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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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Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd.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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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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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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photorec over network

I lost my data by accidentally running dd command on my Hard disk. So i am trying to recover my data using photorec software(from testdisk package). I want to copy my recovered data to one Host on ...
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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 ...
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Boot via recovery still works

As of yersterday I can only boot my 14.04 via recovery mode and then proceed with a normal boot. If I boot directly it hangs. Any suggestion where I should start my search?
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Why does TestDisk ask me to create an image of an image created by ddrescue?

I've got a Mac OSX Mavericks of which I created an image, using GNU ddrescue: ddrescue -r 1 -n -S -v /dev/sdc/ /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.img /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.log ...
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What is safe to do while reinstalling from an almost bricked xubuntu?

Chronological order of events: Flashed, and installed play-Linux distro. see: http://play-linux.com/about; Poorly installed a non hybrid propriety driver: nvidia 349; Manage to install nvidia ...
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Revert moving root directory recursivelly

I have an Ubuntu Desktop used as a Server. This morning I accidentally moved all my root to ../ root@server:/tmp/UPS/up/upsilon# mv /* ../ mv: impossibile spostare "/dev" in "../dev": Dispositivo o ...
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Can't get access to my data on partitions after installing Ubuntu

I had three partitions on Windows before I had UBUNTU but now I do not see any visible partition but only a single sda1 partition: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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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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Can't boot windows 7 after reininstalling ubuntu 14.04

I had Windows 7 at first and i needed Ubuntu for some project , so dual booted windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and was working perfectly . Then ,got some issues with Ubuntu so reinstalled Ubuntu again . ...
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OpenStack Disaster Recovery

I would like to implement an OpenStack cloud for support some critical services as migration from current VMware vCloud Enterprise trial. I have the strict requirement of assure disaster recovery of ...
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Recovering Files from 2nd HDD on a Ubuntu Server

Been Long time, Ok So I have a Ubuntu 12 Server with 2 HDD's 1st HDD is Holding the OS and the 2nd HDD is Holding the Data. The users suddenly complained that there are no documents in the Share ...
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Cannot login to my account after deleting encrypted ~/Private

After having a computer fail (harddisk still ok) on my laptop I wanted to delete all encryption since I lost my encryption password and followed this instruction (below). The harddisk from my crashed ...
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How do I scan a SD Memory Stick from my Phone and recover accidently deleted photos? [duplicate]

I used the Android "Gallery" app and accidentally deleted all my photos. Can I plug my memory stick into Ubuntu, and DD recover the disk, and somehow recover the files?
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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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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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Factory Reset my Ubuntu 12.04, need to recover data

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was not booting, and was crashing at the screen where ubuntu loads with dots. Recovery mode feature wasn't working as well. I only had the option to factory reset and it worked. ...
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Recovery iPhone with Ubuntu

Recovery iPhone with Ubuntu 😐👍🏿 How I can recovery my iPhone with Ubuntu ?
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How can i mount a drive that does not want to mount?

I started off with previous versions of Lubuntu and settled on 14.10. using the box as a file server and/or torrent box. Upgraded from smaller to larger hard drives over time. The last HDD was 750GB. ...
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How do I recover NTFS partition table ? [duplicate]

I have a hard disk formatted to NTFS partition type. I accidentaly wrote a ufs image (1 GB onto it). It has lots of important data . Can I recover the partition table and the data ? If yes, then how ...
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Black screen after 14.10 update, solutions don't work, need to recover encrypted files

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and got the black screen issue that had when trying other distributions. My graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4400, I don't know if this info is enough or you ...
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Have reinstalled ubunut on existing drive by accident and now i dont know how to recover files from earlier installation please help

Had done hardboot when the system was crashed, after that I started getting error saying there's issues on the disk and I let the system to fix the problem, the below lines were run several times for ...
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Recover file name from old NTFS partition

I have an old NTFS partition from Windows XP (system partition) where I once stored a certain file. I know about where its stored and furthermore guess the file ending. Plus, I don't need the content ...
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Deleted partition [duplicate]

I switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04, there were three (3) partitions, one with Windows and the other two with personal data. Now I have a single partition of 500GB. kindly help me to recover ...
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can't access wireless,files and usb in Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu full time for about 5 months now. For some reason, when I switched on my laptop after work it does not detect any wifi, it does not detect any USB (mouse or pen drive). It ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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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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Recover Lost MediaWiki

I have a MySQL installation of MediaWiki, hosted with ThrustVPS. Something has become corrupted on the server, and it is in a non-bootable state. I don't have physical access to the machine, but their ...
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recovering files from windows backup

I am attempting to transfer files from my old Windows 7 computer to a new Computer that is running ubuntu 14.04. I have been backing up my files on my Windows box to an second sata HD. What I would ...
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Recover data from external hard disk after 'mkntfs' command in Ubuntu

I have been trying to repair my external hard disk (seagate 500GB) from last few days. In this process, I ended up trying multiple commands. After googling I used the following command:- sudo mkntfs ...
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What information should I preemptively store to be able to recover encrypted data?

All of the posts that I can find regarding encrypted-data recovery regard specific situations. I currently have functioning partitions and directories, but would like to maximise my chances of ...
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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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how to restore data after running rm?

I accidently run sudo rm * I thought I was in an unimportant subfolder. The result is that I deleted some very important files, unfortunately. Is there any hope to get my data back ?
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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Retreave file names and directory structure with testdisk

So a few months ago I accidentally reformatted my external hard drive instead of my flash drive using startup disk creator. I already asked a question found here Unformat a drive? on what software I ...
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How to restore /etc/services?

Using tee without the --append flag, I just managed to clear out my /etc/services file. Can someone send me their copy from Maverick? How to recover from silly mistakes like this on the command ...
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Sound, graphics stopped working after selecting 'system summary' in recovery mode

I was just looking around recovery mode and I selected 'system summary' option in recovery by mistake and restarted my laptop. Since then i cant change my brightness, sound doesn't work and laptop ...
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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...
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How to recover deleted files and Windows? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu I found that I carelessly chose deleting all files in setup, so Windows and all files are gone. Is it possible to restore the files in Linux?
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Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Laptop. After a while I had some troubles starting it up. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I had 3 ntfs partitions, 2 ext3 partitions the mount point for the ...
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Recover my data lost while installing Ubuntu

Earlier I had Windows 7 with 3 partitions (C, D and E). On C, windows was installed. I planned to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. During installation I selected - "Replace windows with Ubuntu". I though ...
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open office writer data recovery

We recently encountered a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in LibreOffice, we are working on LibreOffice Writer file. Due to power failure computer abruptly got switched off, when restarted, file was ...