Questions tagged [data-recovery]

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Hard Disk showing wrong capacity and is RAW disk

will write step by step: one day my linux mint Drive stopped responding. i forced re-started the Laptop. On boot screen it showed this screen Then after some time showed : No boot device Present Then ...
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Formatted windows 10 original while installing ubuntu 20.04

I had windows 10 installed on my lenovo l340 .i tried to dual boot my laptop with ubuntu 20.04. but while dual booting it did an error by which linux took swap area from ssd where windows was ...
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Recover data from old LVM partition on Centos 7

a few days back I my system would not boot up and go directly to emergency mode with no luck getting out, so I decided to reinstall centos 7. However, there are a few files that I would like to ...
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Why is dvdisaster data redundancy not working?

I did some dvdisaster tests. Carried out tests as before - on CD (because it's cheaper). As a result - I DOUBT about the effectiveness of dvdisaster. I used this version: dvdisaster on github ...
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Find corrupted files on a partially recovered ext4

I have hard disk that was damaged by impact when it was running. The disk had 6 partitions and some unallocated space too. After the impact, 3 partitions appear to be fine and I am able to read/write ...
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How options do I have for data recovery for my Samsunge Note 4? [migrated]

The screen on my Samsung Note 4 cracked. Unfortunately, I did not back up the data in internal memory before that happened. Although the phone works, I have no way to access my data since I don't have ...
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Possible to Recover Files from Unbootable Windows 10?

I have a Surface Pro 7 running Windows 10 and am running into boot issues. I'm waiting for my case with Microsoft to be escalated but in the meantime am wondering if there's a way for me to recover ...
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Recover deleted chrome bookmarks, saved passwords, etc on android smartphone [migrated]

My google account wasn't even logged into google chrome. I was looking to backup my saved bookmarks and passwords and dissociate any such linked data with my google account. I went on to "chrome ...
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How to recover Micro SD, accidentally quick-formatted + 4 files copies onto it [duplicate]

I just accidentally quick formatted a micro SD card, with about 8 GB of pictures on it. I didn't know it was plugged in, and I meant to format something else. Worse, I copied 4 files onto it, ...
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iPhone8 Showing Pictures On Device Even Though I Removed All Photos [migrated]

I don't get it. I removed all my pictures from my iPhone8 but iPhone Storage is still showing pictures are in the iPhone8.
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cannot access drive because it is in raw form?

I have a 30gb usb-drive which I have some important data in. When I plug it in the computer, windows 10 v 1909 for x62, it displays "You need to format the usb drive before you can use it", ...
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how can I repair my partition that has been splited into two sections and isn't available anymore?

I had a 540GB NTFS partition named "D". After one restart (I might have done something wrong) my ubuntu partition turn into a unallocated partition. Then I use a live boot Ubuntu and used &...
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M.2 SATA SSD not recognized by anything - any chance of data recovery?

A couple days ago my mom's laptop's SSD became unbootable. I thought maybe this was just a corruption of the boot partition, but when I checked the BIOS the disk wasn't listed anywhere. I tried ...
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Restore desktop unsaved files after Windows 10 update

I'm kind of desperate, yesterday I had a bunch of tabs opened in private mode that I need for my research (my Firefox profile is set to start by default in private mode) and many opened and unsaved ...
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Any way to restore an accidentally repartitioned drive?

TLDR: Accidentally deleted partition on storage drive and created EFI partition. Drive is now one big EFI partition. Did not quick format. Any ideas on how to restore the original partition? I ...
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Mounting a ddrescue image of an encrypted drive?

My time machine backups hard drive recently failed, and I used ddrescue to create an image of an encrypted partition on that drive (it was an encrypted HFS drive). The ddrescue ran and seems to have ...
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tar.xz fails with _ in file name

I have a .tar.xz archive with a few videos / images, but when I extract it, I get the following error: tar -xvf archive.tar.xz vakantie/ vakantie/2018/ vakantie/2018/winter/ vakantie/2018/winter/dag 1/...
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How to recover an ext4 partition with a bad superblock on a dubious 500GB internal hard drive?

I bought this hard drive 6 months ago and it shouldn't be failing like this. It's a 500 GB sata III internal seagate that I have being using on an old ECS G31T-M9 computer with archlinux installed. I ...
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Clone only part of 3 TB disk for rescue

I have a 3TB RAID disk [single partition] I formatted as ext4, but I realized I needed a file on the disk and have not written any files to disk so far. I ran photo-rec twice, and while it finds the ...
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Recovering disk encryption key from TPM

I have reset my pc to factory settings but not reset TPM. Because of this I lost access to an hdd encrypted by bitlocker on which I have important files. Could someone suggest me a way to recover the ...
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How to save a large recovered hard disk data from computer directly into cloud storage

Recently, I did some data recovery from my damaged hard disk using third-party data recovery software. Since the data recovered almost 1TB, I need backup storage to store my recovered data. I do not ...
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How do you open .axd files?

