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Questions tagged [testdisk]

testdisk is a versatile open-source partition and data recovery tool that runs under multiple operating systems.

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My laptop boots into GRUB 2.2 instead of Ubuntu

My setup Dell Chromebook 13 with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10 on dual boot, using MrChromebox UEFI Firmware (4.9). What happened I wanted to install Ubuntu on an external usb drive. I took two ...
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How can I recover Linux partition which is mistakenly had fdisk run on it

I have a Ubuntu 18.04 system with two disk (/dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1). /dev/sdb1 is in ext4 format before. Someone ran the following command with default options: fdisk /dev/sdb1 How can I recover this ...
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Am I using foremost (disk recovery tool) correctly?

I have a MacBook, and I meant to do a dual boot with Ubuntu, but after I created the partitions, I clicked "Erase disk and install Ubuntu", so the partition I had created for Ubuntu was not utilized, ...
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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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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 recover data from unallocated drive? [duplicate]

The 750GB hard drive in my Windows 10 laptop has died and I'm planning out my recovery strategy with the Parted Magic CD. The drive is currently showing up as "unallocated" in GParted. Here are the ...
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Disk data recovery after partial format – TestDisk and PhotoRec failed to find anything [duplicate]

So I was trying to create a bootable USB to reinstall Windows for a friend, but mistakenly started partitioning the wrong disk (probably the dumbest mistake I could have made). This disk is a 1 TB WD ...
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Why is PhotoRec taking so long and claiming it will take 480,000+ hours to complete pass 1?

So I've got a 3TB hard disk with bad sectors attached to my MacBook Pro 2015 via a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter from Unitek. I'm trying to run PhotoRec (a part of the TestDisk suite) with maybe 10 common ...
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TestDisk created 51% of image of almost broken disk. Can I already get data from it?

I have half-dead HDD disk from WD "My Passport" purchased in 2013. He has around 260/280 GB of data inside. There are video clips (e.g. 4 GB each) and photos. It was used to display files on Samsung ...
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Testdisk repair partition can't recovered

I am trying to restore partitions on an hard drive. The partition was suddenly destroyed during operation. I am using TestDisk 7.0. When I try to find and repair the partition, the following warning ...
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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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Directory has suddenly become read-only while running PhotoRec, why?

I've spent the past four hours running PhotoRec on my Ubuntu machine to recover some pngs images on my 750GB drive, with the recovered files being saved to a 2GB drive. Needless to say, I was deleting ...
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Recover table partition when using E01 files

So I mounted some E01 files with ewfmount. Something like: ewfmount files.E?? /mnt/disc The command originated a read only file. The fdisk -l command: Disk /mnt/disc/DISK: 298,1 GiB, 320072933376 ...
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Partition Recovery - scanning for file system tables

I was just re-partitioning in my laptop. I distinctly remember that I was just deleting a partition adjacent to another partition with my files on it -- both on a logical partition, but for some ...
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ext4 filesystem remnants salvage w/testdisk

Getting to the point: testdisk is able to navigate the filesystem and hierarchy (apparently as if it was intact) and individually recover files. Is there a way to have it do all of them, ...
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NTFS partition is lost, but data (should be) there, how to recover?

Shortly: I've got troubles with a lost partition and Testdisk is not able to solve my problem. Everything makes me think that files are on the disk, but I don't know how to get them back. Also, I'm ...
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how to recover ntfs partition with folder structure - currently shows as RAW

I'm asking this question because: 1. I'm desperated, 2. I couldn't find any other answer resolving my problem, 3. All my attempts to fix it by myself failed. I have got an external HDD 3,5" that is ...
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Corrupt USB RAW filesystem showing wrong size

I am trying to fix this USB stick for a friend who ripped it out of their computer incorrectly resulting in the filesystem being destroyed to the max, and the device showing a capacity which is ...
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Manually Restore GUID Partition Table on Mac

Recently I plugged my HDD with one partition formatted in HFS+ into a Windows PC as an internal HDD, it somehow ruined my GUID partition table and turned it into 3 partitions (unformatted/unallocated) ...
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Can't list partition files using TestDisk

I'm trying to recover some files from an unallocated partition using ubuntu and testdisk. But when I want to list the files of the desired partition, testdisk stops working and exits. How to deal ...
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Recovering a lost linux partition?

After installing windows I think I lost my linux partition (my other question here:Unfound linux partition after installing windows 10) I run TestDisk from usb, and I got, when choosing "Analyze":...
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Is my hard drive salvageable?

