Questions about recovery from failure. This includes file corruption or deletion and broken software components after an update. For lost data, "data-recovery" may be a better tag.

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Getting back to Windows XP [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
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Changed part I on type, can't boot into my operating systems

Changed partion type from "logical" to "primary" and now I get the grub rescue command Line. I can't do anything with my computer at the moment so it would be appreciated for some help.
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How to check if fstab file is correct without sudo?

I updated from saucy to trusy. After that, using sudo segfaulted: fkalter@London ~> sudo whoami [sudo] password for fkalter: YubiKey for `fkalter': [1] 16961 segmentation fault ...
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recovery option not showing up in grub menu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I remember I made the recovery partition but grub not showing recovery option I made recovery partition in /dev/sda2 ntfs and the label is HP_RECOVERY
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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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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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Upgrade fail 12.04 to 14.04

I made a horrible mistake and upgraded from 12.04 (dual boot Win7) to 14.04 DIRECTLY, and it failed and I am left with a scrambled screen which does not respond to anything. Any way I can recover my ...
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Attempting to enter recovery mode and go to root

I have attempted to follow directions as listed in the "How do I reset a lost administrative password" question. The procedure is also listed in "how do I boot into recovery mode". I get through the ...
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Recover encrypted /home erased after reinstaiing Ubuntu [duplicate]

the problem's next. i had my home dir encrypted, then, when i wanted to update my OS to a newer version, i, by mistake, chose the first option warning that all data will be erased. no sooner had the ...
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Will an Ubuntu Live USB be Able to Access a Windows RAID 10?

My Windows will not boot, so I want to recover the files and reinstall. I've tried two different version of Linux (an old Ubuntu 7.10 disc and a Puppy Linux boot USB), but neither appears to be able ...
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How to get back deleted data using sudo rm -rf [duplicate]

I have deleted folder using sudo rm -rf. How to recover back? Im not able to find it in trash folder
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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How to recover lost samsung photos? [closed]

I deleted some photos on my samsung phone, how can I recover lost samsung photos?
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How to recovery files from lost a deleted partition [duplicate]

I've deleted the wrong partition of my disk where is my ubuntu, and I have important files there, is there any way to recovery them?
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Scalpel recovers RAR file but the recovered file is very small in size

I am using scalpel to recover an accidently deleted rar file which is 476 MB in size. I have the following config setting to recover rar files: rar n 10000000000000000000 Rar! ...
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Recovering one specific deleted file

I am trying to recover one file, whose name I know, that I accidentally deleted using rm. I am using foremost and specifying the file extension (zip): sudo foremost -w -t zip -i /dev/sdc1 -o ...
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How to reset smart data? [duplicate]

I have a drive that used to have reallocated sectors, until I deleted any data on the affected area and partitioned around it. It works fine, and has worked fine for over a year, I just want to know ...
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Recovered Ubuntu, but it still launches corrupt version

I am Ubuntu newbie, so this one may be obvious. While playing with some Ubuntu themes, I have messed something up with my Ubuntu 14.04 (keyboard stopped working and Unity looks damaged too - no bars ...
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How can I recover trusted.gpg.d?

I run sudo rm /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ -r by mistake. How can I recover this important folder (I can no longer update)
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Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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need help restoring ubuntu 14.04

it seems to me that everything I've been trying is just digging me more into a deeper hole. not to sure about whats really wrong with my laptop at the moment. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Recover a mbox file from a overwritten btrfs partition

I had 14.04 on a hard drive using btrfs as the file system. One morning, the file system randomly failed and I couldn't boot into it anymore. I loaded up a live CD and extracted all the files I needed ...
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Deja Dup Restore procedure after hard drive failure

After a Hard drive fails, and is replaced. What is the procedure to get up and running again, using Deja Dup backup from external USB drive. This has not happened yet, but I am planning my disaster ...
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Accidentally messed up my filesystem wtih mv - Grub Rescue>

Let's start with saying that I'm a very inexperienced not-so-poweruser. Last night I was trying to move every file in a directory to another location, but accidentally did this: mv stuff /* ...
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Where can I download the newest boot repair disk?

I have a boot repair disk for Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm about to install Ubuntu 14.04 but I'd like to make sure that I have the latest boot repair disk before doing so. Where can I download the most ...
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Grub error: out of disk on Ubuntu server 12.04 after power interruption [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu server set up that has been running happily for a year or so with no problems to speak of. It's configured in a RAID-1 to keep everything nice and backed up. Yesterday we had a ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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How can I recover GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) session?

