk, and when the program is about to end the scan, and start writing in the recovery directory, the computer freezes and I have to reset everything. I make this data recovery ...
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Boot from USB to recover existing files?

I'm a relatively new linux\ubuntu user and have run into a serious problem. My Ubuntu 15.4 installation won't boot. I'm not sure why, but when I try to access the grub loader by holding down the ...
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how to use “.bak” file

I want to know how to use a backup file. My friend changed some configuration in interface file but those setting doesn't work but the previous setting works. He create a backup file interfaces.bak ...
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Find a file in Lost+found directory

I managed to get into the folder, and now I see these elements I have no idea what they are (seem to residual traces of the pre-existing system Xubuntu), but my question is how I can see if ...
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A method for reading residues data on a massacred partition

I had a problem with the partition of xubuntu, I tried to solve by giving sudo e2fsck -f -b <block number> -y / dev / sda3 I subsequently mounted on / mnt, then checking with gparted, I ...
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I lost my partitioning table during failed reinstallation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Help me!

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 because it was giving me a slow responces(totally different situation). So I started installation( I thought that it would ask me if I wanted to upgrade or repair ...
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Why wont my home folder decrypt I have the mount phrase

I have both my root password and mount phrase. The goal is to decrypt and copy the files to a external drive. I tried to update to gnome 3.16 from gubuntu 15.04 gnome version 3.14 and I have not been ...
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Recovering Files

Recently, I got a virus on my computer. I took it to an IT guy, and he had to backup all my files, factory reset the computer, and then put them back on again. Due to issues with windows ...
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ext4magic most powerful syntax?

I am trying to recover some files on a ext4 partition. I use the ext4magic and I can recover some files but not all files. I have used the following syntaxes: ext4magic /dev/sdc1 -r -f <some-...
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Recovering Lost Data

I was just wondering if you have any information on getting my data back on corrupted micro sd card. I have tried ideas off Youtube but they did not work. Thank you
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recover lost files after online LVM resize

I did the following 5 days ago which may have triggered the problem. sudo lvextend -L +20GB /dev/vg1/filme sudo resize2fs /dev/vg1/filme Now I realize, that almost all files disappeared. Only the ...
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Uninstalled multiple package, need help recovering

I was trying to uninstall LibreOffice from my Ubuntu 15.04 running Xfce. I typed the following command in the Terminal: sudo apt-get --purge libre* It took a while before I realised that the ...
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overwritten some files and folder in root partition

while i was trying to use UNetbootin to create a live USB for Ubuntu i accidentally hit enter while the root partition was selected and not the USB drive , so UNetbootin extracted the "iso" content ...
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How to fix corrupted 14.04.03

I am not quite sure how this happened. To the best of my knowledge everything was fine, there was a routine update icon in unity, which was run. I began having firefox routinely freeze. I'd end up ...
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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu and I mistakenly chose the wrong partition. I have lost my files and everything on my computer including the Windows installation. Is it possible to revert ...
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Broken Ubuntu installation while restarting

I think that my Ubuntu installation lost power during an update, and now when I poweron it freezes at either a blank screen or the splash screen. I booted to recovery mode and used the repair packages ...
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How to recover the lost data in ubuntu 14.04. [duplicate]

I am not able to recover my files as I have accidentally deleted the files. Is there any application which will help me to recover the files.
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Recover data from damaged DVD [duplicate]

Im new to Linux. I need a software with GUI to recover data from scratched or damaged DVD .I can't find any software for this purpose. In Windows there is CD/DVD data recovery tool.I thought that dvd ...
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Recover an partially(~5%) zero overwritten, external HDD with single partition

I have an external Seagate HDD of 1TB. I was using the default partition it came with. Never repartitioned it. Yesterday I accidentally started reformatting it instead of my other disk, with an ...
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boot filename not found with windows 7 ultimate+ recently upgraded ubuntu14.4 LTS dual boot+strange ticking sound

I had windows 7 and ubuntu 12.4 LTS installed for months.. have important data in both sections especially under root account of ubuntu... and D and G drives in windows partition.. not much in the ...
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Aborted Ubuntu installation on Dual-boot system

I am facing a problem with my laptop: Natively, I was using windows 8 as OS on my laptop, then wanted to change the OS to Ubuntu. During the Ubuntu installing process, I wrongly selected the drive ...
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Install AMD drivers [R9 280]

I have been using the Additional Drivers for my AMD GPU (non x version) since I got it. Everything seems to look fine on the outside; I get the right monitor resolution, colors seem right...but text ...
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What can I do with the recovered files on an external drive after testdisk finds them?

