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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recover lost files after online LVM resize

I did the following 5 days ago which may have triggered the problem. sudo lvextend -L +20GB /dev/vg1/filme sudo resize2fs /dev/vg1/filme Now I realize, that almost all files disappeared. Only the ...
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Error startin up Rlinux

Please help, I am getting /usr/local/R-Linux/bin/R-Linux: error while loading shared libraries: librlin_linux_r.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory and I have no idea what ...
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Uninstalled multiple package, need help recovering

I was trying to uninstall LibreOffice from my Ubuntu 15.04 running Xfce. I typed the following command in the Terminal: sudo apt-get --purge libre* It took a while before I realised that the ...
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overwritten some files and folder in root partition

while i was trying to use UNetbootin to create a live USB for Ubuntu i accidentally hit enter while the root partition was selected and not the USB drive , so UNetbootin extracted the "iso" content ...
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Corrupt Harddrive opens but can't get anything off of it - btrfs

I have a corrupt harddrive which will let me see it but I can't access anything on it. I have windows 10 now but I am installing Ubantu also...Don't have any experience with Linux! Please help me ...
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How to fix corrupted 14.04.03

I am not quite sure how this happened. To the best of my knowledge everything was fine, there was a routine update icon in unity, which was run. I began having firefox routinely freeze. I'd end up ...
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how can I Revert ubuntu dual boot with windows 8 and retrive lost documents

I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu and I mistakenly chose the wrong partition. I have lost my files and everything on my computer including the Windows installation. Is it possible to revert ...
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Data recovery from erased external HDD NTFS partion

I have erased my 1TB NTFS external HDD using Startup disk Creator accidentally. Is there any possibility I can get back my data.
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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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boot filename not found with windows 7 ultimate+ recently upgraded ubuntu14.4 LTS dual boot+strange ticking sound

I had windows 7 and ubuntu 12.4 LTS installed for months.. have important data in both sections especially under root account of ubuntu... and D and G drives in windows partition.. not much in the ...
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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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How to recover the lost data in ubuntu 14.04. [duplicate]

I am not able to recover my files as I have accidentally deleted the files. Is there any application which will help me to recover the files.
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Broken Ubuntu installation while restarting

I think that my Ubuntu installation lost power during an update, and now when I poweron it freezes at either a blank screen or the splash screen. I booted to recovery mode and used the repair packages ...
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Recover data from damaged DVD [duplicate]

Im new to Linux. I need a software with GUI to recover data from scratched or damaged DVD .I can't find any software for this purpose. In Windows there is CD/DVD data recovery tool.I thought that dvd ...
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Recovering Files from a Corrupt CD/DVD

I have certain old CD/DVD's which are not in good condition. I want to recover from them anything that can be recovered. in windows you had software like Isobuster and Cd Recovery which will let me do ...
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Recover an partially(~5%) zero overwritten, external HDD with single partition

I have an external Seagate HDD of 1TB. I was using the default partition it came with. Never repartitioned it. Yesterday I accidentally started reformatting it instead of my other disk, with an ...
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Is there any hope of recovering this installation?

I have a laptop that gets very hot and when it overheats it shuts down abruptly. By Sod's law this happened while I was updating to 11.04 (during the install phase, somewhere in the lib* section, so ...
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how adb debugging when bin files are lost [closed]

How can i be able to restore a phone android 2.3.5.ZTE when the /sh bin/sh files off the android are missing How to recover these files or placing them back on the device The adb shows momently this ...
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Install AMD drivers [R9 280]

I have been using the Additional Drivers for my AMD GPU (non x version) since I got it. Everything seems to look fine on the outside; I get the right monitor resolution, colors seem right...but text ...
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Aborted Ubuntu installation on Dual-boot system

I am facing a problem with my laptop: Natively, I was using windows 8 as OS on my laptop, then wanted to change the OS to Ubuntu. During the Ubuntu installing process, I wrongly selected the drive ...
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What can I do with the recovered files on an external drive after testdisk finds them?

I used testdisk to locate missing or deleted files on an external hard drive and it found them. I then used "c" to copy the files but could not paste them to desktop or anywhere and could not change ...
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Android bootloop [duplicate]

Hello my dear development team I have a serious question which one of you can probably fix and help me with it, on my windows it gets recognized as a ZTE composite adb device, if i open a adb shell ...
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what ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase does?

If I give ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase my login password, it outputs an hashed string. Is that my passphrase (still unknow...) ? Or it is an hash of the login password ? What really interest me, it's ...
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To reset password

Whenever I go to the recovery mode and enter root, it's asking for root password for maintenance but i dont know, please help me how to overcome this problem
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how do i recover my data [closed]

My data on my windows phone formatted when I connected it to my pc(ubuntu 14.04), I did not format it, it was working fine before. Can anyone give me a reason as to how that happened?
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Recover lost data when install Ubuntu from Windows?

