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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After Live USB boot on system with broken grub, how do I gain permission to read/write files from old Ubuntu OS?

When trying to format a USB key in the Disks tool I broke grub on a dual-boot system by accidentally formatting partition 1 of the HDD instead. I haven't had any luck fixing it because I'm quite new ...
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Repair broken ext4 partition with wrong superblock checksum

A few weeks ago I gave my laptop to the service to replace the keyboard. There were two operating systems on the computer: windows 10 and linux (ubuntu 20.04). The folder /home of my Ubuntu system was ...
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Update BIOS running Ubuntu only. 22.04LTS

I have an HP Pavilion All-In-One (23-q118). I've installed Ubuntu 22.04 (stand alone). My BIOS needs to be recovered, or updated because it has a bug of some sort. When I first power on the stand-by/...
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How to recover data from ubuntu after switching from windows 10? [duplicate]

After switching Ubuntu, i surprisingly get to know that my previous files from the whole drive deleted. Now how I can recover my data from the Filesystem partition. I didn't try anything yet.
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Deleted Ubuntu from Window 10 and trying to retrieve files from UBUNTU root

I've deleted the Ubuntu app from Windows 10, and now I'm trying to retrieve files from the deleted Ubuntu app. I'm only using Ubuntu as a compiler for my C code on VS studio and I permanently deleted ...
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Lost My Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I had my laptop dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu for near two years now. Today, I turned it on, and my Ubuntu partition was gone! Usually it asks me at the start which partition I want to choose. Now ...
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WSL2 export is huge - 118 GB!

I wanted to do a back up of my Ubuntu-20.04 WSL image or whatever is called and the tar file that resulted is 118 GB. The login screen shows a Usage of 22% of 250 GB., so that would be 55GB. But still ...
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Recovering tar files within Ubuntu OS!

I accidentally deleted my backup files which are stored as .tar files within Ubuntu. I was trying to use various tools (testdisk, extundelete, and ext3grep) to recover the tar files (contain PNG files)...
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Recover Ubuntu 20.04 after failed upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04

On my laptop I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot and, after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 failed, Windows is the only system I am able to boot and grub is not available. This is not a big ...
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windows 10 files disapearing with dual boot ubuntu 22.04 LTS OS short on space

I have: 512GB SSD 8 GB RAM windows 10 331 GB parition ubuntu 22.04 LTS 4 GB swap area 16 GB root partition 121 GB home partition intel i5-8265U CPU no data backup I followed this tutorial but ...
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Lost /home partition after resizing with kde partition manager

The disk name is /dev/sdd and the partition table was as it follows: Partition Type Label Size Used First Sector Last Sector Number of sectors /dev/sdd1 unknown Microsoft reserved 15.98MiB ---- 34 ...
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Mdadm commands for RAID5 array are doing nothing (Ubuntu Server 22.04)

I upgraded to ubuntu server to 22.04 from 20.04 and since then I have been unable to retrieve my RAID 5 array of 4 6tb drives. Since trying to get it back up and running, all mdadm commands have been ...
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How can I recover text from the Snap app 'Notes'?

How can I recover text from the Snap app 'Notes'? After some nearby lightning the motherboard is toast...but the SSD is intact. Other files are OK, but I have lost all my current notes which were in ...
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How to get all data from persistent live usb to preserve os

the producer of one software that provides software for receiving amateur metrological balloons uploaded the software to linux lubuntu persistent live to make it "user frendly" (the flash ...
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unable to recover lost data after deleting mount points in ubunu

i have mounted two partitions on /media folder: show mount points here so later, i could access them through GUI as a separated partitions like this show two partitions here by mistake, i have deleted ...
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Unexpexted behavior in Ubuntu 20.04

I accidentally tried to recover a file that was deleted long time ago from trash, it was taking a while so I decided to quit. After the folder was closed, all off my files within /home directory were ...
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recovery your pc/device needs to be repaired

I had windows 10 trial version in my pc. I removed it and installed ubuntu (It is not a dual-boot). I did not have any problem with it for almost 2 months. But today suddenly when I am turning my PC ...
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Is there any way to recover a file that has been accidentally overwritten (in the terminal)?

As usual, I needed to generate some files by means of a program like this: .../charmm < 0.inp > 0.out & However, I made the mistake of doing the following: .../charmm < 0.inp > 0.inp &...
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How do you use the zfs encryption recovery key 22.04

I've installed ubuntu 22.4 using the graphical installer. 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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Using photorec from bootable usb, where to store recovered files?

I overwrote a Lubuntu installation on my laptop hdd when I installed Xubuntu. I choose the wipe the disk before intalling Xubuntu... although I had a lot of pictures on the lubuntu installation that I ...
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error: you need to load the kernel first

Last night, I jumped to update my Ubuntu, I left it overnight and when I woke up there was a strange screen, I turned it off and turned it on again, right now I get this error on the screen error: ...
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Is there any way to restore data after boot from factory default

In 2020, I have Lenovo that was preinstalled with Ubuntu. I have used my computer all the time since I bought it. I have much, but not all, of my data, backed up on an external hard drive as be my ...
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Unable to access an external hard drive. Error mounting. Can't read superblock

I have an external hard drive with an EXT4 file system, which I use to back up my laptop and save several important files. This hard drive had some sort of security layer (probably prepared with ...
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Testdisk installing

I'm ubuntu newbie, I was trying to install testdisk for recovering a windows partition damaged. When I try to verify if the testdisk it was installed after "sudo dpkg -l testdisk" command I ...
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How to backup data from ubuntu if i am unable to boot in?

I am using ubuntu in a dual boot system after updating the drivers I unable to boot in ubuntu so i want to backup all data before reinstalling it. How can i do it and also I am not good in the ...
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How to use TestDisk

enter image description here I just replaced my Windows 10 and switched to Ubuntu and deleted all my data accidently as it was in partitions on my windows.Tried using TestDisk for its recovery after ...
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Make computer boot from an existing installation of 18.04

I am trying to restore my Ubuntu 18.04 machine after one of two its hard disks failed. The remaining SSD disk still has all (or most) files from the operating system with my programs and data. The ...
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Resurrect "unknown" LVM system with backup data?

I updated an NVidia driver and now I'm in quite a mess. After trying to fix the login loop on my Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS for days, I decided the best way forward would be to reinstall the OS. I have (had) ...
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How can I backup Ubuntu's "config"? A list of my extra installed stuff, as a script if possible?

I have crashes often cause of computer problems, and have to reinstall everything every few weeks. What would be useful is a script that can keep track of what I install, that I carry around to my new ...
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How long should I wait on recovering journal, Clearing, clean?

After reverting to a legacy nvidia driver to access an old nvidia card, I rebooted. Why reboot? Because nvidia-smi, etc. won't work sometimes without a reboot. However, the rebooting system never ...
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Recovering VirtualBox files after rewriting folder

I'm using Ubuntu Server 20.04 I have the following folder: /home/jose/VirtualBox VMs/honer/ I deleted the honer VM and the honer folder with the command BoxManage unregistervm --delete Then I imported ...
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is it possible to mount a mutlipass image outside of the multipass/qemu tool?

a little background, I'd been using multipass via macos on a m1 chip, had a nice little vm that I used to store some thing. everything seemed fine, did an upgrade on multipass and now my VM with ...
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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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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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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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