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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Is it possible to pull data off a linux hard drive using windows 8.1?

My Ubuntu laptop died recently and I've pulled the hard drive out of it. I'm trying to read the data on it from a windows 8.1 laptop but I don't think its recognizing the file system. I've tried ...
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File Recovery software for ubuntu 13.10 32-bit

Just a mont ago I copied pdf files from windows mount 'C:\' to linux OS home folder. But since I was new to Ubuntu.while resolving oerheating problem through installing drivers My Ubuntu turned ...
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How to recover Windows 7 files

I want to recover Windows 7 files installed on my C: drive. Ubuntu is installed on my D: drive. How can I recover files on my Windows installation?
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Ubuntu Touch Dual Boot uninstallation - rewrote recovery

I have a Nexus 4 and recently installed Ubuntu Touch via the official dual boot tutorial. By mistake, I rewrote the recovery partition with TWRP forgetting that it was used by Ubuntu Touch. My ...
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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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Image or reset broken SSD

There is something very wrong with my 160G SSD. It shows up as a 8MB drive in fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 8 MB, 8388608 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders, total 16384 sectors Units = sectors ...
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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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Getting just Windows 8 (no dual boot) back from Ubuntu?

My Acer v5 was originally Windows 8 but I loaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I think overwrote the Windows 8 OS. I have tried every way I could find to see if I could locate the Windows 8 or Acer eRecovery ...
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How to mount a partially damaged disk in an ubuntu LiveCd boot

Sudeenly a friend's windows disk stop working (when you trying to boot it, you can see the message: Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready. So I booted from a Ubuntu's ...
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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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i lost external hard data after linux reinstall [closed]

Linux reinstallation mount the external hard Reinstalling existing Linux (Pomeroy ago) nwatdeon data are transferred to external hard drive is not visible. Disk space, the backup data will remain ...
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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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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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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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Accidentally deleted 'sudo'

I accidentally deleted the /usr/bin/sudo file. How can I restore it? I have found a thread on ubuntuforums, but it seems to be not solved.
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Nexus 4 shows less memory that installed in the device after removing Ubuntu Touch

I tried to install Ubuntu Touch in nexus 4 and later I installed back cyanogenmod 11, but only 12 GB is showing as memory instead of 16 GB. I think I was not able to completely remove Ubuntu files ...
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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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error code 0xc0000225 after installing dual boot linux

When I try to boot to Windows 8 I get error code 0xc0000225 ever since I installed ubuntu. I was using windows 8 developer preview so I don't have an installation disk disk to do a recovery. ...
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rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation

Upon trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 x64 in EFI mode on /dev/sda8 over an earlier (also failed) 13.04 64bit partition, I selected the partitioning option: "Replace existing Ubuntu 13.04 installation" ...
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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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how to create recovery DVD?

I have brought Dell vostro 2520. It has preinstalled ubuntu. Can you please tell to how to create recovery disk? So that after format, I can reinstall ubuntu.
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Why I can not umount partition, and why it is busy

I accidentally deleted whole Documents folder. I want to use extundelete to recover it. As a Ubuntu virgin I spent 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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How to recover deleted partition table information [duplicate]

I have booted my system from a live usb (ubuntu 12.04 64 bit) and while I was going to format a certain partition on my hard drive, I accidentally deleted the partition table {disk utility --> ...
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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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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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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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Fix corupt external usb disk

Used win32diskimager (img to usb utility) to copy a Ubuntu to a external 500GB HDD and now it's corrupt (at least for windows), Ubuntu booted ok from it like nothing ever happened. The problem is I ...
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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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Recovering photos from a formatted drive on Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on an old computer I had, which ran Vista. I choose to do a clean install of Ubuntu over the entire HDD. Later on I found out that there were old precious photos on that HDD. Is ...
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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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Problem while recovering 1TB disk erased with startup disk creator using testdisk

I was trying to make a bootable flash drive from the startup disk creator, and when I went to erase the flash drive I accidentally erased the wrong drive, a 1TB removable drive. The operation took ...
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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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Recover Orphaned RAID 0 from Silicon Image controller with Linux Software RAID?

I had an old XP machine in Raid0, 2 x 120gb drives on a Sil3112 controller. The drives are intact (afaik) but the motherboard or P4 is toast. Id love to recover precious photos from the drive or dump ...
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How do I turn my USB into a bootable device? [duplicate]

So, I messed up my windows 7 boot loader, and I'm trying to change my USB so that I can use it as you would use the Windows Recovery disk. I have the .iso for the recovery disk and I've changed the ...
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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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Create bootable CD from installed system

I have Ubuntu Server 13 installed, with a somewhat complex arrangement of software RAID, LVM2 and partitions. It's the kind of installation that the standard Ubuntu boot CD can't cope with. One day ...
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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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Lost Ubuntu partition after reinstalling windows 7

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 over a dual boot. My Ubuntu partition is no longer accessible. It still seems to show up when I use gparted from live USB. However, it's unallocated space. I ...
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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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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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Recover LVM without boot HDD

I have scoured the 'net for an answer and am here as a last resort; I have a "NAS" running Ubuntu Server. It boots from a 250G HDD and there are 4 X 1T HDDs formatted as LVM. The boot HDD crashed and ...