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ddrescue attempt ends with drive disappearing from dev

I have been trying to recover data from a Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB drive (2 ext4 partitions_ for 3 days now, predominantly with ddrescue and testdisk, but because of some critical error on the disk ...
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Cannot compile C programs after deleting libc.a and libc.so

I removed libc.a and libc.so files from my Raspberry Pi. I read somewhere that it was going to fix a problem i had with the mpi.h library, but instead of that it has prevented me from compiling C ...
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HDD recovery — linux does not see drive (fdsik -l)

fdisk -l does not see the HDD. The hdd is from a friend's lenovo laptop (ultrabook type). He says that the hdd made a clicking noise that went away the last time he tried booting his laptop. His bios ...
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Lost data at CP -r <from source> <To destination> How to do Recovery

I took a backup into external hard disk and moved all of them to my new Ubuntu machine location /tmp which is near around 100 GB. And I moved via command prompt cp -r /tmp /home The folder into my ...
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I accidently clicked Image Creation with TestDisk

For anyone familiar with the TestDisk (undeleting software), I accidently selected 'Image Creation' and it created some file which took up the entire disk space of my Linux partition. I do not know ...
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How to mark pending badblocks on mounted SMART disk

Here I'm going to describe some technique I've used to mark the pending badblocks on the disk, what has worked out, but anyway I have some questions about this. Recently I've noticed weird behavior ...
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I accidentally formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the previous Ext4 filesystem?

I know that a similar question has already been asked. This morning I accidentally formatted the wrong volume, containing mostly video files (about 30GB each). I am currently trying to restore the ...
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Almost all files disappeared from phone's storage and sdcard

I unplugged phone from usb (didnt do anything at all but charge the phone) and I immediately found out that almost every file in phone storage and removable sdcard vanished. I havent wrote anything to ...
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SD Card corrupt after copying with dd command

I was trying to move the Pidora (Fedora for Raspberry Pi) image to my sd card using the dd command, but I realized that I had forgot to put in the bs=4M argument and had to terminate the program half ...
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Trying to restore data, usb drive not properly detected?

I am trying to recover files from a usb drive with a corrupted filesystem, thus far I have had no luck. When hooking it up to a machine with Ubuntu I get the following information: Syslog ...
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Why can't ddrescue just recover blocks used by the filesystem?

It seems that ddrescue tries to recover all blocks on a disk or partition, even ones that don't contain files. Wouldn't it be possible for it to find out which blocks actually hold files by looking at ...
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How to recover files from hybrid drive

I have a somewhat complex problem. My notebook's hybrid drive failed and the HDD part (500 GB) was damaged physically so any software based solution was off the table. However I have taken an image of ...
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How to inspect disk image

I have a dump of a hard disk. A hard disk recovery company made it for me. I don't know what software they used to make the dump, all I have is a file disk.img. My only idea to get started was using ...
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Accidentally erased SSD with “dd”, any chance of recovery?

I was trying to clone a SSD last night and made a very simple, stupid mistake. Instead of doing dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda, I did the reverse, dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Essentially I read from a ...
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Will writing a new partition table change anything other than the first 512 bytes

I'm trying to recover data from a 1TB drive removed from my NAS, but when I run fdisk -lu /dev/sdb I get a message saying that there's no valid partition table. From what I understand the partition ...
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Can't get ddrescue to start at a specific position

I have been trying to read data from a failing disk with bad sectors. All went well, albeit horribly slowly, until it stopped reading and skipped to a position of 272GB out of 280. I power cycled and ...
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Will dd_rescue wipe my output hard drive?

I'm planning to use dd_rescue (as per IT support's instructions) to try and get the data contents of a faulty hard drive. We only have one external hard drive to back up onto which has enough free ...
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Unable to recover deleted file using icat

I am trying to recover a deleted file using icat, but I don't get any output. The partition looks like this $ fls -o 59472 -r w3_image.dd d/d 11: lost+found r/r 12: msg r/r * 13: msg.txt d/d 2529: ...
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Linux - transfer all files modified after a specific date to a new harddrive

I recently had my second hard-drive of the past semester begin to fail on me and become unable to ghost to a new drive. I still had the first hd that failed so we ghosted that drive but now I need to ...
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recover files from encrypted home folder

I can't seem to find the answer to my questions -- hence my posting this here. I have encrypted my home folder in LinuxMint 15 Cinammon x64. If I create images of LM's partitions via fsarchiver, ...
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How to find out what file is on a particular sector

How do i find out on Linux what file is occupying a given sector on a NTFS partition? I need to do it because i am rescuing data from a failing HDD (using ddrescue), and want to find out what files ...
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How can i recover my video file in linux?

I have sucessfully recovered the photo from photorec but it doesn't recover video . How can I recover my video from my external memory card ?
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Restore whole OS X from damaged but yet somehow accessible HFS+ partition

Okay, here's my problem: my disk got damaged (most possibly by the power problems). Disk utility shows it in gray color and won't mount offering me to check and repair it. Needlessly to say it won't ...
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Recover data from corrupted LVM partition with TestDisk?

I had setup 3 disks in a LVM array with each disk holding some data. A few weeks back one of the disks "disappeared" from the LVM array and BIOS. After rebooting, the disk reappeared but does not ...
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Can I tell TestDisk to ignore filesystem?