I was used Win 8.1 with UEFI booting. So when i try to use ubuntu live on usb and install in dual mode. My data in all disk is fine. But when i install ubuntu alone from win 8.1 which format the C ...
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How do I recover my deleted Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 15 on pc with windows on other partition .But due to some problems i down graded to 14.04 so while installtion i installed it on the same partition as my 15 but instead the ...
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Cannot find my documents everthing else is intact

I am doing a system recovery and cannot find my saved game file which was located in. My documents file are gone, and that's the one thing I need to recover, where on earth did my documents go? I ...
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted File from NTFS Partition?

Due to any reason my Seagate freeagent GO 500 GB hard disk drive failed and completed out of my reach. Having attempted numerous things in the course of recent day and attempting it on various ...
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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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Recovery from AWS EBS volume *important

Hi All I am a naive user of AWS Ec2 and EBS stuff. I had a completely healthy EC2 Ubuntu Instance running, Ubuntu suggested some updates, thus updated the system and from there all the chaos started. ...
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Recover Linux files [duplicate]

I'm running a Xubuntu box on VBox, and i can only login as guest... That's because i accidentaly locked the root and my current user accounts, with passwd -l 'user' command (i actualy locked all ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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while booting i accidently deleted all data and drives [duplicate]

While installing Ubuntu, I mistakenly formatted my hard drive. I previously had 3 partitions on my hard disk, but now I have just one. I seek to recover the data lost. I am a new user.
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Running testdisk off a 14.04 Live USB without internet access

Short of it is that I've fried my MFT something wicked and am trying to get data off the Windows partition. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 3 14, which has documented issues with the Ubuntu Broadcom ...
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Recovering user files with a Live CD

For some reason my bootup isn't working. I get an error akin to "Operating System Not Found". So I tried bootrepair, and that didn't work. So then I decided I would just save my personal files, wipe ...
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Unable to copy folder to usb when in recovery mode - “Read only file system”

I want to copy the folders in documents in usb but I cant open my terminal I tried this code cp -R /home/topher/Documents /mnt/ but it says cp: cannot creat directory /mnt/Documents : read only ...
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How to delete and Recover drive space [duplicate]

I have looked and don't know where to find how to do this. First, I think I found why I can't dual boot, With that said I don't want to have to reinstall my Work Win98 system I just want to delete ...
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How to copy bricked sd card to a folder

I have a sd card that is not working and wanted to know if it is possible to just copy everything from it to a folder. and then from there I can get the data I want out? it shows up when writing ...
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Deleted Kernels from Full Disk Encrypted Ubuntu 14.04 with home directory encryption - help?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 OS on which I enabled full-disk encryption and home directory encryption. In the process of updating Ubuntu my boot folder was too full to update so I ran a command I thought ...
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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External EXT4 Partition vanished. Ubuntu 14.08

I've had partitions disappear before and been able to rebuild and recover, this time its different. I have a Seagate 200g drive that is a couple of years old and showing bad sectors. No problem, I ...
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Ubunut recover infromation from Stick

can anyone tell me a software with how I can recover the lost information from USB stick, pleas tell me any program with out TESTDISK because I try use it but don't work for what I have.
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How do I reset user to default settings

Long story short, I accidentally ran sudo rm -rf ~ and as a result removed most of my home directory. In a panicked state, and with a bit of research, I attempted to recover what I could with ...
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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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Restore deleted items by delete day

Is there any way to use photorec or another program to restore items deleted only within the last 2 days or so?
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Deleted all Desktop items, how to restore? [duplicate]

All my Desktop content is gone after I tried to install some app there. What can I do to restore the content? Please help, I am very nervous about this. I hope Ubuntu has some sort of local repository ...
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Possible to recover from bad fsck?

I had a 3TB WD Red disk with movies and music in my HTPC(with ext4 filesystem). A few days ago the power supply gave up so I took the disk, put it an external USB case in which I usually have a 2TB ...
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FUBAR Fsckk'd Ubuntu Beyond All Repair?

3TB WD AF[4096blks]Hdd ASUS P7P55d MoBo non-UEFI and 4GB ram. I tried to install xp pro 64bit, but didn't complete because of Windoze not seeing the whole drive. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS and ...
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Problem in recovering with Linux, testdisk

I was installing Linux, but suddenly I found that when I start my PC it shows this texts: Grub-welcome or something like that. I try to recover my PC with Linux in live and started using test-disk. I ...