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

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deleted files recovery

I accidentally deleted one of partitions from the Ubuntu livecd. I get afraid and recreated the partition. But it was formated and all my files were gone. I installed Ubuntu in another partition. Is ...
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How to confirm the file integrity of data recovered using TestDisk undelete?

First of all, I take full responsibility for this screw-up. On the step-by-step wiki for Undelete file from NTFS using TestDisk, the very last line after all the instructions tells you NOT to copy ...
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Restore a GPT partition table that was backed up by using TestDisk utility

I ran a test run with TestDisk utility on my working partition table and end up with unbootable complete mess. But it saved my old partition list to a backup.log before proceeding. I could access ...
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What do I exactly need to do in order to recover lost data (failed dual-boot installation) with testdisk while booting from a USB drive?

I'm booting from a USB drive (I chose the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option from the menu). I successfully installed testdisk. It's there ready to be used, but I'm really not all that sure about ...
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HELP! Deleted partition [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a 500GB HDD I have 3 partitions (40GB Windows 7, 150GB Ubuntu and 280GB for storage in windows) but I wanted to resize the 40GB partitions because after installing some programs I ...
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I need to make a Startup Disk

I am using XUBUNTU 15 10. I want to make a Startup Disk that would help me log in if some problem arises. I tried to use the two available for Free download: (1) Startup Disk Creator ...
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how to repair boot record using testdisk after windows 10 upgrade in Ubuntu dual boot

I have tried to upgrade my windows from 7 sp 1 to 10 using the MediaCreationTool.exe as suggest in this page - howtogeek. It did not work as suggested and part way through the upgrade I was faced with ...
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Back to NTFS after having Unknown partition - no files [duplicate]

I have a problem with the partition where the Windows 10 was installed. After reinstalling a GRUB 2 with the Live CD the Windows partition was unknown. I've checked it with testdisk and tried to ...
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Testdisk brings back empty folders that take up space

I ran testdisk in order to recover one partition out of two with some important files on it. Testdisk brought back the partition with three folders: "$RECYCLE.BIN", "saves" (this is what I was looking ...
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No write option in TestDisk after analysing the disk

I corrupted my partition table by accident. This is the current structure of the disk as shown by ubuntu's disk utility. So I booted my laptop with a live usb having ubuntu. I installed TestDisk and ...
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How to recover files from a given directory using photorec

I want to recover some files using PhotoRec. Although I've used it before, I am not familiar with making it look only in one given directory. Any idea how to do it?
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Restoring Ubuntu grub with testdisk after windows 10 update

I don't know very well the partition system of Ubuntu, so I don't want to do something that can damage more the system. My, problem is the same as this one I used Testdisk for this problem, what to ...
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Impossible to rewrite my Partitions Table with my two Linux partitions although there is no ovelap

Due to a bug created by Windows 10, I am trying to rewrite the partitions table of my hard disk with TestDisk. I had a Dual Boot environment (Windows / Ubuntu) and I had two Linux partitions ...
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How repairing partition table after having chosen the Windows Recovery process from Grub

I am new here… So perhaps I am not respecting all the rules about the way the questions must be asked. If so, forgive me:) My issue is the consequence of several issues. For a while, I have had a ...
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How to recover files from external hard drive after being selected in Unetbootin

I accidentally selected my 500GB external hard drive when I tried to install Ubuntu using Unetbootin. I used it as an installer already. I haven't realized my mistake until I opened my external drive ...
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How to copy files from testdrive

I had win 10 and I installed ubuntu. During the process I formatted the entire hard drive. Then I used testdisk on live usb. I can explore files in it but cant figure out how to copy and recover them. ...
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Recover an partially(~5%) zero overwritten, external HDD with single partition

I have an external Seagate HDD of 1TB. I was using the default partition it came with. Never repartitioned it. Yesterday I accidentally started reformatting it instead of my other disk, with an ...
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What can I do with the recovered files on an external drive after testdisk finds them?

I used testdisk to locate missing or deleted files on an external hard drive and it found them. I then used "c" to copy the files but could not paste them to desktop or anywhere and could not change ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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Problem in recovering with Linux, testdisk

I was installing Linux, but suddenly I found that when I start my PC it shows this texts: Grub-welcome or something like that. I try to recover my PC with Linux in live and started using test-disk. I ...
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Recovery of files + Ubuntu Installation

I used the option, "Install in the Free Space". I intended that as I have freed-up 30GB from my 500 GB Partition (unallocated), Ubuntu would be installed there. But Ubuntu got installed on the entire ...
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Unknown problem with mounting the external hard disk

I recently formatted my hard disk accidentally and then got some of my data back with TestDisk through copying. I didnt wanted all the stuff in it.But after doing that I could not open my external in ...
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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How do I change permission to access all the files recovered through disk recovery tool `test-disk` from a NTFS partition?

