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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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Files disappeared after unclean shutdown

I was installing notepad++ on my Ubuntu 16. After the installation process I clicked on the app and it showed me a black screen and didn't do anything at all, so I pressed and held the power button of ...
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What went wrong with partitions - data recovery?

This notebook was used with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for about a year. It was recently closed and opened some days later. However, no mounting medium is found anymore. On a live Ubuntu I get strange ...
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Recover data from a Guest Session

I gave a job candidate a short coding test using a guest session on a Laptop with Ubuntu. When I opened the guest session I saw the message: After the interview I closed the lid of the laptop to ...
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Undelete files on an ext4 partition in-place

I've just removed most of the files in my home directory accidentally, using rm -f command. Anyway, I searched and found some of the tools for recovering deleted files, like extundelete, foremost 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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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 to recover deleted formatting in LibreOffice Writer?

I was working on a relational algebra assignment in LibreOffice Writer the last few days and spent a lot of time doing it. I was saving it every hour or less while I've been working on it (although ...
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Failure in moving files in Linux

I was moving a bunch of large files from my home directory to an external HDD. Suddenly the GUI crashed and I had no choice but to hard reset the computer. After booting up I found out that almost ...
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Trying to recover an SD card

This is an SD card that doesn't show up when I insert it into my Ubuntu (Actually Xubuntu 16.04 LTS). The problem is specific to this SD card, I can insert another card which is fine. Both are micro ...
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Can I recover files from an encrypted laptop hard drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14 in a pen drive using my Win 10 laptop. During installation, I checked the option to encrypt the drive. Since I'm new to Ubuntu I did not know exactly what this ...
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Broken Ext4: Why are all superblock backups missing?

After running a program for disk diagnostic made available by Seagate, my disk became blank. I was able to recover all the partitions with TestDisk, and their files are there just like before, except ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private cannot find encrypted home folder

I have Ubuntu 16.10 installed on a Crypto-LUKS partition, and within that partition, there is an ecryptfs encrypted /home folder. My Ubuntu OS won't boot anymore for unknown reasons as stated ...
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cancelled cp command deleted source files

I am loosing my mind... I was doing a backup of some of my most important files (family photos and videos) to another server. I used the cp command to backup from a ZFS mount. All was going fine ...
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how to recover MBR after Ubuntu installation, how to go back to windows MBR

I'm a new Ubuntu user and have big problem. I installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 on company laptop. During installation I rewrite mbr on sd1 widdows7 disk. My Grub do not find windows partition and this ...
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GPT ext4 partition recovery - invalid backup header

When I run from a LiveCD to try to recover a non-booting system, I run gdisk /dev/sda and get Caution: invalid backup GPT header, but valid main header; regenerating backup header from main header. ...
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Recovering my encrypted home folder

Here is my situation. I completely broke my Ubuntu on my main drive, and it just boots into a black screen and doesn't work, it is dead. I need to recover my encrypted home folder with a live USB. I ...
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Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 over an Antergos install, missing /home

I had an Antergos install utilizing a second hdd as my /home folder and now decided to switch to Ubuntu Mate. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate version 1.12.1), and during setup, choose to replace the /, /...
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Testdisk / Recphoto freezes the system

I use photorec of testdisk, and when the program is about to end the scan, and start writing in the recovery directory, the computer freezes and I have to reset everything. I make this data recovery ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: http://www.citizen428.net/blog/2011/10/17/fixing-...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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testdisk says partition table structure is bad

I have a dual boot system, win7 and Ubuntu 12.04, A disk crash trashed my partition table. Here is what fdisk says about the disk: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/...
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How can I recover files from an XFS file system without spending money on software?

I have an old Iomega NAS, that has stopped working. The drive is still good, I just need to recover the files. Both of my Ubuntu machines recognize the drives in the Disks utility, but I can't do ...
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Missing files have disappeared

I extracted my files from a memory card and put them in a folder, formatted my memory card, and after restart the files are not in the folder on the hard disk. Is there a way to return them? I didn'...
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Can I recover emptied file?

