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! Need To Recover Partitions

Ok, I will describe each & every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So ...
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Authentication error , please try again later

After login to ubuntu, whenever I try to change any settings it gives authentication attempt failed error.. But when I tried to change the password using recovery mode it gave authentication token ...
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How to reinstall kernels after accidental deletion with a separate boot partition and an encrypted LVM volume?

My installation is a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits (Classic "legacy" MBR - No EFI/UEFI here) with two partition : A separate boot partition An encrypted LUKS volume that contains the system Logical Volumes ...
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How to recover data(contacts) from android phone from a PC running Xubuntu 14.04?

My phone, a Micromax A092, running Android 4.3, has got factory reseted automatically by mistake, and all my contacts, messages, etc. have been deleted. My media files are always kept on the sd-card, ...
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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Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd.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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Recovering GPT w/ encrypted partition

I have a removable HDD whose partition table became corrupted during an interrupted file transfer. The device should contain a GPT with a single ext4 partition encrypted by dm-crypt/LUKS. lsblk: ...
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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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Can files/directories deleted with rm be restored?

Is it possible to restore files/directories which are deleted from terminal using rm and rm -r?. If a file is deleted from graphical interface, it could be restored from trash, but how do you restore ...
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How to recover data from a failing hard drive?

An external 3½" HDD seems to be in danger of failing — it's making ticking sounds when idle. I've acquired a replacement drive, and want to know the best strategy to get the data off of the dubious ...
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Recover data in ubuntu [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 right now on my laptop. I have a laptop hard drive that I want to recover data from it. I tried every possible method to get my lost data back but none was successful as I ...
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hard disc lubuntu recovery file permissions? [closed]

i have an acer 1 netbook that has hard disc failure. I want to recover the files. I had been using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i am now booted with lubuntu 1404 recovery usb stic. the file manager allows ...
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Recover ext2 filesystem after reformat?

I had an ext2 partition and by mistake I reformatted it to ext4. I immediately noticed the problem because at the next reboot my system wouldn't mount the reformatted partition, which got a new UUID ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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installing android data recovery on ubuntu

how to install android data recovery on ubuntu? I visited several websites but they only provide windows and mac dowmloads I did factory reset on my android device. Even after syncing fb, twitter and ...
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Ubuntu not booting (Busybox) **DATA RECOVERY**

I have been using ubuntu for a while now. On one of my laptops (which has a broken battery and needs to be plugged in to work). I had overloaded it, therefore I took the charger out (stupid me) and ...
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Recovering lost space due to PhotoRec

I accidentally deleted a important folder, and attempted to use testdisk (photorec) to recover the files. However, it kept taking longer and longer so I stopped it. It created 18 folders in home, ...
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hp PAVILION ZX 5000 Recover hard drive

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOVER, THE COMPLETE HARD-DRIVE, AND ANY FILES. Iv try'ed Windows recovery.. downloaded a recovery program and got confused and try'ed to factory reset. then put windows 7 on system ...
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USB ubuntu - how to retrieve saved data after reboot [duplicate]

I saved couple of important files from my windows computer to USB Ubuntu while Ubuntu was running. But on restarting the USB Ubuntu I am unable to locate those files. is it normal that it is erased? ...
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Lost all files in root partition without formatting partition and delete operation, TestDIsk is not help?

I've Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my PC. Two system were in different disk. All disks are in GPT mode. I used one software, "Paragon ExtFS for Windows", which can mount EXT4-partition in ...
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extundelete - failed to read-only open device “/dev/sdb”: Error code 2133571347

I have a Synology NAS with a Raid 1 setup that I recently accidentally deleted a shared folder with data I want back. I shut down the NAS and booted into a machine with a Ubuntu Live Cd and attached ...
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TestDisk is not listing all the files

I've an external hard disk which runs on external power. I was writing some files to the hard disk and suddenly the electricity went off. And now nautilus doesn't show my hard drive. I'm trying to ...
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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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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 do I recover data from a Hard disk which is not recognised properly?

