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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Screwed up badly enough to warrant wiping my SSD and fresh installing. Seeking help to at least do this correctly

I've been trying to download some data science packages within my Ubuntu OS using Docker and noticed I somehow had used close to 150GBs of space. I tried this installation multiple times, so I thought ...
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how to recover windows 7 overwritten by ubuntu server 18.04

I installed ubuntu server 18.04 on my computer, and there was an error when setting up the partition, so the windows 7 hard drive and my data were deleted / overwritten by this ubuntu install, I've ...
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Retrive External Drive Data on Ubuntu 20.04

Previously I am using ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Dell Vostro 3458 laptop, on account of some technical problem in the display manager & others, I did a fresh ubuntu 20.04 LTS installation. I had a ...
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drive losing partion, older windows partition appearing

Had this happen a couple times now. Working with Windows 10 and Ubuntu and occasional re-use disk from one machine to the other. Had a working boot disk that suddenly stopped after a couple weeks and ...
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Retrieve deleted partitions from grub menu

I was formatting a flash drive through a terminal when i deleted the partitions in the hdd instead.im now stuck in the grub menu with no partition to boot from what can i do?im a guy with not much ...
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Recover data from Mac Os APFS volume using Ubuntu

Finder has a bad habit of corrupting external disks. In about 2 months, 2 brand new disks were corrupted by my lovely Mac. The data is there; I installed data recovery software and it shows everything ...
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Laptop running Ubuntu died, trying to recover data by plugging the drive in as external

Hello and thank you to the Ubuntu community. I had a spare laptop and turned it into a plex media server running Ubuntu (latest build, installed in Summer last year). It was a really fun project and ...
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Win10 going into recovery mode after installing Ubuntu, Gparted shows 290GB partition as unallocated

as done several times before(on other pc's), I installed Ubuntu next to Win10-64bit. It's a BIOS not UEFI, on an Lenovo Laptop To summarize: during install using Ubuntu installation resized and ...
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Accidently Deleted all file names containing libboost under usr/lib and usr/include, now ubuntu doesn't start up

As the title says, did something really stupid. Now Ubuntu doesn't start. I can enter grub, recovery mode, and also enter the root menu. However, Ubuntu doesn't open normally. A black screen appears ...
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How do I install packages when using Ubuntu 18.04 LiveUSB?

I'm trying to use an Ubuntu 18.04 LiveUSB to recover a lost file. I've booted into the LiveUSB. Now, I need to install the 'testdisk' package. I can run $ sudo apt update and $ sudo apt upgrade with ...
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Recover damaged partition on SanDisk Ultra USB Thumb Drive

I most likely pulled the drive during a write operation and damaged the partition data. The drive now won't show in Disks or gparted but it will show in lsblk and fdisk, but not consistently. lsblk (...
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lost data while changing os .i tried to recover using test disk …i am not getting what should b done after this

I am using Ubuntu for the first time .i wiped my HDD mistakenly during changing OS .i tried recovering it from test disk but my partitions are like this Ubuntu ,swap and extended partition with no ...
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TestDisk Recovery - image.dd couldn't open LVM System

I am using xubuntu 20.04. I am using dual boot with windows 10 & xubuntu 20.04(LVM Luks crypted). I was writing an essay with one-day full work in libre office. Then i deleted it mistakenly, after ...
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What can I do to repair a corrupted exFAT filesystem that fsck.exfat doesn't find to be corrupted?

I was cleaning free space in an external drive by filling a file with /dev/zero until it filled the whole available space. I left a command to delete the file as soon as it finished and left that in ...
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How to start wifi in Recovery - 20.04

Computer boots, goes to grub but ends up stalled on the "/dev/sda1: Clean" page and won't advance. If I choose recovery mode, there are some commands I could use IF I have wifi. But if I ...
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I deleted “/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6” library - I think I lost everything

Context I am a novice with Ubuntu. I have been using the 16.04 LTS version for a while now, and I am just starting to understand some basic concepts. Sadly, I think that today I went a bit too far out ...
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Trying to recover data from /dev/sdb: TYPE=“nvidia_raid_member”

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 and I am trying to recover data from an old hard drive. I ran sudo blkid -c /dev/null and I got this output: /dev/sda1: UUID="8F08-B8B2" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL=&...
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Installed Ubuntu on top of Windows 7 Parition, thus lost an important file!

Hi there. I had win 10 and 7 installed on dual boot, then i decided to download and install UBUNTU, in the installation process, i chose to install it on top of the win 7 partition, so it had to erase ...
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Recovering deleted folder in ubuntu

I have a folder named py_projects, which has all python projects. When I open ubuntu today, that folder was missing. However I didn't delete it. Then I used extundelete for recover them. But it shows ...
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I lost my Data while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in my Laptop today and i accidentally deleted all the partitions and data along with it. Now my Computer is blank af. Is there any way i can recover my data?? Pleasee
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how to recover a libraoffice ods file

so i have this file , i made sure i save it , after rebooting ,it is gone , i searched for it i found this $sudo find / -name "*.ods#" 2>/dev/null /home/an/Documents/.~lock.stud_sch.ods# ...
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How to retrieve data in the system, where the ubuntu has problem in booting

I used to work in ubuntu installed AMD assembled workstation with nvidia gpu, while starting the system after showing the bios setup goes to a black screen and freezes. The data inside the system ...
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Boot to Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Recovery Mode not working

I am not able to boot into my Ubuntu today because the computer was powered off during update. Now I am trying to use recovery mode, but then I cannot access the recovery mode menu. After I choose the ...
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cp .* /home/name erased all files in /home/name

