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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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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'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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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!

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

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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Accessing linux volume from Lorex DVR via ubuntu [duplicate]

My wife has been missing in City of Gilroy for now 10 days. One house on the nearby blocks had a video canmera but he records weekly and it was wiped and restarted on 7-1-14. I want to access 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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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 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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Cannot access windows after re-installing ubuntu on dual boot pc

I need help recovering windows 8 on a computer after re-installing ubuntu 14.04. I started with a brand new Lenovo G710 that came with windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to dual-boot with ubunu, so ...
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How to recover deleted files in specific partitions?

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 ...
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How to recover my data?

It happened to me that while upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, I made instead aptitude dist upgrade. I downloaded the ISO version for a from-zero installation. In the partition definition I choosed that my ...
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Why does Ubuntu delete every partition on your drive without asking you? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Monday, and on Tuesday I installed Windows 8.1, and then I had to reinstall all my applications onto Windows. On my 2 terabyte disk, I had 1 terabyte NTFS (Windows) ...
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usb drive wiped during install

Yeah I tried to install ubuntu on my computer and instead it wiped my USB drive (which has critical files) and now there's ubuntu 'installed' on my USB drive. How do I get my files back?!?!
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Lost files on upgrade to 14.04

I used a usb stick to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Now I can't find my files - downloads, pictures etc. empty. Tried to backup but ran out of drive memory, so guess they must be still on the drive. I ...
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Ubuntu installation overwrote my windows [duplicate]

While I was installing Ubuntu, it installed the OS on the entire 1TB hard drive. I had about 800gb of data and it seems I can't access it anymore. The entire hard drive is now occupied with Ubuntu. Is ...
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Help Lost Ubuntu operating system and data

I need help in how to recover my Ubuntu, I lost the entire operating system. I was using the windows booting system with wubi. My system is asking me to reinstall windows, I do not want to do this, I ...
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Recover deleted encrypted home dir after Ubuntu install over partition

I had an encrypted home dir in my Ubuntu partition (system and home together). I left the live usb plugged in and someone reinstalled Ubuntu over that partition. I read all I could on the net about ...
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Windows 8.1 erased Ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed with a Windows 7 dual boot. Now, I've just replaced W7 by Windows 8, but the Ubuntu partition has disappeared! Running fdisk -l doesn't show /dev/sda5 (which was the ...
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My windows partition got deleted when upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04 [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I tried to upgrade my system to ubuntu 14.04. While partitioning, it gave me an option to erase ubuntu 12.04 and all data, I selected that option. It ...
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Accidentally deleted my windows 7 while installing ubuntu, trying to reinstall it

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and I believe have downloaded the correct ISO file. I've been trying to use GParted and UNetbootin to create a bootable usb by formatting to FAT32, flagging ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...
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Recover Files for Dual Boot HD / files should be good, MB went bad

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu / Win 7 laptop. The motherboard on the laptop died and the hard drive still seems good. I want to plug the HD into another Ubuntu machine and recover both the Windows ...
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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlandocampoverde/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ ...
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Error while resizing partition before installation of Ubuntu. How can I get my data back?

It was a ~22 GBytes first windows partition (with loader). I wanted to split it on 2: 13 GB and 9 GB. In the middle of process was an error with something similar to "unable to write data on media (on ...
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partitions can't be recovered, disk is to small. Can I get my data?

I've caused myself a lot of headache with this and could use a hand of an expert. With dd I managed to write my 6 GiB (or so) image onto hdd that held this very image screwing up src and dest ...
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ddrescue: safe to stop while “Splitting failed blocks”?

Trying to clone a failing disk with ddrescue sudo ddrescue -r 3 /path/to/home /destination/ logfile It's been running for about 10 days! Now it's Splitting failed blocks and hasn't read anything ...