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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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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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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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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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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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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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chhdsk and Ubuntu

I have a laptop with Windows and Ubuntu. There were some bad sectors in a partition used by both Ubuntu and Windows. I have run chkdsk (from Windows installation disk), and so Windows will not access ...
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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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Is an Energy System Slim Series 3 MP4 player really compatible with 14.04LTS?

I have an Energy Sistem (yes, correct spelling) Series 3 MP4 Player which I had thought I'd established was 'compatible' with my laptop's 14.04LTS OS. When plugged in it will accept transfers of ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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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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How to Install Testdisk in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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Recovering deleted ext4 Ubuntu partitions using TestDisk (None partition media table type) [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...
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ubuntu didn't restart after using testdisk

I recently switched to ubuntu 14.04 from windows 8. I mistakenly choose remove windows 8 and install ubuntu. By doing this all my windows drive was wiped out. Then I searched for data recovery and ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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TestDisk is not listing all the files

I've an external hard disk which runs on external power. I was writing some files to the hard disk and suddenly the electricity went off. And now nautilus doesn't show my hard drive. I'm trying to ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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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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testdisk - ext3 partition overwriten by Mac's timemachine

I had 2Tb drive having 2 partiotions: 1600 Gb - ext3 and 400 Gb - fat32. planned to use 400GB partiotion for mac's timemachine backups. Once I attached the drive via USB port on my mac it asked to use ...
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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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How to recover Audio files from a External HDD?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for everyday use, from coding to watching movie. I have a Dell's 1TB External Hard Drive. Where I organize all my files. In this Hard Drive there is a Directory 'Audio Music' ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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How do I fix the fstype boot issue?

I'm new to Ubuntu (running 14.04) and I need to get back to Windows 8 as soon as possible so I tried using testdisk to at least access my files but when I rebooted I couldn't get past the crypt page. ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...