A while ago, I got a new ssd for my laptop, so I dd'd everything onto the new drive, and used it for a while without issue. I decided to put the old drive back into my laptop, and put newer ssd into a ...
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Data recovery / parition recovery

i had a 4 disk nas device setup in single disk mode which lets me use each disk individually yesterday one of the disk disappered i took the disk out and i plugged it to my windows pc but since it was ...
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Recovering data from external HDD

I have the main hdd of another laptop which was damaged (the laptop) on which there are some pictures and video I would like to recover. The HDD of the damaged laptop had Ubuntu on it. How can I ...
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ext4magic does not recognize directory

Situation I deleted a great number of files with Ranger and now I am trying to use ext4magic to recover them. I am on Ubuntu 20.04, and I am not a power user. :) I have a single drive with two ...
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I Can't Log In to my Account after Password reset

I forgot the password to my admin account in ubuntu, I googled how to reset ubuntu admin password, then did the following steps from the tutorial that I found online Enter Recovery Drop to root shell ...
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mdadm raid5 recovery after filesystem corrupt

TL,DR; I might've messed up huge, I need someone's help who knows mdadm better than I. I can provide any sort of data, but this crazy long story will get you up to par, if you care to read it. I'...
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Formatted luks drive recovery (please help)

I quick formatted my luks encrypted drive into a 60 gb ext4 and a 940 gb ext4 partition before realizing that the drive that had all my data that I backed up was encrypted by a password I only had on ...
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Ubuntu server wont start — SSD drive with no partition

I have an Ubuntu server 16.04 in an Intel Nuc NUC7PJYH at home. It has been working nicely for a year now; but this morning it was off. Didn't run any command before stopped running. I tried to turn ...
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I accidentaly changed file system type and wrote a couple files. How do I get my old files back? [duplicate]

So, I had a windows laptop that I installed Linux onto. Fedora onto the storage drive, and Kubuntu on a separate NVMe drive. A lot of my data was on the Fedora drive, then I put the old Windows drive ...
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Recovering files from laptop stuck at BIOS menu

I have a Razer Blade laptop that I’ve been running Ubuntu 18 on for the last two years. For the last two weeks it had started shutting off/going to a low-level black and white screen with messages I ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 - Data recovery

Ubuntu 20.10 groovy (x86-64) Kernel: 5.8.0-43-generic I'm looking for a tool that could recover data from a partition that has been deleted during installation. Wrong disk selected during install. I ...
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How to recover formatted ext4 created on lvm partition

I need to recover a ext4 that was created on a lvm filesystem as I accidentally formatted it by mistake from ext4 to ntfs using disks in Ubuntu desktop The lvm is a 7tb partition made up of 1tb, 2tb ...
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How to fix bad rendering of graphics in linux in recovery mode?

I have a system running ubuntu 20.04, whenever I boot it in recovery mode,the menu of recovery mode is not rendered properly. desktop environment - gnome 3.36 On using the system after booting, the ...
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ext4 recovery (extundelte error: malloc(): invalid next size (unsorted))

After accidentally deleting mp4 files I created an image of the mounted 5-TB-partition for recovery. It has been quite some time between deletion and imaging, as I did not notice the issue very ...
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How can i recover ext4 free space after deleting it accidentally?

Hello (sorry if this might seem stupid but I need help).. (Using a Dell Latitude 3510, Core i5, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM and running ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS) I accidentally deleted the free disk space while ...
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Malformed section header after repairing grub on dual boot system with windows 10 and ubuntu

I lost my ubuntu partition but using testdisk I recovered it but the grub wasn't working and then I repaired grub, but now it is showing me Malformed section header Failed to load image:invalid ...
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System error, clueless [duplicate]

My father is trying to move into Ubuntu, and has been playing around for a few months now. This morning he told me that the PC had crashed, and sent me these pictures: Is this a hardware error or a ...
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raid1 recovery: data recovery or raid rebuild, how to approach

I am stuck while attempting to recover files from a former raid1 drive. the 2e drive no longer exists and this dive has some memorable files on it i would prefer not to loose. So before messing with ...
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windows no longer boots in dual boot after accidentally delete partition in hdd windows

I accidentally delete my HDD partition which i used for ubuntu (dual booth) , i recovered using aomei partition which said that the file are restored in the previous partition in disk management here ...
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How to recover unencrypted Ecryptfs directory when corresponding Ecryptfs /.Private directory has been deleted

I am trying to recover a non-encrypted directory that was deleted when the corresponding Ecryptfs directory was deleted. Unfortunately, I was cleaning up storage on my desktop, saw the /.Private ...
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Is a Disk Encryption Password distinct from the root password?

Sooo... I recently had to reset my password on ubuntu 16.04 and I apparently made a typo because I am no longer able to get in. Brute forcing, etc. is infeasible because the password was around 33 ...
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How can I recover a deleted disk image file that was made using dd?

I accidentally deleted a disk image that I created using dd. The drive that the disk image file was on has an XFS file system. I was looking to use photorec but it does not appear to have the ability ...
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Windows data not accessible using Ubuntu live… partition apparently unavailable

Few days ago I launched the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from bootable USB. I cancelled the process just after the start but thereinafter I was not able anymore to launch windows. I started Ubuntu in ...
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Linux partitions deleted after Windows 10 Update (Version 1909)

I have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 10. I have only booted into Windows a handful of times over the last 2 years or so. I left Windows logged in overnight and it decided to update. The next ...
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Recovering Ubuntu after installing Windows

I had 3 SSDs in my system, each one with an own OS. Two with Windows and one with Ubuntu. I wanted to reinstall Windows on one disk and accidentally installed it on the Ubuntu drive. Is there any ...
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System not booting with no free disk space

I have used PhotoRec/TestDisk on my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.5 to recover some deleted files from the ext4 filesystem. I first let it do its work on the entire partition, all extensions. And PhotoRec ...

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