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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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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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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Lost all data after chkdsk on NTFS partition. How do I get it back?

I have a multiboot system with a shared NTFS partition (300gigs) across OS's (Windows7, Debian, Arch). Recently I booted into Windows and it prompted me to run CHKDSK and after that I can't see any of ...
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Is there a way to backup the windows recovery partition or recreate it on a sony vaio laptop?

My friend got a Sony Vaio laptop. Soon, I will install him Linux. But I want to back up the Windows 7's recovery partition that came pre-installed. But on laptop, normally, when we boot up, they ask ...
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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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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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Can not copy files after installing windows

I am experiencing a weird problem. I was running Xubuntu on my laptop until yesterday that I had to delete Xubuntu and install Windows. I had a NTFS partition on my Xubuntu that I kept some files on ...
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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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Recovery Partition Healthy?

I tried to backup my recovery partition a couple of times on a CD and HDD but this process fails every time. I used "Dell Datasafe Local Backup-Basic Edition", but after 2 minutes of burning/writing ...
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Recovering multiple partitions with testdisk in a multiboot configuration

I'm facing this kind of problem for the first time. Two of my three partitons got corrupted. In searching for a solution, I found testdisk. I've read the tutorials and feel confortable to use it, ...
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Recover partitions with both Windows 7 and Linux installed using TestDisk

I need to recover my partitions using TestDisk. I used deep search and the result is as follows: Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63 Partition Start End ...
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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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I cannot access my old C: drive after system crash

I am using an Acer Aspire E1-531 running on Windows 8 Pro x64. Previously I had Windows 8 Pro x86 installed and it worked perfectly for a few months. But yesterday the system crashed and I was not ...
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partition moving crashed mid-process - what damage have it done / what to do ? (AOMEI app used)

I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro (5.x) to "Align" an NTFS partition with about 170GB of data. (Cca 800GB partition on standard (non SSD) 1TB hard disk). The app started after reboot in "PreOS" ...
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Reinstall windows8 and install original Windows 8 laptop ASUS K55v From Hidden or Recovery Partition

One of my friends laptop the explorer.exe file is damaged and I could not fix it ,now i want to change or reinstall windows. now I 'm currently using the original Windows 8 ,I want to re-install ...
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Recovering HDD partition table using Testdisk

I have a total of 4 operating systems installed on my notebook. I use a WD Blue 1TB 2.5" internal HDD. The installed OSes are Win XP, Win 7, Win 8 and Ubuntu. Of these, Windows XP only boots when I ...
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Internal IDE HDD used as external w/ usb adapter and suddenly 2 partitions were gone

I was searching through the internet trying to solve this problem and saw an answer in this site and it looked you really now about this subject. Of all the other webs I checked, this one seemed that ...
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What is the difference of Recovery and Restore partitions?

I have an Asus U38N laptop. It is UEFI enabled and has Windows 8 as operating system. I noticed that it has both Recovery partition(900mb) and Restore Partition(20gb). I'm cloning the operating system ...
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How can I detect a linux swap partition on an image with no partition table?

I'm working on recovering an image that had the partition table blown away. For other filesystems, I've been able to use Sleuthkit's sigfind and the default templates or specified offset/signature to ...
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How to restore Vista from a corrupted install of Xubuntu?

On my laptop, I've decided to get Xubuntu. During the process, my laptop overheated and shutdown during the installation process. As I turn it back on, it has GRUB, not allowing me to go on Xubuntu or ...
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How to restore Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue And Recovery Partition?

I've created a backup of the Rescue And Recovery Partition using clonezilla. Now, on a new disk, I've recovered the partition using clonezilla, however when I try to boot it I get: Missing operating ...
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recovering partition in multiboot configuration with tesdisk

i have a multiboot configuration with three os,suddenly two have become corrupted. i have read the testdisk guide,but i´m not confident,anybody could help?I have doubts like should select only the ...
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my ubuntu 13.0X, I shoot three commands: (1)fdisk -l (2)fdisk -s /dev/sda1 (3)reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overlapping partitions can't install ubuntu

when I try to install ubuntu it doesn't detect the windows OS and doesn't show up harddisk partitions as well. I think the issue is due to partition overlapping. Here is the output of fdisk. How do I ...
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Recovery: what to do when MBR is deleted (Mac)

A bit of background I have an old Macbook (early 2006, Core Duo) that was is in a pretty severe condition, since one of the two memory slots behaves abnormally when I lift the laptop just slightly ...
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'lost' windows partition. how to get it going again?

I was shrinking my partitions using Disk Management and it all went fine. Then I started PartitionMagic and it was saying me something like you have errors in the partitions (something like partition ...
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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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Recover Hardware Raid Disk

I have an issue with a raid disk and I was not able to find a solution. I have an Asus Rampage IV Extreme with an Intel controller for raid. I was using 2TB disk in raid 1 with multiple partitions, 2 ...
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How to recover partitions on Mac hard drive

I have a friend's hard drive that he managed to remove the partitions from when he tried to transfer his files to a new Mac. Is it possible to recover lost HFS+ partitions on a hard drive from a ...
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Mount the Dell factory image partition inside a vm

I have a Dell xps 17 with a recovery section with the Dell factory image partition which contains the windows install is about 18 gb. I want to mount this as a disk image inside a Vm runninf inisde ...
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Create recovery partition on windows 8.1

I upgraded my nettop Intel Atom system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Pro. I'd like to have recovery partition on my PC, but I haven't. How can I create recovery partition on my computer?
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Get Recovery Partition to work, with overwritten MBR.?

I accidently deleted the MBR on Recovery Partition of my Sony VAIO, now when I try to boot in this it gives Error: MBR : 1234FA , Is there a way in Linux or Windows so that I can get this partition ...
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Can a Windows 7 disk repair Windows 8?

I expanded the C drive on a Windows 8 HDD and get a error message now saying that it is unable to boot. The OS was pre-installed and I forgot to create a .iso backup of the Windows 8 OS. Would a USB ...
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restoring data from a unusable space in hard disk

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 in a windows xp desktop after installing, in windows i tried to allocate free space(left after installing ubuntu in the hard disk). while doing so it has made some other ...
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Install Windows 7 but keep recovery partitions in dell

I have purchased a dell insiron 5521 and had windows 8 preinstalled in it. I wanted to install windows 7 x64 so i disabled the secure boot and started the install. When it asks where to install ...
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No partition on USB Flash Drive?

A friend gave me a corrupted USB memory stick to try recovery data from. But I've had some unusual results, so thought I'd share to see if anyone is familiar with this problem... First off I just ...
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Creating recovery drive in Windows 8 - Factory backup v/s current system backup

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z500, with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to create a recovery drive before tampering the partitioning for obvious reasons. Now, I've got two options for creating a ...
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Recover NTFS partition back without formatting

If I try to chkdsk, I get the error Unable to unable to determine volume version and state I'm currently running a Partition Wizard Home Edition scan on the drive and it is finding files and ...
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Disaster recovery for RAID and mdadm

I´m having a software raid 5 with 5 2TB members. After some work with gparted my RAID doesn´t work any more... How can I check the integrity of each member? What would be my options, if the partition ...
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Regaining access to a partition

My friend recently formatted his computer and after installing Windows 7 again the system does not allow access to his backup HDD anymore. Opening it in Computer triggers the "The drive is not ...
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can I copy the files from recovery partition to another drive partition

Is it possible to copy the files from a recovery partition to another partition on another drive an be able to restore system from the new recovery partition
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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 ...