I was sent some .axd files that supposedly have some data in them that i need to plot some things. However, I am struggling to find a way to open them. Any suggestions? They're binary files.
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User Account Missing

I am on Windows 10, and I performed a Windows Update, and then after the computer restarted, my user account was empty, all my personal files are gone, nothing in the documents, desktop, downloads. It ...
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How can I recover files from a Western Digital (WD) My Passport external hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a Western Digital (WD) My Passport WDBYNN0010B external hard drive and I accidentally deleted some important media files (mostly wmv format). I have tried many recovery programs e.g. Recuva, ...
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Excess data on corrupted rar file

Using PhotoRec, a recovery tool, on a damaged data hard drive, I rescued a 30GB .rar file. When I unrar it, the output is a ~6MB folder. (EDIT: the unzipped 6MB folder is the correct, complete set of ...
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Hard drive stops working during ddrescue and is making odd sounds

We have an older HDD (WD Black 500 GB) that was still in use for the data it had but then at some point, Windows wouldn't boot with the drive installed. I checked with a Linux installation and the ...
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How can I open the image file generated by Bitlocker Repair Tool

I used the following Command: repair-bde E: D:\recover.img -rp xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx And I do successfully recovered my encrypted image according to cmd success message. And My recover.img file is ...
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Folders stored on USB drive suddenly changed into unix executable file

I am a user of MacOS Big Sur, 11.2.3 (20D91). Just now I experienced the most weird incident in my history of using USB flash drives. I mounted a drive on the MacOS system, hoping to transfer four ...
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Recover Excel Files when failed to save to OneDrive on shutdown

So this happened... When I shut down macOS, I have an unsaved document in Excel. I saved it to my OneDrive account, and then the system shuts down. After I restarted macOS, I opened another ...
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Recover DATA from partition read error

I had my WD myCloud 3GB for several years working, so just recently I encountered a red light issue. This is generally meaning that the NAS OS could not be re-loaded, and WD myCloud is bricked. Now I ...
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I rm -rf'ed an iSCSI Target [duplicate]

Ok, so yes stupid me, apparently I logged in to my Synology back in January and ran an rm -rf * in my @iSCSI node that housed my VMWare DataStore. Then I rebooted both the ESX and Synology about 3 ...
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SSD quick format data recovery possible?

Today I was doing some tests with two SSDs — SanDisk SDSSDHII240G and Samsung SSD 830 Series — my question is how to safely delete SSDs so that no data can be recovered. The first test was a quick ...
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Data recovery from a formated usb drive

I recently made a stupid mistake, instead of changing my .kdbx file on google drive, I changed one I had on USB drive with the same name. The USB drive was later formatted and used as windows ...
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Can i get data from previous Windows build back?

I have installed Windows update and all of the events in Event Viewer are gone. Can i get them back even thought i updated Windows more than a month ago? Also, haven’t done backup.
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Does TRIM instantly deletes files deleted in on SSD?

If i deleted something from recycle bin, is it instantly gone when i have TRIM enabled? I deleted a file and i’d like to get it back but i don’t know if it’s even worth to try.
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Recovering corrupted image data from single files

Most questions and information about corrupted files have to do with recovering files from a corrupted partition, where the file data is assumed to be present on the disk and it's just a matter of ...
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How do I restore a previous version of a file?

I have this file where I keep a bunch of links. I deleted one of the links for a youtube video, because the video got deleted. However, I realized I could use the WayBack machine to view the deleted ...
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Unable to locate controller name of SD card

I am trying to recover my SD card as instructed in this question as it became write protected, however, I tried both tools ChipGenius and ChipEasy but both are not reporting what is the controller ...
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write to windows filesystem from linux [duplicate]

I have newly installed ParrotOS on my computer. Previously it was Windows 10. The hard drive had 3 pratitions. One partion now has Linux the other two are data partitions(important files). The problem ...
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Self encrypting drive file recovery

I have a Samsung 840 EVO. I've read a bit about the basics of self encrypting drives , i.e. that data is always encrypted but the master key is 'known' and only when one sets a password is the master ...
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35-pass erase for files; will it recover or not? [duplicate]

OK, I admit it; downloaded raunchy pictures and now want to ensure they're deleted from a MacBook Pro bought in 2018 whenever I decide to gift it to someone. Admittedly, the pictures are nothing ...
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Windows 10 update erased %AppData%\Notepad++\backup; is there a way to restore unsaved files?

Today's update of Windows 10 erased Notepad++ [v7.9.1] folder %AppData%\Notepad++\backup and am aware that backup files can be a solution, but is there any way to get my unsaved tabs back? I've read ...
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Data Recovery From An Encrypted External Drive I Formatted? [duplicate]

I have a drive which is showing signs of bad sectors. Errors are "Current Pending Sector Count" and "Uncorrectable Sector Count". Crystal Disk Info did that buzz sound which I ...
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usb drive recovery: TestDisk/PhotoRec detects USB name and size, but can't recover data

I have a USB drive that I have been unable to access. When I plug it in to my Windows computer, the icon for the drive on My PC flickers, like it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting, and sometimes ...
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USB drive stops being (physically) readable on new Mac hardware but readable on old hardware under Linux

I recently had the following situation: a USB penstick [formatted as a FileVault encrypted volume under MacOS] stopped being physically recognised by any of my Mac devices (a range of devices from an ...
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When LO saves AutoRecovery information, does it keep any of the older ones? and for how long?

I have a bunch of files in /backup starting with "lu" and then some numbers. Are these the ones that are saved and kept after the latest AutoRecover is saved? If so, how long are these kept. ...
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How to repair inaccesible external Hard disk [duplicate]

I was defragmenting my external hard drive which hardly had 3% free space. In the midway of defragmenting it, I stopped the process and tried ejecting the device but there was an error saying that the ...
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Disk shows no partitions, not even an empty one, but Windows says it's working properly [duplicate]

System stopped working yesterday, couldn't find boot device. I pulled out the SSD and connected it externally to a fully working drive dock, even tried a second one, to see if I could get any data. It ...
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Merging Data in Working Windows 10 With Corrupted Windows 10 (Dual Boot)

My windows files got corrupted in a way that have prevented me from recovering the system(my laptop came without any OS so it didn't have a built-in recovery option for me to save Windows). To login ...
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External disk fatal hardware error [duplicate]

I am trying to get access to my external hard drive and hopefully the data on it. However, my disk is not being recognized by the computer. I have tried opening Windows disk manager and it immediately ...

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