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Questions tagged [data-recovery]

Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Use this tag when you want refer to one of the problems stated up.

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Safest way to duplicate failing sd card

I have a 64 gb SD card that is starting to have problems. I want to duplicate as much of it as I can. Is DD the safest/best option to deal with failing sd cards?
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How to fix: “Partition does not start on physical sector boundary”

I accidentally created a new partition table in a disk full of data which removed all the partition. Using testdisk, I am able to get the partition back but the filesystem is corrupt or damaged. ...
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Navigate folders when undeleting with testdisk

I am trying to recover a deleted file using testdisk, but the drive is big and I have thousand of deleted files. Testdisk knows the path of the files I have deleted : wouldn't it be possible to ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 16.04 OS [duplicate]

It's happand after the laptop is accidently shutdown when battery is dry. Theb when I try to start the laptop it always show blank purple screen. So I tried to select option "advance option" then ...
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How would I recover data from a harddrive that accidentally had a OS image written to it?

While trying to write a OS image to a SD card for my single board computer via the terminal, I ended up accidentally writing the image to one of my 500gb hard drives in my computer instead of the SD ...
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Downloading Ubuntu Live CD

I've looked at the download page and it's not clear to me which download I use to enable me to create an Ubuntu Live CD. I need the facility to try to recover data from a failing hard drive, using the ...
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How ro recover lost LUKS partition on external harddisk

Using gnome-disk-utility, I accidentally removed a LUKS partition on an external hard disk. This hard disk now looks like this: I just pressed the minus-sign, thus I guess I just removed the ...
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Recovery of deleted partition [duplicate]

I had windows 10 previously installed on my Dell Vostro. It had 3 partitions which were lost and combined into one when I installed Ubuntu 16.04. All my data has been lost that included important ...
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Recover data because I wiped out GPT data structure on the wrong disk

I wanted to install ubuntu on dual boot on my computer, but when I was doing the installation, I got "This computer currently has no detected operating systems". The issue is well explain here : http:...
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Could use your help recovering HFS+ external HDD that won't mount and has corrupted GPT table

I'm attempting to mount an Apple HFS/HFS+ formatted external HDD on my Ubuntu 18. box.The reason I'm attempting this is that my Mac wants to try to initialize the drive as though its blank. Attempts ...
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MySQL files have been deleted all of a sudden

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 instance running the LAMP stack. Everything was working fine. Yesterday all of a sudden, the server started denying access to login via root. After a couple of trials, I gained ...
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Data Recovery On Same Booted Encrypted Partition

I just had to do a fresh install of 18.04.2, and because of not being able to access the encrypted partition prior to this new install. I am now searching for a method that will allow me to boot into ...
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Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop on brand new computer, trying to recover old encrypted data

I installed Ubuntu onto a USB stick and encrypted all my data, however my laptop stopped working and I had to purchase a new one and my USB stick no longer boots into Linux. So I have a brand new ...
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Pictures directory suddenly 'unable to find'

This morning I went to save an image and although my Pictures directory can be seen, when I click on it, I get the message that the file/directory cannot be found and my 1000's of photos have ...
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How to recover deleted python files in Linux? [duplicate]

How to recover deleted python files from linux system? By mistake I have deleted needed python files too. Is there any way to recover those python files? I have used shift + delete. I have used ...
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Broken NAS with 2 1 TB SATA drives

I am trying to recover data from a NAS that fell off a the top of a PC tower. One drive "sounds" OK the other one probably has something physically wrong with it. For the first drive I get the ...
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Accidentally Erased All My Hard disk During Installing Ubuntu

I accidentally erased all my data from my 1 TB hard disk from my laptop during installing Ubuntu on It. Previously I had two partition . But now I have only one big partition. Didn't copy or save any ...
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How to read data from `safecopy` image file

The hard disk of a ThinkPad with a Windows 7 install was failing, so I tried to recover as much data as possible. For that I started the ThinkPad with an Ubuntu Live USB, started the terminal and ...
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Recover files after Ubuntu Installation

Due to some problems, I tried installing Ubuntu in my machine. But accidentally I installed it in the same partition where my earlier installation was. My data was inside the home directory in the ...
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Is there a way to recover data from Ubuntu's file system after formatting the hard drive and installing Windows?

I had an Ubuntu installation which had some important data, then someone accidentally formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 10. Is there any way to recover some of the files I had on Ubuntu? ...
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Help recover data from hard drive that has input/output errors

Here goes, and please bare with me, as what I'm about to explain is and can be confusing. I was cleaning out some old hard drivers using a tool provided by Seagate Seatool. I used the erase function ...
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how do I get at lost files on an ext4 partition?

Some background (some of these details are not needed I suspect): I have an ext4 partition that is part of a raid array. At some point recently, somehow one of the stripes got corrupted, and the FS ...
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Grub cannot find system partitions table when restoring backup - Ubuntu 18.04

I was recently trying to backup my Ubuntu server using this guide. I am restoring a backup of my entire server from the / directory using a tar.gz compressed file. The guide worked up until the last ...
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I wiped Windows and installed ubuntu but it boots to black screen and recovery mode does not boot

I installed Ubuntu and wiped my windows OS in the process. I cannot boot Ubuntu, run recovery mode or anything. nomodeset didn't work or anything. I can open the grub page and run memtest, but that ...
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How to recover mysql-workbench connection configuration from a disk backup?

I am migrating to a new laptop. I took a copy of my old home directory to an external drive before decommissioning it. I didn't do anything special to export anything from mysql-workbench first. All ...
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Reinstall packages from backup root directory?