Carelessly I emptied my text file textfile by the command cat > textfile nonexistfile instead of cat textfile > nonexistfile, so is there any method to get the data back?
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Copying data from Centos hard drive to Ubuntu

I have a 2 PCs wiht ubuntu 10.04 and centos 5.8 installed.I want to copy all the data from Centos hard drive to one with ubuntu. How can I do this ??? I have tried directly plugging centos hard drive ...
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How to recover the Windows 7 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my machine, and after trying to mount and unmount a SD card, my Windows 7 "has hidden him self", When i power on the computer,i can enter the Grub and choose ...
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Recovering broken drive

i have a 320 GB external drive which isnt detected automatically when i plug it (neither on Windows7 nor Ubuntu 10.04) Under Windows i can recover the Data with Photorec (but it doesnt preserve names ...
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Physically damaged hard disk - trying to mount it

I have a physically damaged hard drive (it fell down) which has very creepy noises when attached to a PC. I am trying to recover some data. My problem is that Ubuntu is not able to mount it. The hard ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thinkpad T520 only starts Ubunutu in recovery mode

This is my first time installing a linux distro. The process was actually fairly easy but i wont get the system to boot. In Recovery mode the system boots just fine besides the fact that my display ...
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Rescue data from NVMe using external encolsure?

As per this question, would it work to put the NVMe disk into an external enclosure and extract the data from the encrypted data and /home partitions on an 8-year old laptop wih USB 2?
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btrfs problems Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 - can't mount

I have had a 5 disk btrfs raid 5 running for couple of months now, it has been behaving perfect. Yesterday I could reach the storage raid. So I ssh'd in to the machine and: Started to look at the ...
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How to mount an Android 4.4.4 in USB mass storage device mode?

I'm trying to mount Android phone (Lenovo P70-A) to recover deleted files. Phone is detected in lsusb and dmesg. Last command prints usb-storage 1-3:1-0: USB mass storage device detected ... sd 2:...
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Recovering files from a flash drive when System Volume Information has been deleted

I have a 16 GB FAT32 pendrive. I accidentally formatted it on Ubuntu 16.04 and lost the System Volume Information directory. After that my pendrive has become inaccessible. Please help me to recover ...
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Broken Surface Book Ppro after following tutorials.ubuntu steps

I followed the steps, got to here, then went to boot to Linux on my USB attached, there was a drive on there saying 'Install Ubuntu' and I figured that's how I might get some kind of persistent file ...
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Partition table damaged after windows update

Yesterday I've let windows 10 update but on restart grub was showing "unknown filesystem". After trying all solutions I've found on the web for that issue, I've used Ubuntu Live to fix that and now ...
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16.04 Nautlius Shift-Del file recovery

The wrong folder was blasted with shift-delete in Nautilus. I have an older version of the folder, but gap between the two is significant. This article indicates that shift-delete is 'permanently' ...
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Unable to mount root fs after loss of power

I accidentally pulled the power cort of my Computer while it was running. After I turned it on again it said "unable to mount root fs" so I tried to boot an old kernel. It worked and I am now able to ...
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Suspected failed WD USB HDD shows in lsusb but not in lsblk. How can I get it to present as block level device?

A friend of mine recently had a WD USB HDD stop mounting in Windows. I reproduced the issue in my Windows workstation, and plugged the drive in to a Lubuntu 16.04 PC that I use with other USB 3.0 HDDs....
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Failed HFS+ disk diagnosing and recovery in Ubuntu

My external Lacie HDD failed recently. Unfortunately the drive contains a lot of critically important video files of which I had not made a backup. I am very far from being a specialist in computer ...
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Recovering Ubuntu - need help

Several weeks ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. Yesterday when starting my laptop I saw: error: unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I booted from USB stick and did ...
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Restore deleted home directory

There are a lof of answers in regards to this issue, but unfortunately I did not grasp how to make them work I accidentaly deleted almost all home directory (the directory itself is remaining, but ...