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Questions tagged [testdisk]

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

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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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Recover pgdump file example.bak using scalpel

I need your help, how do I recover pgdump file example.bak using scalpel in Ubuntu 16.04, please note that I have installed scalpel and I have tried to play around with the config file to try to ...
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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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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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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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Why don't I recover any data from Testdisk but recover from Photorec

When i tried recovery from testdisk currently on Ubuntu I got partitions but upon opening, there aren't files that I had on my previous windows 8 system of about 800gb of files. But in Photorec, I'm ...
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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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Photorec stuck in loop while scanning

I have accidentally formatted my 1tb drive which had Windows 8 and have used Photorec in Ubuntu to recover data and have recovered about 200gb of data of previous NTFS windows system. The scanning ...
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Repair harddrive, partition table and filesystem after bitlocker failure

I'm new to this forum. So be nice to me. :P Problem: I want to regain a filesystem/ partition table/ my data. Please help me. The data is very important to me! What happened? I tried to encrypt a ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Live Cannot detect my harddisk or its partitions

I have a dual boot setup of ubuntu with windows 10. I recently started having a problem that didn't let me boot into my ubuntu installation. So to figure out the problem i tried using a usb to run a ...
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How to recover Windows from an accidental format? [closed]

The back story: My laptop has two drives, one HDD and one SSD. I was dual-booting windows and Ubuntu on the HDD while the SSD was unused. My plan was to erase Ubuntu from the HDD, and reinstall Ubuntu ...
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FSCK only output: fsck from util-linux 2.26.2

When I run fsck on my Ubuntu the only output I get is below: root@administrator-HP-EliteBook-840-G1:/home/administrator# fsck /dev/sdc1 -r fsck from util-linux 2.26.2 I don't believe it's running, ...
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Overwritten partition recovery

I installed a fresh new ubuntu over the old one on the same partition, then realized that i have not pushed one month progress of coding up to GitHub branch (locally committed). I heard about ...
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Gparted showing whole DIsk unallocated

I have a laptop dual booted with Windows and Linux. I was using gparted to resize a partition(say F) in my disk. But I had to cancel it. Then I booted to windows and there it was showing my F ...
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Data Recovery of a broken partition using TestDisk [duplicate]

I have a 1.5 TB HDD which recently crapped out on me. I can boot into Windows and see the partitions and the data, but when trying to copy it off the HDD will suddently give in and all I get are I/O ...
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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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Ubuntu disk full after running photorec

I ran testdisk and photorec when attempting to recover a deleted file. When I ran testdisk, I selected the option to create a log file and it aborted because the disk was full. I deleted the testdisk....
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Can I recover Windows files from a dual-boot (Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10) overwritten by Ubuntu?

I wanted to format Ubuntu partition by Ubuntu LiveUSB, but I accidentally format both Ubuntu and Windows partition. Now there is only a partition containing Ubuntu. I'm trying to use TestDisk from ...
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How should I recover photos from an SD-Card?

Using this SD card under Windows 10, I get a message that the SD-Card needs to be formatted and it says that its 0 B. I've tried every Windows 10 softwarebut nothing helped. In UBUNTU:testdisk and ...
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Recover Deleted MongoDB Database

Recently one of our servers got hacked and the hacker has managed to drop the entire database which contained some important data. We didn't have any backup so want to restore the database from the ...
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I've run photorec to see if I could find some photos, I don't see any trace. Will running testdisk help?

I'm trying to find photos, they are in shotwell as "missing photos" so I thought I may have deleted them somewhere. I ran photorec and after many hours, I can't see any trace of them. Will running ...
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Files and folders automatically deleted. How to recover them?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.5. Everything was ok till yesterday. Today when I opened my laptop, some folder and files inside them were missing. I am quite sure I didn't deleted them. I deleted only one ...
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I lost the Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 16.04 with Unified key [duplicate]

As I remember the unified key, but the problem is i search this forum and the whole youtube and evrything possibe to recover my partition . This is exactly what happened: I got a live Dvd to ...
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Cannot fsck a corrupted USB

I put valuable data on a disfunctioning LUKS encrypted USB. The command fsck.vfat /dev/mapper/myusb -v -y seems no to be enough. I ran the command for more than 12 hours without the command to ...
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Unallocated space instead of LUKS partition with gparted

I have unplugged a USB with valuable data with a mounted LUKS partition which destroyed the partition table. Running testdisk does not recognized the partition: it claim it as unallocated space ...
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Repair vanished partitions after Startup Disk Creator

I have an external 1.5TB hard-drive which I've been using for years, no back-ups. I have several partitions on that hard-drive, one of which has all my data on (I cannot remember whether FAT32/NTFS),...