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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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Recover LUKS partition of flash drive that (should) still have header

On an flash drive with 7.1 GB useable storage, I had a LUKS partition (2nd partition) of around 3.1GB, IIRC. A linux FS flashing using balena deleted that and the 1st partition, with the OS partition ...
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windows partition restored on specific date (unusual)

This is a super unusual issue we have encountered, a PC of our payroll staff displayed an error upon opening today (05/11/2022). --MM/dd/YYYY see error upon opening the unit Tried to restart the unit ...
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How to recover partitions?

my partitions are lost and my datas are also lost when I use ntfsfix on my hard drive. For the partition table like this: sdb disk └─sdb1 unallocated └─sdb5 /DATA1 └─sdb6 /...
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Hiren's Boot PE, NVMe & RAID - a RAW deal

On HP laptop Windows 11, I booted into Windows perfectly normally, then I rebooted into Hirens Boot PE, opened Aomei Backupper, did not do any action in that application, then I opened Disk Management,...
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Reconstruct MBR partition table using known sector offsets

I have an external harddisk whose MBR partition table got corrupted (2 partitions lost [1], and the remaining partition appeared with different capacities under different tools so I deleted [2] it ...
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Data Recovery gave me more data than I had

I have a drive with a MBR partition table, and a 2TB NTFS partition. I performed data recovery on the 2TB partition using Wondershare Recoverit, and when the program finishes, you can recover your ...
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How to recover corrupted ext4 partition after in-place cryptsetup-reencrypt without resize?

I ran the following to encrypt an existing ext4 partition (spanning all 4TB of my external hard drive) cryptsetup-reencrypt --new --type luks2 --reduce-device-size 32M /dev/sdb1 I didn't resize the ...
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Unable to use USB as a storage device due to balenaetcher

I tried to flash a kali linux iso disk onto my USB using 'balena etcher'. I did this thinking that I would still be able to use my USB as a storage device afterwards but apparently not. I am using a ...
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SSD - One Partition is not accessible and the other one is ok

I have two Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD installed in my system. Both SSDs have got two partitions each. No RAID configuration. SSD running in AHCI mode (Tried IDE. did not not make any difference in this ...
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Not able to recover logical partition using TestDisk

I had a dual-booted HDD (Win10 and Ubuntu) (MBR) where the Ubuntu was in an extended partition (that had 1 Win10 logical partition and 1 Ubuntu logical partition). Few months ago, I deleted that ...
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Are there any steps or precautions I should take before attempting to recover a hard drive that hasn't been turned on in many years?

I have an external Seagate hard drive that was basically used once many years ago (maybe 7-9) to make backups. It has not been turned on since. It has been stored inside concentric airtight plastic ...
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Is it possible to write ASUS.swm file to bootable flash?

On my new ASUS Rog Zephyrus laptop, I have a recovery partition with a single ASUS.swm file. As I understand this is an image of the initial state of the machine. I want to use the space of the ...
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Is there a way to revert a changed computer SID?

I've cloned recently my Windows OS on another hard drive, and using O&O DiskImage I've generated a new computer SID, which affected both OS [oops]. This caused a series of other problems. So, is ...
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Raw partition recovery without data loss

I had a dynamic disk and in order to get back to MBR I have used this video but instead of getting back to NTFS, I now have a RAW filesystem. Using Testdisk, I am getting Can't open filesystem. ...
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Recover deleted and possibly overwritten partition using Testdisk -- best practice?

Before using Testdisk to recover a partition, does it make sense to clone the damaged partition in question to another drive (or the whole HDD for that matter), and try recovery on the clone -- or is ...
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Getting "Bad Disk" and unbootable/readable disk after "Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk" (Minitool PW)

I was having my MBR disk with my main OS (Windows 10) and many important files on it. My disk is Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB Sata with good health. I have run Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk on it and ...
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How to transfer HP system recovery from a DVD to an USB?

