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Questions tagged [partition-recovery]

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. Do not confuse with [recovery-partition].

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Is there a way to save data from initramfs?

I want to install a new version of Ubuntu and replace the old one since It doesn't work at all but I want to somehow recover the data. My only option is through initramfs since even the recovery ...
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Recovery from encrypted lvm disk/partition

First a bit backstory: I had a laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and a SSD+HDD setup. Some time ago the laptop died. I had backup of most of the files, but some files in one partition on the HDD weren't backed ...
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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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I have encrypted LVM2_member partition I want to mount and access the data on but I cannot

TLDR; I have a encrypted luks partition which is a VG member I cant access, I have the password for the volume. I just want to mount it so I can get some data off of it. All of this is running on ...
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Sony Vaio laptop - What is the magic behind rapid wake and how to migrate to newly bought ssd?

I have vaio svs13125cgb laptop ( before vaio brand was sold ), I want to buy ssd and replace the hard drive, how do I keep the "rapid wake" feature ( not windows hibernation, not sure how sony did it) ...
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How to undo quick formatted linux partition from windows?

I accidentally formatted my Linux(centos) root partition from windows. How can I undo this?
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Laptop HDD fail, Shows partition but can not copy data, testdisk MBR code fail

I use 2TB HDD in my laptop with 250 GB partition for windows 10 and rest for data storage. I switched my laptop so moved the HDD from old to new laptop and started the system. Windows logo came up but ...
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How to delete a partition and reallocate space?

I decided to post this as a separate question however it is in continuation with my previous question on Partition Shrinking. This question is about Reallocating space. I read that I can only have ...
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Recover deleted pictures from the partition of a formated hard drive [duplicate]

How do i recover the deleted pictures from the partition of a formated hard drive. I have an old hard drive that has a partition where I hid my pictures after I formated the hard drive but how do I do ...
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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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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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MFT is corrupt, cannot read its unmapped extent record 19

I have a Lenovo x220 laptop which I dual boot between Win7 and Ubuntu. I've been running it like this for about two years, and recently upgraded Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04.5 about two weeks ago, ...
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Moved Partition 200GB to the right; data lost

I have a 2TB HDD with a large amount of data on it. While all the important bits are backed up, I would prefer not to have to re-download/recreate most of it. It contains 1 large NTFS partition with ...
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How do I make my dead USB usable?

So, this problem kinda started yesterday when my uncle gave me his extra Sony 8GB pen drive to copy some videos. I copied the files and everything went well until I reinserted the drive about three ...
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Recovering lost partitions [duplicate]

I faced a problem: Windows couldn't start at all. After connecting the hard disk to another PC only about 3GB is there, the actual size is 1TB. Is there any way to recover lost partitions ?
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Dual boot computer partitions missing after force shut down during hibernate

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. On computers where Ubuntu does not come preinstalled, the hibernate power option is disabled because problems can happen. ...
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Trying to recover a partition! Which cylinder should I begin searching at? [duplicate]

The entire hard disk is 1.5TB The partition I hope to recover is 900GB There were two partitions [ 600 GB - OS partition ] [ 900 GB - the data partition I want to recover ] Which cylinder ...
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Broken boot manager bootmgr Windows 10 SSD bootrec

takes a deep breath My System: Windows 10 Home Version 1703 OS build 15063.966 Trying to update to version 1803 (KB4340917) The updates continually failed. I literally had the windows 10 upgrade ...
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Recover removed partition

My Debian system hat a default encrypted installation ("use whole disk with encrypted LVM" in setup). Then I used gnome-disks to do something on an microSD card that had the same setup. EFI Partition, ...
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Windows 10 System Repair Disc from Another PC

Is the "system repair disc" created via "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" good for that PC only, or is it interchangeable between any PCs running Windows 10?
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Recovery Drive - Do Not Change Partitions

Lenovo laptop, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 1TB HDD. I created a USB recovery drive that includes system files. My partitions: EFI System Partition 260MB Microsoft Reserved Partition 16MB Windows (C:) ...
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Overwritten my GPT, but files untouched. Can the disk be restored?

So, today I have managed to accidentally overwrite my GPT. None of my files were touched, but the partitions don't exist anymore. I booted a USB to do an update, but as it turns out, the USB was ...
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Recover data from EFI partition

I'm using Windows 10. While installing Ubuntu I accidentally converted one of my data partitions (drive D) to an EFI system partition. After restarting the system in Windows, I cannot access drive D. ...
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Windows 10 I have two recovery partitions, and one is >10GB. What is this and is it ok to delete?

I am running Windows 10 as my operation system. I started to look into creating a Linux partition and noticed in the Windows disk manager I have a massive 10.61GB disk partition named "recovery ...
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NTFS partition no longer accessible, 3 MFT records corrupted, way to fix them?

