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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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Almost all files are missing 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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How to delete files in such a way that they cannot be restored?

I implemented my own version of an aes-cipher in java to have a platform independent encryption application that is not dependent on the available ciphers in the jvm in use. This application should ...
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Recover a lost LibreOffice document [duplicate]

I was working in LibreOffice Writer with an .odt document yesterday, was saving it regularly, but today it looks like I did nothing! I think, the reason is in me accidantally saving it in /tmp all the ...
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Seagate harddrive: unable to mount

I have a notebook with a Seagate Momentum 5400.6 in it. Suddenly it stopped working, only giving strange errors when trying to boot windows. I booted with an Ubuntu DVD, but Ubuntu couldn't fing the ...
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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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NFTS Recovery: No such Device or address

A student gave me a hard drive that he says no longer works. I told him I'd at least take a look at it, since I run Ubuntu 13.10 on my desk computer. I didn't make any promises, but I'd very much like ...
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External hard drive USB connector has broken, Ubuntu can't read it through SATA

I bought a WD My Book external hard drive in 2009 and used it for a few years so I have a lot of important data on it. One day I accidentally knocked it off a table. The table was not too high but ...
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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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VirtualBox: files missing after after attempting to move them from the shared folder to trash

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 VM on VirtualBox with a Mac host. I had some very large files(140GB+) in the shared folder and I needed to free up some disk space, so I moved the files to the VM trash ...
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156 views

How to recover data from ext4 partition formatted to LVM?

During Debian 7.1. installation I accidentally formatted my 60gb logical ext4 partition to LVM. I tried to recover data with testdisk and similar tools but with no success. Testdisk is unable to find ...
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Recover data deleted due to rsync --delete ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to copy the data from my office desktop to my laptop which is updated time to time. I have the previous backup with me in my laptop. I was trying to copy on the new and modified data. But ...
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Ubuntu Deleted /var/logs

Is there a way to restore /var/log ? I don't really care about past logs I at least need the dir structure so programs can write to their logs. For example I went to start apache and it failed ...
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662 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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73 views

Recovering Windows 8 folder C:\Users\my_user

I had a problem with a bug on windows 8 where it is stuck in an automatic repair loop. I tried all possible solutions without success. Many ppl are facing the same problem. I tried many checkups and ...
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207 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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705 views

Data recovery after installing ubuntu (Chose “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and chose the option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" from liveUSB without any backup. When I realized that this would format my whole HDD, I immediately unplugged ...
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how to mount hard drives for data recovery in ubuntu

I try to mount a hard drive in Ubuntu and get the following error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely ...
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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 ...
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1answer
226 views

How do I back up my Windows partition from an Ubuntu live CD?

My Windows partition (C:) is corrupt. I'm booting up from an Ubuntu live CD and trying to copy all the files from C: to my external drive, but the system expands all of the links, producing a ...
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127 views

Time adjusted 4 hours in advance by unknown reason

In my previous post, I mentioned I was hit by a complete data loss on a ntfs partition shared by Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, for some unclear reason. A strange thing happened at the same time is that ...
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How to save a ntfs partition which suddenly became empty

One ntfs partition of my laptop was suddenly wiped out without any notice to me, when I rebooted from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 today. I am in need of help to save my files on that partition, which ...
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77 views

Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus

In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in Trash). I haven't write any new data to that partition yet. ...
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Recovering data from RAID1 drive

I have recently received one of the two 1TB drives I had on a dedicated server. The drives were mirrored and the server was running CentOS 5.6. I've installed it in an USB enclosure and tried ...
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1answer
451 views

Files missing after copying from one sdcard to another using Ubuntu 12.04

I have two Kingston sdcards 8GB and 32GB. The 8GB for HTC Sensation and 32GB for my Tablet (Chinese). I soon ran out of space on my phone and decided to swap the data between the sdcards. I copied the ...
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1answer
843 views

Can't recover hard drive

My drive got corrupt after a thunderstorm. It used to be 1 partition of 2.5tb but now it shows 2 partitions. It's weird because 300gig free space is about how much it had before corrupting, but it was ...
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1answer
319 views

Recover .frm files using Foremost, etc on Ubuntu?

I accidentally deleted my database without taking a backup. I tried Foremost, but it can only recover about 20 file types. I want to recover .frm, .myd, and .myi. What are some other ways to recover ...
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1k views

Can't mount filesystem on HD that came from WD NAS

I have a WD NAS drive, I need to recover some deleted files, so I've taken the drive out and plugged it into an Ubuntu machine to get direct access to the filesystem... When I check the drive in ...
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1answer
703 views

Safety of Truecrypt for Large Raid5 using ubuntu, mdadm, lvm, ext3?