How do I change permission to access all the files recovered through disk recovery tool test-disk from two directories on a NTFS partition? I've tried changing permissions through chmod and changing ...
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Can not show external HDD during photorec

I have just formated my HP laptop (having 500 GB Hard Disk Internal) and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. while get back up for lost files, I install testdisk and run sudo photorec. All process is going ...
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Testdisk and photorec not showing all drives

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a friends HP dv2 lap top and then was told that he had not backed up 30G of pictures. I'm running off a flash drive and neither testdisk or photorec are showing me any ...
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Help with corrupted NTFS partition

My Ubuntu isn't able to mount a partition. It suddenly became unreadable because of a corrupt Master File Table. chkdsk /f is unable to correct it, saying: Windows will now check the disk. Corrupt ...
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MicroSD and Testdisk. Can't find any partitions. Is it dead? [duplicate]

Sorry for my english, i'm italian and my istruction system sucks. Until yesterday my MicroSD worked perfectly in my Android smartphone. But this morning I can't read anything anymore from it. My ...
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Testdisk can't/won't recognise hard disk

After moving a number of hard drives from an Ubuntu desktop to dedicated Ubuntu server, I'm finding it hard to get Ubuntu server to recognise one of the drives. It's a 4tb WD green which was formatted ...
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Why does TestDisk ask me to create an image of an image created by ddrescue?

I've got a Mac OSX Mavericks of which I created an image, using GNU ddrescue: ddrescue -r 1 -n -S -v /dev/sdc/ /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.img /media/John/partition/macosx_backup.log ...
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How do I recover NTFS partition table ? [duplicate]

I have a hard disk formatted to NTFS partition type. I accidentaly wrote a ufs image (1 GB onto it). It has lots of important data . Can I recover the partition table and the data ? If yes, then how ...
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Need help recovering files from SSD (mistakenly replaced partition table with gparted)

I had windows installed on an SSD, but mistakenly created a new partition table on it using gparted. Is there any way to at least recover some of the files? What I have tried so far, is using ...
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Mount recovered Partiion by Test Disk

I followed all the instruction in the below link and was able to recover the lost windows partitions in the Windows when I installed Ubuntu. Note, I used a live CD to run the process outlined in the ...
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Why do I get “Bad Structure” when trying to recover my partitions?

I'm trying to recover my partitions using testdisk. But when I select them all, I get the Bad Structure error message. Any clue about why I get this and how to fix it? Disk /dev/sda - 640 GB / 596 ...
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Recover formatted

Scenario: I have got an hard disk partially reformatted by mistake using the recovery windows vista reinstall cd. I would like to recover data. Its a 2,5" 110gigabites windows vista ntfs hard disk. ...
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ext4 partition lost after windows installation.How to recover it?

My disk had two partitions one was an extended partition containing my root and swap space and the other was an ext4 partition. Recently I installed windows 8.1 on it by shrinking the ext4 partition ...
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Test Disk not showing HDD

The hard drive in this laptop is not showing up in the test disk program, BIOS detects it, but then decides it can't be used. The Disk utility program says that /dev/sdb is OK and has one bad sector. ...
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Recover data from external disk using testdisk and photorec

So I had my partition tables gone corrupt somehow after writing a media file over the network to the external HDD of my media center. Following the steps from this answer, I tried quick- and ...
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All my harddisk partitions have disappeared. I was using Windows 8.1 and tried to install Ubuntu

All my hard-disk partitions have disappeared. I was using Windows 8.1 and tried to install Ubuntu. How can I recover my data? I tried to use sudo test disk, but terminal says command not found and ...
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Problem with installing testdisk in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but by mistake I deleted all partition. Now I want to recover the lost memory by installing testdisk . But when I try to execute the command sudo apt-get ...
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TestDisk installation [duplicate]

I tried to install testdisk using the command sudo apt-get install testdisk But got this response from the computer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Iomega Home Media Network Drive deleted partition

I was trying to mount the IOMEGA HMNHDCE under my UBUNTU machine, in order to copy data en proceed with installing a new linux version. http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:Home_Media_CE It ...
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Help! Need To Recover Partitions

Ok, I will describe each & every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So ...
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Recovering lost space due to PhotoRec

I accidentally deleted a important folder, and attempted to use testdisk (photorec) to recover the files. However, it kept taking longer and longer so I stopped it. It created 18 folders in home, ...
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How to specify a log file for testdisk 7.0?

According to testdisk_static --help options seem to be specified by prepending / to a positional argument (I don't believe it, but that's the only way I understand the help); it says Usage: testdisk ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Windows 8 partition deleted after install ubuntu 14.04.1!

My friend have laptop, and he downloaded and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 iso on flash, and he install Ubuntu from flash, but he accidently erasing every things and all partitions, and install ubuntu on one ...
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Testdisk and eCryptfs single files [duplicate]

Recently i've recovered my Downloads directory with testdisk but all files recovered are in .eCryptfs file extension. Now i need to decrypt it for find my PHP lost files, how I can do it? Thank you
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how to unlock screen when booted from usb?

i installed ubuntu 13.10 in the installation process i lost all data. i booted from the usb and took the help of testdisk. sudo apt-get install testdisk sudo testdisk After finding all the ...
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Couldn't access ubuntu, used boot repair, cant access windows 7!

As the title says, I accidentally created a grub on my windows partition and now I can't use it. My windows install disk says that it's not compatible with my windows so that doesn't work. Then I ...