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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help! i deleted a folder in ubuntu, recovery please?

the folder is massive and made of many many different files.390 GB the file system is ext4 i was about to copy this file to another hard drive using gksudo nautilus so i didnt have do a massive chmod ...
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Hard Drive Corrupted not loading on UBUNTU and Windows [closed]

I own a Western Digital Hard Drive external with power supply 1 terabyte capacity. Today i attached it to my cousin's pc and copied some files from his pc as back up, and since then my hard drive is ...
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Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop?

Where is my Ubuntu desktop? Its booting and going always default to terminal screen, if i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 still in terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 still in terminal. No GUI, how do I recover it? EDIT: ...
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recover my HDD drive

good day all. i recently tried Ubuntu, i installed it on a partition on my HDD and i have win7 and used easy BCD to add the boot so i can choose which to boot, forgotten all those steps everything ...
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recover data from lost partition

I got the glibc not found error while trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 13.04. So I created a livecd and by accident started installation. Before I knew it, it deleted the partitions. I ...
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How do i know why was the reason that Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit crashed frozen?

I am using headless Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit for company as a pilot testing case and for reliability. It was running for about 3 months, each week i had crash such as frozen desktop, no way to move ...
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How do I get my installation to boot again after interrupting the removal of packages?

So I might have really screwed up here, and definitely learned a lesson when using sudo. I had the browser Tor installed, and after an update, it broke. I went to reinstall it, so I ran sudo ...
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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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How do I restore the huge NTFS partition I accidentally deleted during UBUNTU 13.04 install

I see similar questions asked and answered, but they did not answer my question satisfactorily. I start by saying I deleted my NTFS partition by clicking the + and - circles in the partition display ...
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All my files disappeared. How can I retrieve my files? [duplicate]

Recently I accessed my account to get some files but everything disappeared. All the folder structure remained as before, but everything was empty! I used Ubuntu One to keep these files safe but ...
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Simple way to recover a deleted file in a sub-dir of an encrypted home directory (ext4 file-system)

I need a simple way to do it, such as one command or program to which: specify the directory the file was in ask for the list of the recoverable files found specify which files have to be undeleted ...
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ubuntu suddenly not booting up

After uninstalling cairo-doc Ubuntu freezes and after that Ubuntu is not booting up. The screen is showing a message etc/rc.local: 1: /etc/rc.local: can not create ...
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sub-process usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(100)

I was trying to install jdk 1.8 using terminal and then sub-process usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1) this comes on the screen . I then use rm command then after I get sub-process usr/bin/dpkg ...
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Raid superblock missing on single parition. Recovery needed!

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the first drive, mount it ...
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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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How do I move 'home' to the main Ubuntu partition

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu 13. So far, I'm loving it. The writers really tried to think of everything, and have done a good job of keeping the O/S modern. Nonetheless, it is still a bit ...
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Data recovery from deleted partition

I had four partitions when I was using windows. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 replacing windows. Now I only see one partition and all my data is lost. Please help me. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, ...
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Data Recovery after upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 11

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 11 and lost all the important documents. How do I restore these data?
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Files lost during move & power failure

I was moving (using the default Ubuntu file manager) some photos from my SD card (formated FAT32) to a NTFS drive on my computer when a power failure occured. After that, I used the SD card in my ...
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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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Recovering data from hard disk after an accidental Ubuntu reinstallation

My computer got wiped accidentally due to a fresh Ubuntu installation. Since the drive contains very important data and codes, it would be really great if the same could be recovered. It is a 2TB ...
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I forgot the password to a cbz/zip file

I forgot the password to a cbz file, which when I open it says it only contains empty pages, so i rename it to zip, since I read it will open anyway, and I enter what I supposed to be the password, ...
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data recovery in ubuntu12.10

I've been using ubuntu 12.10 untill i decided to upgrade to the 13.04 version, but while upgrading internet connection was lost and i restarted the system, now when i login it allows me to enter my ...
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How I do View C Drive?

I Run 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavillion Notebook with 250GB GB HDD. I recently found an emutlaor and noticed something weird. I had a Z: Drive and C: Drive. The C: Drive is the same as it was in windows. My ...
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How to recover files deleted in encrypted home before a failed upgrade?

