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How do I retrieve email stocked in thunderbird from an account that was deleted from the remote server?

I have an email account that was deleted from the server that hosted it. Thunderbird used to collect the mail via imap. Now although I can't access the mail directly anymore, it turns out that ...
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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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Good partition recovery tool [duplicate]

So I got into a fight with my installer and my raid setup. My raid has 4 2 tb drives and my old drive is also 2 tb (so telling what was what was difficult). And within trying to figure everything out (...
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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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Recover directory, after overriding its files

I accidentally extracted gzip and it replaced a directory which contained some important files. Is there any way to redo the changes?
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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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Un-delete files from an NTFS Windows Partition [duplicate]

My friend's laptop stopped playing video files yesterday, so he restarted it. It rebooted into Windows repair mode, and is now perpetually stuck there. I wanted to help him get his files back, but ...
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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 estore a folder that suddenly disappeared?

It sometimes occurs in my laptop that when I close it (physically), the laptop crashes when I open it afterwards, and the screen goes black. This time, I had some files open, and when I rebooted the ...
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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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Recover files from windows

I recently replaced my operating system windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 and forgot to backup a few family pictures. And I was wondering if it's possible to retrieve them, and if how?
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Moved from windows lost all my files - Any File recovery Tools

Previously i was using the windows 7. When i try to replace the windows to ubuntu i lost all of my other drive files. Is there any way to recover these files. I have my project files and some ...
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Recovering SHIFT-DELETEd files?

I just shift-deleted some important pdf-files from my dual-boot system. The files were originally on Windows drive, but I deleted them from Ubuntu. I just used Foremost to recover, but it returns ...
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undelete files on ext4 with folder structure and everything

I've accidentally removed all my home directory (don't judge!). My early search results led me to applications like extundelete and photorec. But the results were not acceptable. extundelete exits ...
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Undelete files on an ext4 partition in-place

I've just removed most of the files in my home directory accidentally, using rm -f command. Anyway, I searched and found some of the tools for recovering deleted files, like extundelete, foremost and ...
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undelete program [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? Are there any ways to see deleted items already removed from trash, and restore them? I believe my picture folder from my data partition has been ...
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undelete files on ext4

My mother has placed some important files on her /tmp per accident. Now, of course, they are gone. This happened yesterday (2 boots of the machine since) I want to try to undelete the files. They ...