Partition recovery is the process of recovering data from a hard drive partition that has been rendered unreadable by normal methods. A problem that is caused by drive failure, accidental formatting, corruption of data.

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Recovering data from Mac OS X encrypted SSD with broken MBR

On my Mac, running on Mawericks OSX, I had whole encrypted SSD (240 Gb). By mistake (instead of external, and same size! HDD plugged in), I've chosen wrong disk (my SSD) for Linux installation. So on ...
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Get rid of “Resource Busy” message on Mac OS X

I am trying to repair a lost HSF+ partition table an iMac by running the i command inside of sudo pdisk /dev/rdisk1. Once I try running the i command, I get an error message saying that the resource ...
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Two partitions with the same letter from previous install

I recently recovered Windows from the Recovery partition and since then I am stuck in a very weird situation. First off, my computer tries to boot off of the previous partition which no longer works. ...
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Can I restore my NTFS partition in place?

while using the Win2Flash tool I accidentally selected one of my HDD partitions as target USB drive. Previously, I had 5 logical partitions(100 GB each). After the accident, I can see only one of ...
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Recover /var/lib/mysql file after reformat/reinstall

My server would not boot, so I have repartitioned and reinstalled Ubuntu. Afterwards I found out that my MySQL backup script has not been working for the past 5 years. This was an ext3 filesystem. I ...
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How to make my restore partition usable again?

I have an old Samsung X420 in which I had installed Linux years ago, alongside Windows 7. I gave it to my girlfriend to use and since she didn't deal well with Linux and GRUB, I wiped and recreated ...
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I have multiple recovery partitions windows 8.1

This Is Similar to this question but Different in the fact that the partitions aren't deletable, and all of them are titled "Recovery Partition" This question is more similar but never got answered, ...
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Restore partitions on USB drive [duplicate]

When creating a bootable iso image on the usb drive, program imageUSB created a partition on the USB. The problem now is that I cannot restore the USB to a single partition. I am using windows 7 and I ...
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How to recover exFat partition?

I'm trying to recover a single 4 TB ExFat partition made in Maverick's Disk Utility. This single partition on the disk has storage files shared between Windows and Mac. It became inaccessible after ...
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Why can I view my data in TestDisk but not otherwise? How can I recover the hard drive?

A few days ago I was working on my computer and my hard drive decided it was time to say goodbye; the screen froze, and when I tried booting my computer it failed. I take the drive out, put it into ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition ...
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How can i recover data from a USB stick which is showing no storage medium? [duplicate]

I have a USB Flash drive which has begun displaying some odd behaviour. It's a Lexar 32GB JumpDrive S70 USB Flash Drive if it matters. In windows, what occurs is when I put it into my computer, it ...
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Hard drive gone missing after merging partition in an external hard drive?

After merging several partitions of an external hard drive using Magic Partition from Hiren's Boot (an old version). One of my drive is missing in the My Computer in window 8.1 (After I removed the ...
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Recover Data from a External Drive Formatted with Truecrypt volume

I was formatting a hard drive (160GB) with encryption to be used for backup using Truecrypt. My computer went to sleep while this was happening and the operation got canceled. I just clicked "Back" ...
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NTFS Partition disappeared after windows chkdsk

I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, and share(d) a 3TB GUID NTFS partition between the two. This worked fine for ages. Yesterday I did a large file copy from a suspect (perhaps failing) ext3 partition: ...
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Deleted my Windows 8.1 recovery partition

I bought a HP Envy refurbished laptop from a non HP official source. It came with DOS. I downloaded Windows 8.1 from dreamspark and installed using USB. During install when it asked for the partition ...
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Fix Partition Table

I was recently installing manjaro on my hard drive. I set up the partition table how I wanted, wrote it, and proceeded to assigning partitions portion of the installer. To my surprise, I was presented ...
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Restore deleted Windows 8.1 recovery partition

I selected the option to create a recovery drive in Windows and then deleted the recovery partition using the option provided (see screenshot). Now I want to restore the partition exactly as it was ...
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Btrfs volume management for normal home user

Btrfs is by design for enterprise use, but that doesn't stop normal home users from using it. By normal home user, I mean those people who don't use complicated setup like mirroring, or any level of ...
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Partition hidden after installation of linux

I tried to install a linux on a partition I made and couldn't complete the process due to some technical problems. I then aborted the installation and went back into booting via windows 8. Now the ...
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Recovering data from a lost/deleted HFS partition in Mac OS X

I have a 2TB hard drive with 2 partitions. It got partition by a program into 5gb accidentally. I tried using Disk Drill Pro to recover the lost partitions and it could see it but could not rebuild ...
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Recover corrupted Ubuntu partition

So I have a laptop dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, and my Ubuntu partition ran out of space. I shrank the only partition I could to make more room for Ubuntu, but the unallocated space came ...
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LUKS partition recovery

A drive with 2 partitions - 1st is plain ext4, second is encrypted LUKS. The partition table has been overwritten. I've found the beginning of the second partition , which i need to recover, thusly: ...
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Mounting Safecopy Image in Kali (Or any other OS)

I've been trying furiously for about 2 to 3 weeks to get the data off this drive. And I've had lots of learning while I've done it. However I still am with no data. I have used SafeCopy to make a copy ...
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3TB raw hard drive partition recovery stymied by GPT

I have a seagate 3TB external hard drive with GPT. I accidentally pulled out the power cord and upon reboot was faced with a Raw Partition message in Windows Explorer re: You need to format your drive ...
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Default Recovery Partition lenovo

I've got lenovo g5045 laptop.... On default It has 2 visible partitions 1.Windows 8 OS (C:) 2.lenovo (D:) And invisible recovery partition, efi , oem The C drive is Huge, it was about 800 GB. ...
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How to recover data in formatted hard disk and already installed a new OS

Help how to recover formatted hard disk and already installed a new OS but not yet installed applications. Edit: I have two 500g hard drives lets say HD1 has my personal files and the other is HD2 ...
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Disk Management Action History/log

I deleted a partition in disk management earlier today, and then extended the partition before it over the newly unallocated space, and now need to recover a file from it. Does Disk Management keep ...
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Harddisk reinstalled - can data be recovered?

