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Regarding Data recovery

Recently I formatted Windows 7 to Ubuntu OS but unfortunately All my internal HDD formatted and now it's empty. I need my data back. Any one here to guide me further?
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formatting/partitioning: Ubuntu installer vs GParted vs gnome-disks utility

Ready to format/partition a 120GB SSD that has been securely erased by use of hdparm and install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 (currently running from a live USB). Should this be done via the Ubuntu installer ...
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How to format hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I want to format my disk for another operating system (Windows 10). My desire to do this stems from a recent problem I have been having with installing the new OS. I ...
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issue setting a password before erasing ssd in what seems like the proper way

I think I've reached the conclusion that I need to format my ssd-drive. What I believe has happened is that once I updated my antivirus-software to the latest version it somehow detected that the copy ...
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USB locked: how do I reinitialize layout of the whole device

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 onto a USB stick. I installed Ubuntu onto my laptop. When I try to format the USB stick, I get this error message: This partition cannot be modified because it contains a ...
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Shortage of free space on my hard disk

I was wrong in formatting my hard disk. I have around 1 GB of 14 GB, free on "filesystem" ('/' directory), but 471 GB free on "Home" (/home) I can do about it?
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Resize partition using Gparted

I want to resize my primary partition using Gparted, but due to the lock I am not able to do so: I would be grateful if someone tells me how to get rid of the lock so that I can resize this ...
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Previously encrypted USB drive unable to format

I have a USB pen-drive that was given to me encrypted (with the key). After backing up its content, I decided to format it to remove the encryption using gparted. The format failed as it seems the ...
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Can't format Ubuntu installation stick

I've made an USB installer stick from Windows with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , now I'm trying to format it from Ubuntu. When I try to format I get this error : This partition cannot be modified because it ...
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Do I need to format my data partition to ntfs?

Do I need to format my data partition to ntfs so I can copy back and forth from my home server to my windows machine without loosing formatting of docs, pics, etc?
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I can't format the usb flash memory stick

Hello guys I have a big problem here!! I tried everything and I can't format this usb. Please help me! I try to format with gparted and disks and with gparted I receive those errors: Partition(s) 1 ...
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How to recover Formatted system files data windows 7?

I was installing new version of windows as win 7 nd i mistakenly formatted drives of my system. Previousy four drives were there but now only one is displaying for installing. As i am unable to boot ...
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Problems with USB on Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB. I made the disk by opening the iso with Archive Manager and then writing it to USB. I don't know what happened but I cannot format the pen drive now. Here ...
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Deleted Windows and data doesn't save when restarting

I am a newbie so I have no idea what to do :p I deleted windows when installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS from a usb and I clicked on format Hard drive and install ubuntu (or something like that). And ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 (Swap partition creation failed) [duplicate]

I got a 2nd laptop with no operating system on it and I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I made an bootable USB stick with a genuine version of Ubuntu 15.10 (from Ubuntu.com), and right now I'...
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“general input error ” when trying to view any files on pendrive. How do I make it go back to normal?

I was struggling with an issue with my pendrive ( lock symbol on files and folders disabling me to delete or rename or format it). I stumbled upon this link through Google: How to format a USB flash ...
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Startup Disk Creator fails to format USB drive

I'm trying to create a bootable Ubuntu disk using Startup Disk utility, but when I try to erase the USB memory, this appears: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.GLib.Error: Traceback (most recent call last):...
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Can't format sdcard

I'm unable to format my sdcard and get following error when formating with gparted GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 3.2 Create Primary Partition #1 (fat32, ...
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How to format arp -a output?

I'm trying to format arp -a output to my liking. For example at the moment it outputs: MyRouter (172.16.3.x) at XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX [ether] on eth0 PC1 (172.16.3.x) at XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX [ether] on eth0 ...
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Cant format external drive, shoulds up with sudo lsblk

Trying to format a 1tb external, windows doesnt see it as a hard drive, and on ubuntu it shows properly if i use lsblk to view all drives (it shows size and everything), but if i try to open it i get ...
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Installed ubuntu on USB and want to resize the main partition

I installed ubuntu using the default settings on my USB 3 flash drive... but later on I found that it partitioned only 14GB for ubuntu main partition (dev/sdc2)243MB for /boot mountpoint,dev/sdc1 (...
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GUI tool for formating to exFAT

I just formated a partition to exFAT using the terminal command sudo mkfs.exfat -n. Is it possible to do the same thing using a GUI? Before people comment that the Terminal command works just fine (...
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Help i can't convert .osp file!

I'm new to Ubuntu.I recorded a video and edited it with OpenShot Video Editor.It was all good.But then I couldn't upload the video because it's format is .osp and i searched how to convert but i didn'...
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I got Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to remove it and get Windows 7. How do I do that? [duplicate]

Need to switch from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows 7 on my laptop. Help please. I need it ASAP for work. I got the ISO for Windows 7 but don't know how to get rid of Ubuntu.
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Bricked USB Thumb Drive - Can it be revived?

