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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Data/partition recover from live usb

I had 2 drives in Windows 10 - C and E. I have created a unallocated space in from E (shrink it) and then booted from Ubuntu 18 live usb. But when trying to install in that unallocated space, Ubuntu ...
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ext4magic is able to list deleted files and inode. What does that mean for recoverability?

Using ext4magic I am able to create a list of all deleted files that used to be in path/to/folder. sudo ext4magic /dev/sdax -f path/to/folder The list includes filenames and inode numbers. To list ...
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On my dual boot PC- while attempting to update my AMD GPU drivers (for a defective GPU) I messed up and can no longer boot Ubuntu

I just recieved in the mail my used RX 570 after planning to upgrade from my R 270. After installing the new card, I switched to motherboard HDMI and attempted to update my Ubuntu 18.04 drivers for ...
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20.04 - Can't boot after updating graphics card driver

My problems started when I booted up today and my resolution was limited to 1024x768. To fix it I tried another driver for the graphics card (Nvidia GeForce gtx650), but as a result now the computer ...
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Is it possible to restore core system files using APT if deleted them accidentally?

If I delete any system files accidentally, will those files be restored if I run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade (as root user)?
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Miss files after import then zpool upgrade How to Recover files Ubuntu server 20.04?

This is how I come to this. Was use freenas 11.1 then update freenas to 11.3 then move to ubuntu server. Default install of server then add: $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install zfsutils-linux Then ...
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Is there any chance I can recover at least some files - SSD, removed partition that used to house data. Haven't overwritten data location

Ohh crap, well I backed up my files and went to install Pop!_OS, formatted my drive, and repartitioned everything, well, I'm an IDIOT and left my encryption key for the backup... on Ubuntu, which I ...
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Thunar crashed while transferring files, now my drive is cooked

I was transferring some files to a portable drive and thunar crashed and now my 4tb drive is unrecognized. I've had a similar problem before which was resolved by using a partition recovery tool, but ...
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I accidently have deleted several files and folders

I wanted to uninstall and delete a application called "Telegram", so I have uninstalled from Ubuntu software(store) and I also wanted to delete all the files related to that(telegram),so I ...
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My Ubuntu 20 is not booting anymore after disabling sleep/suspend

After I disabled the sleep/suspend on my ubuntu via this command line: sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target It crashed suddenly even without reboot. ...
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How do I recover my lost Windows 10?

When I installed Ubuntu 20.04, after everything was done I lost my Windows 10. I am unable to boot into it and my GRUB does not show Windows 10. I need my data badly as I don't have any backup. Boot ...
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How do I recover NTFS on HDD after mkfs on wrong drive

I'm a total novice that made a mistake while trying to learn about Linux. While trying to figure out how to mount my NTFS data drive (with all my back up photos, music, etc. on it) to a new Ubuntu 18....
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Help! I wiped out my /boot/efi partition. How to recover?

I made a foolish mistake and copied an *img file over my /boot/efi partition instead of an SD card. System: Dell XPS15 Kubuntu 19.10 1 TB SSD My system was set up to multiboot Kubuntu 19.10, Kubuntu ...
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Can't restore lost windows partition [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu budgie, I clicked on erase disk and setup lvm, but I didn't click ok when the confirmation window poped up, I quit the installation. Tried booting back into windows ...
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Probably Corrupted SD Card

I have a problem with a SD card which was used as external storage in an Android Phone, but it went wrong and the phone began to ask to format the SD card. When I plug this card in Windows, the ...
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Recover lost files in notepadqq

When I rebooted my laptop, notepadqq asked me if I wanted to recover files. Knowing that I had already saved some of the files in previous session, I clicked on no because otherwise I have observed ...
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Mount the encrypted home using mount passphrase

Hello Ubuntu lovers :) I need help I feel like I lost documents I worked on for 2 long years, it's a huge problem to me even if it looks simple. here is my issue : I'm using Ubuntu desktop, 18.04 ...
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I think I forgot to properly eject my external hard drive. Now it won't mount

I have a decade worth of pictures on it. I'm using the 2020 version of Unbuntu Linux. I found a few threads that address this issue from years ago. Are these methods still relevant for 2020? Also, ...
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Error: Encrypted private direction is not setup properly

Update 2: I've used my MOUNT passphrase to use ecryptfs (which I got after adding universe as a repository) successfully, according to the terminal: sudo ecryptfs-recover-private /mnt/int-hdd INFO: ...
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recover HD overwritten by ddrescue

I have a portable 2TB hard disk that I was using as a network drive. I had disconnected it from the router and connected it via USB to my desktop. It contained all my pictures. I was working on ...
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repair system after deliting extended partition

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 I have a 1TB hard disk with dual boot Ubuntu-Windows10. Some months ago I have freed some space to create another partition to install CentOS but then I no longer needed to install ...
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how to recover data from a formatted hard disk

by mistake I have formatted a NTFS hard disk partition to FAT32 and I lost all my data in the drive.How to recover it? please advise me the steps I am using ubuntu 20.04 desktop
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undelete all the files with testdisk

My GF deleted a load of her photos, and Im trying to recover them with testdisk. using the utility, I selected Advanced, and Undelete, but i dont see how to just choose all the deleted photos. Im ...
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Wrong recreating Raid 5 using mdadm --create instead of mdadm --assemble

On upgrading my Ubuntu machine from 18.04 to 20.04 I decided to install an SSD and reinstall Ubuntu from the scratch. Everything worked fine but … On recreating the Raid 5 mdadm --assemble --scan did ...
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How to salvage user home files from previous installation

I was upgrading to 20.04 from 19.10 and the install process froze (probably b/c I was being an idiot and running other applications at the same time). So after rebooting my computer is basically ...
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Recover files after installing ubuntu on a PC that previously had Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have my HP all-in-one PC which previously had Windows 7 and just installed Ubuntu 20. To do this, I chose to format my drive and install Linux. The thing is that I forgot to backup some files. I ...
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A large collection of Movie Files simply disappeared from my 'videos' folder--What happened?

