TestDisk is a free data recovery utility. Usually associated with Photorec

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Corrupt NTFS partition's MFT – Which tool is right? What tool to fix?

I used Avira Rescue Disk (Ubuntu 12.04) to access a broken NTFS boot partition. Windows 7 fails to mount it: it displays a bluescreen ("UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME") and restarts immediately. With the ...
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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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Disk Failure is Imminent after Partion with gParted

I was trying to partition my drive. I used gparted live iso using usb drive. It partitioned successfully but when I logged in Ubuntu again it is showing some problem in my hard drive. Error is Disk ...
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Recovering quick formated external hard disk

I accidentally formatted my 1TB external hard disk with quick format mode. Before it was NTFS and now it is formatted as FAT32. I tried testdisk but it says "Filesystem seems damaged". I tried ...
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Can Testdisk be used from the same Hard drive?

I have accidentally removed two partitions. I installed TestDisk and started Analysing to detect the lost partitions. the lost partitions are in /dev/sda. my Ubuntu installation and TestDisk of ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 EFI GPT after recovery operation

My question, or rather issue, is in the extent of this previous case in which I wanted to grow my Linux (ext4) partition. The partition /dev/sda6 was in the way of doing this and since it contained ...
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data recovery with testdisk

I'm trying to recover my data after a bad installation. On my laptop I had 2 partitions: Windows and Media. Now I'm trying to recover the content of the Media partition and this is what the amazing ...
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Partition recovery after Ubuntu installation

I had Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed in dual boot in my laptop. Apart from ubuntu drives there were 5 disk ntfs partitions. Now I installed ubuntu 13.10 with the option "erase ubuntu 12.04 and ...
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How to resolve “ The harddisk seems too small” with Testdisk Deeper Search

I need to recover the NTFS partition that was removed by Ubuntu 13.10 installation after choosing "replace Ubuntu 12.04 with 13.10" But I am getting this message Disk /dev/sda - 640 GB / 596 GiB - ...
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How to Install Testdisk in Ubuntu 13.10

I am unable to install testdisk in Ubuntu 13.10 from Live Disk. I am using USB drive to run ubuntu 13.10. I want to recover some data from Windows partition. I am unable to install testdisk. It is a ...
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Corrupted BlackBerry SD card - partition table

Thanks so much for the super interesting articles and discussions here. I've found myself with a 32GB micro SD card corrupted by my BB 9780. Screenshot with some details is attached below. I have ...
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rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation

Upon trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 x64 in EFI mode on /dev/sda8 over an earlier (also failed) 13.04 64bit partition, I selected the partitioning option: "Replace existing Ubuntu 13.04 installation" ...
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After restoring partition with TestDisk, need to restore MBR

I accidentally trashed my partition while trying to wipe a USB flash drive. Here is the command that I ran: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=1 After that disaster, my computer would not ...
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Fix corupt external usb disk

Used win32diskimager (img to usb utility) to copy a Ubuntu to a external 500GB HDD and now it's corrupt (at least for windows), Ubuntu booted ok from it like nothing ever happened. The problem is I ...
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Partitions are gone

I know this question has been asked many no.of times & I'm asking again please don't mark it as duplicate. I had installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my sister's laptop & now Ubuntu has deleted all the ...
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Making a partition bootable

I used testdisk to recover my partitions after a long list of poor decisions and mishaps. Now when I rebuilt my partitions, I was unable to select one of the partitions as bootable (*). I was forced ...
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How do I recover all the partitions listed in testdisk?

While trying to reinstall ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I chose the option erase and reinstall which formatted my hard disk. I used deep search in test disk on a live usb and got to the following ...
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Installing on NTFS partition

Hello I currently have win xp installed on my pc , I got two drives C: (main one) and D: which I use as a backup drive and save all my videos & docs in. Last time I installed Ubuntu , it gave me ...
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recover lost partiton table

Wanted to add 100 mb music file to my external drive which i am using as a backup drive for important data. When the transfer was over i hit the safe remove option. Then new dialog appears saying the ...
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Data recovery after formating from ntfs to ext

Ok, my 320GB internal laptop HDD was partioned as (1) 20GB partion EXT4 (2) about 290GB extended partion to two NTFS partions (3) 4GB SWAP partion Sure ubuntu is installed on the "EXT" partition ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting - Boot-repair not working

Here is the story of what happened and what I did tried. First, I wanted to remove my Windows 7 from my computer, so I delete the partition. After doing this, I remembered that I forgot to take ...
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Formatted Volume Group in need of recover (test disk doesnt seem to cut it)

First of all, my bad if I placed this question on the wrong forum but I am working on Ubuntu so it is relevant. So here it goes. I while ago (like 6 months ago) I decided I would try out windows ...
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How to recover files from a partition that was previosuly NTFS under Wndows but after Ubuntu installation had been converted to ext4?

