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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Windows 7 won't boot or recover after Ubuntu 13.04 installation

I'm completely new to linux and ubuntu and have gotten in over my head very badly. I want to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu, so I had a fresh install of windows 7, everything worked fine, then I ...
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How to recover deleted files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu 13.04 and accidentally I have deleted My important .pdf files by pressing shift+delete. It was in the home directory. Is there any way by which I could recover them back ?
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Recover data and ideally program files from crashed Windows laptop drive [closed]

Vaio laptop Windows 7 has crashed and no longer sees the hard drive in BIOS (Seagate Momentus 5400.6), so although I have the 3 Windows restore (/repair?) discs they are unusable. I can load VAIO ...
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recover lost partiton table

Wanted to add 100 mb music file to my external drive which i am using as a backup drive for important data. When the transfer was over i hit the safe remove option. Then new dialog appears saying the ...
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File recovery after fsck

I was trying to copy some data from my hard disk with an external usb box. Suddenly, after a bad unmount, partitions became not more visible... So I used "fsck". Now I can mount partitions but I can't ...
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Formated xfs partition to ext4 by mistake, can it be recovered?

I formatted a xfs partition by mistake to ext4. Can this be undone and the data recovered? Actually, I did not chose to have the partition reformatted during installation, I just kept the default ...
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Can't recover formatted Ext4 partition file system. :( Suggestions?

I've been at this for days now, so I'm hoping you can help me! Original setup: This is a 200GB firewire drive, originally formatted via Ubuntu 11.04 Disk Manager with a Master Boot Record, and a ...
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Help With Data Recovery [duplicate]

I just want to ask whether I can recover data from a windows partition after installing ubuntu over it? Thanks in advance.
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How do I recover my data from a failing hard disk?

The other day I copied about 230GB of data from one external HDD to my new external HDD. I woke up, ensured that everything was working properly, and shut down the computer. Today I decided to use the ...
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Recovering data after installtion [duplicate]

I was using Ubuntu with WU BI and i decided to install it and delete windows. In the installation process i checked the option with L V M and now i can't find any of my windows data or any partition ...
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Data recovery after formating from ntfs to ext

Ok, my 320GB internal laptop HDD was partioned as (1) 20GB partion EXT4 (2) about 290GB extended partion to two NTFS partions (3) 4GB SWAP partion Sure ubuntu is installed on the "EXT" partition ...
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How do I recover unsaved files in Gimp?

I was working in Gimp on a cover for my new book and before I could finish it my computer crash and I lost all my info is there anyway for me to undo my computers history and retrieve my info?
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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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File truncated to 0 bytes during power failure [duplicate]

Power went down while editing a file with Geany and the file got truncated to 0 bytes ... Is it possible to recover the file ?
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Recover Files From GUIless Ubuntu

I've installed my computer Ubuntu 12.04 and i've customized a bit. I've disable gui via editing /etc/default/grub Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” to ...
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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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Recovering a file after having formatted from NTFS to EXT4

I used to have windows 7 but I've recently formatted my hard drive to install kubuntu and I've just realized that I forgot to backup a hidden .dat file which defines my bitcoin wallet. Is it possible ...
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Pc crash during Nautilus file move. Files vanished. Are they recoverable?

I moved a dozen of photos (jpg files) from one hard disk (the memory card of my camera) to an other one (the hard disk of my PC). Just at that time my PC crashed. After reboot I saw the files neither ...
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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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can i reinstall windows after deleting it?

I want to install Ubuntu in replace of Windows. I want to know if I can go back to Windows. If I decide this is not the right choice. I do not want to install Ubuntu side by side.
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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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LVM Recovery after DD mistake

I have two disk in a volume set using LVM, the filesystem on these stopped working. My plan was to duplicate the disks onto two need disks before I attempt to recover data as I suspect that one of the ...
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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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nexus 4 bootloader only

after trying to flash Ubuntu on my nexus 4 ,the process was some how interrupted and my phone is unusable except for the boot-loader.is there any one who can help with this?
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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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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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Data recovery on a Samsung SV1203N HDD

Let me start by saying that I am a beginner in Ubuntu, but pretty knowledgeable with Windows. I am having a strange problem trying to recover data from a Samsung SV1203N HDD (120 GiB). I have tried ...
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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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How to recover partially formatted ext4 partition (testdisk did not help)

I have а 2TB "single ext4-formatted partition" HDD. Recently, while working under Windows 7 on the same machine, I have damaged the aforementioned partition. What happened is that while I was trying ...
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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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Recover Data from External 1TB HDD

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04 and my external hard drive no longer seems to mount. I've tried plugging it into a Windows OS Laptop and it comes up with a corruption error when trying to access ...
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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 ...