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 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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Can you bypass filesystem permissions?

I was using Fedora 18 until this morning when I accidently wiped some system files while make a live USB, I cannot load Fedora or get into the system. Now I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live USB. I ...
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I accidentally formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the old Ext4 Filesystem?

I just formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the old ext4 partion? Of course that happened after deleting the old backup - great.
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Reinstall Ubuntu to its default state, without an installation medium like a DVD or USB?

Having mucked up my system fairly... horridly, I just want to get my system back to a fresh install state, where I have absolutely no leftovers from my current state, including packages, configs, ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
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How to back up files without live disk?

I recently upgraded to 13.10. The installation seemed to run fine, after the system rebooted I got the error "The system is running in low-graphics mode” After a few hours of googling no solution I ...
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Destroyed windows partition

My sister was trying to install ubuntu on her laptop, on partitioning time she chose the automatic resize option, the problem is that now her windows partition is lost. I'm not sure of the options ...
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Recovering OpenOffice files from corrupted OS

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday, and my laptop promptly froze and wouldn't respond to anything other than the power button. When I turned it back on, Ubuntu failed to work period. I can ...
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How to find my possibly lost partition?

I couldn't open my computer using Windows 7 operating system and I didn't have my files backed up, so I opened it using ubuntu,stored in a usb stick, without installing. I(a friend of mine, I am just ...
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Data recovery from erased external HDD NTFS partion

I have erased my 1TB NTFS external HDD using Startup disk Creator accidentally. Is there any possibility I can get back my data.
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Data lost due to installation of Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. While installing it showed the partition menu, and I selected some options that were told to me by Ubuntu users on Ask Ubuntu. I did the same, but I wasn't ...
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How to recover files in LOST.DIR when file type is unknown?

All solutions I found on google are made for windoz.Ive tried file * and the results don't say what exactly the file type is.For example is data an application or an image? 10: FoxPro FPT, ...
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Recovery of Files after Installation [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 on my computer and wanted to install Ubuntu. I did not do manual partitioning. When I restarted the system, I found out that my drive was reformatted. Is there a way I can recover my ...
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Tried to upgrade to 14.04. Did not work. Reinstalled 13.10. All docs, pics, and music are gone [duplicate]

Yeah the title pretty much says it all. After downloading Trusty and rebooting, there was no screen. Cursor, but no screen. Re-installed 13.04, and then updated to 13.10, only to discover that all ...
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Is it possible to recover data after reinstalling ubuntu on same drive [duplicate]

I just lost 2TB data when i reinstalled ubuntu 13.04 on already installed ubuntu 13.10. Can anyone help me how to extract or recover whole partition, I am sure hard disk is formatted because its now ...
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dd'ed the first 200MB of a HDD, is the filesystem recoverable?

In a moment of stupidity I let a script run dd on one of my (non backed up :() HDD's, 3TB in size. It had a single ext4 filesystem on it, which now won't mount. Things I've done so far (without ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with windows 8. While I was using Ubuntu, all of a sudden my system went into a suspend mode and when I logged back in all my data was gone. It was Ubuntu in its ...
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How to recover permanant deleted files from ext4 [duplicate]

hey Guys I am kind of new in ubuntu and I need help. i permanently deleted my important files and I need to recover them. Please tell how to recover files in GUI way or command line way . thanks :)
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How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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Moving a file or directory to /dev/null [duplicate]

I am going to move a directory and a file to /dev/null. What will happen if i move a file to /dev/null and what will happen if i move a directory to /dev/null?
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Recover deleted log files

I know that Ubuntu saves logs and rotates them overwriting older syslog.gz files. Is it possible to recover overwritten logs? Perhaps with a specific software.
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How to get Windows data back [duplicate]

I reinstalled Ubuntu few months ago. By accident I chose to install Ubuntu without Windows (I had dual boot operating systems before that). This is a disaster! I lost all my data in Windows and lost ...
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3 TB hard drive suddenly no longer recognized

