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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D drive not showing

My hard disk which under Windows 7 was separated into 2 partitions: C (system part) and D. I keep my movies, music and files on D and use C for installed programs. When I installed Ubuntu 16.04, I ...
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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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How can I save my data in my HDD from a Ubuntu Flash Disk?

It's already some time that my HP250G3 computer didn't want to start up, so I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my flash disk to recover some data before resetting the hard disk (hard reset + reinstall of ...
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Regarding Data recovery [duplicate]

Recently I formatted Windows 7 to Ubuntu OS but unfortunately All my internal HDD formatted and now it's empty. I need my data back. Any one here to guide me further?
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connect and open slimline xbox 360 internal Hard drive to ubuntu to back it up

When I connect my Slimline Xbox 360 to my old generation 1 or 2 Xbox (white one) with transfer cable it asks to format it, i'm trying to backup my slimline internal HDD to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system then ...
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How do I repair after testdisk disaster?

I have been a very silly boy. I intended to erase an SD card with testdisk but accidentally ran delete on the wrong drive and have apparently hosed my system. Trying to boot from HDD gets me to grub ...
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I seem to have deleted all my files while removing the wine from the home directory

After trying to remove Wine from Ubuntu, all my files were suddenly gone. That is, I do not see any of my documents etc., but my hard drive says only 3 GB is still available (which is common for my ...
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Is it insecure to to have a password on the clipboard?

So I've been using truecrypt for several years now. About 6 months ago before I learned off my password (it was really long and I didn't want it vulnerable to word-lists) I used to copy and paste it ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to move (ctrl + X) from Ubuntu Desktop to a memory card. Moved upto 8G files but unfortunately the card reader disturbed. Got error and when I re insert the card reader I got another ...
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Does anyone have some suggestions for me I deleted some important files

Is there a way to recover removed files in a situation such as described below? The command I executed was: root@system:/# rm -r /tmp/letsencrypt.sh-XXXXXX l* I tried to remove all the files in ...
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Can I recover missing folders/files lost due to power failure mid-move? [duplicate]

I was moving (not copying) a folder to an external hard drive when the computer lost power. Source directory is now missing all sub folders and files in them. (files not in folders appear to be ...
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Recover Partition Table for exFAT Partition

I unplugged my USB stick from ubuntu 16.04 without the save remove option, but exfat should be fine doing so. No read write was happening, the partition does not use journaling. What I end up with is ...
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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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Can I get the lost data in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I lost all my data while installing Ubuntu 14.04, replacing Windows XP. I want only one OS on my system so I used 'Erase' during installation. When I open the "Home" folder on Ubuntu, I can't see ...
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How to recover files from a DVD with command line method?

I do not see my DVD, I do not know how to access its corrupted data. What is the way to recover the data with command line?
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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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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...
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i lost my all partition hard drive (important data approx 300gb) after installing ubuntu how to recover it [duplicate]

I have sony vaio laptop (500GB HDD) with Windows 8 Pro. Last night ,I install Ubuntu 15.10 with lvm option. After installing, I lost my all data and partitions. Now my hard drive is empty.
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Recovery from hell - undeleting partition overwritten by Xubuntu 12.10 installer?

This is turning into a nightmare - following my initial recovery of my two partitions, I went to install Xubuntu 12.10 (again). At this time I had two partitions - one of ~39 GB had Zorin OS 6 ...
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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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How to recover deleted user with data in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition. By mistake one user account deleted, which contain some data on desktop. Please help me to recover deleted data from user account or whole user account with ...
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Encrypted home with Ecryptfs - How to store the key file if i missed it on first boot?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with encrypted Home-directory. When I first booted I was given the option to store a key file to some Flash-drive (USB) or anything and there was a hint how to do it later. I ...
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How to recover formatted files?

