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Corrupted partitions with dd command in linux [duplicate]

I recently passed a bad dd command in Linux, instead of copying a 2Gb ISO to a USB pen, i accidentally copied it to an external USB HDD with 2Tb capacity. This HDD was divided in two ext4 partitions, ...
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I accidentally deleted crucial videos from my iPhone DCIM folder on my desktop

I copied the files onto my desktop and then accidentally clicked 'delete' on my keyboard. It deleted the selected videos. I then did ctrl+z which deleted the copied files that I placed on my desktop. ...
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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I accidentally broke my 1tb drive during a dd iso image to a usb thumb drive [duplicate]

Which method suits most useful for this kind of situation. It took me 8-10seconds until i realized i was doing dd on the /dev/sdb instead of sdc and i guess that means 100-150mb of new stuff is ...
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Reconstructing a file from 2 partially corrupted copies and a check sum on linux

I am looking for a way to reconstruct a file from two corrupted copies and the md5sum of the original, preferably on a Linux system. Since the two files only differ in less than 4 MB out of roughly 2 ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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On a USB that has been formatted as a windows recovery USB, can i use the spare space for file storage/transfer?

I just created a recovery disk for my laptop w/a 16Gb recovery SanDisk Ultra Fit thumb drive and there is still 4.8GB of free space. Can i put other files on the USB drive, and will it still function ...
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Fix corrupt found.000 file? [duplicate]

I have an external USB drive, formatted as NTFS. It has started to fail, and has a number of bad sectors. I have been able to recover most of the data, but one directory was giving errors so I ran ...
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Any chance I can recover this video file?

So I had a MOV file I recorded. It was game-play form a game on my iPod. I spent forever timing it to music. Anyway, I saved it to my flashdrive, and plugged that drive into my windows machine ...
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How to repair or recover my Word and PDF files

My Windows 7 was infected and the malware destroyed both of my Word and PDF files. I searched the web much but couldn't find a way to really help me on recovering or repairing those two files. I found ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Windows won't start and system repair can't fix it

I get a black screen with the error 0xc00000e9. Windows recovery can't fix my problem and system restore points aren't working. I have: changed cables (power and SATA) put a different HD from ...
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Large container file overwritten by empty file (0 b) on external NTFS volume

In order to build a new container file on an external NTFS volume using the terminal command dd, I unintentionally overwrote the existing container (280G). Fortunately, I realized the mistake ...
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Where can I find the list of the currently open in Adobe Reader pdf files?

Somewhere in the registry? What happens to this list, when Adobe Reader crashes and unexpectedly shut downs? I am using Adobe Reader XI on Windows 7 Pro.
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Which pdf files were open when Adobe Reader XI crashed?

I had been working with hundreds pdf files. A couple dozens of them had been open, when Adobe Reader XI (on Windows 7 Pro) crashed. Where can I find the list of files, which were open during the ...
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Open SSH / missing files

Confession! I don’t know what I am doing! At least I am at the edges of understanding what has happened and what I might be able to do to put things right. A couple of weeks ago we had a power cut. ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Pendrive shows up, but no data is accessible

I have lots of private data on my ADATA S107/32GB USB 3.0 pendrive, that recently stopped working. On linux, the pendrive does not show up in file manager, as well as programs like gparted or ...
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Why would number of files recovered not match number deleted?

I am overly tired and accidentally pressed shift-delete on the wrong folder, and thus deleted it and all it's contents. The progress message box said that 225 files were being deleted. Without doing ...
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Quicken resource fork issue? Identical files behaving differently (one works, one doesn't)

My hard drive recently crashed, and my last Time Machine backup was in November. Fortunately, I was able to get all the data successfully recovered, however, I'm having a serious issue opening my ...
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How to recover damaged Excel files

I have a few Excel files which are not working since a sudden attack by some unknown virus. It then encrypted all my values in the datasheets. I have no backup for those Excel files. I need to recover ...
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Increase Hirens Boot Mini XP RAM

I'm trying to recover some data from my formated HDD using GetDataBack. When the software processes the MFT found, it needs a lot of RAM and when it reaches 2 GB, the program exits and everything is ...
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Recovering Windows 10 Files Using ntsfundelete on Ubuntu?

Earlier this evening I stupidly recycled a few files that I still needed in Windows 10. Even more stupidly, I cleared the recycle bin immediately! After I realized my error I quickly began looking for ...
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Recover “My Documents” folder documents from Old Hard Drive

I am trying to recover my GF's four-year architecture work (assignments and designs) from her recently gone-for-good Asus N73 laptop running Windows 10. I have detached the hard drive from the laptop ...
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Replacing Controller For Clicking Drive [duplicate]

I have a Hitachi 5400 RPM 60.0 GB 2.5 hard drive that clicks once when it is powered on and is not recognizable in my computer or in disk management. I have also tried connecting to a Linux box and ...
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External hard drive unreadable after copy

So I had a macbook pro on loan from school. I had to turn it in yesterday so what I did was copy all the files that where on there to an external hard drive. After that I tried too copy the ...
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HDD corrupted after having put it on the docking station

Basically I bought a "DOCKING STATION HARD DISK 3,5 2,5 IDE SATA HD" (just google it to check what it is; I bought it as cheap SATA->USB thing) and after I tried to connect to my mother's netbook to ...
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Lenovo Companion deleted contents of my Downloads folder

I own a Lenovo W530 laptop running Windows 10. Earlier today, I ran the Lenovo Companion app's Optimize tool which is a bit like Windows' Disk Cleanup function. I inadvertently included the Downloads ...
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Accidentally deleted lots of things from root-direct(/), how to rescue?

