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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accidentally created recovery disk on external drive [duplicate]

I accidentally create a recovery disk on my external hard drive and lost the partitions. I have a 1 TB external drive that had 2 partitions. I without knowingly of partition loss created a recovery ...
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Windows hangs during defragmentation

So I was defragmenting my disk and let the computer sort it out. I was going to look for something when I noticed that windows didnt react. No matter the input from mouse or keyboard, my monitor light ...
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Is there a way to consolidate two damaged video files with missing data using ffmpeg or another tool?

I have two video files (different bitrate encodes) of the same footage that both got damaged due to a hard disk failure. I have managed to recover both files, but in an incomplete manner, such that ...
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Why recovery showing content as - “xLê7±A§[jp¬1ÜyL8É\6”

Background : While working, Eclipse hanged suddenly. I waited ... after a while system crashed with blue screen and was not booting up after hard restart. Before I proceed I would ...
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Reconstruct corrupted Word file

I accidentally broke an MS Word file with a bunch of comments in it. I tried the usual recovery methods but the only thing that remotely worked as opening it in Recover Text mode, which gave me the ...
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GUI Tool to copy ok-files, after ddrescue clone? (Autopsy is one-file-at-a-time.) * File Recovery *

I made a clone of a failing hard disk using GNU ddrescue. Many of the files are okay, and many are broken. I can mount the clone, with its three partitions, in Linux (Ubunto). The Ubuntu (Linux) file ...
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Recovering a JPEG image with broken sections

Some files were corrupted while being recovered from a disk drive, including portions of videos and images. They all seem to share the trait of having sections of data replaced with repeating bytes (...
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Will “MacOS Recovery Over Internet” Remove Files?

My wife’s mother recently ran into an issue where her Mac no longer boots up. Instead there is a white screen with a “Prohibitory” symbol. I watched some videos and the most common solution is to hit ...
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Restore removed files that are on a remote server. Create a restorable image from mounted via sshfs folder

I have a remote server that I can connect to via ssh, I need to restore files from there to my computer (preferably with folder structure or just filenames), ext4magic says that I cant restore it ...
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Re-archive files in ZIP or RAR format with the exact same parameters as an incomplete archive as an attempt to recover it

Let's say there is a ZIP or RAR archive on a file sharing network, an old archive which has been out there for a long time, containing hundreds of small files (JPG pictures typically), and some parts ...
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Excel on Windows 10: Recovering old file version accidentally overwritten and saved over?

I was working on a file (Excel, from MS Office Professional Plus 2016) stored on the local drive of my laptop, in which I entered marks of my students for papers. Later, I reopened the same file ...
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recovering data from choregraphe project after a hard restart crash

I am working with Choregraphe to build some robot functionality in a project. Recently I did something to cause my project to crash not only my Choregraphe, but also my entire system froze until I ...
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Will deleting a disk volume corrupt my lost data?

I'm trying to recover some data from a hard drive that a friend attempted to format without making a backup. The drive is currently not recognized in "My PC." In disk management, the only option is "...
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Restore Visual Paradigm Project After Overwriting

I mistook the open project dialogue with the save current project dialogue. I chose the project I wanted to open, and it was overwritten by the current open project. I'm on Windows 10. I'm using an ...
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Recover Permanently Deleted Folder (SHIFT+DELETE) Windows 10 Bootcamp SSD

Accidentally permanently deleted a folder (w/ SHIFT+DELETE) on a Windows 10 Bootcamp SSD: is there any way to recover it? None of the major recovery sofware sees it (e.g. Recuva, EaseUS, DiskDrill, ...
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How can I recover deleted photos from memory card? [duplicate]

A few days back I found that the photos I have saved in my memory card have been lost. I don’t know what is the reason behind the deletion of photos but I just want them back. How can I restore my ...
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Git replaced Local newer files with old git repo in sublime text3 git package

I am working in sublime text3 with git package installed. here is my scenario consider this example I did the following commits on Jan-31 on Feb-28 on Mar 31 then I did not commit for couple of months ...
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Recover Wordpad document after update Windows 10

I was working on a wordpad document when windows did a forced update and reboot. I was able to find my last saved version but there are a lot of unsaved changes I made that are still missing. I saw ...
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How do I recover a deleted file too large to go to recycle bin? [duplicate]

I mistakenly deleted a very important 50 GB zip file from my 1 TB hard drive, and the file was too big to go to recycle bin. How do I recover?
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How to RECOVER deleted files

I ran batch command prompt below (Win10 ent version), purge switch deleted all my files a level up within that folder (on a WD My Passport physical drive (password protected)), robocopy D:\X-folder G:...
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Files encrypted with af21 file extension

I have a set of files which got encrypted during the recent ransomware attack. All of the files have a common extension .af21 . I am able to play the video files using VLC, although they have the same ...
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cmd “move” command deleted files and created empty file

I executed a .bat file with multiline, each line has this format: move file.jpg folder; I believed I tried it out before, thinking it created the folder if it doesn't exist. But it deleted all the ...
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Recovering files from old internal disk without windows authentication [duplicate]

So I have an old hard drive which ran Windows XP. The rest of the computer was scraped. I can't recall the login password for the user on that hard drive. I want to recover files from this hard drive. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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