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Questions tagged [data-loss]

Questions about the loss and recovery of data.

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ZFS, Ubuntu 18.04 - Loss of recently written data

I have some audio files that are copied to a ZFS filesystem, but after opening most them with VLC for a few minutes, Files and VLC crashed, and I am left with none of the audio files in the directory. ...
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Losing all of my files suddenly

So a very strange just happened, I wanted to eject my usb, I got a message that a some program is using the USB and I must wait, I ignored it and continued ejecting the USB like I always do (I ...
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formatted my external ext4 HDD to exfat by mistake - any way to get the data back?

I know this type of question is frequent, but mostly they seem to relate to only deleting a partition, and not a case where a new partition has been made afterwards. The different guides says Testdisk ...
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External hard disk erased?

everyone! I'm an Ubuntu and tech rookie, so here's my question! I had my PC made double-boot (Windows and Ubuntu). However, my external hard disk could not be read by Ubuntu. Given this, I emptied it ...
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How to restore data part by part after dd? [duplicate]

I wiped out data on external HDD (NTFS) by dd. Wanted to write ISO on usb-stick. But I don't have any storage that could embrace volume of those external HDD. So I need to safe part of data here and ...
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Lost all gnome settings after reboot

I had my system up and running for about one year (many personalizations I've made to my system) and today my system froze because there was no space left on /home after I restarted the system and ...
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Window drives are not visible in ubuntu after installing ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I had windows 10 in my system and this was installed in drive C (80GB). Other then I had drive D and E (almost 580 GB) and 20 GB un allocated space. While installing Ubuntu 16.04 I have choose option ...
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Lost Data after installation [duplicate]

I wanted to get rid of Windows so I made bootable USB and installed Ubuntu but what I see now is I have only one disk "Computer" which has 290GB free and 4.5 GB used . In Windows I had 3 disk namely C ...
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Is it possible to go from Ubuntu 16.04 to Xubuntu 16.04 or 17.10 without losing data or having to back-up them? [duplicate]

I recently have decided to go from Ubuntu 16.04 to Xubuntu 16.04 or 17.10 because of it's lightweight compared to Ubuntu. I was wondering if I could go from the one to the other without losing my ...
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ext4 data recovery

So yesterday I followed this guide : https://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/SGD_Howto_make was making a key for a friend and I typed (don't type this) sudo dd if=super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s9.iso of=/...
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Locked my screen with xtrlock on a Live Disk and now can't unlock

I'm running Photorec data recovery on a 2TB external disk using an Ubuntu LiveUSB, and wanted some way of locking the screen and protecting it from feline sabotage while still being able to see what's ...
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A folder was overwrited by the direct access! Lost data? [closed]

At Ubuntu 14.04, something rare happened, a direct access replaced a folder. Can be traced or the data is lost? Have any idea how to fix this? Enlace (roto) (inode/symlink) I am new at all this, ...
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Lost all the directories with sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/* in ubuntu 16

I was unable to empty my trash so I used the below command: sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/* and it deleted everything from all the directories, home and downloads Can any one please help?
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Is there a way to fix/repair a damaged storage device?

Say I mistakenly take out an SD Card or External HDD while it is being written to, and it needs to be repaired. Similar to Windows, when a damaged/slightly corrupted storage device is inserted, it ...
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Overwritten partition recovery

I installed a fresh new ubuntu over the old one on the same partition, then realized that i have not pushed one month progress of coding up to GitHub branch (locally committed). I heard about ...
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Dual booting win8.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 with only 2 drives i.e, C/ and D/. So, if I create some free space using SHRINK VOLUME on /D drive and install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in that unallocated free space, will ...
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I think I accidentally wiped out my ssd while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Today I was trying to install Ubuntu and dual boot with my already installed windows 10. I downloaded Ubuntu's latest stable version and burned it to a flash disk. I chose the language then I saw this ...
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Data randomly disapeared

Background: Last night i stayed up until 4am installing the jdk as well as discord and skype. This morning i was playing some games and everything was fine until i packed up my computer to go home. ...
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What went wrong with partitions - data recovery?

This notebook was used with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for about a year. It was recently closed and opened some days later. However, no mounting medium is found anymore. On a live Ubuntu I get strange ...
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Problems with encrypted home folder after Ubuntu doesn't boot anymore

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 I couldn't log in any more. Unfortunately I didn't backup my data so now I'm trying to get access to it again. Since my home directory is encrypted, I tried ...
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Have the Linux kernel bugs that caused data loss when using a Samsung 850 Pro SSD been resolved?

I just got a brand new Samsung 850 Pro SSD, and I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I have read some pretty ugly stories of data loss with the 850 series SSDs when using Linux due to bugs ...
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External hard drive not visible

I'm using Ubuntu 16.10. Right after login and while starting up I made the mistake to plug in my external hard drive (500GB). The computer got stuck, so I had to turn it off pressing the "off" button. ...
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How can I get back the data of my USB on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS?

I recently deleted the Windows 10 from my HP Pavilion Laptop and installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS using a pen drive. In another pen drive, I stored all the important data of Windows 10. But after ...
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How could I make new empty and valid datadir for MariaDB?