I'm planning to set up a large (probably 6-9Tb) raid-5 array on ubuntu using mdadm, lvm and ext3. Does anyone have any opinions or suggestions on the safety of using a Truecrypt volume for that amount ...
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1answer
833 views

How can I recover folder removed from /tmp after reboot?

I just put web services folder into /tmp for some test. After I forgot that and reboot the server and now. my service folder is gone. So, I tried r-studio for recovery but I have got back nothing. ...
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1answer
467 views

“Unexpected end of file” error while uncompressing lzma file

I've got a file called foo.tar.lzma. While trying to decompress it, I get "Unerwartetes Dateiende" ("Unexpected end of file"). I assume I lost quite a lot of bytes, but 1.1 GB are still there. The ...
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92 views

Need effective recovery tool to recover images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format I need to recover my valuable images which were deleted unfortunately. This happened when I re-installed Ubuntu by ...
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How to recover data from failed HDD w/ ext4 partitions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover files from linux ext4 harddrive My WD HDD failed (5th failed WD). Unfortunately I had some small but important files on it without backup. It's not ...
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3answers
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How can I recover my accidentally-deleted Windows 7 boot partition?

I had Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed, but since I never used Ubuntu and it used 130GB of space I decided to delete it. I deleted two partitions and completely wiped the one with the data. The other ...
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View Files from mirrored RAID outside the device

The Product I have is a Western Digital My Book The device has stopped working but there is nothing wrong with either of the two mirrored drives. I would like to take out the two mirrored hard ...
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478 views

Recover data from two RAID 0 drives in Fedora or Ubuntu

I have an external drive from WD which consists of two separate 3.5" discs which have been used in RAID 0 mode. Unfortunately, a while ago I fed the drive with to high voltage which probably fried the ...
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276 views

Is it possible to safely get data off a hard drive thats a member of a mdadm-mounted RAID1 array via USB?

I have a RAID1 array of two drives created with mdadm. Is it possible to remove one of the drives, hook it up to a USB SATA adapter, and safely mount it, get the info off of it, and return the drive? ...
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I think I broke Kubuntu; boot from USB, mount FS, then install what I uninstalled?

I am booting #! Linux from a USB drive in the hopes that I can either Install what I uninstalled to get Kubuntu working again... (see Installed KDE in Ubuntu, removed lightdm, cannot boot) OR Copy ...
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1answer
267 views

How can I restore a lost file in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 10.04, there is a file that appears when I use the ls command with ~ right next to its name, like: file.c ~ I can't open it, rename it, or copy it. When I try to access it, I get the ...
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310 views

How can I recover these hidden files?

I made my Windows 7 hard drive unbootable (don't ask how right now, I was being stupid :P), and am running Ubuntu from a CD to backup the files before I do a system restore. The only problem is, the ...
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Laptop is not booting up (HP Pavilion dv6t-2000)

When i start my PC (HP Pavilion dv6t-2000, Win 7 Home Premium) it showed the message that there is some hardware-software failure and shown the error with error code as 0xc0000225.. Now it shows an ...
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Recover deleted data with rm -rf (wubi ubuntu 10.10)

I accidentally deleted /home directory with sudo rm -rf... :( I tried to restore it with testdisk, but becouse Ubuntu is from Wubi, it cannot list filesystem and dont know another way to do this. ...
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Recover file from Windows hard drive using Ubuntu

I created a Ubuntu Live CD and I have it running. The hard drive is mounted and I can see the Windows folder and some backup folders, but not any other folders or files. How do I get to those?
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1answer
79 views

dd_recscue attempt yields empty .img file

I have a hard drive with a some data corruption and am attempting to recover the data with dd_rescue. I am running Ubuntu 10 running off a thumb drive drive (my primary boot disk is running Windows ...
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556 views

My ext4 partition became unreadable

When I boot up my PC (duel boot with Vista, which works fine) and go to ubuntu in the grub menu I get an almost immediate kernel oops. Errors include (from memory) /dev, /proc & /sys doesn't ...
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1answer
127 views

Can I search the registry of a laptop's won't-boot installation of Windows XP?

Backstory: I've come into the possession of a laptop belonging to one of my wife's coworkers. She believed it was infected with a virus. And it was. After many searches for the symptoms (it's the ...
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1answer
185 views

Virtual Box Linux data recovery using R - Linux

I'm facing with the following problem. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine running with virtual box and I've accidently deleted some files from ubuntu . I've googled for some tools that can aid me in ...
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3answers
1k views

Recover files from deleted partition

Somehow one of my partitions disappeared (I didn't even have the disk manager open, so I'm really not sure how that happened). The volume was simply deleted. It was an NTFS partition, created under XP ...
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2answers
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How can I recover my ext4 ubuntu partition from my windows parition?

I dual boot windows and ubuntu 10.04. I accidentally did an rm -r * in my home directory and deleted a bunch of files and folders that I need to recover. How can I recover these files from my windows ...