I had accidentally installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 while trying to Dual Boot. I had a single partition(973GB) which had windows with NTFS filesystem. But by the accidental install of ubuntu the ...
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Is 22,000,000 files and folders too many?

Long story short: I should have had a backup. Now I found myself using TestDisk to restore my entire operating system. However, it's taking a very long time to move along - at about 22 million files, ...
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How to use test disk to recover partition after installing ubuntu 13.04 on replace mode

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 in the "replace with windows7" mode , and all my partitions are lost , using usb ubuntu live disk & testdisk i found them and they are recoverable(i used deeper ...
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Resizing FS failed

Tried to resize a partition according to the following list (resizing from 2TB to 4TB): Unmount fs ('/dev/sdb') run cfdisk and delete partition table in cfdisk create new partition table using all ...
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Data recovery from specific sectors using testdisk

one of my partitions got deleted accidently while installing ubuntu. i know the exact start and end sectors for the deleted partition. please tell me how do i recover files( i need only jpg files ) ...
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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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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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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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Recovery Data from failed Raid Disk - NAS

My Western Digital My World Book White Light NAS Drive stopped working. This has a single 1TB Disk. At first I started getting the following error: Volume Status - Volume 'DataVolume' doesn't exist ...
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Removing Photorec recovered files

I have number of folders (over 60 folders) located in my file system folder and two folders with lock symbol on folder icon recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 and photorec.ses. I have removed testdisk using ...
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TestDisk Analysis (External Hard Disk), What Next?

External hard disk (that requires 2 cable) was plugged into a Macbook Air, but my friend realised the cable doesn't stretch across the computer. So, it was plugged in for a while, powered up, but ...
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Testdisk or gpart for recovering lost partitions? [closed]

Well, my problem is that I was trying to make a Windows XP installer for a USB Flash Drive using WinToFlash. But when it was in the process of formatting the usb, a BSOD occurred and my PC can't boot ...
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How to install TestDisk from source

I have just come downloading a software called testdisk-6.14-WIP.linux26.tar.bz2. Therefore I'm wondering how to deal with the installation.
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How can I recover my lost partitions? [closed]

info: Dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu, Grub Computer/Ubuntu frozen while watching YouTube video -> restarted it using the button GRUB didn't load successfully, it went to command line, tried ls & ...
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How can I recover my data after choosing “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and chose the option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" from liveUSB without any backup. When I realized that this would format my whole HDD, I immediately unplugged ...
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How do I use testdisk?

I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a walkthrough in testdisk. I wouldn't ask for this, but I caused this problem by trying to fix things myself using testdisk without really knowing ...
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Bluescreen after Ubuntu 12.10 installation, after recommended boot repair “no filesystem found” please help!

After I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 into my Windows 7 a black screen came up and nothing happened for over five minutes. So I force shutdown my computer and started again on the linux CD. I ...
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Recovering deleted ext4 Ubuntu partitions using TestDisk (None partition media table type)

All screenshot images in one album: http://imgur.com/a/gqPio#0 (updated: added deep search results) Question How do I write (recover) found partitions from [None] None partition media table ...
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Can I open Synaptic Package Manager in a Ubuntu Live CD session?

thats the question. i screwed my harddrive and need to repair it in ubuntu live cd session with test disk that I Have to install with synaptic Package Manager, and I don-t know how to open in this ...
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Depends libntfs10 error while installing testdisk

I want to install testdisk to ubuntu 10.04 LTS but i'm getting an error. Any help? Here is the output: # sudo apt-get install testdisk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can I use testdisk to recover the Windows partition over which Ubuntu was installed?

I got a new Windows 7 laptop, tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 for dual boot and messed up my hard drive partitions. So opted for a clean install of Ubuntu by formatting the entire disk. (Which makes my ...
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Can I recover a deleted partition table faster if I remember some of the layout?

I accidentally deleted the partition table of a 1.5TB drive with about 10 partitions on it; I'm running testdisk now but it's going to take a while to scan everything. I do have some useful ...
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How do we find out if the partition table recovered with testdisk is OK?

We have a hard drive with damaged partitions. In deeper search testdisk found it but wanted to deletd all of the partition (and showed structure OK below): We tried this one but then it showed the ...
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How do I verify a partition is encrypted?

This article shows me how to see if Ubuntu has encrypted swap. What I would like to know is how I can determine that swap (or any other partition) is truly encrypted. What I would like to see is that ...
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Unknown filesystem error: grub rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem After using testdisk 6.11, I got the error message: Unknown filesystem error: grub rescue To fix it, I used Boot-Repair, but ...
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Unallocated space with important data

I used GParted to convert a primary partition to extended one after copying the data to another partition. After having the extended partition I moved the data back. To my utter shock after a restart ...