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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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reinstall deleted /dev/dvb directory

I'm still a noob on ubuntu. After struggeling to get DVB working (Kafeine) I was fed up with it and removed everything also /dev/dvb. Now updated to "Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS" I want to try ...
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Connecting a Ubuntu Device to a Windows Device

Is there any way to do this, for example through an Ethernet cable? I shift-deleted some files inadvertently on the Ubuntu device, and would like to run data recovery software on its file system from ...
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How to recover an overriten partition?

So I thought I try something fancy today and learn how to use the terminal to install a raspberry pi image on a flash drive. The result was not as I imagined. Apparently I've overwritten my partition ...
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Help! Accidently delete the bin file in the miniconda2. Can't restore from google drive, what should I do? [closed]

Tried update the Ubuntu system, and downloaded the miniconda3. But the python pipelines didn't work on the new conda environment. Still got the old miniconda2 file without bin file. What should I do?
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Ubuntu crashed after browser froze and I powered off. When I tried to reboot, everything was gone

As I said, I was listening to a podcast, browser froze, computer froze, I powered off and when I tried to reboot, everything seemed to be gone. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. A couple other pieces of ...
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Accidentally deleted gnome keyring from startup applications. How do I get it back?

I was trying to delete Microsoft teams from the list of startup applications but I accidentally deleted something else from the list instead. I think that the program I deleted from the list was SSH ...
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What are the contents of contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

I see the other thread on deleting the contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged, I would like to know what those files are, I have 1 massive 108GB gz compressed file. Is that data? if I decompress ...
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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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Ext4magic not listing files properly in the Home dir

I'm trying to recover files and directories accidentally deleted from my home folder. I have ext4magic working, as I can create and then delete a test file in a subdirectory 'undeltest' and then ...
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How to reinstate videodev2.h in ubuntu 20.04

While building OpenCV I accidentally linked the wrong header file. Instead of linking videodeh.h like this : $ sudo apt-get install libdc1394-22 libdc1394-22-dev libxine2-dev libv4l-dev v4l-utils $ cd ...
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extundelete: what's the next step after "unable to restore"?

I have this 150Gb compressed file I accidentally deleted on an ext4 file system (running Ubuntu 16.04). Unfortunately, I only realized my mistake after a couple of days and about as many reboots. I ...
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Accidentally removed $HOME/bin

I accidentally removed my ~/bin directory. I have seen plenty of questions asking what to do if /usr/bin is removed, and that situation seems to be much more serious. What can I do to reconstruct the ...
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How to restore deleted files from zip archive?

2-3 days ago I was extracting files from zip archive and deleting already extracted folder. But for some reason archive manager deleted not yet extracted folders even though I hadn't selected them. ...
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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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How to undelete files and folders that have been deleted using shift+delete

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. I mistakenly shift+deleted files and folders in my Documents folder. I'm trying to use extundelete utility but which is not helping me. I don't know which sda* to be used. ...
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Undeleting Windows 7 from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have 2 disks: one with Windows and second split into 2 partitions, on one I have Ubuntu and on the second one I have some more space for Windows' files. I've accidentally deleted all Windows' files: ...
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How to delete part-Frag file? [closed]

When I want to delete this file it shows an error like this: How to fix this error and delete that file?
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Just discovered that I lost a very important folder

I had a folder with some very important files in it. Overnight it somehow vanished. The diskspace is low on said drive ... it's a 1TB and running at about 90% capasity. They were personal files of my ...
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Deleted files in use

I have checked that deleted files are still in use by the command sudo find /proc/*/fd -ls | grep '(deleted)' And I have been able to check for deleted files that are still in use. Why does this ...
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Accidentally deleted everything with GParted [duplicate]

I wanted to format my USB stick in GParted and didn't see that my Computer drive was selected, so I ended up with this: I'm still logged in and everything is working right now. So... Is this my last ...
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How can I get files back after moving them to the Documents folder in a live environment?

I have launched a live CD session (Ubuntu 8.04) from a USB key on my laptop where Windows XP is installed. During this session I moved various files from Windows XP folders to the Documents folder ...
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Prevent `dd` from destroying SSD or HDD

I have two SSD's and on HDD. When I use sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd count=1000 good things happen and I erase partitions from my USB flashdrive. When I use sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb ...
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Undelete files on only /home/ disk encryption

I recently installed xubuntu with /home/ encryption on one of my partitions. I would like to know: Can files deleted normally be recovered? How can I safely overwrite already deleted files in /home/? ...
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how to list deleted directory names in a path?

