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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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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Glibc update failed but mostly works, how to recover previous version from CD?

I would like to recover my system to a previous state, from before I tried to update glibc. I have no net access on that box, so I downloaded the src and followed the instructions to build it and ...
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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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Data recovery through Ubuntu 11.10

I have 1TB WD external HDD (USB3.0). Few months back , I don't know why, files and folders in it became corrupt, i.e I am unable to open them. I tried different recovery software but was unable to ...
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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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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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How can I make an Ubuntu recovery image on external media?

I am about to expand my Ubuntu partition, so I think I should make a backup of current one in case something goes wrong. Is there some software to make a bootable USB and recovery image?
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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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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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Recuva Alike Software for Ubuntu 11.10

Recuva is a software in Windows used to Undelete files Piriform Recuva It has a nice GUI and is very dependable, I Googled and yahood for similar softwares for ubuntu but couldnt find one (few ...
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UEFI dual-boot, how to load recovery partition (Windows 8) after installing Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu (~EFI mode) in a ASUS Zenbook UX32VD, which has Windows 8 pre-installed. It had Security Boot disabled. I installed grub in the same partition I put the root directory (sda7 in ...
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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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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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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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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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Scalpel to recover data

I used the below command to recover data scalpel /dev/sda1 -o output but I get the error as below ERROR: The configuration file didn't specify any file types to carve. (If you're using the ...
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recover data from autoclean

I have used sudo apt-get autoclean command and sudo apt-get clean command but didn't knew that I'll loose all my data. Is there any way to recover that data?
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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 to access files on a drive from an older system, mounted in a new system?

I've recently built a new system, after a rather large physical injury was sustained by my previous system (a precarious balance, and gravity, were not a happy mix). Surprisingly the /home drive of ...
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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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How to change the graphics card driver via terminal?

I recently tried changing the driver for my Asus Radeon HD 7870 to the proprietary one (a friend told me it was much faster), however that seems to have killed my install of Ubuntu. Now whenever I ...
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Data recovery and defragmentation

I recently lost all my Windows data. I tried running Photorec and I was able to recover some 18 GB of data back. Photorec threw an error after recovering 18 GB stating "Segmentation Fault". Was it ...
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Nexus 4 shows less memory that installed in the device after removing Ubuntu Touch

I tried to install Ubuntu Touch in nexus 4 and later I installed back cyanogenmod 11, but only 12 GB is showing as memory instead of 16 GB. I think I was not able to completely remove Ubuntu files ...
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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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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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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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Recover Data from External 1TB HDD

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04 and my external hard drive no longer seems to mount. I've tried plugging it into a Windows OS Laptop and it comes up with a corruption error when trying to access ...
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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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Is it possible to pull data off a linux hard drive using windows 8.1?

My Ubuntu laptop died recently and I've pulled the hard drive out of it. I'm trying to read the data on it from a windows 8.1 laptop but I don't think its recognizing the file system. I've tried ...
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I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do?

Due to updates, my machine can no longer boot properly. I am no Ubuntu guru. I do not have a week to spare diagnosing the issue. I just want to retrieve important data from this machine's hard drive ...
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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 ...