Questions tagged [data-recovery]

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

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How do I resolve this issue of VM being in recovery mode and clearing orphaned nodes

I recently exported my ubuntu 20.04 to import into a different machine. when starting up it loads ubuntu 22.04 and then says recovering journal, clearing orphaned inode 3028979. Sometimes the vm loads ...
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Ubuntu core 22 recovery mode

I'm trying to get into recovery mode by keeping the '1' pressed on my keyboard while booting. Also tried to keep hitting '1' key while the system is booting up. Nothing works. Tried with 2 different ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 LTS keeps rebooting after spash screen [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04 LTS with my Lenovo z50 laptop. After the package upgrade, I'm facing a strange issue! The OS continuously reboots till the splash screen. After the Lenovo logo, it's rebooted ...
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Recover files from ubuntu hard drive that computer doesn't read

So I installed ubuntu on an external portable hard drive I was using, but now my computer won't detect it when I plug it in. The drive does turn on though. When I go to click on the change boot device ...
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How to recover deleted files in ubantu which is deleted by -delete comand? [duplicate]

While trying to reset my python Django project migrations due to 1st command my whole is deleted. How can I recover? find . - path "*/migrations/*.py" -not -name " __init.py__ " -...
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Make grub boot entry to load recovery menu

Make grub boot entry to load recovery menu Using Lubuntu 22.04 LTS I'm trying to add a grub entry that would be able to load a menu. This menu should have 4 options: Backup sda dd if=/dev/nvme0n1 of=/...
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Ext4 partition shows up as unknown but can be mounted manually

I recently had to use testdisk as well as these steps (Recover ext4 file system after quick format) to recover an accidentally formatted ext4 partition. After recovering the Ext4 partition from a ...
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How to fix broken partition table after restoring a partition

I recently recovered an accidentally formatted ext4 partition by following these steps: Recover ext4 file system after quick format The recovered drive now shows up in testdisk after running "...
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LVM restore configured lv to have more blocks then are available in vg

I recently had a 2TB disk go down due to, albeit, stupidity on my part. Let's just say I won't be working with live power anywhere near my server again. However, I don't have another disk that size, ...
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72GB (not deleted) just dissapeared

Hard disk: 500 GB Ext4 mounted as media. one bad sector. OS: Ubuntu 20.04.4 TLS Windows user and have used Ubuntu for just 6 months. I lost 72GB of photos and videos on one folder. This folder has ...
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How do I reinstall Ubuntu distro to wsl?

I accidentally deleted Ubuntu from my computer, later I installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and now I need to access my previous files. When I installed 22.04 LTS I couldn’t find my previous account but I can'...
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hard drive data retrieval

My Ubuntu 18.04 crashed a few days back. I installed Ubuntu 20.04. May be my question is naive but is there any way I can retrieve data from the previous Ubuntu 18.04 version ? Regards, Amit.
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How do you undelete files from within multiple levels of deleted folder on EXT4 and keep the original file tree structure? [duplicate]

I was making some room n my file server by moving the data to the desktop. The desktop had a catastrophic failure and now i'm trying to recover the files from the fileserver. Trying to undelete close ...
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Problems with graphic card and boot recoverymode under kernel 5.13.0-41 and 5.13.0-44

I have Ubuntu mate 20.04. After booting with Linux kernel 5.13.0-41 or 5.13.0-44 generic Ubuntu-mate is running but only a gray screen will appear since some days. When I try to boot the recovery mode ...
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Recovering Ubuntu setup without reinstalling

I believe that I broke my Ubuntu partition by removing python3.8. Now the GRUB option has changed from Ubuntu to Debian and I can only get into a shell via recovery mode. In this state it doesn't look ...
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Recover files from encrypted drive after erasing and reinstalling Ubuntu

I had ubuntu 21.10 and upgraded to 22.04 sadly this broke a lot of things so I wanted a fresh install. Using the ubuntu installer I erased the drive, installed ubuntu 22.04 on the same hard drive and ...
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Recover ubuntu data from hard drive in dual boot ubuntu/windows hard drive