We have a laptop here which had Ubuntu installed on it. When it came back we removed the old partitions, created a new one and installed Windows 7 on it. This install is still fresh. Will it be ...
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Need to recover partitions

I will describe each and every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So I ...
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Create recovery partition on hard drive

I have a Sony VAIO SVE15127CNB with Windows 8 preinstalled, without recovery disks. I accidentally formatted the recovery partition. Now booting to recovery on startup using F10 does not work.
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Overwrote startup disk's partition table with gdisk; how to restore?

I installed a new hard drive in my home server today, went to format it in gdisk (larger than 2 TB), set the changes and wrote them. Then I noticed that I had selected the wrong disk, in fact I just ...
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Is it possible to restore a wiped MBR partition table on a machine that has not been rebooted?

While experimenting with how to fix this, I came across a suggestion to wipe the MBR, so I did. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bsize=512 count=1 Whoops. No partition table. Yes, I have backups, but ...
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Reinstall windows 7 without disk [duplicate]

I want to reinstall windows 7 on my machine. I read this from http://www.pcworld.com/article/2364269/how-to-reinstall-windows-like-a-pro.html Windows, it’s up to the PC manufacturer to provide a ...
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Read data from old hard drive Seagate ST-1239A

I received an old hard drive from which I need to read the data. I connect it using an AT-Interface to USB connector. (I tried two different ones with the same results). I guess it is about 210-211 MB ...
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Is my Recovery Partition empty?

I have Sony VAIO VPCF115FM laptop with a 500GB spinning hard drive. The hard drive is the OEM drive. Under Computer Management-->Disk Managaement, I can see that there is an 8.66 GB Recovery ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. I stupidly closed gparted before I realized that I might have been able to use the undo function. I am currently attempting file ...
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Windows 8, moving recovery partition to a new USB drive

I bought a Surface Pro 3 and I moved the recovery partition to a USB flash drive, using the built-in Windows 8 tool. I would like to free up that USB drive and install the recovery partition on ...
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Recover files from corrupt filesystem

My situation: I have an older 80GB IDE internal hdd, with a few files on it that I would like very much to recover: some word documents some latex documents (text files) and pictures (png, jpg, eps ...
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How to replace the laptop HDD but preserve the recovery partition?

I need to replace the HDD from one laptop, but the goal is to preserve the recovery partition, thus allowing me to re-install windows at any given time, just like if it was the original HDD. I've ...
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How to fix damaged NTFS partition?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I wanted to transfer some files between PCs, so I have copied some files from Debian PC to the drive. After then as usual I have chosen safety remove ...
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Recovering damaged filesystem/partition

I wanted to increase the size of my /home (originally about 20GB). /home was on the partition /dev/sda9. There was about 25GB free-unallocated space just after the /dev/sda9 partition. The plan was ...
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Linux Mint installation and partitions restore

I tried to install Linux Mint and accidentally selected to install over other OS. After that it imediatly transfered me to where I must select my time zone. I aborted install, restarted PC and looks ...
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recover linux partition after failed windows xp install

I have a pc with two hard drives, one runs Ubuntu 10.10 and the other has NTFS with a broken XP. The XP failed after I upgrade Ubuntu to 10.10. I installed virtualbox in Ubuntu so for a while I ...
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lost my windows partition during kali linux installation

I had a copy of Windows 8.1 running in my system and I wanted to install Kali linux. So I shrunk a partition and allocated 40 GB of space for the linux file system. All was going well and installation ...
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File structure corruption after installing ubuntu

I am using Windows 7. When I installed Ubuntu and ran it for the first time, everything was going fine. I booted Ubuntu and accessed my FAT32 and NTFS partitions. After restarting Ubuntu, I booted to ...
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How to recover from corrupted ntkrnlapa.exe in Windows Vista without data loss?

I have an Acer Aspire 4935G. After a Windows Update, I was prompted to restart. But when it was booting up again, it went into its Startup Recovery mode, and the error says that a boot critical ...
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How do I copy the boot sector from one computer to another?

I have a pair of identical computers. One of them stopped booting the other day (it gets past the BIOS screen then goes black). Booting from a USB recovery stick I've verified that the partition is ...
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LVM volume with corrupt MBR: how to mount and recover data from it?

I am new to LVM and partitioning in general, and so, am in a situation here. The Situation: I accidentally overwrote MBR of a Fedora 16-created LVM disk. Now, everything else on this disk is ...
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How can I repair or install startup repair/system recovery after BCD corruption?

How should I go about repairing startup repair? Installing startup repair onto the hard drive, as if it was not originally there, would also fix this. In the hope that someone at a Windows-specific ...