I recently formatted a FAT32 external hard drive to ext4. After realising this was, in my case, a mistake I now want to attempt to recover the data whilst keeping the folder structure intact How can I ...
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Getting data from linux partition on SATA drive from Windows or Linux

My laptop became unbootable today. Something popped when I plugged the power supply in and it wouldn't boot. Anyway, I took it to a hardware specialist shop to get them to open up the laptop and fetch ...
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pendrive recovery that damaged while installing linux [duplicate]

I tried to intall linux mint in my hp v165w pendrive.After I partition the device,I clicked on the "next" to install linux.in progress bar after 80% completion the progress stops and cancelled.after ...
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Linux ntfsundelete for recovering files in a Windows XP NTFS partition

Recently some folders have began disappearing from my Windows XP partition while booted in it. Sometimes after a drag and drop or move operations, a folder becomes undeletable, and I am afraid that it ...
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How to recover data from a USB-connected hard disk that shows no partition?

Is there a possible way to recover data on my Western Digital 2TB drive? I have tried different ways like using gparted and fdisk etc.. but nothing helped. The error I get is that it cannot find a ...
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testdisk - partition : write error

Today I bought a SATA-to-usb convertor to copy my data from old hard drive that had been abandoned for few months. When I connected to PC, the partition didn't show up so I decided to fix the ...
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Recover deleted files from FAT partition under Linux [duplicate]

I need to recover deleted files from a FAT partition under Linux. I tried to do it with TestDisk and it was ok, but now I need to do it from a partition which has many bad sectors – and I found the ...
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1answer
165 views

How to recover lost partitions using a bootable pen drive?

I have lost all partitions in my laptop's hard disk recently and its now showing as a raw disk. I have made a bootable pen drive using Ubuntu-12.04 and trying to recover the lost data using ...
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Can I fix this TAR+XZ file?

I'm doing some file recovery on an old hard drive, using the most recent stable PhotoRec. After finding a lot of files that I wanted to keep, I decided to make some of them (meaning over 700) easier ...
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how to Recover deleted files on RHEL linux [duplicate]

I accidentally executed rm –rf * command in /home/apps/ directory on putty console. apps directory contains our all data. I exited immediately (pressing Ctrl+C), but few files been deleted. I ...
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LVM woes - is it possible to recover data from LVM?

I think I've cocked up a smidge, so asking for some advice. I have 4 drives in my machine: sda - OS sdb-d - sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 - swap sdb2, sdc2, sdd2 - LVM Total logical volume size ...
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Backup entire data and migrate

I have been given promotion in the office and hence given a new laptop. Now I have to move from my old system to the new laptop. I am currently working on many projects and have many dependencies ...
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651 views

Why can Linux systems sometime recover data Windows can't? Any concrete reasons?

Background: Earlier this year I had a problem with a SSD drive that Windows would not recognize anymore. But eventually a bootable "Parted Magic 2012-10-10" did the trick. See this solved thread. One ...
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Create from bash an image from a Windows / Linux partition

I want to make an image with existing Linux tools from the bash console. Can somebody tell me how to accomplish this task? Let's assume /dev/sda including its master boot records need to be backed ...
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Trying to recover a deleted .bash_history file

It's for an assignment to practice a bit of forensics. We're given VirtualBox images and told to figure out if a certain user messed up the ssh config. I mounted the image as read-only, and found ...
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Trying to rescue data from WD My Book Studio II, raid 0

For a friend I'm trying to recover data from a Western Digital My Book Studio II external disk drive enclosure in raid 0 mode. At first I tried to rescue the data under OSX, the OS used by the ...
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856 views

Can't mount SSD

I have a bit of a problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop, and about 2 years ago I replaced the aging HDD with a 32 GB SSD. Today I tried to boot my computer, but it couldn't. So I've put ...
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How to recover data from a formatted hard drive? [duplicate]

I am pretty much new to Linux. I have given my hard disk for someone to install ubuntu. He formatted my entire hard disk. I would like to recover some of images that I lost. Previously my hard disk ...
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How to undo a modification in Linux if Linux won't start due to the modification?

I created a .bashrc file in the /home directory and then rebooted Linux but now it wont restart. I am now on a Live CD version of Linux. Why are many folders not accessible?
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Can an inode table on the root partition be-rebuilt or salvaged?

A friend (not technical) has a Linux server running CentOS which will no longer boot. His IT guy looked at it and says the inode table on the root partition was basically gone. Since the inode table ...
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1answer
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How? Mount, Find & Recover DATA in HDD outside of Synology Box

How? Mount, Find & Recover DATA in HDD outside of Synology Box I had originally posted this question here on Synology Forums and no real solution was suggested except a Linux / RAID based ...
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1answer
236 views

Recover truncated file contents in linux

I there any possibility to recover file contents after echo "" > file.txt? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and my filesystem is vzfs
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How do I recover my data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Are there any good free undelete tools for Windows? [closed] Formatted hard drive, forgot to back up a text file. How do I ...
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instalation windows 8: I cant recover my Linux Partition

I had a problem last day when i was installing Windows 8 on my computer. In my harddisk, in this moment, I have 5 partitions: sda1: recovery data partition sda2: windows 8 (NTFS) sda3: use for ...
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Reverting pvcreate on a Windows System Recovery partition

As the title says I incorrectly ran: pvcreate /dev/sdb1 Where sdb1 was a Windows System Reserved partition. Now I know I could probably use the Windows CD to recreate it, but is there a way to do ...
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How to recover deleted files on Linux Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover a removed file under linux I had a project directory inside my Eclipse workspace folder (on my Ubuntu Linux system) By mistake I have overwrite this ...