My computer is broken so i want to remove the hard drive and place it as an external hard drive via Usb on anothercomputer. Is it possible to recover the data from the partition of ubuntu in a dual ...
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How To Recover my data after installing Linux Ubuntu?(Windows 8 was previously installed)

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.I was using windows 8 previously .I lost all my data stored in C D and all other drives.I was informed that only the C Drive is needed to backed up .How can I get ...
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Problem upgrading from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04lts

My system got hung up and wouldn’t move past a Microsoft font installer (hit OK and enter page) while upgrading to 22.04. So after waiting a very looong time with nothing happening I forced a reboot. ...
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After reinstallatio of ubuntu all photos deleted. Do you know any apps or any command lines where i can restore them;;

Hallo to everyone how are you;; I travelled to 6 countries and i had thousands of photos inside. For xy reason because i couldn't open the laptop ( it was constantly crashing) i decided to delete ...
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Interpreting the Disks UI when running "Repairing Filesystem"

I'm running "Repair Filesystem" through the Disks utility on a 2TB external HD. I kicked off the process about 10 hours ago and it appears to still be running, although I can't be certain. ...
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data recovery from complete file tree of empty folders

I just did something dumb. I was working on a lot of different things and got side tracked by the new Jammy Jellyfish release. I decided to install it while working. Yea I know that's dumb. I got a ...
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How can I recover files?

In my 21.10 impish Linux partition I was working on all kinds of things at the same time and got side tracked by jammy jellyfish. Who doesn't? Things these days seem to run so seamlessly that I ...
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Recover files / flashed Ubuntu (password protected) from USB Stick

i accidentally flashed (with Etcher or Win32DiskImager) the wrong USB stick. On this stick was my portable Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed. I forgot to unplug the Stick and flashes Raspbian OS on the ...
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Recover Data ext4

I need help and I hope someone can help me. I lost my data, and on those data I had an application that I did work for about a year. The way I've lost data is weird, and to help me is important to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Merging New Working FIlesystem Partition Into Broken Filesystem Partition

I messed up my Linux filesystem through some bad chmod commands on my Dell XPS 9310. It got to the point where sudo was unusable and I couldn't open new terminal windows or boot up again after finally ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 login freezes after I tried to recover a partition with Testdisk

As the title says, i accidentally deleted my windows partition (i have dual boot) and then i tried to recover it using testdisk. After following this tutorial I rebooted the system and couldn’t login ...
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renew password? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu from a disc, several years ago. I did not establish a password at that time. Now I would like to use the program, and am asked for a password. I have tried to find a way to renew ...
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Recovery menu gone

So I sudo purged gnome tweaks because it wasn’t working. Immediately after my internet connectivity and bluetooth disappeared. I restarted the device in order to solve this problem and the device ...
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How to extract data from ELF files recovered by Photorec?

I recovered all the files from a partition by using Photorec. Now I have thousands of recup_dir.* directories containing thousands of f*.elf files. How can I extract the data from all the *.elf files? ...
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Recover Deleted Windows os [duplicate]

so I'm studying cybersecurity and I'm currently working with bitlocker security, and on one of my tests, I tried to copy a whole windows nvme disk using a live Ubuntu stick and DD (note that the drive ...
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ddrescue correct tool for an HD, if testdisk finds no partition? Other tools?

I'm on Linux and have an HD (ext4, not ssd), that suddenly was remounted as read-only. After a restart, said HD was shown as having no partition. testdisk didn't find the partition (should be only one,...
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Corrupt data hard drive -

First I start by saying I am a total noob when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux OS - but I try! I have an Ubuntu 18.04 server that I use as a media and file server for many years. I switch it on and off ...
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Raid0 disappeared after ubuntu upgrade. How to recover it?

