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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Mount internal drive in Ubuntu LiveCD-Mount Error

I am trying to access my disk in an Ubuntu LiveCD. I cannot see my disk in nautilus and am trying to mount it. sudo fdisk -l gets this: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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How to recover Shift+delete files

I just shift-deleted some files from folder which has .avl file extension. Is there any way that I can recover my files?
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How to mount partitions from old computer and recover files

Computer-A crashed and won't boot, so I set up Computer-B to work from. I installed the boot drive from Comp.-A into Comp.B, the drive shows in disks program but only one partition is visible in Files ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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Data recovery after ubuntu installation

I had windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop and I wanted to install ubuntu alongside. Unfortunately, it formatted all the partitions(windows 8 and all other files too) and showing that my HDD has 319 ...
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ext4 File System got damaged due to improper write

This is what happened, I inserted my (important) external HDD into a RedHat 6 machine, did my task's, unmounted the drive via Nautilus, and physically detached the drive from the machine (and now I ...
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'Unable to mount Filesystem' Error

Trying to extract data from a 'bricked' Western Digital MyBook Live 2tb drive. I came across a forum that advised to use Ubuntu (booted from a CD) on my Macbook. Managed to download and create a ...
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Recovering data after unity crash after installing radeon driver

I installed a graphics driver (for radeon in dell ) from ubuntu software center. when the system restarted the sidebar is not appearing after login. Before login at least few icons appear at top ...
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data recovery after format to another file system?

i formatted all partitions to ext2 it was have ext4 and ntfs partitions and its now converted to ext2 after using mkfs command by mistake.i still have the same partitions table but with ext2 fs. is ...
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ext4 data recovery from gparted error

There is a number of other questions on this topic, however majority concerns formatted partitions or drive failure. In my case: During resizing and moving 2.7TB partition in Gparted, I encountered ...
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Does using ubuntu bootable usb leave trace/scope for recovery software?

I am currently using windows 8 on my laptop in order to remove personal information from laptop. I used usb bootable drive of ubuntu to cut/copy paste my data to external hdd. By adopting this will it ...
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recovery ntfs file from previuse partitions

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04, unfortunately I used the whole HDD and Ubuntu removed everything even Windows 7 from my HDD. Can I retrieve my files?
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ecryptfs - unknown password and possibly lost

This is probably going to be a long post, but at the moment I cannot see the wood for the trees, so any help appreciated. In a nutshell: the other night I changed my (login) password. Then forgot it. ...
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read only problem with usb drive and data loss?

I encountered a read only file system for my flash drive and I can't see my data (one folder which had all the data is empty). I did dosfsck -a /dev/sdf1 (as I read here) and now I can write to the ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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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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Ubuntu Tools for recovering data from damaged USB Flash Drive ~ 10 Gb

I have technical issues with my USB Flash Drive - JetFlash®V15 (TS16GJFV15) It's very critical situation because I can not see the data from it and I should get a way to recover them ASAP. So, in ...
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How do I recover Windows from a lost partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which previously ran Windows Vista, I meant to run them side by side so I could boot between the two. When i got to that point in the installer it told me Vista ...
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How can I recover data from a crashed installation? [duplicate]

I had been using Ubuntu 12. The installation crashed and I am trying to get advice about fixing it in another post. Currently, I have no graphics and can only boot to console mode. If the ...
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How can I recover files from a FAT disk image in their original locations?

I had an MP3 player that deleted most of its files. I created an 8GB image file with dd right away. I looked at and tried to use some of the recovery software, but they just give me a bunch of ...
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Need help recovering data from hard disk formatted by Ubuntu, [duplicate]

I am a beginner with Ubuntu. I have tried installing Ubuntu yesterday in C drive. However it took over the complete hard disk space. I dont see my data. After doing lot of research on internet got to ...
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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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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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External Harddisk converted to UDF Volume. How to reverse?

I was trying to mount an image file over a usb. From one of forums thread I used this solution: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/sdb I copied the image file from an external HD to my ...
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Recover unallocated space

I use a Samsung NC10 and installed Linux because a Windows XP repartitioning exercise failed disastrously. I am delighted with Ubuntu and there is nothing I need to recover from the Windows ...
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Rescue All Files From (a Maybe Dead) Ubuntu

I am unable to get on Ubuntu so I want to rescue my art files. But I don't know how. I never did this before and I never experienced this before in an upgrade ether, I'm Kind of scared at the moment. ...
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How to recover cpp files?

