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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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Ubuntu file recovery [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu over Windows 8 and lost all data, how can I recover it back? Note: First I installed Ubuntu as partition with Windows8 but later completely installed Ubuntu over windows. Please ...
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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 ...
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Failing HDD Data Recovery

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but it seemed to be the closest I could find. I have an external hard drive enclosure with a WD green 2TB HDD that no longer works. I've removed it from the ...
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busybox initramfs ubuntu 18.04 system crash repeatedly

I hope you all do not mind, I am flabbergasted and need assistance. I continuously install Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 on a Lenovo desktop as it's only operating system. At first I had no issues for months. ...
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efi partition recovery - help needed

I had some issue with installing a dual boot setup, and i seem to have accidentally reset my efi parition with the "disks" tool on ubuntu live. Now my whole disk shows up as black unpartitioned space. ...
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Using ddrescue to recover hard drive - Don't know if image is being created

I'm an Ubuntu newbie that has tinkered around with it just a tiny bit, but ultimately don't know much about it except how powerful it could be for super users! Also, if this is the wrong place to post ...
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Is Kali recovery beyond me and is clean installing Ubuntu over an Ubuntu virus safe? [closed]

If I can understand Kali enough just to recover my files that's optimistic so I'm not worried about user file loss via Kali I either get them back or I don't. Is it possible to do damage to basic ...
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Restore root from SquashFS or TAR

I'm running a dual-boot Ubuntu & Windows 10 Pro configuration. Before re-installing Windows I made 2 full backups with TAR and SquashFS of / with the following commands: SquashFs: sudo ...
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Server: After upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 ssh and ftp refuses connections

I upgraded my remote hosted server from 16.04 to 18.04. The first steps seemed to go fine without any errors or warnings. Until the reboot step. I confirmed the reboot step. After this the ssh ...
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Photorec : No file found in a full 64GB SD card. What to do?

Recently my memory card (Samsung Evo 64GB, almost full) was showing 'corrupt' on my Tablet. So I tried to recover the important details using photorec. It ran for around 1 hour but 0 files have been ...
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Recovery GPT after shrinking partition with sfdisk

A year ago, my HDD was available from Windows but not mountable from Ubuntu. I used some table repair tools on Ubuntu but it just corrupted the GUID table. I fixed the table with Partition Wizard on ...
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Unable to mount partition from NAS RAID array to recover data

I have one disk of a 2 disk raid1 array that failed in the raid device. The manufacturer and subsequent investigation indicates it is formatted as a linux disk. fdisk -l displays Device ...
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Good partition recovery tool [duplicate]

So I got into a fight with my installer and my raid setup. My raid has 4 2 tb drives and my old drive is also 2 tb (so telling what was what was difficult). And within trying to figure everything out (...
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How can you mount a Windows 10 partition that is not bootable and is still “in use” due to the hibernation issue

I've seen most of the forum answers to this issue, but all the fixes assume you can boot in Windows 10. Due to a Lenovo issue, i cannot boot my windows 10 OS, and in ubuntu i cannot recover the files ...
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Last reboot when it was a long time ago

My computer (Ubuntu 16.04) crashed after being up for several months. wtmp and even wtmp1 are too short and do not contain the necessary info. So is auth.log and who -b. How can I still find out when ...
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Recovering Evince session

How can I recover all pdf, ps and djvu documents which were open in Evince before the computer accidentally shut down? I am using Ubuntu 16.04
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NTFS RAID-1 Need to Recover Data

I found 2x 750MB drives which were part of a Windows 7 NTFS NVIDIA RAID-1 setup. I no longer have that system. I want to examine and recover whatever is on those drive. I have a Windows 7 PC but ...
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Blank screen after loading recovery mode

I have Ubuntu installed alongside MacOS on a Macbook. I am trying to boot into Ubuntu in recovery mode. I managed to get to the GRUB menu and select recovery mode. It then does some bootup process ...
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Remove an LVM partition on top of windows partition

I wanted to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 10, but I accidentally select the options: "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" + "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu Installation". When the warning popup ...
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How to recover contents of Home folder

My old computer crashed. I now have a new computer and I wanted to retrieve contents of the HDD of the old computer. So I connected the old HDD to new computer. I see its folders, but they are mostly ...
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No recovery submenu option under GRUB Advanced Options

I can get into GRUB. I can enter Advanced Options. There is not a submenu there. There are editable command lines. I am trying to find the way to a new admin password, which has been lost. Any ...
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Recovering a corrupt LVM partition

I seem to have corrupted my primary LVM partition [1] which contains root and swap partitions. $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 223.6 GiB, 240057409536 bytes, 468862128 sectors Units: sectors ...
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How do I restore important data for image.dd? Photorec will lose file names and will scatter the information

A few days ago I was in a middle of copying or cutting folders and data to my external hard drive and it was corrupted. I have tried to locate the lost information on Test Disk but I have now lost it ...
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Restoring Data from image.dd

A few days ago I was in a middle of copying or cutting folders and data to my external hard drive and it was corrupted. I have tried to locate the lost information on Test Disk but I have now lost it ...
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I cannot boot to the desktop because I filled the file system. How do I reclaim some space?