My laptop runs linux Mint 17.3. I was coding, while there was a bug in target clean of my Makefile. As I run 'make clean',GNUMake tries to delete everything from root-path(without sudo). I found and ...
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Accidentally lost all my partitions, testdisk can't find them

I had 1 100GB partition with Windows and another ~800GB one with all my data. I shrinked that one to get another 100GB partition to install Mac OS X on (which I did successfully a couple times before) ...
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I need to find what the first (and maybe last) sectors of a NTFS partition were, on a drive with corrupt partition table

I have a 3tb hard drive. I also have its entire disk image backed up, so you don't need to worry about the actual condition of the drive. The problem is this: The GUID Partition Table (GPT) got ...
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Bootable NTFS data recovery [duplicate]

A friend of mine has a Notebook with two hard disks, one SSD and one HDD. The SSD held a Windows 7 installation, the HDD contained most of his data. After a bluescreen, the computer won't boot ...
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Data Recovery on a Laptop

I am trying to recover data from HP laptop that is running Windows but does not start up anymore. I am able to start it up with Knoppix. $ fdisk /dev/sda Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 ...
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What causes this HDD sector damage pattern?

Out of curiosity, I ran GNU ddrescue on a Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB hard drive with known bad sectors, and then I visualized the ddrescue mapfile with ddrescueview. When I zoomed in, this ...
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The home directory content deleted

My home folder disappeared all of a sudden (Desktop, Downloads, Documents ... all deleted) and now my system considers my Desktop as the home directory. Is there any way to recover my old Desktop, ...
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How to know how much (and which) data I have lost after disk failure

One of the disks in my cluster (with a RAID 5) died last week and I had to replace it. After a rebuild and a consistency check, some data belonging to different users were lost. I need to know exactly ...
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Is it possible to prove that a hard drive was within a certain PC?

I have a situation in which a person has been accessing confidential information from another PC which they shouldn't have accessed and stored the acquired information on their own PC. Since all of ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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Recover deleted *.vdi file on ntfs

I've deleted VirtualBox VDI file from my hard drive (classic HDD, not SSD, Windows 10 x86_64). The only 2 programs that can find this file are GetDataBack for NTFS & undelete plus. But both see ...
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How to delete information from a hard drive, when the hard drive is too damaged to use?

I recently bought a hard drive, and after only a couple weeks it broke completely, to the point where I can't even log in to my computer. I want to mail it back to get a refund, but the problem is, ...
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Cleaned the disk by mistake using diskpart. Is it possbile to recover the data stored in the particular partition?

So I had this particular partition in which there were important files and I was trying to install Windows on the disk but was not able to because it had GPT partition system and by mistake I ran the ...
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Recover a particular folder from the hard disk

I am learning about recovery processes of corrupted / deleted data etc. from hard disks. So, I took an external hard disk and made 3 big folders with Pictures Videos and Music. The total data content ...
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“You need to format the disk in drive J: before you can use it” is shown, disk is not corrupted

I have a 7-8 years old laptop (HP EliteBook 6930p), running Windows XP with a 500GB SATA Hard Drive. The computer is painfully slow and I'm about to give it away as a donation, but first I would like ...
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Restore data from bacula

We are using Bacula for data recovery. One of my client system has crashed. I want to recover the data from Bacula server. Can anybody suggest me solution or link which can help in above situation? ...
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Restoring XP Recycler folder on Win7

Now I am not terribly optimistic but here goes. Have been sifting through the old HDD copy to recover some Symbian files, and found some through search. Turns out the whole directories were in the ...
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Alternatives to professional data rescue [closed]

I have a broken external hard drive that spins, but won't come up in /dev, and thus I can't mount it and run ddrescue on it. (I've rescued many drives before using this method.) When the drive ...
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Recovering Word file from Encrypted External HDD

My partner is a teacher and therefore requires her external hard drive to be formatted using encryption called Endpoint. She had been writing reports and lost them. I have tried via Remote Assistance ...
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TrueCrypt crashed during encryption, files recoverable?

I was encrypting a ~4.5TB external drive with TrueCrypt and it crashed at roughly 0.04% completion when I attempted to pause it. I've tried a few tools in an attempt to recover my files, however they ...
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Data Recovery software doesn't recover recently deleted files but can recover year old files

I have deleted a zip archive from my E: drive which was really important to me about 3 days ago. Since I really needed it back, I ended up using Data Recovery software like eraseus data recover. This ...
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Accidentally overwrote wrong disk with dd, how to recover?

I wanted to dd an image from sdb to sdc, but because one hour before I had set up things differently, I just copied the same command: dd if=/home/user/Downloads/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/rsdb bs=2M; sync ...