I have a month old store bought PC that I booted from USB to install Ubuntu (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) The 1TB C drive has some Windows files on it but I installed Ubuntu and it partitioned things however it ...
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Bitlocker windows data partition broken after partition manager apply

I was trying to install ubuntu on my laptop. I tried to move some partitions and extend other ones. One of them was a data partition, that was partitioned using Windows, so it was probably controlled ...
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How to recover my data

i tried to remove/uninstall my firefox but unfortunately i lost my all data in my kubuntu system . I'm just trying to remove all firefox file from my root system but i dont know how to remove all this ...
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LVM gone after power outage

We had a power outage today and when it came back my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server failed to start correctly. During boot I get: ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16) and then: ALERT! /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-...
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How to recover windows partition after installing ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had windows 10 installed on my asus laptop. Yesterday I installed ubuntu on it but in hurry i clicked clean installation of ubuntu. Which results in deletion of all drive which had so important data ...
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I broke Ubuntu, I want to backup my data and reinstall it

I love Ubuntu, started using 16.04 in December. I was trying to use some terminal commands to resolve an issue with Docker, and I think that's what led to Ubuntu failing to boot thereafter. (The main ...
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EXT4 external HDD “converted” to FAT32 by printer

A funny thing happened, I tried to scan-to-usb with a printer (Brother brand) and since I could not find a USB key around, I plugged my external drive to the printer. It seems like it was a really ...
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How to repair Corrupted jpeg file that still get their thumbail done correctly?

I've got a bunch of photos that were on an SD card. Most of them are corrupted now, I cannot open them in any program (Gwenview, Gimp, on windows too...) But every file browser still can correctly ...
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Recovering my previous Dual boot installetion of Ubuntu 18.04.3 Server and Windows 10

I have a HP laptop that dual boots Windows 10 and Ubuntu Server 18.04.3.. I wanted to install an update to the Ubuntu server from a bootable USB drive with the version 18.04.4. I used a software ...
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Recover data from deleted storages

I have Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell server and a storage of 70 terabyte. I lost all my data in the storage. Can any one help me to find any way to recover my data with their paths? The paths of files are ...
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How to access existing files when you have booted from USB due to load kernel module error

A couple of years ago I received a desktop computer through a local program that had Edubuntu installed (I am afraid I do not know the release number). Recently the software updater advised that an ...
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Using an Ubuntu bootable USB to recover Windows 10 drive contents. Cannot locate Windows drive

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and a recent Windows update broke my system, I'm stuck in a perpetual Apply Update -> Fail -> Rollback loop. Before removing the hard drive to retrieve my files and doing a ...
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Is there a software on Ubuntu equal to Disk Drill on Windows [duplicate]

I tried to recover my home folder, it was stored on it's own partition and I removed it by a mistake but no problem, I had a back up. Although I wanted to try to restore it so I used dd to create an ...
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Hard Disk formatted accidentally with mkfs.ext4 in ubuntu, any chance to recover data?any chance to get data back?

i was trying to clean the linux systen with live usb, after installing ubuntu 18.04 i tried to load data from external hard disk but accidentally i put command mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb and it formatted the ...
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Extracting information from binary file

I try to save contents of my phone activity on my computer (messages and contacts). My phone is a Nokia,the app creating the messages is the basic app embeded in the phone "messaging". I have loaded ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after (faultily?) installing GNOME Shell

I followed steps from this guide to try to install Cast to TV. When I executed the step "by restarting Gnome Shell (using Xorg: press Alt + F2, type r, and press Enter" things went bad. I think I ...
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Connect and access external hard disk belonging to RAID 1 device

I’m new in the Ubuntu community and I want to ask for help. I used my RAIDSONIC IcyBox IB-NAS4220-B as RAID 1 (mirrored disk) on my windows PCs with two mirrored Hitachi Deskstar P7K500, 7200rpm, ...
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Recover data from Encrypted External Hard Drive

So yesterday I was installing a couple of distros in a new computer I got, when I was creating a Live USB through the command line with the DD command and I accidentally chose the incorrect device. (...
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How to recover files and directories [duplicate]

I used following command to delete all directories except the latest one: rm -r ls -t | awk 'NR>1' I accidently used the above command on wrong path and deleted many directories from that folder. ...
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How to get file from Linux partition that various tools cannot find?

Bottom Line Up Front: I hope to find a file that is trapped in a Linux partition that various tools cannot find on a dual-booted machine. Some details: Dual-boot Compaq Presario with Windows Vista ...
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how to retrieve profile in ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted the .profile in my Ubuntu 18.04 today. How to retrieve this. regards,
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Recovery of data in ubantu 18.04

I installed ubantu 18.04 from Windows 7 In this process my all the data are deleted from pc any method to recover this data.. please help me
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Recovering files from a windows 10 Backup on Ubuntu

I have recently switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu. Before that, I made a full backup, expecting to restore some files inside Ubuntu. Now I'm stuck with a bunch of .vhdx files and a headache. How do I ...
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Problem recovering data from Testdisk to external USB

I'm using Testdisk 7.1 to recover data from lost partitions. I'm copying the files directly to a USB 2.0 drive. The result from Testdisk is positive. Nonetheless, when I insert the usb drive on ...

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