I had some trouble with my ubuntu installation lately and essentially what I've got is a backup clones of my root and home partitions. I managed to get everything working if I install ubuntu and ...
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Caddy HDD cannot be mounted after restart

I have two laptops. The previous one (HP G42, 2011) had Windows 8 + Ubuntu 16.04. A fewer driver. Probably two of them The new one (HP Probook 450 G4) has 240 GB SSD + 1TB of HDD replacing my CD ...
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Unable to recongnize patition table after overwriting the first MB of HD. How can I recover the data

I had my GRUB partition of 1 MB starting at block 2049. My BIOS did not recognize it, so I decided to move it to the beginning of the disk using the command dd if=/dev/sda5 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=...
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No recovery mode menu after Gnu Grub

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Lenovo laptop. I can't boot properly. The Gnu Grub appears showing options Ubuntu / Advance Options / Boot Setup. After selecting Ubuntu or advance options >... ...
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Need some serious help to protect my file through FSCK in Linux

This is Ubuntu 18.10 dual booted with Windows 10. A folder in my external hard disk is not opening. Shows a "lock" sign. And i tried below FSCK commands, it is giving me some direction which I don't ...
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Is it possible to recover a deleted directory in FAT32 file system? [duplicate]

I need to recover a deleted directory in a flash memory with FAT32 file system, do exit any way? I know how to recover files, my need is recovering of directories. My Ubuntu version: 18.10
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Recover pgdump file example.bak using scalpel

I need your help, how do I recover pgdump file example.bak using scalpel in Ubuntu 16.04, please note that I have installed scalpel and I have tried to play around with the config file to try to ...
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Recovering data without reformat from a USB drive made bootable [duplicate]

An ext4 formatted USB drive with data on it was made bootable USB drive by mistake. I want to recover the USB drive along with the data without formatting the USB drive. The USB drive is an external ...
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Trying to recover data with ddrescue. Getting nothing but read errors. Heads shot?

I have a drive from a Windows PC that wouldn't boot. TestDisk and other utilities didn't find any partitions on it. Both Windows and Linux OS's show the entire drive as unallocated space. I started ...
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Failed copy results in missing/deleted original files

Running Kubuntu 18.04, file manager dolphin. I was copying three directories from one external HDD to another, and one of them got disconnected (loose connection i guess), and now the original files ...
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Recovery from system crash during update

I was recently updating packages on my Ubuntu 18 installation (graphically) when my laptop overheated and stopped. I am now unable to boot properly into the currently installed kernel or any of the ...
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How can I recover data from lost and found files present on root.disc from Windows? [duplicate]

After changing size of Ubuntu folder (the command I used was dd, folder loop0) the kernel panicked, my Ubuntu is dead and I cannot recover it with GRUB or any recover tool (vmlinuz is not even present)...
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Data Recovering after disk formatting [duplicate]

Yesterday , my Ubuntu partition was severly damaged .. I did some manipulations and i failed my windows partition too .. So now i've reinstalled everything , but i've lost all my files in my Linux ...
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Recover old data of overwritten zimbra on ubuntu 16.4

I am having one Ubuntu server. Where i have already installed zimbra mail server 8.7.11_GA_1854. By mistake I have again reinstall the same zimbra package. Now I want old database of previously ...
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How to retrive data on a internal harddisk that is partially broken [duplicate]

I recently experienced problems with my ubuntu 18.04 and no one couldn't actually help me out there The Root filesystem on dev/sda1 requires a manual fsck[This one needs a different approach,others ...
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Overwrote files on NTFS partition as blank — how to prevent in the future?

My computer dual-boots Ubuntu from ext4 and Win7 from NTFS partitions on the same physical drive. TL;DR: How can I keep mounting my NTFS to avoid read/write conflicts? I opened the Arduino IDE, and ...
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Is it possible to recover snaps if ubuntu fails to start?

Recently I faced a havoc when I clicked on Upgrade button and ubuntu failed to start. I had to backup entire HDD but I could restore applications to its previous state. I had to install and ...
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Where to find the Evolution contacts files

I recently re-ïnstalled Ubuntu after having problems with the former Ubuntu-installation. To my surprise Mozilla Thunderbird was now installed as email program, instead of my former Evolution email ...
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Word File corrupted while editing in Virtualbox guest (Windows7)

I am a Ubuntu user and I have installed Windows7 in my Virtualbox as guest OS. I also have a shared folder b/w guest amd main OS. I started editing a MS-Word file (in shared folder) through my ...
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Saving files on my hard drive

My computer recently wasn't able to boot up properly. I've got ubuntu on a flash drive and am running it on the computer. I have an external hard drive to save files from my internal one but it doesn'...
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Accidentally overwrote all of Windows 10 when installing Ubuntu 15.10. How do I recover the files? [duplicate]

I was going to try Ubuntu on an external USB drive without installing it, which worked using the *try Ubuntu* option. Then, after trying Ubuntu for a while, I thought I would install Ubuntu on the ...
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Restoring Last saved Text File

I was just reading some text file and some keys were pressed by me on keyboard and all text was gone from that text file and by mistake I closed that file by "closed with saving" option. This text ...
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How to recover my important data in my internal HDD using Ubuntu

Basically am a Windows user but recently I've undergone a problem with one of my drive that it is not showing anything even with the name of the drive,so I tried Ubuntu Somewhat better it's showing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boots only through recovery (old laptop with Intel Mobile 945GM)

I switched from 32 bit Ubuntu (where it worked just fine) to the newest 18.04. I own quite an old computer HP compaq nx6310 with Intel Mobile 945GM and now I am able to boot only through recovery. Is ...
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File Permissions on recovered folders

I have had to recover an Ubuntu Clonezilla machine. The computer died, harddrive intact. New computer, not same model so I have transferred the folders to the public profile. I have rebuilt the ...