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Installed Ubuntu (14.04) on external HDD and lost data

I've installed Ubuntu on external HDD without formating and lost 800GB from it. I've installed it from flash drive from Ubuntu to try. When I plug it into turned on win PC, nothing shows, and when I ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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External Harddisk converted to UDF Volume. How to reverse?

I was trying to mount an image file over a usb. From one of forums thread I used this solution: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/sdb I copied the image file from an external HD to my ...
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accidentally deleted windows while installing ubuntu, not able to get it back please help! [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu via Live CD on my lenovo laptop which had Windows 8.1 installed on it. Then I decided to install Ubuntu and while doing that I accidentally click next when it said wipe Windows and ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...
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I executed 'dd' on my /dev/sda and now I get “unknown filesystem” error

Yes, I know this error has been answered and solved many times; but I think I know the reason why this is happening (my bad), I just don't know how to solve it. I was formatting and flashing some USB ...
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How to Access or recover files from Apple hdd with bad S.M.A.R.T. and 05-reallocating sector bad?

I have a Macintosh HD (hfsPlus) `[/dev/sdc2 on /media/ubuntu/Macintosh HD type hfsplus(ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)] WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk ...
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85 views

USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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3 TB hard drive suddenly no longer recognized

My 3TB Western Digital WD30EXRX hard drive that used to work perfectly fine, is suddenly no longer being recognized properly. It isn't mounted automatically anymore, the file manager does not ...
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46 views

copy data off a possible failing hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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124 views

Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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External (encrypted) hard drive shows all space unallocated

I bought a new USB hard drive, formatted it using Ubuntu disks tool and also encrypted the drive with it (I think I used the LUKS+ext4 option). Now that I try to use the drive with my other Ubuntu ...
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Iomega Home Media disk corruption - data recovery help asked

Hello ubuntu members... I have since yesterday a problem with a Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive (HMNHD) that used to work for over 2 years now. This resulted after a general power outage and i ...
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1answer
84 views

Hard drive data recovery

guys! You might consider it irrelevant, but I don't know any other website where I can ask this question. I manually damaged my Hard Drive. Its bricked. I desperately need to recover the data. Could ...
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1answer
59 views

Ubuntu To Be Used to Review Bad Disk/Sector

The reason I want to install Ubuntu is that I was informed I could use it to review a disk that Windows is having issues accessing. I am not sure if that is because of a bad disk sector or if Windows ...
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1answer
767 views

Help with Data Recovery from a Windows Faliure

My SSD holding Windows crashed and I am currently stuck trying to recover the data from my 750GB HDD. I am using GParted to do this, and the drive with all my important data on it is not mounting. ...
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85 views

File recovery after fsck

I was trying to copy some data from my hard disk with an external usb box. Suddenly, after a bad unmount, partitions became not more visible... So I used "fsck". Now I can mount partitions but I can't ...
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3answers
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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1answer
492 views

ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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1answer
541 views

External HDD error - data recovery Ubuntu 12.04

I recently connected my external HDD to Ubuntu 12.04, but now it's not working. If I try to use ntfsfix in the terminal it gives this error message: abcd@ubuntu:~$ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 [sudo] ...
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228 views

How to recover partitions of a hardisk that is formatted at the time of installing Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my HP-Probook core i-3 laptop from 7 days earlier. There was 6 partitions. One for ubuntu 13.04(Ex-4), others are in NTFS. Today suddenly it hang-upped. After restarting it ...
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What tool should I use for a bit-by-bit copy of my hard drive?

I recently wiped my hard disk with a fresh Ubuntu installation. I'm planning to use Testdisk to recover the files. However, since I do not have prior experience, I feel it would be safer if I could ...
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56 views

Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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need to recover data from a data hard disk that I used testdisk on in my attempt to repair mbr from a rootkit virus

Before I begin to say what my situation is here, please know i would be FOREVER GRATEFUL for anyone who can help me out with this mess. I have photos on here from years and years of painstaking work. ...
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Help Lost Ubuntu operating system and data

I need help in how to recover my Ubuntu, I lost the entire operating system. I was using the windows booting system with wubi. My system is asking me to reinstall windows, I do not want to do this, I ...
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How to restore files from unusable Ubuntu?

My Ubuntu installation got messed up because of an upgrade (on archive manager - which is definitely my fault). Every time I boot my laptop, after logging in, its background is blue with plain and ...
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1answer
872 views

My hard disk converted from ntfs tp raw. Can it be recovered in Ubuntu?

in my internal hard disk suddenly this message appeared at boot (A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart ) in windows 7 I have connected it as external hd to another laptop . ...
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2answers
565 views

can i recover my windows xp files after ubuntu install?

i installed ubuntu 10.04 on windows xp sp3, it used all the space in the of 320 gb in the hard drive. I had 200 gb data on hard disk on this hard disk under windows xp. is it all lost? can i get it ...
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3answers
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How can I recover my data after replacing Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have migrated from Windows 7 to Ubuntu just yesterday. Windows 7 was in my C: drive. I did not realise that if I wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu, Ubuntu would be installed in the C: drive only. So ...
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Can't use LiveCD to access corrupt hard drive

I have a hard drive with 15 bad sectors. I'm trying to rescue the files with the latest Ubuntu LiveCD, but the filesystem errors prevent the filesystem from being mounted correctly. I'm hoping that ...
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Recover data from unreadable NTFS partition

I have an Asus laptop with Windows and Ubuntu alongside. When I try to boot Windows, it gets to the Windows logo and restarts automatically. Looks like recovery starts but all the recovery options ...
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132 views

Copying data from Centos hard drive to Ubuntu

I have a 2 PCs wiht ubuntu 10.04 and centos 5.8 installed.I want to copy all the data from Centos hard drive to one with ubuntu. How can I do this ??? I have tried directly plugging centos hard drive ...
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How to completely erase hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a USB hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I am looking for software/script/whatever that can completely destroy data on hard ...
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ddrescue: safe to stop while “Splitting failed blocks”?

Trying to clone a failing disk with ddrescue sudo ddrescue -r 3 /path/to/home /destination/ logfile It's been running for about 10 days! Now it's Splitting failed blocks and hasn't read anything ...
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Recover data from a FAT32 hard disk?

I have connected a failed hard disk which has a detectable FAT32 filesystem. I Dont know the nature of the damage. What is the easiest way to recover the data from the drive?
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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 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 ...