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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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 ...
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How to Recover Songs From an Ipod in ubuntu?

I replaced windows with ubuntu 13.10 and my data is gone.Now my only hope is my ipod.But i dont know how to recover songs from an ipod.Please give me some guidance for recovering my songs from ipod.
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How do I recover files from U1 cloud

OK I have just stopped syncing a folder. This appears to have been a huge mistake. I did not realise the folder would disappear from my cloud storage. I assume (and hope) the sub-folders/files it ...
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Windows won't boot after unsuccessful Ubuntu install

Windows 7 HP Laptop 3 gig ram 2.1 or 2.6ghz Not sure about the rest Well, I tried to install Ubuntu and be able to dual boot alongside windows. Simple procedure and I followed it to the T. Needless ...
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How to recover virus infected files from pendrive in Ubuntu

I need to recover my pictures and files from a pendrive. I used the pendrive in Windows yesterday to download a file. After that when I inserted the pendrive in Ubuntu, it was only showing the trash ...
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How to recover data after failed Ubuntu installation on the wrong drive? [closed]

While installing Ubuntu I mistakenly selected the wrong disc (in this case, I wanted to install on drive E:), and almost at the end of the installation process I got an error message like this: ...
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Help with Data Recovery from a Windows Faliure

My SSD holding Windows crashed and I am currently stuck trying to recover the data from my 750GB HDD. I am using GParted to do this, and the drive with all my important data on it is not mounting. ...
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how to recover the deleted user's data on ubuntu server?

this is Yugandhar Reddy A, i deleted a user named sudheer in ubuntu server with the following command sudo userdel -r sudheer the above command deleted the home directory of sudheer . but i need ...
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sudo dhclient eth0 | sudo: unable to resolve host ubuntu | Maybe DNS issue

I have a computer of a friend of mine, that runs Ubuntu (I don't know what version, due to the current system status) and while he was updating the kernel, he reboot the computer (yes that could be ...
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recover accidently deleted partition [duplicate]

I was using ubuntu 13.10 alongside w-7. there was some broken packages on ubuntu so I decided to freshly install ubuntu. while installation I selected "erase ubuntu 13.10 and reinstall" . ubuntu ...
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Repair install of precise

I only have precise on my netbook,but my copy is now corrupted beyond repair and I have downloaded a fresh copy onto a usb drive, along with a fresh copy of grub and its binaries,synaptic and gparted ...
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MBR accidentally deleted , how to restore partition

I know that my question can be a duplicate, but i spent a lot of time with google and askubuntu, but couldnt find answer. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 (i had C drive of 100GB and D ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu does not boot after installation. [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7 now neither OS boots up. How can I recover Windows OS and uninstall Ubuntu?
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How can I get data off of a (probably) very corrupt drive?

So, my younger brother wanted my help today. Apparently, he was helping a friend install Ubuntu to his laptop, and midway through the install (on a filled hard-drive with Windows 8, from the liveusb ...
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I could not even open my ubuntu

I did: sudo apt-get remove libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-image1.2-dev guile-1.8 guile-1.8-dev libsdl1.2debian-all libart-2.0-dev libaudiofile-dev libesd0-dev libdirectfb-dev libdirectfb-extra ...
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Lost extended partition after installing windows

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and the hard disk was partitioned as follows: Primary Ext4 (250GB) Linux Extended (250GB) and Ext3 or Ext4 logical partition Linux Swap (4GB) I have installed Windows 7, ...
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Move data from others user accounts in my user account

I had problems with compiz setting and I make multiple accounts, now I want to transfer my information from all deleted users in my current account, some data I can not copy because I am not right to ...
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How to recover Windows files after new ubuntu installation wiped everything?

Well basically I was dualbooting Win8 and Ubuntu 13.04. I wanted to try out 13.10. So I booted a life usb and selected the option "Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and Install 13.10". And turns out the new ...
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Ubuntu Touch stuck at google screen

I tried installing Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4. When I try to boot, it's stuck at the google screen. Any ideea how to solve this? I mean booting to ubuntu, I know how to get back to recovery.
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What could have caused a corrupted partition?

I installed Ubuntu (Xubuntu to be precise), about a week later Windows 7 had trouble writing to one of my partitions. I ran chkdsk /f from Windows and everything worked again. About five days later I ...
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How to repair partition table for seagate goflex nas

I recently had an issue where I kept seeing "no storage device attached" when I was using my goflex home network attached storage device. I have since removed the device and attached it directly to my ...
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two versions of ubuntu on my computer but i want to access files from the other one on the new one

I was trying to upgrade my ubuntu 13.04 and i shut it off before it finishes and then it wouldn't boot. Not knowing what to do, i decided to reinstall it, but since i was afraid of losing my files ...
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Update stopped in the midst. How do I restart [duplicate]

I was upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 and the update stopped. I tried to restart, but, failed. I now have a system that is unusable. Is there a way to recover...?? The OS is unbootable...!
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How to backup Windows 8 recovery partion from linux?

My windows 8 does not boot any more (I get an error message), But I still have the recovery partion, so before I mess every thing even more, I want to backup my recovery.
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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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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.