I have a Kingston DataTraveler 3.1 64GB Thumb Drive. It is now a tiny brick, but unlike other bricked thumb drives in other questions... Nautilus, Gparted and Disks do not see it. No recognition of ...
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Cant install, Unable to find a medium contai ning a live file system

I need help with the installation of Ubuntu so I bought 2 CD-R in one I put windows 10 64 bit, which apparently failed to install because of a burning error. but I installed Ubuntu correctly in ...
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Instalation on SSD Crucial BX200

Good moring, I bought new SSD disc Crucial BX200 (240GB), i want install on it Ubuntu (side Windows 10 (first SSD)), but while formating I get error message (on Windows work OK) and within instalation ...
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What are the differences of “/” and “/home” separately [duplicate]

When i format my dekstop i use "/" and "/Home" as ext4 journaling file system. What are the differences between "/" and "/home"
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Error when trying to format USB drive

I want to format my USB drive. In terminal, I use the following commands: umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat -I -n "New Volume" "/dev/sdb1" But I could not. It shows me following error: mkfs.vfat 3.0.12 (...
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having trouble reformatting usb drive after I used it as a chrome os installation drive

I installed Chrome on a chromebook with a USB drive that I'd now like to repurpose as an ext4 drive for moving files arround. I tried opening it with the gnome disk utility on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. ...
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Detecting USB device

How does operating system detect a USB device when it is connected to sytem? I need this information to write a program that will erase contents of USB as soon as it is connected.
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How do I format my flash drive?

So it seems like my 32GB Flash drive has something wrong with it and its registered as full even though im only using 1.7gbs. Now you may think it might not be that big of a deal but I need it to move ...
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Should I format all my drives, internal and external to ext4?

Finally ready to remove my Win7 partition on my Ubuntu Gnome system. I have 3 internal drives with music, movies, and pictures that I will be backing up and formatting. Should I format all my drives ...
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Bash prompt after format of drives

I'm almost certain I formatted all my partitions to unallocated space, yet on an occasional reboot back to windows 10, I get thrown to a bash prompt. So I have to reboot and select windows boot ...
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how to change MSDOS file system to FAT32 to NTFS using ubuntu

i have a SD card of 2 gb but it only shows 264MB only and it is read-write protected. i can nither read/write to the SD card nither i can format it, so if somebody knows how to solve it ? please ...
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Ubuntu from pendrive

I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my USB pen drive but when I insert my pen drive in Windows 10 ,it shows invalid file format .I could not find my pen drive in boot options too.
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on usb pendrive after formating

My pendrive does not show in desktop when I put in disks then it shows all the things like model, size, serial number, device, content, etc. but it doesn't allow to access. Error creating file system:...
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How can I gain access permissions as a user to a USB stick formatted with the “Format Volume” dialog?

I used the Format Volume dialog to format a USB stick. However, if I then insert the formatted stick, I have no permissions to access it as normal user. Is this behaviour intentional? Format Volume ...
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How to format a FAT32 USB as EXT4

I have a USB device /dev/sda1 and I want to format it as ext4. I have tried sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 It gives warning, goes ahead and completes formatting without error. But when I check it using ...
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can't find information on creating a 1TB partition

I just formatted my 1TB drive using the instructions here (add https in): help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive Then mounted it in my system. When I was verifying the drive, I discovered ...
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Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system

Briefly I installed windows and then when I tried to install Ubuntu on a separate partition it couldn't see the Windows partition. So I opened Windows but I had lost the use of my mouse and keyboard. ...
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Formatting drives for Ubuntu

I'm a relatively new Ubuntu user and am about to set up a new computer with Ubuntu 15.10. I've added a 2 TB drive to the unit but I'm unsure what format I should use. I've been using NTFS for all my ...
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Is there a faster way to erase a pen (USB) drive using dd command? [duplicate]

I am using the dd command to erase a pen drive with this: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd bs=4k && sync where /dev/sdd is the designated device. The pen drive is 16GB in size and this ...
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WD Passport external device not recognized

I am getting following error when I connect my external HDD. Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely closed on ...
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Change time format for Thunderbird Lightning

Since I recently switched my system language to english (United States), the time format of my Thunderbird Lightning plugin switched from the 24 hour format to the 12 hour format. Is there any ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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Format usb linux Western Digital external disks

How can I format an external USB drive? I have a Western Digital external usb which adds automatically a virtual read-only CD partition which prevented me to run the standard ways to format a disk. ...
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Unknown file system. Entering rescue mode. After Complete Format with Gparted

I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago. During installation I mistakenly selected to format my Disk.Later I realized that there was some very important data on the disk. So I thought it's better to go back to ...