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TestDisk is a free data recovery utility. Usually associated with Photorec

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Associate ready annotations with a raw PDF file with Okular

Problem Accidently, the file x.pdf which was a book with a lot of annotations created by Okular is deleted. Annotations, however, are present in /home/user/.var/app/org.kde.okular/data/okular/docdata/....
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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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Need help verifying partition table after accidentally deleting boot + efi partitions of (encrypted) Ubuntu installation

I made a mess today as the title says. I deleted the first two partitions on my hard drive containing my OS (Ubuntu 20.04). I realized what I've been doing before deleting the luks encrypted third ...
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Corrupted ext4 disk with windows disk manager

I am the main linux person in our team (which is a sad state of affairs), and am trying to fix a problem created by one of our windows users. They had a 5TB drive with a single ~5TB ext4 partition ...
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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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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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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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failed to start mysql community server and laptop not turning on after running testdisk ubuntu 18.04

I was running testdisk to try recover some files but it ran image creation and after the my laptop stopped responding so i restarted it and now this screen is flickering Please help..is my harddisk ...
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Problem booting dual boot Ububntu / win10 after partition size change

I had a working system with dual boot of Win 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 on a single hard disk with the following partition layout (more or less, that is what I remember): - Primary NTFS, 1.5gb boot - ...
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package installing issue

I was trying to install libglu1-mesa-dev freeglut3-dev and mesa-common-dev on lubuntu due to an online course that requires opengl to run the code for the exercices and initially it raised an error ...
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I overwrote my external hard drive. Can I recover files?

I was trying to make a bootable USB drive. I entered the following: root@BlackBox:/home/bgp# pv XP32bit.iso > /dev/sdb I let it run, and then became aware that I had the wrong target. I meant to ...
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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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Geometry of USB Memory - heads per cylinder is 124

i have a USB Stick, and this stick has some problems, how to set up for it proper geometry TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015 Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org> http://www....
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testdisk unable to detect deleted folder

accidentally happened to Shift+Del a folder named new from my external HDD. In my attempt to recover the lost data (very valuable to me) and after going through most of the previous such cases on Ask ...
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Ubuntu use of ddrescue

Somehow the partitions on 2 of my 3 hard drives on my Windows 10 system got messed up. drive 1 = 1000gb Seagate - INTERNAL drive 2 = 120gb WD SSD - INTERNAL drive 3 = 7TB WD mybook - EXTERNAL ...
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Recover Ext4 partitioned disk without partition table

I have a disk that was formatted for Ext4 whole... so it was without partition table. After that disk found itself in Windows env, win asked for the disk to be initialized, and by mistake someone did ...
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Recover deleted files after mkfs.ext4 command

I was unable to mount my drives, so following some instructions I executed the command mkfs.ext4 Then all my data in that partition got lost. I also tried to recover with testdisk using Ubuntu 18....
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PhotoRec extension customization is taking parts not defined in the signature

when i tried to recover my .m files which are considered as .txt for photorec. I tried to add my own extension. After creating .m file containing the word tic while in the .photorec.sig file i added ...
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recover data after installation of ubuntu OS without changing partitions using ubuntu installed on usb key [duplicate]

my hard disk is damaged, i tried to install ubuntu 18.04.1 on c: partition instead of windows. I formatted that partition. Unfortanatly the installation had some errors, while ubuntu system files has ...
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Accidently deleted windows partition on Ubuntu

I have accidentally deleted my Windows partition (using fdisk) including the system partition. I was able to recover the partitions using Testdisk however I can't see an option too boot into Windows.
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In command line I am using testdisk, but the file is not getting located?

I am trying to use test disk on my Ubuntu software version 16.04 using command line (sudo apt-get install test disk) and after typing the password it is giving Unable to locate package test disk. What ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 / Windows 10 dual boot error

So I've been trying everything from Boot-Repair to TestDisk to try and fix boot errors after trying to install an older version of Ubuntu. I had both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 and using grub ...
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no outcomes when trying to recover files with testdisk

I've been trying to recover files with Testdisk and lately, it stopped working. on the outcome, it shows "Copy done! 0 ok, 0 failed" how do I fix it?
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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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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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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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Broken partitions

I just managed to break my partitions (or partition tables) on my dual boot PC. It has a 500MiB EFI Partition, 215GiB Windows 10 and 64GiB Linux. I'm currently trying to fix it using testdisk on linux ...
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Can I use ddrescue & Testdisk in ubuntu to create image to recover data? [duplicate]

