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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My Ubuntu MX4 is frozen after installing xubuntu-desktop with apt-get

I have a MEIZU MX4 Ubuntu edition cellphone, I wanted to open a GUI from my mac to this devices, and I installed xubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install xdrp sudo ...
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Regarding restoration of data via Deja Dup

I recently had a crash while upgrading to 15.04 and lost all my data. I had to reinstall ubuntu from scratch to resolve this. However, I used to back up data regularly via deja dup. Is it possible to ...
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HDD recovery tool

I accidentally unplugged one of my HDD's from power while running. When I boot now, the name of the drive is display as: zzzzzz and some other funny characters. Which is the best recovery tool for ...
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I deleted my whole ubuntu system with sudo rm *, and my home folder is encrypted

I just did sudo rm * and deleted everything. (yes, I know what you think and I agree with you). My SSD is 128G, ubuntu 14.10 was installed on the full partition, using LVM and with the /home ...
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Can I set a timeout for copying files in Ubuntu?

I'm still learning ubuntu. I'm attempting to pull some data from a HDD in Ubuntu 14.xx. Currently it says I have 8,011 hours left to pull ~150GB via USB. To speed this up, is there any way to set a ...
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Mount Ubuntu installation with broken MBR

I was installing Windows 7 next the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one SSD disk. After the installation I was not able to boot Ubuntu. The Win broke my MBR. I did not notice there exists boot-repair and ...
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deleted all the files in usr/bin typing in rm -rf *

I'm new to linux and installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I accidentally deleted everything in /usr/bin typing in the command rm -rf *. I don't know what is mounting and would like to learn but at this ...
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Lost all data while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 on windows7 [duplicate]

I was installing ubuntu 14.04 while on windows7 using bootable USB drive. I carelessly chose the option "Erase Disk". Ubuntu was installed and i lost all my data. Please suugest how to recover the ...
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How to recover files from a crashed computer?

I was removing Wine and afterwards everything started going crazy. The result: I can't boot into Ubuntu nor Windows. I keep getting "Ubuntu boot fail", "Windows boot fail" and finally "Lenovo System ...
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My ubuntu is corrupted

I have a dual boot - Ubuntu and windows 7. I recently wass playing around in the ubuntu and used the 'dd' command and it kinda corrupted my linux file system. I exactly dont know what happened to ...
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Can't mount old ubuntu boot hdd

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 lts. Today my boot HDD is giving me trouble, cause this is not the first time i decide install (again) Ubuntu in a different HDD, but i want to rescue some files in the 500 ...
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How to recover a HDD with first 4MB deleted?

I have a 500GB Western Digital MyBook II which was partioned with one NTFS (pretty sure, but may also have been FAT32) partition spanning the whole disk (partitioning and formatting done with WinXP ...
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Make it so files can't be recovered

I have a laptop with 1 TB hdd which I am selling. My laptop has contained many sensitive data over the years and I wanted to remove any chances of ever recovering that data. I have planned on using ...
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recover filesystem from nuked hard drive

OK, I'll admit it, it was a dumb thing to do. I was using dd to copy a disk image onto an SD card for a Raspberry PI, but managed to copy the image onto /dev/sda instead of /dev/sdc. Problem now is, ...
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Testdisk and photorec not showing all drives

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a friends HP dv2 lap top and then was told that he had not backed up 30G of pictures. I'm running off a flash drive and neither testdisk or photorec are showing me any ...
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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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I deleted disk partitions - installing Ubuntu 11.04 to WIN7 build - I need windows back but how?

Steps to disaster Installed Ubuntu 11.04 Partitioned drive upon install and gave Ubuntu entire disk. Several months later I need WIN7 as dual boot What happens at present ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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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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Western Digital Hard Drive not showing the True Storage size after changing something with the Partioning in Ubuntu

I was trying to get back space from the hard drive since 32GB of it was free. This hard drive was used for my Macintosh Time-machine Backups.I have data stored on the non-viewable partition of this ...
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How to recover data from a thrice formatted HDD?