My memory is completely full when I tried following the data recovery and copied the wrong file using command line tool Test Disk. As it was taking so long to copy, I turned it off and I realized I ...
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DNS not working in recovery terminal mode

In the process of upgrading to the latest Ubuntu 18 build, I am now stuck working in recovery terminal mode trying to reinstall GDM3 and ubuntu-desktop. problem is I can ping outside IP addresses, but ...
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Recover data from windows partitions after accidentally partitioning it as LVM

So I accidentally repartitioned my 500 GB SSD to a LVM. Before, it consisted of: 120 GB for the system, 150 GB for data the rest free space for Linux. After I switched the SSD to a new laptop ...
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TestDisk 7.0 doesn't have undelete option

I tried using TestDisk 7.0 to undelete a few videos I made a week ago, but the undelete option doesn't show up. I tried the list/copy option instead but it doesn't seem to work either. They just ...
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18.04 file recovery question

I have moved to Ubuntu some time ago and was 'migrating' my NTFS filled with datato ext4. I was using GParted to move chunks of free space, and then move the data from NTFS part to it. All was ...
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Data recovery from Ubuntu new version running os [duplicate]

My Ubuntu os is running but i lost my one folder.I dont know how its lost.My desktop named file and in my desktop screen is not working. How can i recover data and any tools is there?
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How to recover data from NTFS partition after accidently running EXT4 dd on it?

I was trying to copy my EXT4 partition as backup and I accidentally putted my NTFS partition containing my data on the dd command. Now my data is lost :( I've tried testdisk but it wasn't able to ...
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How can I recover my files and my system after running rm -r /home/username? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux & was running some random commands to experiment in terminal (Ubuntu-18.04 LTS) & by mistake I deleted my home directory. The command I executed is shown in the screenshot ...
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Why doesn't target destination in Testdisk have a directory tree?

I was using Testdisk in K oppix but I'm sure this applies to Ubuntu. I can find files on the bad partition using the directory tree. I hit c to copy the file and then Testdisk wants the destination ...
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Testdisk doesn't write to destination drive

I run testdisk and it finds the files I need on a bad partition on a drive mounted a /dev/sdb. I hit C to copy but when it asks for the destination, I find the destination drive /dev/sda (formatted ...
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Libreoffice crash (Recovery loop) no documents to recover

LibreOffice crashes in recovery loop. The recovery-dialog displays no document to recover. Same problem after removing ~/.config/libreoffice/4/. version and os information: $ uname -a Linux ...
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Attempted to change permissions on external hard drive files via command line, now several terabytes of data appear to be missing [duplicate]

I was attempting to modify the permission of my 4TB external hard drive to enable streaming to another machine via a third party app. The process was taking a long time, so I left the computer alone ...
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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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Recovery of files & ubuntu after installing windows [duplicate]

I have installed windows as dual boot with ubuntu but I am not getting any options to boot ubuntu. how to recover ubuntu or the files in ubuntu
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Recover files from non-booting FDE system

My full disk encrypted Ubuntu 18.04 installation only shows a black screen after requiring the encryption key, probably because I messed up some libraries. Before formatting and reinstalling, I need ...
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Restore file and directory pointers after delete

I accidentally deleted hundreds of video files on my ReadyNAS device (2 disks in RAID 1 with BTRFS file system). I immediately turned it off so it would not be re-written to. I understand there are ...
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How to recover deleted files from CF card?

How to recover deleted files from CF card?Which Compact Flash Data Recovery Freeware is better? Recommend it to me, thank you!
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Unable to access an ext4 partition on external HD

I'm in trouble with a large 4 TB drive, which passes SMART Test and whose partitioning is as follows : fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors Units: ...
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How to get a partition back after choosing erase disk and install, but stopping the process there

My laptop is a Dell 7567 with no SSD, Windows 10, SSHD 1tb I have created a volume to install Ubuntu 16.04.5 (30gb). But I made a mistake when choosing to erase the disk. I went back immediately, so ...
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Data recovery from SSD after reinstalling Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my PC (on SSD-500GB). I did an update using sudo apt update and rebooted the system. But when I tried to log in again I got stuck in a login loop and got a black ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD without a graphics card

I have a system with corrupted partition table so it won't boot. What I need is a recovery tool like testdisk to recover the partition table. The problem is this system does not have a graphics ...
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How can I recover data from a VirtualBox VM with a missing snapshot?

I have a VirtualBox VM with several snapshots, though none recent. I tried to merge the current state with the most recent snapshot via the GUI. The merge failed. Now, when I try to start my VM, it ...
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Deleted Windows during installation of Ubuntu. How can I get it back and try again? [duplicate]

I tried dual booting my XPS 15 9570. However during the installation process Windows was deleted and I don't want to break it any further. How can I get Windows back and try again?