I have a laptop with a broken win7 installation (came preinstalled), and I deleted the recovery partition (I backed it up beforehand, but it seems that repartitioning and pasting the files back isn't ...
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recover old partition that became Unallocated space after Windows Media tool Use windows 10

I needed to install windows 10 on my laptop that didn't have an OS, so I used my friend's external drive, I created a new partition on his laptop and used the "official" windows media tool ...
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Hard Drive Recovery and mounting

I have an internal hard drive(SSD). This drive is not double booted, but triple booted (Windows, Ubuntu, Kali). It is partitioned in such a way that windows has 60% of the drive, and Ubuntu/Kali have ...
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Format SSD to APFS on Windows

I'm Running Windows from an External Drive on Macbook Air 2019, 128GB. I Accidentally cleared Macbook Air's Inbuilt SSD. Whole Storage 128GB, It's currently Blank(Unassigned). I tried Recovery Mode (...
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Gparted crashed during resize. Can I recover data?

I was using Gparted on a live Disk to resize and it crashed midway. Now I'm booting to see this: BusyBox v1.38.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-6ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in ...
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I accidentally cloned my 16GB SD card to my 256 GB pendrive using dd. Is there any way to retrieve back my pendrive?

I have a 16GB SD card, which when I connect to my computer, gives cant read superblock error (in Ubuntu). After searching on internet, I saw some solutions using testdisk tool and decided to try it ...
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Linux - accidentally used dd on a LUKS encrypted drive, is there a way to recover?

I accidentally ran dd bs=4M if=image.iso of=/dev/sda oflag=sync when creating a bootable drive instead of targeting the USB stick. I am fairly certain most of the files would be fine - the iso is only ...
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Position and type of linux partition in dual boot with windows 10?

I have a mbr partition style and use BIOS system. I shrank volume C:\ to make a new partition for linux. Linux partitions are detected as primary partition by windows and they're on the left side of ...
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Windows Lost Partition Recovery [Emergency] [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my E drive partition and i did not know. I extended my C drive, hence E drive's unallocated space was extended in the C drive. Now how can i get my files back of E drive? Its ...
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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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Fix corrupted exFAT upcase table manually

I have recently encountered the error "upcase table is not found" on my SD card formatted with exFAT, after it worked just fine the previous day. No tool I tried on Windows or Linux could ...
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Can I clone a partition inside the same hard drive

I'm rescueing a hard drive and I already have a backup of the partition, now I wish to have a copy of this backup in order to safely work with it, problem is that I only have the hard drive where lays ...
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Partition became RAW, TestDisk advice

~3 days ago a 238.2GB NTFS partition became RAW, losing ~170-180GB of data, and I have been trying to fix the problem for about 14 hours. Potential reasons partition went RAW: I have dual-booted ...
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Format an SD Card used as Android adopted storage (android_meta and android_extended)

I have this SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card that's ended with two partitions android_meta and android_extended as result of a failed attempt to use the card as Adopted Storage in a Lenovo Phone. Neither ...
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How to Remove the C:\Recovery\ Folder in Windows 10?

I am using Windows 10 Home (currently, ver 1909). I would like to remove the C:\Recovery\ folder, which takes 3.61GB on my C: partition. From what I read on the internet, the C:\Recovery\ folder is ...
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Win10 somehow overwrote a partition file table with an old copy

I've had something very weird happen: I have a Win10 install on a SSD, with another 4 disks connected. Then I added a new disk where I copied 2 large folders to, then I turned PC off and unplugged all ...
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How to use Linux to Partition and Format a blank external hard drive where the partitions were lost

I need some help rescuing a new and blank 4 terabyte external SSD USB hard drive. The original partitions were 3.64T and a 0.36 partition labeled "Microsoft Partition" Using GParted, I ...
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GPT Protective Partition encrypted by Truecrypt

I have a Seagate 4Tb 2.5" HDD. I partitioned this drive into three and encrypted two parts with Truecrypt. Sadly the USB 3 micro type b jack broke away from the drive just as I was backing ...
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Partition on hard drive unmountable, unable to recover data

The hard drive in question used to be hooked up to my Raspberry Pi 3, formatted with NTFS and used as a small file server. I have recently dug up the hard drive again to pull the data from it, but ...
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Copying hard drive partition structure

I'm trying to copy the partition structure of a drive that died, all the info I have is that it has an MBR, uses an msdos partition table (not sure if this matters?) and has 9 partitions and looks ...
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Did I just nuke my drive while doing a FAT32 to NTFS conversion?