I forgot root's password. After I reset it, mysql utility allowed me to login with any password. I bluntly deleted datadir(/var/ lib/mysql entirely). Now have a problem of making new valid datadir. ...
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phone not showing files on the device storage although it shows as a used space [closed]

Im using a galaxy note 2 my phone was running out of storage, and then the files that's saved in the device storage stopped appearing on the phone or on the computer when i plug it in the USB, ...
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Ubuntu broken: Cannot get machine working or retrieve data?

Fired up machine yesterday and while the guest account is working fine the user account is not. The side bar is gone and the I cannot fire up a terminal via ctrl+alt+t. I can access the virtual ...
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Is ext4 still prone to data loss in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [closed]

When ext4 was relatively new, it was said you can easily lose data during a power failure. Unfortunately, you sometimes cannot shut down your computer properly, and then you have to cause a power ...
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Empty Documents folder

My home/user/Documents folder has become empty. Permissions have also been changed and trying to write to it is not permitted. I assume it happened after an upgrade to the new Kernel 45. I noticed a ...
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Accidentally overwrote hard disk (with content) with a disk-to-disk image

I decided to format my laptop and reinstall everything again, so I borrowed a friend's external drive that had content in it and downloaded a disk imaging software to backup my hard own drive on to my ...
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unreadable SD Card (data recovery?)

My SanDisk Ultra 128GB SD MicroSDXC Card is suddenly unreadable with both my Laptop and my Smartphone. Meaning that nothing happens when I plug the card in. Checked both devices successfully with ...
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A specific folder has all its files disappearing

I have a folder that I use pretty often that suddenly went empty and I've no clue why. I opened it one day and everything was gone. I had a fair bit of work in it, mostly video files for future ...
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Some files not showing up in file manager, but definitely are there [closed]

I have got the most strange problem, I downloaded 4 images yesterday, then cut and paste them using Nautilus into a sub-folder of my Documents area. I then closed Nautilus and went on with my normal ...
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Data loss while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

In order to install Ubuntu (along side with windows on C:/) I had to partition my D:/ disk using Ubuntu installation steps ( which initially contained data in it), so after completing the installation ...
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Is it possible to somehow undo the results of the mv command?

Here's the problem. I had a bunch of files in a directory. Then I created another directory in that directory. Then I cobbled together this command: find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec mv {} ./1 \; ...
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Lost files - no explanation and no simple fix [closed]

So, for no apparent reason all files from Documents, Music, Pictures and Video just disappeared. The answers I have seen for similar questions verge on advanced programming and even then don't seem to ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to move (ctrl + X) from Ubuntu Desktop to a memory card. Moved upto 8G files but unfortunately the card reader disturbed. Got error and when I re insert the card reader I got another ...
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Restore not working

I'm new to Linux- (trying to leave Windows 10 with my customers and seeking alternatives besides iOS) I have been working with Ubuntu for 4 months and have spread it to my first customers, but ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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Data after installing Ubuntu 15.10

I am interested in installing the new version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 15.10. Is there any way to do so without deleting my files and previously installed programmes?
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Is my rsync backup method safe?

I made a very simple backup script using rsync that backs up some folders to an USB stick. This is just for quick daily backups. The command is rsync -av --delete followed by --exclude options and ...
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Any Linux app for recuperating data from Android devices (discarded email from Gmail draft)?

One reason why I appreciate Linux is that it has the amazing ability to give solutions for any kind of IT-related problem. I have an Samsung phone running Android GingerBread. I've spend my entire ...
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how to use “.bak” file

I want to know how to use a backup file. My friend changed some configuration in interface file but those setting doesn't work but the previous setting works. He create a backup file interfaces.bak ...
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Find a file in Lost+found directory

I managed to get into the folder, and now I see these elements I have no idea what they are (seem to residual traces of the pre-existing system Xubuntu), but my question is how I can see if between ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation

Hi I'm trying to upgrade an old version of ubuntu server to ubuntu-server-14.04. However there is a large amount of data under /home (1.4 TB) which I do not want to lose. Nor do I prefer to make a ...
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Fastest way to copy lots of data

I have to copy a lot of files (60000+) between two servers, which is approx 5TB of data. I've tried mounting the backup server as a folder, and copying the files that way, but I couldn't get the ...
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Regarding restoration of data via Deja Dup

I recently had a crash while upgrading to 15.04 and lost all my data. I had to reinstall ubuntu from scratch to resolve this. However, I used to back up data regularly via deja dup. Is it possible to ...
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“Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem” - Should I be worried?

I was just now looking through /var/log/syslog and I found these line which worried me: ufs: You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem May 5 09:06:09 Bath-Towel kernel: [ 425.626221] May ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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How to analyze abrupt session restarts?

Sometimes, my Ubuntu session abruptly restarts without a warning. Sometimes my documents are lost (for example, once my Libre Office Writer document gets lost). How can I analyze the issue?
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i have deleted my movies please help [duplicate]

I have mistakenly deleted my movies using root rm -rf /home/username/Videos/movies. How can i recover it, I have already installed extundelete and am using ext4 and its mounted at /dev/sda