I had many code-blocks projects in the Documents/bla folder. I accidentally deleted them while working with eclipse and unfortunately Ubuntu sync daemon was running then, so the folder has been ...
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Mov data from my /var/www to another drive using terminal in ubuntu

I can't uninstall ATI catalyst driver or due to some other issue i am getting blank screen in Ubuntu 12.04 . I am able to access terminal and data in recovery mode. So how can i move the data from my ...
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accidentally deleted windows while installing ubuntu, not able to get it back please help! [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu via Live CD on my lenovo laptop which had Windows 8.1 installed on it. Then I decided to install Ubuntu and while doing that I accidentally click next when it said wipe Windows and ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the data by using Recuva software

while installing ubuntu, I have lost all the data, which I had stored in my d drive, when I was using Windows 7. Is it possible to retrieve the data by using Recuva software. Thanks.
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How to get back deleted data using sudo rm -rf [duplicate]

I have deleted folder using sudo rm -rf. How to recover back? Im not able to find it in trash folder
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Mount error special device /dev/sda1 does not exist

This is related to my thread askubuntu forumlink Right now i am stuck in recovering the data part. I just rebooted through a live usb of 13.04 (My original OS was 12.04LTS). But can't seem to be able ...
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how to change Photorec's output filefolder

due to a wrong hd firmat instead off hdd need badly to use photorec. How do i change Photorec's output filefolder to the public file folder?
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How to recover a lost text file?

Yesterday I was working on a text file in a drive that was mounted from a ntfs Windows 8 partition. After running Windows 8 and coming back to Linux, I saw the file is gone, only to have a backup file ...
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Revert accidental uninstall of Windows [duplicate]

I followed some instructions to uninstall Ubuntu on my HDD because I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on an external HDD. I burned the image on a dvd. Unfortunately when starting the computer with the ...
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Recover File Deleted on Encrypted Hard Drive?

When I installed Linux I chose to encrypt my hard drive, including the home folder. If I delete a file in the normal fashion (not securely deleting it with overwrites) will it not be recoverable by ...
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lost Windows partitions after attempting Ubuntu install

I am having a serious problem: I have a windows 7 machine. I created an unallocated partition via windows so I can use it to install ubuntu. I restarted using ubuntu live USB. In the partition ...
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Does anyone know of any alternatives to recuva for file recovery? [duplicate]

I was using recuva to find pictures and videos on a windows xp hard drive, but I keep getting an internal error message. Does anyone know of an alternative program for recovering broken and damaged ...
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How to recover data from formatted swap?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have 4 partitions of hard disk. 1st of 43 GB contains Windows 7, 2nd (43 GB) and 3rd (32 GB) contained valuable data and 4th of 42GB contains Ubuntu. Now, while installing ...
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lost data on partition

I'm totally new on Ubuntu. Just decided to kick out the horrible windows 8: so I downloaded the last version of Ubuntu available on the web site , tried out the live cd and found it quite interesting. ...
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Accidentally removed windows when dual booting

I am not sure if this question is appropriate to be posted here but I have really no idea and I really need to fix this problem ASAP and I am so frustrated right now. I was dual booting windows 8.1 ...
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Accidentally partitioned over entire hard drive - cannot boot [closed]

Background: i began with a single partition ~72MB, with Zorin OS 6 installed. Yesterday I was following these instructions to move my /home folder to a separate partition. After partitioning (Original ...
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Ubuntu wiped the entire hard drive after selecting reinstall ubuntu option

Ubuntu just wiped the entire hard drive after selecting reinstall ubuntu option. I thought it would re-install in the same partition where ubuntu was previously installed. Now I don't know what to do, ...
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Can I recover data from lost partitions? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booted. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 by deleting Windows 8, but unfortunately whole hard disk wiped. Now I have only Ubuntu 14.04 installed using whole hard disk ...
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Back file from imac

I am trying to backup files from my imac using ubuntu live cd, but it wont allowed me to, because of the file system type, imac partition type using the HFS/HFS+ system, i've tried run as root, still ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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How to recover deleted files in specific partitions? [duplicate]

I had windows 8 installed on my computer and had four partitions. I installed Ubuntu. And checked the option instead of windows 8. Instead of installing Ubuntu in the partition it just formatted the ...
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How to recover data from a drive that was erased during the Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

Yesterday I had two NTFS partitions on my drive. One on which Windows 7 was installed (C Drive) and the other contained my data (D Drive). During Ubuntu installation I choose to install Ubuntu and ...
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data: loss on installation

I installed 12.04 some time ago. Prior to that I had been running Ubuntu 11? as a dual-boot system. I am still a novice with all this and I assumed (wrongly) that I would be able to do the same when ...
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File recovery after reformattig ext3/4 partition — extract old journal/superblock?

I seem to have reformatted my /home partition (previously ext4) as ext3 during an Ubuntu installation. It took me a couple of mounts to figure that out. Which, of course, is a bad thing. I've tried ...