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

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TestDisk Recovery - image.dd couldn't open LVM System

I am using xubuntu 20.04. I am using dual boot with windows 10 & xubuntu 20.04(LVM Luks crypted). I was writing an essay with one-day full work in libre office. Then i deleted it mistakenly, after ...
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Installed Ubuntu on top of Windows 7 Parition, thus lost an important file!

Hi there. I had win 10 and 7 installed on dual boot, then i decided to download and install UBUNTU, in the installation process, i chose to install it on top of the win 7 partition, so it had to erase ...
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Disk /dev/sda: doesn't contain a valid partition table

I had a Software Raid 1, and somehow it got corrupted and I cannot boot it. I am trying to fix it through rescue mode and this is what I am getting from both drives. Is there any way to fix the ...
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Linux partitions deleted after Windows 10 Update (Version 1909)

I have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 10. I have only booted into Windows a handful of times over the last 2 years or so. I left Windows logged in overnight and it decided to update. The next ...
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System not booting with no free disk space

I have used PhotoRec/TestDisk on my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.5 to recover some deleted files from the ext4 filesystem. I first let it do its work on the entire partition, all extensions. And PhotoRec ...
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Restore Session Buddy files from deleted `.config/google-chrome`

I use the Sessions Buddy Chrome extension to compartmentalize interesting links to different domains of interest. Today, I've got a notification from Chrome saying that I should reinstall it (the ...
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Erase or reset a NTFS corrupt disk when not mounted

I'm new to the community, but I've already found so much to learn in the past days in this community. You guys rock! I've been having a problem with one of my hard drives recently, a Toshiba 2TB USB 3....
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Understanding TestDisk behaviour on disappeared files from a git / docker folder

I have totally messed up a git / docker local folder, and some of my files (curiously only those which were not tracked by git) have suddenly disappeared from one data subfolder ; I cannot see them ...
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Help Needed to Reover a folder (Ubuntu 18.04)

This is my first post and my English is also not good. So please bear with me. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 and Today I accidentally deleted a folder contained 10GB of photos and videos. I installed ...
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Recover deleted files from ext4 - Ubuntu 18.04

Well, I finally did it. I noticed a folder of my original drawings going back 4 months was missing from its usual spot. With reference photos and palettes and all, there are maybe 700 files in that ...
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Test Disk not working on 20.04

Have used test disk on 18.04 and it worked perfectly. On 20.04: Shows deleted files and size Allows selection of file to be undeleted Asks for location where to save But on pressing c (for copy ...
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Decrypt ecryptfs files recovered from photorec

I have managed to recover files from a disk with a damaged partition table using photorec. Photorec does not preserve the file name or file structure so all I have are a bunch of randomly named files ...
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ACCIDENTALLY ISSUED DD COMMAND AGAINST EXTERNAL HDD

I recently issued dd if=/home of=/dev/sdb and turned out to ruin the exfat filesystem on my external harddrive. I immediately issued ctrl-c to stop writing. Read few threads indicating the use of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't boot after using testDisk

I used testDisk on Ubuntu 18.04 to recover my external hard drive that I unintentionally deleted some files from it. I used "select all" to recover all the deleted files. I turned my laptop ...
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Wrecked my partitions with testdisk

I used to have partitions for Windows and Linux(had dual-boot) on my SSD, but then I broke the partitions with testdisk (because I didn't know what I was doing). And now it looks like this: $ sudo ...
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recover data from ddrescue img fails

After seeing some corrupted partition I did recovered whole disk using ddrescue and file is imagefile.img ddrescue -f -r3 /dev/sda imagefile.img imagefile.log now I want to recover some folders from ...
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What's filling up my root directory? [duplicate]

I have a 120gb SSD which is dedicated to /root and a separate HDD for /home but for some reason my root drive is full and I can't see why. I've tried autoclean autoremove and clean but it hasn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...