I got a 2TB external HDD which was pre-formatted as FAT32. I had assumed exFat and did not bother to check until I ran into the 4GB limit error and realized it was FAT32. As a last stop, I ran a ...
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Recover formatted HDD data to itself

I did format my HDD and lose any data on it accidently. This happened by to burn a small image to the external HDD by Win32DiskImage so I know that I lost some data but not all of them. Anyway I ...
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EFI Windows Bootloader Recovery

i deleted windows boot loader in efi instead of ubuntu by mistake. Now i am left with ubuntu without windows. Is there a way to fix the windows boot loader from ubuntu terminal as i couldn't open ...
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Lost all files after windows installation became damaged

Last week, my laptop hung for a while, I couldn't do anything then it went into automatic repair, then it tells me it was unable to repair the pc. I had to reinstall windows, I found my files in ...
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Recover paritition hard drive after being formatted to W10 install drive

I accidentally set my external 5TB hard drive that I use for my photo, movies, and music storage to use as an installation drive for W10. I did this over a year ago now and have had trouble recovering ...
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HDD with bad sectors, MBR gone, how to recover partitions

The hard drive in my old laptop started returning errors, so I stopped using it (probably a bit too late). It's in an external cradle now, that I've mounted read-only a couple of times. Unfortunately ...
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Recovering only deleted partition(not formatted nor overwritten)

I have an external hard disk and by mistake I only removed its partition. But after that I understood my mistake and stop doing anything on that. I ejected it immediately. It has 1TB capacity. It is ...
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Fix Partition Table

I am trying to partially restore a previous system image with a slightly different partition table and Windows 10 keeps trying (and failing) automatic repair. I need help fixing the partition table. ...
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Can't access content in secondary drive partition after installing Manjaro Linux

I'm going through this problem for some time now, bit more than a month. I am not a Linux user, I was installing it to learn it. I have two HD's in my note, I had Windows installed in a SSD and used a ...
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Windows 10 Partition restore issue with Macrium Reflect

I tried to reset my Windows 10 to an older Version and this failed. Luckily I had created an image before with Macrium Reflect and this image is in 2 files on other partitions. I booted the Laptop ...
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How to fix a corrupted SSD?

I have a dual-boot setup: Windows 10 + Ubuntu 20.04. I have 2 SSDs (both are Samsumg 860 EVO 1TB, in case it matters), but since I bought them at different times I made my partitions a bit weird: SSD-...
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GNU DDRescue 1.25 to copy a failed to be recognized 4.0TB HDD to rescue. Completed "mapfile", but what do I do with this mapfile file?

I have : Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 AMD Thread Ripper 1950X 32GB Ram O/S=OpenSuSE Leap 15.2 2 (new) X 4.0TB WD(Blue)[Raid 1] 2 (corrupted existing) X 4.0TB WD(Blue)[ex-Raid 1] HDDs Also QNAP TS/...
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Prevent Creation of "System Volume Information"-folder for Specific Partition

I have a NTFS-partition that is shared with my Linux installtion. When i'm on Windows, it doesn't bother me that the folder is there because i don't see it. However, that's not the case on Windows. I ...
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I changed my secondary drive to EFI after a Gentoo install. Can I get my files back?

I'll try to explain the situation, because my setup was really strange and I never bothered to fix it. Basically I had a main 256 GB Crucial SSD with the Windows 10 OS and all of my main work on it. ...
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