My windows won't start and in the windows repair my hard disk is not recognised. To retrieve my important info from hard disk, I have booted the PC in ubuntu with a UBS pendrive. I could see my hard ...
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Lost partition table on Flash drive, TestDisk and PhotoRec do nothing

I have this problem with a flash drive. My mother, not knowing better, filled her new flash drive in order to transfer photos from one computer to another without doing any backup. Soon after she ...
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Problem using mmls while recovering data from image

I am trying to recover some data using this tutorial. I managed to make an image file called rec and now I need to use the command $ mmls rec -b But it gives me this error: mmls: option requires ...
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mount laptop hard drive disk from live DVD

I was following directions for changing the password for Microsoft Windows (on a laptop) with chnptw, but when I navigated to /mnt and /media the directories were empty -- I believe that the /mnt ...
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Ubuntu crashed basic commands not recognized

I am relatively new to ubuntu. I have been working with Biolinux8 that uses Ubuntu 14. Few days ago it crashed and since then I cannot access the graphic interface anymore. When I boot I am directly ...
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Recovering a degraded RAID array

I was just given an external hard drive by a colleague, with the comment "Hey, you're running Ubuntu. Maybe you can recover some of the data from this really old disk that nobody knows who last used?" ...
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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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Can I use Ubuntu to unlock files locked by a Windows Trojan ( “paytordmdb”)?

Can I use Ubuntu to break open files that have been locked with “paytordmdb” ? I use Windows 7 Home version and was attacked by this Trojan. I was told I cold use Ubuntu to retrieve my files. Is ...
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Is there anyway to undo wipefs?

So I (very stupidly) performed a wipefs on my XFS formatted 4tb Linux (software) raid 5 array in trying to convert over to a bcache setup (I was following some instructions online and should have paid ...
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Recovery Data from failed Raid Disk - NAS

My Western Digital My World Book White Light NAS Drive stopped working. This has a single 1TB Disk. At first I started getting the following error: Volume Status - Volume 'DataVolume' doesn't exist ...
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Can't mount HDD, stuck in busybox, fsck doesn't help, no solution does, but need files to be recovered

I got stuck in busybox some time ago and I just don't find any solution on any site that suits for me. I'm a beginner. I booted a newer version of Linux Mint over a bootable USB and tried this one: ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Could not write bytes : broken pipe Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting could not write bytes : broken pipe error when boot my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I know there are a ton of question similar to this here but none of which I tried solved my problem. I ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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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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Why won't my external hard drive work?

A buddy of mine recommended Linux Mint 14 for me, and I've been using it ever since. Yesterday afternoon I was on with my external hard drive, and the hard drive slipped right off the table. I yanked ...
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14.04 Password recovery options [duplicate]

I have just completed a new basic install of 14.04. Upon first boot I am now prompted for a password - of which i have no idea. Could somebody assist with identifying if there are any password ...
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Missing all data after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have recently reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 LTS from USB, chose to reinstall keeping my files, after installation and few reboots It seems that my computer is completely empty of my old files.. Can ...
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I accidentally deleted all my data with `dd`. Any chance of recovery?

I wanted to install opensuse alongside my trusty setup. When doing: dd if=/path/to/downloaded.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M I selected the iso to lay onto the harddrive instead of the flash drive ...
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How can I recover Deleted files during Ubuntu setup, the drives are not there anymore [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32bit then it was showing some problems so I switched to Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted all my files on the hard disk during the Ubuntu setup....all those collection, ...
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How to Acess my HDD after wiping it

I have wiped HDD intentionally as i already have SSD installed for booting, but now the HDD is accessible for storage requirements, basically when i open my computer i cant read it the HDD drives
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Problem after Installation… “Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. […]” [duplicate]

I installed and then when I go to restart the computer, click on Ubuntu and then we show this: Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command ...
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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Recovering harddrive after using dd [duplicate]

Ok, it was late last night and you know what happens when running sudo at that time...disaster. I ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=10k on two of my harddrives, both containing my ...
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Files empty after reboot

I was working on a django project earlier today and at some point I got an error (could not import...). I went through the code and I didn't manage to find the cause at that point. I had to switch to ...
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Recovery Menu Problems

Running operations from Recovery Menu in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working. When I press enter on clean ("Try to make free space"), it runs to 62% sometimes then freezes, 31% other times, then freezes, 98% ...
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Data recovery and defragmentation

I recently lost all my Windows data. I tried running Photorec and I was able to recover some 18 GB of data back. Photorec threw an error after recovering 18 GB stating "Segmentation Fault". Was it ...