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Questions tagged [file-recovery]

Methods and tools for the retrieval of information either deleted accidentally or on corrupt or damaged media.

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How to recover data from cellphone LG Leon LTE using Recuva when it doesnt appear listed in locations?

I'm trying to recover data from a cellphone LG Leon LTE in a Windows 10 Pro 64 bits using Recuva. The cellphone is viewable and I can see it listed in the root, but Windows doesnt assign a letter to ...
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How to recover some files after Hard Drive Reset? [duplicate]

I am unsure if this is the correct place to ask this but, how would I go about trying to recover some files off a reset harddrive? If can, is there a program you can confidently recommend?
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SD card, corrupted, data recovery, file type unrecognized, allocated memory not recognized, all data recovery software fails to even scan correctly

I have a corrupted SD card and need help: SD card from android says corrupted in phone. Windows says it needs to be formatted. Chkdsk says it cannot restore raw file format. All file recovery ...
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Word doc vanished after closing

A friend's Word document vanished after she closed MS Word and it is unclear to me how it could have vanished. The document still shows up under "recent documents", but it cannot be opened since the ...
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Lost my external Hard Drive when creating installation media (Boot Disc). Lost files?

I accidentally or cluelessly used my ( main partition ) external 1TB HD to create installation media for Windows 10: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 I didn't think it ...
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Trying to undelete directory structure, but partition table is lost on ext4 [duplicate]

A while back I accidently deleted everything on my NAS, which is a Nacie Cloudbox 2TB with a flashed firmware. With testdisk in an attempt to recover my data I changed the partition table. A scan for ...
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How to access files found inside an “invisible” or “nameless” directory (using terminal)?

Context of the problem: The other day I had my USB borrowed and got it's contents modified by some type of minor malware I'm guessing. I could no longer find my files but they were taking up space. ...
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How to read/copy as much as possible of a corrupt file on a SDXC card? [duplicate]

I have a Micro SDXC card from my phone with a couple of corrupt photos/videos on it. I suspect that parts of these files are unrecoverable, but I'd like to read as much of the files as possible. ...
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Restore files from a hard drive with an overwritten partition table [duplicate]

Recently i tried to clone a drive to an external one with DD, but because of my keyboard being faulty in some keys i accidentally cloned the drive to /dev/sdd instead of /dev/sde and lost very ...
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An important text file's contents were blanked, yet windows can still index its content?

I had an important .rtf file I was working on in Wordpad for weeks. Maybe the last time I tried to save it, it got corrupted, and now the file's blank. Checking with a hex editor, every byte is 00. ...
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How to get files out of all subfolders and move them up to the first folder

I have around 3 TB of recovered data from a broken hard drive. The problem is all the files and folders are completely scrambled and placed into thousands of sub folders. Question Is there a series ...
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How do I do to recover the entire folder structure from an erased hard drive using totally free software? [duplicate]

I was using my 2TB SSD, and after a while, maybe because of a mis-click, it got entirely hard erased, only few files survived (40KB). After that, I attempted to use Glary Undelete to recover files, ...
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.exe file randomly deleted

Hopefully this is a good place to ask this. If it's not, please direct me to the correct place. I recently installed Quartus Prime Lite, a free application like many others, and had been using it for ...
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Desktop Files Moved Into Folder Turned Into Shortcuts. Shortcut Virus?

My cousin cleaned her Windows 10 desktop by moving all of the files into a folder she created on the desktop. When she looked at them a few days later, all of the files were turned into shortcuts and ...
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How do I recover files from a (deleted) temporary profile in Windows 10?

In the process of changing my username on my Windows 10 computer, I logged on as a temporary user. Out of ignorance, I moved all my important files to the default profile folder (which of course was ...
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Recover deleted file still running in MAGMA inside a putty session

I posted a similar question on StackOverflow, but I don't know if that's the correct place to ask about this issue and since I got no answers I thought I'd try here. I have loaded a file into MAGMA ...
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I accidentally delete /usr/local/var, what should I do?