I accidentally deleted a directory in home folder, I don't want to recover it, I only want to make sure if I deleted the right directory. Is there any way to know the name of deleted directory in a ...
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Recover deleted files in VeraCrypt container

I've got a partition that is encrypted using VeraCrypt. I accidentally deleted some files and would like to recover them. The main problem is that tools like ntfsundelete require a device to work. But ...
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How to determine if every file in a folder (and its subfolders) exists in another folder

Folder B is obtained from (a copy of) folder A by an undelete application such as extundelete and therefore its structure is messed up. How can I determine if every file in B and its subfolders exists ...
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How to restore '/usr/lib/gcc/*'

On Ubuntu 16.04, I accidentally deleted my /usr/lib/gcc dir. I tried to reinstall gcc but the dir won't be created again. How do I restore. ~$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/gcc gcc-5-base:amd64, libgcc-5-dev:...
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Recovery from Scalpel didn't show any recovered file

I have deleted some of my .odt files by mistake last night (near about 10 hours ago), and I had to recover those files as those were really important to me. I used scalepel for this purpose in which I ...
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Recovery of data after "Erase disk and install Ubuntu"

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed Ubuntu on my system and unfortunately I have selected the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu"-option while installing the same. It has deleted all my previous ...
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Deleted files from my home folder. How to recover them?

I've deleted accidentally files from my home folder and need to recover them. How can I do that? I need a recovering software that points specifically to the folder where the files were deleted and ...
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How can I undo restoring files from the trash or get the list of the restored files?

I accidentally restored a set of files (around 15-20 in total) from the trash, instead of deleting them (sic). Is there a way to undo this process or to find which files were restored to which ...
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Can I restore a folder that suddenly disappeared?

This sometimes occurs with my laptop when I physically close it. The laptop crashes. When I open it afterwards, the screen goes black. This time, I had some files open, and when I rebooted the laptop, ...
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accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

I accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl folder. Now I am unable to neither install nor update youtube-dl. How do I fix it or undo it ? I tried : sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2016....
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HELP! Deleted partition [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a 500GB HDD I have 3 partitions (40GB Windows 7, 150GB Ubuntu and 280GB for storage in windows) but I wanted to resize the 40GB partitions because after installing some programs I ...
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Windows chkdsk deleted all my Linux files

I have a dual boot setup and when I booted into windows one time chkdsk automatically ran. It ended up deleting a bunch of files on my NTFS storage HDD, all the deleted files were created on Linux. ...
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Restore deleted items by delete day

Is there any way to use photorec or another program to restore items deleted only within the last 2 days or so?
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Tried to clear trash and everything go removed! [duplicate]

I found a command online to clear the trash for you because I wanted to clear a file without doing it throught GUI. The command is sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/* . I called it and saw the folder ...
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Deleted my desktop

I accidently dragged this thing in my home folder under home called Desktop (image of standard ubuntu thing) into the trash. Freakng out. HOw do I undo it. My desktop is gone.
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How to recover a deleted Folder(/Desktop in this case)

I have accidentally deleted(in a way) or I can say dislocated reference to my /home/user/Desktop directory , Is there any way to undo what I have done. The following Describes what I have done $ cp ...
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Recover Headerless Encrypted NTFS File Deleted in Ubuntu

My girlfriend had shift-deleted a "Folder Lock" encrypted locker file from my NTFS external drive using her Ubuntu PC. That file has <.flka> extension with NO known file signature. As far as I ...
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How can I recover Deleted files during Ubuntu setup, the drives are not there anymore [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32bit then it was showing some problems so I switched to Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted all my files on the hard disk during the Ubuntu setup....all those collection, pictures,...
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Deleted by mistake

I deleted a huge folder containing mp3 & mp4 songs by mistake. I thought it will be in trash but when I opened it, the folder wasn't there but when I opened the properties of trash I saw that it ...
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rabbitsvn deleted **all** my folders?

I was working with rabbitsvn and trying to export a file from an older revision, when suddenly all programs in the background just shut down. I go to my "Home"-folder to find out that all (!!) my ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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How to recover a deleted user account

I have deleted a user account using the command userdel -r george. It deleted that user with their files. I need to restore that user and their files, is it possible? How can I achieve it?
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Undelete: Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I need to restore some files deleted from pratition. ben@ben-V5-171:~$ sudo ntfsundelete /dev/sdb1 Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already ...
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I moved `/usr/share/gimp/2.0/` to trash and can't find it

I moved /usr/share/gimp/2.0/ to trash and now I can't find it. Is it gone because I moved it from a root owned directory to the trash? Is there a place I can download the file?
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Simple way to recover a deleted file in a sub-dir of an encrypted home directory (ext4 file-system)

I need a simple way to do it, such as one command or program to which: specify the directory the file was in ask for the list of the recoverable files found specify which files have to be undeleted ...
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