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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...
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Recover Data Using Synology NAS

I bought a Synology DS415play around 2 years ago, and plugged 3x 4TB hard drives into it and set them up as a Synology Hybrid RAID. I've been using it to store my media on it and haven't touched the ...
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Python Script with .py Extension Data Recovery

I have deleted some of my python scripts about 3 months ago and now I want to recover them, I tried Data Rescue 4 which is told as the best data recovery software but it was unable to find .py ...
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Will ddrescue make recovering an overwritten partition easier?

I have an external HDD that's been erroneously formatted. I've never used ddrescue before, and have read much about it. The one thing I'm a little confused about is: Will creating an image of the HDD ...
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USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports “No Media” with 0 bytes size

I have a USB flash drive which is no longer recognized by my computer. Windows Disk Management and DiskPart report No Media with no storage space (0 bytes) on the drive and I cannot partition or ...
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Recover data from my damaged phone

I need to recover data from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. S(M-9005). Last night I dropped it and it restarted. Now its staying in boot loop for 4-5 mins and then starts. But after that, the screen stays ...
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ddrescue stuck on scraping bad blocks… (forwards)

I have a Hitachi 640GB laptop hard drive that has some bad blocks. I don't believe the blocks are physical bad blocks, because the drive doesn't make any clicking noises. The hard drive is formatted ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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How to get the data off of a ReadyNAS drive?

I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo network backup system with two drives in it. The data is accessible through the network, but when I remove a drive to get the data off in another computer, it shows that ...
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Recover data from un-encrypted portion of partition - BitLocker [duplicate]

I have two Windows 10 OSs installed in two partitions of the same HDD. I wanted to encrypt both with USB and I ran into trouble. I am hoping I can still recover information on the partition that does ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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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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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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HP 1TB external HDD data recovery

My HP 1TB external HDD stoped working. I was unable to find a service center in my area because it was bought from an online shopping site and some them rejected to service because it was an external ...
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Is there a way to read the files off of a hard drive that was previously in a Western Digital MyBook External HDD Enclosure?

My external hdd unfortunately took a tumble the other day and it landed square on the usb connector, breaking the socket off so it was inside the enclosure just rattling around, leaving me unable to ...
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repair/recovery tool for Western Digital Elements (1TB)

My Hard Disk Drive just got corrupted due to electricity fluctuation. When I plug my Western Digital Elements, It ask me if I want to format it or not... I can't see my files or even the capacity of ...
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1 TB WD Black WD1001FALS suddenly extremely slow

I have and internal hard drive disk, 1TB Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS, that suddenly got really slow. It just happened as I was using my computer normally for daily tasks, with no sign of ...
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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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Recovering damaged external hard disk by installing internally

I had a 1TB Western Digital (My book series) 3.5" USB3. One day, the SATA to USB3 converter board was damaged and has not worked since. I decided to open the cover and use the HDD as an internal HDD....
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WD External Hard Disk repeatedly making Clicking noise. Can I recover data? [duplicate]

My Western Digital External Hard Drive recently stopped working and started giving a clicking noise. Western Digital says that I need to send it to an authorized data recovery center for the warranty ...
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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 had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. My computer technician had unplugged from the socket ...
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How to recover data after Low Level formatting of WD 500gb External HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format I have lost everything on my Passport WD 500gb HDD,and no,there was no back up done :( I've heard of people who have gone to ...
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WD external hard drive turns off

I've got an external hard drive (WD500BMVU) that was dropped and now does not mount anymore if I connect it to my Laptop (Mac). When I connect it with the USB cable, the LED light goes on, I hear the ...
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Accidentally dd'ed an image to wrong drive / overwrote partition table + NTFS partition start

I screwed up and set the wrong output for dd when trying to copy a freenas ISO, overwriting the wrong external hard drive. External drive is only used for data storage, system is entirely intact ...
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How to recover folder converted to file by check disk?

After turning on my computer, check disk checked my flash drive and converted corrupted folder to a file. How can I recover data from converted folder? Below is the message I found in bootex.log file ...
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how to recover data from my disk - I accidentally copied with dd an iso on it

I wanted to create a bootable USB from an ISO image and I accidentally put as the output of the dd, instead of my usb drive, one of my hard disks. The ISO was 3,3 GB and my disk is 1TB! And it was ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Recovering Thunderbird mail after a Windows 7 upgrade

I installed Windows 7 over Windows XP and forgot to backup my emails. I still have the Thunderbird profile folder saved in Documents and Settings though. How do I go about recovering all my mail and ...
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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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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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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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Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1.5TB - Faint Beeping but not recognised

I have a FreeAgent XTreme 1500GB (eSATA, Firewire400 and USB 2.0) external hard disk. The hard drive I have is the same as displayed in the image at http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2008/09/...
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Why would an internal hard drive suddenly short circuit when attached on another PC?

The hard drive is a main drive in a pc I was troubleshooting. It was working fine and was able to boot Windows XP on the original pc. When I pulled it out and attached it (via USB + external power) to ...
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What do I need to know to replace the PCB of my WD Caviar Green Hard Drive?

I have a dead 1.5 TB WD Caviar Green hard drive that I'd like to try to fix by replacing the drive's PCB. The drive was housed in an external enclosure. After a power cycle, neither the drive nor ...
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data recovery from unallocated harddisk partition

I accidentally deleted a partition which mainly served as space I put my data, labeled D: drive. The partition wasn't subsequently formatted though, following the delete incident. Obviously the D: ...
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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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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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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 crash?...
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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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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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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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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 testdisk,...