I ran this accidentally because I want to remove sql completely: sudo rm -rf /usr/local/var What should I do now? I know the var folder contained homebrew, mysql and run folder before. I don't ...
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Undeleting NTFS file - Found last cluster - Need to find others - Marked as free space

I am trying to recover a chrome extension's data. Undelete programs aren't showing it. Windows 7 64-bit. Using WinHex, I was able to search the disk and find the end of the file I need. (The end ...
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How to recover deleted password-protected RAR file from NTFS drive?

I had a 10 GB RAR file on my NTFS drive (different from OS drive) which was deleted by mistake. It contained all sorts of files including photos, MP3s, EXs, and so on. It was also password-protected. ...
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Access rights of files from an old laptop's HDD [duplicate]

My old laptop died because of battery issues earlier in the year, and I've managed to get the HDD out before trashing it. I've bought a new laptop and a USB/SATA plug, and I can access and see the ...
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ddrescue: Retry failed blocks after first run

I backed up a failing harddrive with ddrescue. The command I used was # ddrescue -vv -d -J /dev/sda /mnt/rescue/winxp.img winxp.map The program completed with around 60 errors. I wanted to retry ...
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Are some files that show up in the Windows Recycle Bin of a fully formatted secondary drive linked to another drive or physically present?

I have a primary (boot) SSD and a secondary HDD (via a SATA-to-USB adapter) connected to my computer. My goal is to sell the secondary HDD without exposing any previous data that was stored on it. I ...
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Recovering files on drive that was previously dualbooting Windows and linux. Now I only run linux

I lost some files that are really important and was located on my linux system, when I was dual-booting linux and windows 10. Completely forgot about them when I formatted the drive and installed only ...
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Recovery of files from a Windows failing drive

A 1TB NTFS-formatted disk on my Windows 10 machine started crapping out. Following advice in other questions, I downloaded a System Rescue CD ISO, booted from it and ran ddrescue as suggested here to ...
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Corrupt Word document (mismatched XML tags)

I have a Word 2010 document with important work inside. It contains math formulae and figures and after saving and closing I am no longer able to open it. I get "The name in the end tag of the element ...
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Recover files in Windows 7 after a botched batch move that rewrote file names [duplicate]

My goal was to flatten a complex directory. I went to the complex directory and searched for all files with * in the search box. I sorted the results by file type and selected all the files -- in ...
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Location of OneNote notebooks (not-synced)

I have four notebooks on OneDrive that I use with OneNote 2016. I disabled automatic syncing. When I encountered an error and couldn't boot W10, I created a backup of the entire drive and chose to ...
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Windows OS drive crashed, after reinstall separate Storage Pool drives are no longer

I have a machine running Windows 10; It has an SSD OS drive and two HDDs that are organized into a two-way mirror via Storage Pools. Something happened, presumably a power surge, but I'm not 100% sure,...
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Why can't I open a specific rar file in a specific computer, but it opens on other computer?

It's pretty much the topic. I have a 8 GB rar file that opens in my windows 8.1 pc, but it doesn't open in my old laptop with windows 7. I tried 7zip and i have the same result. It always says it's ...
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corrupted harddrive data recovery

While I was transfering pictures on my external hardrive (HFS+, 1To), it got accidentaly disconnected. When I plugged it back in, my mac recognised it, show me all the folders but they were all empty. ...
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A pdf foxit file with comments and highlights on it is overwritten by latex and thus I lost the comments. Where can I recover the previous pdf file?

A foxit reader pdf file with comments on it is just overwritten by a compile on TeXstudio and thus I lost the comments. Where can I recover the previous pdf file?
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How to recover a file replaced by empty one with > in Linux?

I ran pv command as pv /path/file1 > file1 and did not notice that I am in the same directory as 'path' so the input file is actually the output file pv gave me a message: pv: input file is ...
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Accessing Files on an SSD that won't boot

My desktop PC hasn't been powered on for a few months. During this time, the power cord stayed connected to the power supply, which was connected to a surge protector. I recently powered on the PC, ...
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How to restore Recent Files?