My 3TB Western Digital WD30EXRX hard drive that used to work perfectly fine, is suddenly no longer being recognized properly. It isn't mounted automatically anymore, the file manager does not ...
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Recover overwritten contents of text file

I deleted my file content in the file how can i recover back using timestamps is it possible for ex: I am having the file1.txt cat file1.txt i am linux user i am new to linux i love linux ...
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Recovering Windows Files Through Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu after my windows 7 has crashed. Can I recover all of my files by navigating to the "Windows 7 OS" tab under devices and just moving everything over to the external? Which folders and ...
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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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Recovering deleted files from an NTFS partition

I have a 40gb SSD that used to have windows 7 on it. I originally installed linux mint on a second 640gb drive, and I have a 3rd 720gb drive for files and such. After working with linux for a while, ...
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Recover data from lost partition after install ubuntu [duplicate]

i have a 500GB HDD. when i install Ubuntu i was made a mistake that i install Ubuntu by replacing windows 7. after installation Ubuntu run fine. But my HDD have only one part ion of whole 500Gb. Now ...
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Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
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folder not visible on mounted drive

OK, So i finished up copying some stuff(a lot actually) from my portable drive to my laptop and it finished just as expected.Then i needed to do some work on my windows installed on the same laptop so ...
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Accidentally formatted partition, want to recover files

I had elementary OS luna installed in my hdd, a few days before, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in another partition (ext4) . I accidentally formatted the partition containing ubuntu (to ext4) , I realised ...
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HDD data recovery from a formatted ext4 into fat32

I'm new to ubuntu but it didn't took me long to realize that it's way better than privative options. I've got it installed on a desktop PC and I also wanted to install it in a laptop which is not mine ...
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how to mount file type

I have recently imaged some floppy disks to img files. the disks had some bad blocks. So I am trying to figure out the File system type, so that i can mount, and repair the files. I tried $ sudo ...
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Recovering a degraded RAID array

I was just given an external hard drive by a colleague, with the comment "Hey, you're running Ubuntu. Maybe you can recover some of the data from this really old disk that nobody knows who last used?" ...
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How to recover the Deleted folder in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Unfortunately i delete my Document folder in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. How to Recover the Document folder using commands...
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Lost Partitions [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu choosing the option "write over windows partition" or something like that. This installed over all my partitions. I opened terminal, and typed the commands lsblk and it shows that ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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Partition Deleted Switching from Win8 to Ubuntu

I have freshly switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.10 right now. But to my surprise the whole hard disk is a single partition and I can not see my old data. I used the Option ' remove w8 blah blah ...
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How do you recover item from lost+found?

My /home partition usually contain two folders, one is named after my username and the second is lost+found. Somehow my folder named my username which contain all my files disappear, but I can find ...
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EXT4 Partition Lost?

Booted up from live media (ubuntu 12.04) with HDD (3TB, GUID, single EXT4 partition used for storing data and nothing else)connected via SATA. For some reason the file system was only allowing "read ...
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Why Linux doesn't provide break-point Recovery to restore system to previous safe State? [closed]

Many times, I feel need to restore my linux system to some previous safe state. Few utility based option such as 'apt-get remove (for Ubuntu)' etc are available but are limited to cleaning unwanted ...
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testdisk says partition table structure is bad

I have a dual boot system, win7 and Ubuntu 12.04, A disk crash trashed my partition table. Here is what fdisk says about the disk: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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How to determine where missing Linux partition started

I have an Acer laptop with a 500 GB drive. It came with Windows 7 installed, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot configuration. As far as I remember I installed everything accepting defaults ...
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Recover data after updating Windows 7 [closed]

I used 2 OS in my system - Windows 7, and Fedora 20. I have upgraded my Window 7 in to 64 bit, after I have installed, I cannot boot fedora 20. I want to recover data which are stored in fedora, can ...
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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Data Recovery of external HDD [duplicate]

I have 1 TB of external Seagate Backup plus HDD. I accidentally erased it while i was trying to update ubuntu, during the install process. In ubuntu the HDD shows nothing, but if i open that drive in ...
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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 ...