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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Help : Deleted all files in /root

I deleted all files in /root and now cannot open it . I get permission denied errors and all new disks I mount are owned by root and I cannot access them too now . I tried searching the net and looked ...
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After getting a deleted partition with Testdisk software, can I recover it on the unallocated space of the deleted partition without any problem?

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my PC. My linux partition was accedentaly deleted. So, I'm trying to recover deleted partition with Testdisk, and I'm using Ubuntu Live CD since my Linux partition is ...
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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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How to recover the formatted data which was lost during the ubuntu installation?

I was using windows and having 3 partition but when i install ubuntu 14.10 then it formatted all the 3 partition and merge into one single 500GB partition.So if any buddy tell me how to recover that ...
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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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I deleted my Home content, how to restore?

I tried to reset my vlc configuration by using this commands in the terminal vlc --reset-config Then when i try to view the documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos folder all files were ...
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Recover of important files on hard drive impossible

I was updating my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 because I think it should correct a bug that was really annoying me. But instead, the update didn't went well, and now I can't boot my pc anymore. So I ...
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Ubuntu tool to recover just certain file types from drive with logical failure?

I'm hoping this question can help other people in the future who may be facing the same dilemma with whether to chance imaging a large drive, or just go right after individual file types (jpeg,mp3 ...
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Recovering Thunderbird mail from HDD

I had a laptop failure running Ubuntu. Fortunately HDD was intact. I installed Ubuntu on another laptop and can see all files when I attach this HDD as USB drive. I could thus recover most of my files ...
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EXT4 Data Recovery

Recently I had a hard drive failure. Thanks for the excellent help and advice on these forums. Once it was obvious that I had a failing HD I took the drive offline and did a DDRescue to capture what ...
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Unable to open OpenOffice.org suites

I use OpenOffice.org 3.2 and as of yesterday I have been unable to open any OpenOffice.org program. If I try to open any program it proceeds to load after which the loading screen disappears but ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive [closed]

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Loss data after system recovery

I turned on my laptop (Asus Eee pc seashell series) this morning and was directly sent to a Ubuntu recovery with the following message : "If you are seeing this message your installation has crashed, ...
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Softraid 5 Ubuntu

I have installed a raid 5 on my ubuntu server 14.04 and I want to know how I replace a hard disk and make it recover/build on that HDD. My setup is 4 1tb hard disk in raid 5. No other HDD's or SSD's ...
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All my pictures have disappeared without deleting?

All my pictures have disappeared without me deleting them? I use a Sony Vaio laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Where are my pictures?
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Files on hard disk no longer show but disk space is still taken up, how can I make the files accessible again

I have a computer running ubuntu server which I used as a media server. Today after copying some files over to the drive in the server the files no longer show up on the HDD. If I run the command ...
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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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Best tool to recover removed files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? Using Ubuntu 10.10, I have a startup script that automatically removes my 'working directory'. This is a simple folder on my Desktop where ...
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Can't access Xubuntu recovery mode via holding shift

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and I can not access recovery mode via holding down the SHIFT key. I read almost everywhere that this is how you do it. Does that work for Xubuntu as well or just Ubuntu? The ...
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15.04 Only Boots in Recovery Mode After CPU Change

I moved from an FX-6300 to an i5-4690k so I could have an ITX-size computer, and transplanted both the hard drive and the GPU. Gnome wasn't very happy about this, so now when I try to boot normally, ...
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I deleted my whole ubuntu system with sudo rm *, and my home folder is encrypted with ecryptfs

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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how to recover installed packages from old ubuntu?

I had ubuntu in my laptop and I must have done something because when I rebooted it did notgo all the way.There seemed to be no OS at all. My hard disk is working. I removed the hard disk and used a ...
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Recover files from NTFS drive with bad sectors

A few nights ago I have created a backup of my data on an external 500 GB NTFS USB hard drive. I have then formatted my computer, reinstalled Ubuntu and started transferring back the data from the ...
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How to recover an .ods file from a specific (missing) folder on a damaged hard disk

I store my work files on an external hard disk. I back up frecuently, and luckily I had to travel so the new files were saved in a laptop, so now there is only 1 or 2 files still missing, not ...
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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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Filesystem recovery using Ubuntu

I have accumulated a number of failed pc's and would like to retrieve all data from them. They all have some form of Windows and I would like to know whether it is possible to remove their hard ...
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How to change the graphics card driver via terminal?

I recently tried changing the driver for my Asus Radeon HD 7870 to the proprietary one (a friend told me it was much faster), however that seems to have killed my install of Ubuntu. Now whenever I ...
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Recover home directory from encrypted mount

I have browsed all the questions that appear to look like mine, and while some are similar; I don't want to take a guess unless I know the next step is specific to my problem . I have listed below how ...
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Recover accidently deleted eclipse ini File

I accidentaly switched my Eclipse ini file with an android Eclipse ini file. I did not create a backup of the old ini file, so that option is out of the door. I don't know where to get a working one, ...
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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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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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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 ...