I'm going to give you real breakdown of events to clarify what has happened. I’ve just rebuilt a rig I haven’t used for almost a year, it's running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. I couldn’t remember the ...
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recover Windows

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC using USB drive. After intalling Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 I went and opened the app "Disks" and clicked on the 1st Disk Drive and then on the right side I clicked on ...
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Replaced Window7(4drives) with Ubuntu13.04(empty) Lost all data, TestDisk did not help [duplicate]

I have 500gb of HDD with 4 drives on Windows7, While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I selected Replace Windows (Expected to Replace Windows7 on C drive) But it Removed all the Data from other 3 drives and ...
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Kernel panic - json_object_array_length

So, I get kernel panic on boot now. It says /sbin/init: symbol lookup error: /sbin/init: undefined symbol: json_object_array_length Attempted to kill init blah blah I blame the json-c ...
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Data recovery of file with special file extension

This question might seem's to be similar but it is not, what I want to ask is as follows, I have a flash drive. It had files in it which are very important to me. But accidentally it was formatted. ...
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Recover a text file from a pendrive knowing the filename

I had some text files I deleted acidentally. I want to recover them and I know the filename, but as they are all alike inside I can't use foremost or scalpel. The testdisk recovers the files but ...
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Mount LVM encrypted partition on external HDD - Device /dev/sdc5 is not a valid LUKS device

Recently, my Ubuntu server was unable to boot on my 500Go HDD I removed the HDD from my server case, put it in an external case, and connected it via USB to an Ubuntu laptop. I have SSH access on ...
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NTFS Partition input/output after using Testdisk

I used testdisk to recover my partition. But after a successful recovery it prompted to restart the computer which I did. But then after restarting the NTFS partition has input/output errors. I can ...
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Accidentally deleted /etc/ - what can I do?

I have accidentally deleted /etc/ folder. Apart from being completely stuffed, what options do I have?
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How to recover files from failed upgrade?

I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and am encountering a problem with graphics drivers. My plan is to re-install 12.04. Before I do that, I would like to copy some files from the machine. I'm ...
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How to repair installation, accidentally deleted /sbin/initctl

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a VirtualBox. I was trying to create a central log server with rsyslog. At some point I made changes to the conf file and tried to restart rsyslog, but started getting the ...
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need to recover my data-need help [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on my system by erasing windows 7 which was previously installed.After install i am not able to find the D drive files wic was present in windows 7.I need all those data ...
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Lubuntu won't start anymore after completely removing ubuntu-desktop

I installed ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on my Lubuntu. I wanted to remove them and found this. I first used the command to remove ubuntu-desktop. While running it, I noticed ...
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Overwrote partition table and hoping to recover with TestDisk

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server which had its partition table blown away. We realized it happened before a shutdown and were able to backup all files completely. With the system still up, we hope to ...
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Recover data in external harddisk (which still shows 1.2/2Tb as used) accidentally erased using Startup Disk Creator [duplicate]

I accidentally erased a 2 TB harddisk while trying to create ubuntu startup disk on my 2GB pendrive. Instead of erasing the 2 GB pendrive I think I erased the 2TB external hardisk using the Startup ...
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Trying to recover files from a windows 7 machine using ubuntu

OK so I cant boot my windows 7 machine and recovery tool wont load either. I need to recover the files from my harddrive and I heard about this through an internet search. Every website and youtube ...
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All the data in my laptop hard drive completly formatted [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed ubuntu 13.04 on my dell vostro 3550 laptop. Accidentally all data on hard drive is formatted. Is that any way to recovery that data..?I also tried testdisk but it does not show ...
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Help needed to recover files & start Ubuntu after crash [duplicate]

I have experienced a crash few months a go and I am trying to recover my files. I have ran a command and got a log file as below: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5713879/ I appreciate all your help to ...
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Wubi fails to boot, partiition corruption, looking for possible solutions.

I am interested in if there are ways to either gain access to my ubuntu partition again, or systematically recover files that may have been lost. Windows 7 had a 'repair' session and afterward the ...
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Wrong drive formatted, during ubuntu reinstall [duplicate]

I had a dual-boot system with ubuntu and Win 8. Using the default reinstall option. But ubuntu installer has formatted my entire hdd and my Win 8 is also gone along with the storage disk. What I want ...
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Recover files from windows

I recently replaced my operating system windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 and forgot to backup a few family pictures. And I was wondering if it's possible to retrieve them, and if how?
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Ubuntu formatted my hard drive [duplicate]

I am in a very bad situation. Initially, I had windows 7 and windows 8 installed on two separate partitions and a third partition for data(music and such). I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 instead of ...
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how to run testdisk.exe on a dd image of a 2TB hard drive

BACKGROUND INFO: I have (2) 2TB hard drives. HD1 - I hosed the MBR, drive won't mount, can't see data, but it must be there because I didn't do anything much to it except with testdisk HD2 - was ...
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Recover data after installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I decided to install Ubuntu and I choice to erase everything, I had already installed Windows 8 but broken and I wanted to erase it, but I thought that it would erase only the partition C where was ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu over Windows 7, recovery partition

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 4830T-6678 laptop. The laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, and it contains a recovery partition that I don't ...