I was updating my laptop's software, the laptop hanged up so I shutted it down and restarted it after a while to find out that all the files were suddenly deleted, how can I recover the lost items?!
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How to repair corrupted fat32 sd card superblock

I have important data on an external sd card. I plugged in the card and i get an error message. It is a 32gb micro sd card. it was formatted as fat32. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sam/32GB: ...
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Data recovery help

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14 on my Toshiba laptop overriding windows 8 and ubuntu 10 which was already in it. Only after the installation I realized that this particular option has deleted the ...
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Ubuntu install deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Recovery of data after “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed Ubuntu on my system and unfortunately I have selected the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu"-option while installing the same. It has deleted all my previous ...
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Cannot mount some partitions

About two weeks ago I had a problem with my PC that my brother wrote a question about at PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair. I still haven't solved the problem, so my PC is unusable now....
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How do I recover my Data? [on hold]

I cut files from my system and paste them in my usb but later my usb storage got crashed and now I want to recover my files from the PC. plz help!!
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Pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B

My pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B. There was 10GB of pictures that I cant find. I have searched both source and target locations but the ...
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Recovering from NFS file

I used to have a NAS storage (STOREX NAS-351). After a firmware upgrade, the system is unresponsive and won't get connected to the network. I extracted the hard drive, a Western Digital Caviar SE 500 ...
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Made a huge mistake and deleted my /home/user folder (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I was following this question here: Nautilus Thumbnails Size Fix I screwed something up and I don't know how to fix it. I installed dconf-editor and changed the thumbnail size in nautilus. after that ...
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Can TestDisk utility recover data

Actually I want know , can Testdisk recover data after fresh installation of new Ubuntu OS 16.04 from a deleted partition.
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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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Recover ctrl+del'ed files from ubuntu's desktop

I accidentaly ctrl+del workfiles, and I need to get them back. I'm on a windows partition, and through some googling, i know i may be able to recover them from a live cd. Now, I'm a pretty dumb ...
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SD card is recognized but won't mount “can't read superblock”

When attempting to look at the files on my SD card I get the following message. ## Unable to access “16 GB Volume” ## Error mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 at /media/automat0n/6366-3430: Command-line `mount -...
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How to track attempted data recovery

I gave my external hard disk to one of my (not so close) friends to copy movies from it. He had it for a day. I know I am being paranoid, but is there a way for Linux to check if he attempted data ...
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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Recover files from Damaged Partitiohn

I was using Ubuntu 10.10 with VirtualBox for my virtual machines. I think my hdd has some bad sectors because after one reset Ubuntu failed to start. After running fsck -y from live CD some changes ...
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Recovering home partition in 15.10 on computer that fails to boot successfully

I have an encrypted home directory on a computer that fails to boot into 15.10. It just takes me to initramfs. I'm wondering how to recover these files. I was thinking of simply installing a fresh ...
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All partions deleted accidently and I lost all my very very important data

I was using windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 on my machine I had to update my ubuntu so I decided to remove windows 7 and install ubuntu 15.10 while installation I was asked to remove the windows with ...
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Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 over an Antergos install, missing /home

I had an Antergos install utilizing a second hdd as my /home folder and now decided to switch to Ubuntu Mate. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate version 1.12.1), and during setup, choose to replace the /, /...
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Adding SSH Keys to authorized_keys

I have an Ubuntu server on Amazon EC2, that I use for development, and today I stupidly cleared everything out of my ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. Luckily I have an SSH open, so I am still connected, ...
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WD External HDD Input Output Error,

I got the WD My Passport 259F harddisk. After I transferred data onto the harddisk, I clicked "Safely Remove Drive". Perhaps, I removed it too quickly, then when I inserted back, I got the following ...
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Problem accessing old data on btrfs /home in ubuntu 14.04

I recently did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my pc. Previously I was dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows(both 32 bit). My hdd is 500 GB. The previous structure of the hard disk was ...
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Can't find files deleted from /var/www/

I was working on some files located inside my Apache's /var/www/html/ and accidentally deleted them. I did this via right-click "Move to Trash". However, looking at my trash folder, they aren't there....
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accessing a supposedly recovered hard drive

I was using Fedora linux and my hard drive crashed. I paid to have the hard drive recovered to a portable drive (name is passport). I scrapped the previous computer (it was getting old and annoying to ...
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Lost Data Recovery

I lost all my windows data while installing Ubuntu. Please help me recovering it. Im in a great trouble! I want community member to please do respond me asap so that I may get ease from tension.
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OS Version for 15.10 => 16.04 Upgrade Failure Recovery

So I tried upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 this morning and somehow my laptop charger got disconnected and I'm pretty sure my laptop died during the installation. Attempting to boot normally brings me ...