I have a 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 HDD with one NTFS partition. I hadn't used it in months, when I plugged it again this partition had inexplicably become inaccessible : the volume's letter appears in ...
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Unable to boot into cloned drive after formatting old drive

I have an HP Omen laptop with a standard SATA hard drive and a recently purchased M.2 PCIe SSD. I cloned the SATA drive onto the M2, but had trouble cloning all partitions. I have the System ...
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Damaged partition table on drive contains NTFS and encrypted-HFS partition [duplicate]

My Mac was mounting my 500GB external drive HFS partition as read-only and NTFS partition as read-write. I tried to fix HFS partition regenerated partition table with GPT. Now I just have EFI ...
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HDD: lost partition table and bad sectors

I have an issue that's been running for the past few days. This weekend, I could use my external (Seagate Backup Plus Slim) HDD just fine, I even put a couple dozens GigaBytes worth of movies on it ...
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Recover/reinstall UEFI partition after dd to /null

Has you can guess from the tittle I'm a moron. I got angry against an USB key and try to format it's partitions with a dd and /null , but instead I deleted my sda1 and sda2 partitions. I realized ...
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Recover data of hard drive possible? [duplicate]

I took out my harddrive (WD 2TB) out of an external casing and put it into an other via usb reading sata docking station which changed something so Windows asks me to format the disk. I got no real ...
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Recover data after fsck.ext4 [duplicate]

First of all I will tell that how this problem happened. I am using Windows and Ubuntu as dual boot. So when I use Windows I use ext2fs program to manage ext4 disk on Windows. When I switch again to ...
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Disk Drive suddenly disappeared [duplicate]

I have Asus X455L and running Windows 10, last night I backup my files in one directory, then I decided to create a new partition. now, strange things happened, from the specification it says I have ...
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What is raw file folder obtained after using data recovery software?

I recently used a data recovery software, Minitool Power Data Recovery, to recover my data from a raw partition drive, drive E. Along with my original files, an additional folder is obtained called "...
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Can installing programs on the same hard drive but different partition overwrite data on the other partition?

The case is I want to recover my data on a hard drive partition, drive E which has gone raw. I want to install a recovery software on drive C which is actually a part of the same hard drive. I have ...
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HDD shows up as “no data” on it and can't be initialized in Windows

I have a physically undamaged 2.5 inch HDD (Hitachi 5400RPM 320GB) when I connect it with an sata to usb convertor windows doesn't react on it. When I open the windows disk management software it ...
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How to correct bad hard disc partitioning?

I installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. I made few partitions, 250GB for windows, 150GB for ubuntu , 4 for swap, and 350GB as other partition which can be viewed from both systems. ...
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How to fix a partition detected as RAW, when Chkdsk correctly reads it as NTFS?

My external HDD suddenly started reporting as "931.51 GB RAW (Primary)" in Windows disk management. I tried using DiskInternals Partition Recovery, which indeed reported the drive being only seen as ...
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Reliably identify a disk (not a partition) in Linux (Debian)

I want to backup the partition table of a disk in a script like this: sfdisk --dump /dev/sda > partition_table.dump But I do not want to use /dev/sda, because it may not be reliable. /dev/disk/...
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recovery and efi system partitions on secondary hard

i have two drives the ssd which have windows 10 on it and another 1tb hdd one that gonna contain only data but because i installed windows on it previously it has two partition recovery and efi system ...
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Recover data from Simple Volume

I have a 1TB partitioned into two. Windows - Simple Volume(can't access) Ubuntu - ext4 (works) I can't access the Windows partition because it is a simple volume. I haven't formatted the disk, so I ...
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Recovering data from Dead Hard disk [duplicate]

My laptop is dual booted with Ubuntu 14 and Windows 10. When I booted up my System there was beep sound at the BIOS screen, taking to the service person said that the hard disk (Seagate 500GB) is dead....
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NTFS data recovery after being overwritten with Windows installer [duplicate]

I have two primary partitions on my hard disk. The first one contains local system drive (C) and is placed at the start of the disk. The second one is extended. One day I got superblock of NTFS of the ...
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Ex2fsd can't see large partitions?

I am desperately trying to connect my external Seagate Central drive (linux based) directly to a windows PC using a dock station. Ex2fsd works just fine for me except it can't see the largest (almost ...
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Sandisk SD Card (32GB) Corrupted - Recover Data (Photos) if drive is unmountable?

I could really do with help recovering 500 or so photos from a corrupted SD Card. I was out taking photos in Iceland on a 12-month old SanDisk SD card. Whilst writing photos to the card, I got the ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu, now error:no such partition

I uninstalled Ubuntu yesterday. I deleted the partition and extended my Windows partition using the tool. I now get a black DOS screen and the error : error: no such partition Entering rescue mode......
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merged deleted partition recovery

I deleted one of my partition and merged it to the other partition. I forgot that I have an important file on the deleted partition. Is there any way to recover the files even though the said deleted ...
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My old 8TB drive suddenly asks to initialize. All is lost?

I woke up today to find out that my 8tb HDD cannot be accessed. I restarted Win10 hoping it would fix this but now it won't show up. I am looking at it in disk management, it shows up as not ...
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Any way to undelete accidentally removed partitions? [closed]

At the moment I have Knoppix 8.1 inside a DVD and a 16GB USB stick if I must download another rescue OS, and 2TB external hard disk I bought yesterday I am aware of the size of the partition which 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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Lost ext4 partition: testdisk lists files, but fails to fix partition table

Summary: Testdisk finds the lost ext4 partition and is able to list containing files, but trying to write the partition structure to the disk does nothing. Update: After running e2fsck -f /dev/sdc1, ...