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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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?

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. ...
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Getting list of packages from recovery

I have a copy of Ubuntu that won't boot into the GUI, how can I get a list of the installed packages on the system so I can drop it into another system? I tried using dpkg --get-selections from ...
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how can get back all data after formating [on hold]

Im using window 7. I format my laptop but never backup the data. Is it possible to get back all the data such as photos, videos & documents after foemat the laptop. If possible mean, please guide ...
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recovery of data from unknown file system HDD

I need to recover my files from my external HD. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have a 2TB external hard, i made a mistake and tried to make it bootable ubuntu installation disk from the .iso file. ...
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Double grub. After reinstallation of grub

I updated my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. grub crashed with error / Reinstalled grub from usb. Now grub shows his menu + menu of previous grub. (may be was installed on a different partition or something ...
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How do i access the recovered files folder?

After receiveing the notice that the ubuntuone service is shutting down, I went online to see how to transfer all my files to my laptop. it must have been a bonehead move but I pressed unsync, then ...
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Is there anyway to restore lost files (in downloads) due to power outage while transfering to external?

I was busy transferring some files from my downloads directory to my external hard-drive. Unexpectedly, the power on my computer went out, and the entire contents of my downloads directory was wiped ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu?

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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Recovering files from old xp using DSL, trouble xfering says hdd has no space left when it is fresh format

I'm not 100% this is the right place to ask, apologies if I am in the wrong place. I have an old Win XP tower that I'm supposed to fix from 1999 for my grandpa. He got some nasty viruses on it and we ...
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Replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion G6 and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 14.04 but what option do I choose when it comes to the installation part? I noticed it wont detect my Windows 8.1 ...
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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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by mistake deleted desktop folder :( help me to recover it?

I've deleted my desktop folder using "DELETE" from home/downloads/desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) by mistake which had some important files in it. It also got deleted from the trash. Please help me to recover ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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Can you bypass filesystem permissions?

I was using Fedora 18 until this morning when I accidently wiped some system files while make a live USB, I cannot load Fedora or get into the system. Now I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live USB. I ...
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I accidentally formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the old Ext4 Filesystem?

I just formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the old ext4 partion? Of course that happened after deleting the old backup - great.
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Ubuntu update overwrote MBR, but did it make backup?

I had Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) with Windows 7 working with multiboot setup on computer with McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Only Windows 7 partition was encrypted together with MEE bootloader being on MBR. I ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu to its default state, without an installation medium like a DVD or USB?

Having mucked up my system fairly... horridly, I just want to get my system back to a fresh install state, where I have absolutely no leftovers from my current state, including packages, configs, ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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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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Data lost due to installation of Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. While installing it showed the partition menu, and I selected some options that were told to me by Ubuntu users on Ask Ubuntu. I did the same, but I wasn't ...
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Evolution, restore mails

I had a hard disk failure, but managed to recover the content of $HOME/.local/share, $HOME/.config/evolution and $HOME/.cache/evolution. Found those file locations in "Where are the Evolution data ...
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How to recover files in LOST.DIR when file type is unknown?

All solutions I found on google are made for windoz.Ive tried file * and the results don't say what exactly the file type is.For example is data an application or an image? 10: FoxPro FPT, ...
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Recovery of Files after Installation [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 on my computer and wanted to install Ubuntu. I did not do manual partitioning. When I restarted the system, I found out that my drive was reformatted. Is there a way I can recover my ...
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apwr3_1 and pax Error while Login to ubuntu

Could anyone please give me some suggestions on how to resolve this error ? Or is there any way to reinstall Ubuntu while still keep my data ? Error: apwr3_1 failed to load, you may need to build ...
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dd'ed the first 200MB of a HDD, is the filesystem recoverable?

In a moment of stupidity I let a script run dd on one of my (non backed up :() HDD's, 3TB in size. It had a single ext4 filesystem on it, which now won't mount. Things I've done so far (without ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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How to recover permanant deleted files from ext4 [duplicate]

hey Guys I am kind of new in ubuntu and I need help. i permanently deleted my important files and I need to recover them. Please tell how to recover files in GUI way or command line way . thanks :)
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How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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Recover deleted log files

I know that Ubuntu saves logs and rotates them overwriting older syslog.gz files. Is it possible to recover overwritten logs? Perhaps with a specific software.
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts not loading

I was starting my laptop and at the stage where it loads the kernel, the screen went purple and nothing happened, so I tried with the Ubuntu recovery (by the way, there were two recovery modes, one ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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Recover overwritten contents of text file

I deleted my file content in the file how can i recover back using timestamps is it possible for ex: I am having the file1.txt cat file1.txt i am linux user i am new to linux i love linux ...
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Recovering Windows Files Through Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu after my windows 7 has crashed. Can I recover all of my files by navigating to the "Windows 7 OS" tab under devices and just moving everything over to the external? Which folders and ...
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Delete from remote server via nautilus(ssh) . and removed file cannot be recovered?

I accidentally removed file in remote server via nautilus (connect to server). how can i recover the file ? Thanks
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Recover data from lost partiton after install ubuntu [duplicate]

i have a 500GB HDD. when i install Ubuntu i was made a mistake that i install Ubuntu by replacing windows 7. after installation Ubuntu run fine. But my HDD have only one part ion of whole 500Gb. Now ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
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How to recover forgtten password [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password. And now while trying to recover it using recovery mode I am not able to do so. When i uses the command >ls /username its doesn’t show anything except oem. how can i reset ...
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Accidentally formatted partition, want to recover files

I had elementary OS luna installed in my hdd, a few days before, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in another partition (ext4) . I accidentally formatted the partition containing ubuntu (to ext4) , I realised ...
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Recovering a degraded RAID array

I was just given an external hard drive by a colleague, with the comment "Hey, you're running Ubuntu. Maybe you can recover some of the data from this really old disk that nobody knows who last used?" ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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How to recover from an package uninstallation that removed everything?

I am using 13.10 in VMWare as a guest. While trying to remove an older version of libjpeg using apt-get, somehow, the whole desktop and related applications were removed. I have rebooted into ...
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Why Linux doesn't provide break-point Recovery to restore system to previous safe State? [closed]

Many times, I feel need to restore my linux system to some previous safe state. Few utility based option such as 'apt-get remove (for Ubuntu)' etc are available but are limited to cleaning unwanted ...
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Accidentally ran “rm-rf” on cygwin and lost all the data from my folder [closed]

I am working on window 8 using cygwin. I ran a shell script which was containt command "rm -rf *" I lost all my data :-( Could anyone please help me how to recover my data.. Please. Thanks in ...
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Recover Data from partitions ( changed only mount point )

I was installing ubuntu in my machine.. it was not reading my other partitions ( though they were working perfectly in windows ).. I tried assigning a mount point to each partition. Now I am unable to ...
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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Data Recovery of external HDD [duplicate]

I have 1 TB of external Seagate Backup plus HDD. I accidentally erased it while i was trying to update ubuntu, during the install process. In ubuntu the HDD shows nothing, but if i open that drive in ...