I may need a lot of help here.. After upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 ->18.04 ->20.04, my raid0 array disappeared. I wish to reassemble the raid array. While working on this, I might have committed ...
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Shared partition wiped by Windows ScanDisk - how to recover?

There's a laptop I bought about 10 years ago, it arrived with Windows 7 (which I almost never used) and back then I installed Ubuntu in dual-boot (last update was to Ubuntu 16.04). So It had three ...
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how to recover encrypted disk when filesystem check hangs?

My asus laptop running ubuntu 20.04 LTS started playing .mkv files with a lag and stops. I tried restarting it, and since then it hangs in filesystem check phase with a blinking dash. I tried ...
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recover deleted accidentally deleted folder using recovery mode

I am using a VMWare to work on ubuntu, and Sunday's afternoon, I had the first error and when I was trying to solve it, I've accidentally deleted the var folder. This is the folder where I have all my ...
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How do you use the zfs encryption recovery key

I've installed ubuntu 21.10 using the graphical installer and I chose to use a ZFS root install with encryption using the GUI options (without doing the advanced stuff). At some part of the process I ...
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Help recovering data from /dev/mmcblk0: unrecognised disk label

About a year ago I had a micro SD 128Gb that had all my important documents and a bunch of really valuable pictures of my daughter. One day I was transferring a folder that was 40Gb from my Samsung ...
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Missing md2 partition in raid

today I restarted my machine and it is not booting, so I launched a recovery image and ran lsblk and this is the output: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 3G ...
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My Windows pc does not recognize by usb my Ubuntu external hdd disk

My old laptop had Ubuntu but it got destroyed. The HDD from that laptop is on my hands in a very good condition. However, it is not readable via usb. I don't want to format the drive yet, because I ...
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Error loading ubuntu boot, ubuntu live sees main boot SSD, but not storage HDD

My computer is dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I have two windows drives (1TB SSD OS, and 1TB HDD storage) and two Ubuntu drives (256GB OS, and 2TB storage). I was unable to load the Ubuntu OS ...
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Foremost (data recovery) does not find deleted files (or any files)

I am trying to recover a deleted .jpg file. I know it was deleted as I did it specifically. However, when I run 'foremost', nothing happens and the program just runs and never ends. Am I not doing ...
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Help with Gnome Encfs Manager data recovery

I think I've made a big mess trying to encrypt a folder in Ubuntu 20.04 I've installed Gnome Encfs Manager, I created a new mounted folder through encfs manager and I've cut and pasted the files from ...
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How to mount/recover failed drive?

Today my home server went to kernel panic, something went wrong with its system drive. I swapped the drive, restored the server and now I'm trying to figure out what happened to the old one. It ...
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Data recovery from deleted partitions [duplicate]

I accidently deleted two partitions from an external usb drive. One was a blank ntsb partition with about 1gb. The other was a LUKS partition of the rest of the 250gb drive. I did not format or do ...
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Extern Hard Drive (HD) is not detected by Ubuntu 18.04 perhaps because a error during reinstall Ubuntu with HD plugged

A long time ago I used a External Hard Drive (HD) to install Ubuntu in a laptop. During the installation a error happened. I didn't use this HD until nowaday. Now I have trying use this HD (there are ...
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I reset Ubuntu on WSL with "Setting > Apps > Ubuntu > Reset". Now all my files in WSL filesystem is lost. How can I recover it?

I am using Ubuntu on WSL2 on Windows (OS Version Details). I reset the Ubuntu app by giving: Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > Ubuntu > Reset Under 'uninstall' it's mentioned that ...
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How do I backup a failing disk?

I'm trying to recover some information on a failing disk. At this point, it won't let me log in(asks for a manual fsck run which gets stuck during runtime). I'm guessing I can access some of the files ...
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Mistakenly used rm - rf in / but cancelled .How to recover now.? [duplicate]

I have unknowningly used rm -rf in the ubuntu 18 / and cancelled soon .. within that moment some folders for deleted including /bin /sbin /opt /etc . But we still have /usr /lib / home /root /var ...
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