I accidentally cleared all the list in the folder "recent files." Is there a way to get it back? For example, if I did a System Restore, would it help me in this case? I have Windows 7.
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HDD Data Recovery - Windows disk check removed backup folder but space still occupied

(Backup is defined as simply copying the folders that I needed / wanted to "back up" to transfer to my new installation of Windows and Fedora. This was done in Nautilus, Fedora's default file manager) ...
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How do I make sure that everything I have previously deleted on a PC is unrecoverable?

I'm thinking about giving an old Windows 7 PC away. In the past the PC stored private data and I have deleted those files. What do I have to do to make sure that no data can be recovered?
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How to recover files from a VDI?

I've tried a lot of different things already. For a synopsis of what caused the problem, please see this unanswered question on Unix/Linux stack exchange. Basically, I'm on a Windows 10 host and I ...
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Linux - restore files from a merged partition

Kind of embarrassing, I had a Linux ext4 partition /dev/sda6, which was running KDE and I wanted to switch to Ubuntu, so I created a new partition /dev/sda7 and merged it with /dev/sda6 so that I can ...
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Word for Mac - recover document?

I created two Word docs on my Mac last week (tens of pages long - each of them). I emailed them to my client on Thursday through a GMail account. There is zero chance I didn't hit "save" multiple ...
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Recover files from partition that had its file system changed

A co-worker of mine wanted to transfer files between his main MacOS partition to his Bootcamp partition using a USB drive. To do so he wanted to change the USB drive from NTFS to ExFAT, but ...
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Excel file saved without issue, now is empty

Today having problems with an Excel file on a Windows 7 laptop. I worked with this file last night without any problems. The file was saved on a network drive and during saving have not been received ...
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How to recover a corrupted 3gpp record audio file?

So I made 5 audio records using the default recorder in Android 4.4. All of them seem to have information because they have a size between 100MB-150MB. The problem is that some metadata was deleted, ...
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Is it possible to recover overwritten files on an SD card?

I shot some video with my Canon 80d stored on a 32 G SD card and thought I'd transferred it all onto my external hard drive, so deleted the files, and the next day shot some more video. Found that I ...
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Windows 10 is missing copy button in previous versions dialog. Any way to restore?

In windows 8 and 7 (at least) it's possible to copy a previous file version, instead of overwriting the old one: In Windows 10 this button ist gone: In my version (1703 Build 15063.413 German) the ...
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changed root UID in ubuntu

I was tinkering with the /etc/passwd file when accidentaly changed the root UID and GID. When I enter into the recovery mode, I still have no superuser powers, as any user exists on the passwd file ...
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corrupted file, on flash drive, renamed itself “&”, and won't open on hard drive either

I have a document on flashdrive that suddenly changed to working marvelously to not opening at all. Somehow the file name changed to "&". when I open the file I get this: " & refers to a ...
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Can't get to my data on encrypted USB drive after TestDisk; how to recover the files?

I have a LUKS-encrypted USB flash drive with lost data from me messing around with it in TestDisk. I'm unsure of state my actions have left the USB drive in, but here's what I (think, overwrote my ...
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How the Photorec works internally and How to use it in Ubuntu14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine. By accidentally I've deleted some files. So I search in Internet about,how to recover the deleted files. So I got a solution as photorec. But I have some doubt in ...
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How to restore large amount of file from recycle bin?

A file syncing software ran out of control and removed most of my personal files. Luckily they were found in the recycle bin. Now the problem is I can't restore them because there's too many (30,000+) ...
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self recovery of failed RAID10. Can I clone the drives to attempt myself before I make use of a professional?

just yesterday I was doing some BIOS work on my computer, and accidentally loaded a saved configuration from my BIOS that changed the SATA mode from RAID->AHCI. I have a RAID10(0+1) composed of 4x3TB ...