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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to delete and restore Windows 7 MBR using Linux, while both are VMs

In the series of angles trying to mess up my virtual Windows 7 machine and then fixing it, I want to delete the MBR and then restore it, using Ubuntu's VM. The Windows VM hard disk (vdi file) is ...
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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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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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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 ...