So, long story short... My brother wanted to play the pc technician and went on and formatted our main computer. I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a ext4 partition running there, hoping he wouldnt be so eager ...
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14.04lts data rescue

My 14.04 installation has been stable until the latest round of updates. Now on boot I get to the log in password, when I enter it the screen goes blank then random splashes of colour, mouse pointer ...
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Booting Problems - Ubuntu 14.04.2

I had a fair bit of issues installing Ubuntu 14.04.2: basically, I think Grub wasn't running; when asking for the password, the display stayed dark, as if it was off. Waiting a few minutes until ...
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Password invalid [duplicate]

I tried the process recommended, but was unable to reset the Password. regardeless of what I typed, the results were always "root@jimmie-z62FM:~#". I tried adding or deleting spaces and would ...
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How to repair installation, accidentally deleted /sbin/initctl

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a VirtualBox. I was trying to create a central log server with rsyslog. At some point I made changes to the conf file and tried to restart rsyslog, but started getting the ...
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need to recover data from a data hard disk that I used testdisk on in my attempt to repair mbr from a rootkit virus

Before I begin to say what my situation is here, please know i would be FOREVER GRATEFUL for anyone who can help me out with this mess. I have photos on here from years and years of painstaking work. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 along Win7 - Windows was not detected and probably got overwritten

Background information: I've a Lenovo u510, which comes with pre-installed windows 8 with their "new" UEFI boot system as you know. I need Ubuntu to run ROS for fun in my spare time and I need ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted ubuntu system

My laptop running Linux 14.10 was being upgraded to the latest version when the process froze half way due to the PC being put to sleep. Now when I start it up I log in and it reverts back to the log ...
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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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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 recover accidentally removed /bin/ls binary

I have mistakenly deleted the ls executable from the /bin folder. Can I recover it or install it through the terminal?
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How to recover boot filesystem from a tar archive

I have rebuild my Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation as the USB drive which contained the boot partition crashed. I have a recent backup of all of / except for /proc /sys /mnt /media /run /tmp /dev. ...
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All data gone after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 through bootable installer

I upgraded by downloading Ubuntu 15.04 and saving to a USB drive. I then unpacked all the files and booted my PC from the USB drive. This activated the install process for 15.05. I selected the ...
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Recover a VirtualBox virtual machine

I'm in a big trouble. Lubuntu totally messed up after failed upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04: it couldn't recognize network, video card (worked with 80x600 only), USB peripherals, etc. the only thing I ...
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recover data from free space [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 over my 13.10 but was trying to keep my data so I deleted all partitions (I didn't have a separate home directory) used manual partitioning and allocated 12 GB of my HD for ...
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How to recover files, after Windows partition deleted (installing Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Was running Windows 7 (64-bit). Downloaded Ubuntu, and booted it from USB Started installing Ubuntu OS. I chose the last option, do not replace Windows, do something else. However, when I had to ...
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Recover a NAS hard drive

My NAS hard drive died today and I want to recover its data by connect it to a PC, how can I do it with Ubuntu 14.04?
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A partition copied with cat can't be mounted

OK, I asked it in AskDifferent, but seems that apple folks don't get the idea that everything is file in unix. Well some days ago my mac got broken, I had an Ubuntu on it and booted through it, first ...
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Is there an item limit for the file explorer?

This is a question regarding Xubuntu 14.04. Very long story short, I had to use the program recoverjpeg to restore some photos that I forgot to back up after a fresh install. This resulted in 850k ...
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Recover deleted full disk encryption partition

What I have: I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on 500 GB HDD. The HDD consists of: Some small partition that seems to be for some EFI stuff a partition that holds /boot some free space at the end of ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 error

I had Ubuntu 13.10 and Win7 getting along fine together... then a Windows update failed. Now I can't boot Windows. Linux is working fine. All data appears good in the Windows partition. I don't ...
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How do I restore an ext4 partition that now appears as “unallocated” after an accitental boot of Windows recovery tool?

The scenario is described by the title of the question. I tried testdisk but when I select the partition I want to recover there is only the Deeper Search option available (no Write option). So I'm ...
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Anyway to make a liveCD from my current installation?

Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd. What I'm aiming for is something like PCLOS's makelivecd so I can have ...
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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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Import disks with ZFS data from FreeNas

I was wondering if anyone was able to import or recover data from a broken freenas installation. I had 3 HDD (1TB each) running together with RAID 5 I believe. Ubuntu recognizes the disks and the ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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error: no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue>

i have dual boot in my laptop win7 and linux.Accidentally i deleted linux partition.now when i try to boot it is showing following error error:no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue i ...
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Recovering Data from TOSHIBA MK4026GAX (0201)?

I have an Old TOSHIBA MK4026GAX (0201) that I have not used since 2009 and I have my pictures, videos and etc on it. I have tried to figure out whats wrong using dmesg and here is the output: [ ...
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Testdisk can't/won't recognise hard disk

After moving a number of hard drives from an Ubuntu desktop to dedicated Ubuntu server, I'm finding it hard to get Ubuntu server to recognise one of the drives. It's a 4tb WD green which was formatted ...
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Unnoticingly I deleted a directory. Is there a way to recover it?

I found something over the internet here https://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_from_accidently_deleted_files_or_crashed_drives_in_ubuntu ...