I mistakely installed ubuntu over my 1tb drive removing essential data and photos which took about 5 mins to install, so I want to know if I can use ddrescue in Ubuntu to create a virtual image of the ...
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Lost all my data after installing Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I lost all my data after installing Ubuntu 18.04 for the first time. I have a 750 GB hard drive which had three partitions. After installing Ubuntu I found only one partition which contains Ubuntu ...
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how to restore unbootable drive using testdisk

I accidentally erased my sister's entire hard drive and made a new partition table while tying to formate a USB and now the laptop gives me this screen on boot up https://i.stack.imgur.com/KUsSg.jpg ...
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Testdisk: Finds my partition, then forgets it

When testdisk analyses my hard disk, it finds the lost partition and even the label 'Storage', which looks good at first. But when the scan goes from 99% to 100%, the (multiple copies) of the linux ...
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I accidentally formatted my C: drive while I was using Ubuntu [duplicate]

My C drive had Windows installed and all of my important files. I know there is a way to try to recover it using testdisk. But I wanted to know if there are anythings that change since the dive I want ...
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Cant view any folders or files inside users home folder using testdisk?

I have installed the testdisk using sudo apt install testdisk and using this I want to view and recover some deleted files in ubuntu 16.04. I selected my linux partion in testdisk sudo testdisk /...
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How do I download and install TestDisk on Xubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

How do I download and install TestDisk on Xubuntu 17.10 without using either the Terminal or Synaptic? I am specifically asking about Xubuntu, not Ubuntu. The reason is that there is nothing called ...
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Can't recover partition with TestDisk

By mistake we erased a very important partition in a NAS drive we used at work to store data. The story: the NAS drive started to fail, not because of the hard drive, but because of the motherboard. ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see a probably damaged SD card

I have a damaged sd card, so i would like to format it. First i tried with Windows. Windows see my sd card, but when i try to format it, i get error. After i tried with the chkdsk command, but i get ...
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Dual boot shows all partitions as deleted. What should they be?

After allowing Windows 10 to upgrade my dual boot PC which uses an SSD it is not booting. I ran boot-repair and now I get a bootmgr missing. So I ran testdisk from the live CD and all partitions ...
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Accidentally formatted my HDD when attempting to reinstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've searched the other threads about this topic, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to approach this problem... in short, I accidentally deleted my main partition when trying to reinstall Ubuntu....
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Testdisk not showing drives to copy image to

Shorter version: I've been using testdisk to recover data from a 120G drive with a number of partitions. When I start testdisk I can see various drives. When I navigate to the partition I want and ...
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How to recover json firefox files using photorec testdisk?

On the wiki it says that json files are supported but json file format is not listed when using photorec file options. On the cgsecurity forums, some people have suggested that this is considered a ...
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Windows 7 boot failed after installing Ubuntu 17.04 32bit

recently i over writed my ubuntu 16 with ubuntu 17.04 installation CD. before my dual boot worked perfectly and i was able to boot windows 7. now windows 7 appears in the grub 2 list, but when ...
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Recovery? Accidentally formated whole disk when installing Xubuntu [duplicate]

today I attempted to install Xubuntu on my machine. I had Ubuntu and Windows on my SSD as dual boot. I wanted to expand the volume that the Ubuntu had because it was way too small. What I did, ...
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testdisk not happy with Windows as Primary partition and Ubuntu as Logical?

I am in the midst of trying testdisk to recover a borked dual boot system, and have a specific question to testdisk .. it seems it doesn't like any combos I enter of Primary & Logical labeling.. ...
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windows 10 major update wiped GRUB, how do I recover partitions properly? [duplicate]

Windows 10 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS dual boot on a Lenovo Laptop.. after getting nagged about an update... I have been dumped into the grub rescue screen grub rescue> and a lot of the help for dual ...
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duplicity restore went wrong

Using --force in a duplicity restore experiment, I accidentally made duplicity delete numerous folders. Yes, it is possible to destroy data with backup software. Testdisk not R-studio are able to ...
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TestDisk won't detect partition, but PhotoRec does

I have a small problem, I accidentally formatted one of my drives in Windows. PhotoRec finds the partition, but Testdisk doesn’t. Help would be really appreciated. EDIT: It finds the partition when ...
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Linux partitions showing unallocated after recovering windows 7

This is little long but please bear with me. So I have 3 primary partitions and two logical partition under an extended partition. The first two primary partition sda1 & sda2 are root and home of ...
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How to recover lost data after installing Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

This has been asked quite a few times before but I want to add something extra hence a new question. Please take a moment before marking it as a duplicate. I had dual booting with Windows 10 and ...