I delete GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) from cd /usr/share/xsessions with "rm gnome-shell-desktop" and "rm gnome.desktop" . How can I recover them ? /usr/share/xsessions$ ls ...
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Does fsck keep existing files?

This is a rather dumb question but my googling didn't give me any direct anwser. So I have a computer which ubuntu (12.04) filesystem has gone corrupted. Now I want to try to repair it with fsck from ...
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Windows partition UNKNOWN after Ubuntu installation attempt at dual boot - How to fix?

The idea was to install Win 7 and Ubuntu with dual boot. However, after installation, Gparted shows a /dev/sda1 as an 'unknown' filesystem and its size is 278 GB. All my windows files, data are in ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 now can't get past login and can't get into recovery mode

I just upgraded to 14.04 and it seems to have broken the system quite impressively. I get a login screen but if I login then I see part of my desktop background, no icons or toolbar or anything else ...
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Ubuntu does not start after update - cannot recover data [duplicate]

I recently updated my notebook system to Ubuntu 14.04 and facing the following issue: 1) on startup: the system starts, I can input my encryption password for the harddrive, but then before getting to ...
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How to recover partition that is lost while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake. While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my ...
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Restoring backup with tar

hi i'am usin Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to backup all data in /mnt/backups/(pictures music etc.) i use: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /mnt/backups/ and i want recover into /home/john/recover/ i use: tar ...
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How to copy the recovered data from Photorec to an external HD

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and while installing ubuntu i wiped my whole harddrive.By looking at threads on this forum and asking questions i was able to install testdisk and recover one of my partition ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 from Restore Drive - Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Aspire E1-510P-4614, So I have created a USB Recovery Drive using Windows 8.1 Am I able to install Ubuntu (Erase it all) and in the future, restore my Windows ...
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Is there a way to recover even some files from a windows partition which has been replaced with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows and when I tried to install ubuntu alongside with windows it accidently replaced windows and I lost all my ntfs partitions. But using testdisk I could retrieve my partitions except ...
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ntfs formatted to ext4 by ubuntu installer data lost [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows ,I choose to install alongside but it didn't show me the screen to repartition and deleted my one partition and formatted it to ext4 and installed ...
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During decryption of home folder my D drive was mounted , and i ran rm -rf command it deleted all my d drive data . how to recover?

I followed this tutorial to disable encryption. At that time my D-drive ( a partition ) was mounted. Then according to tutorial I ran sudo rm -rf command it deleted all my mounted drive data also. How ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private with only mount passphrase gives encrypted filenames

I am trying to recover my encrypted home directory with ecryptfs-recover-private with only my mount passphrase. I don't know my login passphrase. I changed my password using the passwd command, and ...
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Pressing shift does not get me into any grub menu

I need to get into recovery mode but pressing and holding shift does not work during boot, I also tried tapping shift and f8 but nothing happens, any suggestions? My system runs ubuntu 14.04 and here ...
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Files automatically deleted

Hi all i am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Everything was right yesterday night. When i open my laptop today morning all my desktop files are deleted automatically. I searched in trash and peek into hidden ...
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How to go back to my old setup

I am new to Ubuntu. Just now I recovered my ubuntu 12.04 laptop. All files are there and all application are there at /opt folder. But I dont know how to run those applications. Sound drivers are also ...
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User name recover from cosole

I have "The system is running in low-graphics mode" problem and I tried the recovery mode (Recovery Mode/failsafeX) and it didn't work. It happened after and update I searched for a solution and ...
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How do I get my applications back after using the * command deletes them all?

I used this command "sudo apt-get purge bluez* bluetooth" to get rid of bluetooth but I realized that the * command is dangerous and will get rid of all the other applications and programs and now I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will not go past grub2 menu

I have a HP Pro 3130 MT and just did a fresh install of Unbuntu 14.04 64-bit. When I restart, instead of getting a ubuntu logo or going to the login page, the OS takes me to the grub2 screen that has ...
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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Recover old files in 14.04

I recently made a mistake of upgrading to LTS 14.04, only to find out that my Athlon LE1660 and 2GB RAM was not able to support this OS. So I made bootable copy of Ubuntu 13.04 on an flash drive and ...
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How to restore deleted PHP files using scalpel

I upgraded 13.10 to 14.04. After the upgrade finished, unfortunately found out that /var/www/ folder has been deleted (I didn't know that upgrade does the same as fresh install!!!). I have searched a ...
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It possible to restore the system, after dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb? [duplicate]

As a result of the following command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb (I wanted reset /dev/sdd), I accidentally deleted my system directories. After removal of my ubuntu continued to work as nothing was. ...