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Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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Possible to find what HD space gets overwritten last?

Is it possible to put files into sectors of a HD that will be (over)written to very last? For example, if I have an HD with a hundred 1MB slots, I'm wondering if it's possible to know beforehand ...
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JFFS2 file recovery

Testdisk/photorec are not working, presumably because JFFS2 is compressed. Is there a tool that can recover deleted files from a JFFS2 filesystem, or decompress it so that standard tools will work?
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Version control, file history and versioning for Microsoft Windows 7?

What Software allows me to go into the folder properties and enable file versioning / a file history, so that any overwrite can be undone? Windows Vista and beyond do provide simple versioning ...
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Data recovery solutions/methods

I accidentally formatted my hard disk, but I was able to see all my files and recover them by using the GetDataBack recovery tool. Is there a way to just restore the complete hard drive in place, ...
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1answer
265 views

Missing music after failed renaming with eyeD3

Most of my music is missing after I attempted to organize my music library with eyeD3. eyeD3 has a function described as thus: --rename=PATTERN Rename the file based on PATTERN which may contain ...
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1answer
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I cancelled partition editor by mistake ,what to do now?

I cancelled gparted operation by mistake .Now one of the partition became corrupted ,what to next? Should I format it? Data is important to me ;(
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2answers
680 views

How can I recover my system after running 'mkfs' on the system partition?

I am not a Linux user, and was doing some homework, I blindly typed sudo mkfs ext3 dev/sda2 (I had Ubuntu as Windows installation). I've done few more things, and turned Ubuntu off to switch on ...
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How is the computer able to save things before it crashes?

I was under the impression that when a computer has crashed, something went wrong and it can't perform anymore. I was wondering how is the computer able to save things before it crashes? Is the ...
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1answer
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Files deleted from network share. Where would they go?

I've had a question posed to me by a user, they've deleted some files from a network share, and they're looking at somehow recovering them. Of course, if they go for file recovery, it will have to ...
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3answers
12k views

How can I recover/undelete files from an ext4 partition?

Has anyone had success recovering deleted files from an ext4 partition? I've tried various utilities, but none have worked yet. I'd be grateful if someone can share a success story!
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Put files deleted over the network into a Windows trash can?

From a Windows workstation when I delete files over the network (e.g. a file share, server disk, etc) those files are never put into a trash can, either on my Windows workstation or on the server - ...
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How can I find out what's on a certain block in an HFS+ formatted drive?

I've got a hard disk that has damaged blocks. I'm now copying it using ddrescue to an external drive. I've got a file with the list of the damaged blocks, how can I find out which files are located ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu: filesystem could not be mounted

I run Windows Vista and Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot. Today while booting windows, it informed me that there was something wrong with my hard disk and it would perform a check, and made some fixes. Only ...
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3answers
726 views

Strange loss of format on pen drive

here is an screenshot of my pen drive. The files are impossible to open, and the names have been replaced by strange characters. In Ubuntu is worst, the Windows system crash. What can I do to recover ...
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2answers
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Tool to determine filesystem on removable media

I have a CompactFlash card that is used in a custom piece of hardware. WAV files are written to it. Windows doesn't recognize the media and wants to format it, which rules out FAT 16/32, NTFS, UDF, ...
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3answers
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File disappeared after error during move

I was cut and pasting a file from one network share to another on windows. During the move an error occured and now the file isn't in the source or destination locations. Is there any way to recover ...