I used testdisk to locate missing or deleted files on an external hard drive and it found them. I then used "c" to copy the files but could not paste them to desktop or anywhere and could not change ...
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Android bootloop [duplicate]

Hello my dear development team I have a serious question which one of you can probably fix and help me with it, on my windows it gets recognized as a ZTE composite adb device, if i open a adb shell ...
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what ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase does?

If I give ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase my login password, it outputs an hashed string. Is that my passphrase (still unknow...) ? Or it is an hash of the login password ? What really interest me, it's ...
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how do i recover my data [closed]

My data on my windows phone formatted when I connected it to my pc(ubuntu 14.04), I did not format it, it was working fine before. Can anyone give me a reason as to how that happened?
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Recover lost data when install Ubuntu from Windows?

I was used Win 8.1 with UEFI booting. So when i try to use ubuntu live on usb and install in dual mode. My data in all disk is fine. But when i install ubuntu alone from win 8.1 which format the C (...
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How do I recover my deleted Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 15 on pc with windows on other partition .But due to some problems i down graded to 14.04 so while installtion i installed it on the same partition as my 15 but instead the ...
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted File from NTFS Partition?

Due to any reason my Seagate freeagent GO 500 GB hard disk drive failed and completed out of my reach. Having attempted numerous things in the course of recent day and attempting it on various ...
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Recovery from AWS EBS volume *important

Hi All I am a naive user of AWS Ec2 and EBS stuff. I had a completely healthy EC2 Ubuntu Instance running, Ubuntu suggested some updates, thus updated the system and from there all the chaos started. ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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while booting i accidently deleted all data and drives [duplicate]

While installing Ubuntu, I mistakenly formatted my hard drive. I previously had 3 partitions on my hard disk, but now I have just one. I seek to recover the data lost. I am a new user.
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Running testdisk off a 14.04 Live USB without internet access

Short of it is that I've fried my MFT something wicked and am trying to get data off the Windows partition. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 3 14, which has documented issues with the Ubuntu Broadcom ...
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Unable to copy folder to usb when in recovery mode - “Read only file system”

I want to copy the folders in documents in usb but I cant open my terminal I tried this code cp -R /home/topher/Documents /mnt/ but it says cp: cannot creat directory /mnt/Documents : read only ...
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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

I have looked and don't know where to find how to do this. First, I think I found why I can't dual boot, With that said I don't want to have to reinstall my Work Win98 system I just want to delete ...
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Deleted Kernels from Full Disk Encrypted Ubuntu 14.04 with home directory encryption - help?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 OS on which I enabled full-disk encryption and home directory encryption. In the process of updating Ubuntu my boot folder was too full to update so I ran a command I thought ...
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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Ubunut recover infromation from Stick

can anyone tell me a software with how I can recover the lost information from USB stick, pleas tell me any program with out TESTDISK because I try use it but don't work for what I have.
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External EXT4 Partition vanished. Ubuntu 14.08

I've had partitions disappear before and been able to rebuild and recover, this time its different. I have a Seagate 200g drive that is a couple of years old and showing bad sectors. No problem, I ...
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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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How do I reset user to default settings

Long story short, I accidentally ran sudo rm -rf ~ and as a result removed most of my home directory. In a panicked state, and with a bit of research, I attempted to recover what I could with ...
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Restore deleted items by delete day

Is there any way to use photorec or another program to restore items deleted only within the last 2 days or so?
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Deleted all Desktop items, how to restore? [duplicate]

All my Desktop content is gone after I tried to install some app there. What can I do to restore the content? Please help, I am very nervous about this. I hope Ubuntu has some sort of local repository ...
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How to copy bricked sd card to a folder

I have a sd card that is not working and wanted to know if it is possible to just copy everything from it to a folder. and then from there I can get the data I want out? it shows up when writing ...
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Possible to recover from bad fsck?

I had a 3TB WD Red disk with movies and music in my HTPC(with ext4 filesystem). A few days ago the power supply gave up so I took the disk, put it an external USB case in which I usually have a 2TB ...
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Problem in recovering with Linux, testdisk

I was installing Linux, but suddenly I found that when I start my PC it shows this texts: Grub-welcome or something like that. I try to recover my PC with Linux in live and started using test-disk. I ...