I was backing up a folder from my Android phone to my storage drive and it was taking forever so I cancelled it from the copy dialog, windows explorer hung so I opened task manager and restarted it, ...
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Toshiba laptop C55 5100

My Toshiba Satellite Pro C55 A51000 running Win 8.1 Pro can't boot - or rather it keeps booting and going into diagnostics and just stays 'diagnosing system/hard disk' forever. I cant get into BIOS I ...
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Unpartitioned exfat 5tb disk recovery: testdisk shows really strange results

I apologize because this is a bit general in nature. I have a 5TB external disk that was formatted exfat. I would use it to backup data from my Linux machine. Well, recently, I plugged it into 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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TestDisk doesn't find the right Ext4 partition

Situation: I have a hard disk that originally had some NTFS partitions and an Ext4 partition (besides some unallocated space and a Linux Swap). It lost its partition table. Nothing has been ...
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How to restore deleted partion table

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, from past 2 days I am not able to boot the system but when I checked connecting the hard disk in other system it was showing below error message. Disk /dev/sdc doesn't ...
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Testing file integrity in a loop [closed]

Got few files on my hard drive which after testing file integrity in 7-zip results in increase of Read Error Rate in SMART by few each time specific sectors on the disk are read. Due to that disk is ...
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SSD appears in BIOS and Device Manager but not in Disk Management or any other tool

After a crash a few days ago, my SSD wasn't detected in the BIOS (or anywhere) anymore for a while. After trying everything, I decided to try to put it in the oven to re-flow the solder before ...
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Recovering NTFS partition with TestDisk

I have a laptop with dualboot Windows 10/Ubuntu with three hard drives. The first two drives always work fine while the situation with the third drive (it was in NTFS) has been a bit curious: I could ...
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Does an .img image of a single (logical) partition have partition type “Intel/PC partition” or “Non partitioned media”?

I have an ext4-formatted logical partition /dev/sda8 and an image file sda8.img of it created with ddrescue (following the procedure at https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/283009 for similar reasons). ...
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Recover data from corrupt NTFS drive - TrueCrypt

Background: Visual Studio 2017 was release two days ago, 2017-03-07, and to get a clean install I decided to format and reinstall my OS, Windows 10. For my storage disk, I use TrueCrypt 7.1a. After ...
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Testdrive: Recover accidentally deleted windows 10 partition table on dual boot system (not boot partition)

I accidentally deleted most of my windows partition table on my dual boot laptop and am trying to fix/recover the faulty partition table. I have a dual boot laptop: Ubuntu and Windows. Grub still ...
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Accidently dd a whole disk with Iso file. Can i recover it ?

Here is the story buddies : I dd'ed the wrong disk because of fdisk. By disconnecting an reconnecting Usb and External HDD fdisk did not refresh results. The consequence is as you can see : fdisk -...
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TestDisk image vs ddrescue for recovering data from a defective hard drive

I am trying to duplicate a “defective” hard drive (making strange noises after it fell on the floor). After some research, I discovered TestDisk and the “Image Creation” tool to clone the disk. I ...
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Is it possible to upload to OneDrive via Terminal on Mac?

So I want to make a .dd copy file from my external HDD using TestDisk and I do not have 1 TB free on my MacBook, but I do on my OneDrive account. Is it possible to make the .dd copy directly on my ...
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MBR recovery - Corrupted MBR after it changed to dynamic & testdisk gives up . No backup sector found

I had a Windows 7 installation on my 1TB SSD laptop with 4 primary partitions. I wanted to install Lubuntu Linux but the process failed with an error which kind of said: cannot write MBR It gave ...
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TestDisk Ignore Aliases

I'm trying to use TestDisk to take the contents of my old linux boot drive, and copy it to a storage drive (I am doing this from windows 8). I believe that TestDisk is getting into infinite loops due ...
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I cannot format my micro SD card

I have some problem with the micro SD card I usually use on my phone. I recently updated my phone to Android 6 and it is now asking me to format the SC card. However it always fails. I tried to ...
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Testdisk isn't copying undeleted files, images provided

I'm using Linux Mint 17, and I'm trying to recover from an unmounted NTFS external drive. Testdisk seems to know that there's a deleted file there, but isn't letting me copy it. This is what I'm ...
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testdisk output start/end explanation

What do the 3 columns for start and end stand for? What's the difference between the last two listed partitions? TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015 Christophe GRENIER <grenier@...
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My Hard Drive has been Mysteriously Overwritten by Two Bad Partitions

I have a problem - sometime yesterday, my hard drive appears to have been overwritten by something and then re-partitioned multiple times. Disk 0 is the affected drive; it used to be my Disk E:, and ...
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Recovering a Hard Drive with TestDisk

I have an approx. 10 year-old Maxtor (acquired by Seagate) DiamondMax Plus 9 (the 160 GB model) that I'm trying to recover. It died awhile back and I've been making attempts to recover photos and ...
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testdisk: “extended LBA” not available in my list of partition types

Windows restore messed up my boot and rendered one of my partitions seemingly "unallocated". So I'm trying to fix it with testdisk. This is the result of the testdisk Analysis: TestDisk 7.0, Data ...
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LVM Raid recovery

Ok, I've been beating my head against a wall for 18 hours now with this HDD and cant seem to get anywhere. Heres the backstory. Have had an Iomega EZ-3 Network storage center for about 4 years now. ...
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fsck : more filesystems detected. This should not happen

I accidentally formatted my USB drive which was formatted in ext4 to exfat using the command mkfs.exfat /dev/sdb1 I was trying to recover it using testdisk. It was able to detect the filesystem, but ...
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TestDisk - getting Structure: Bad when trying to restore partition table

Unfortunately the Disk Management tool from Windows 7 corrupted my partition table on one of my disk, when I tried to set the active (boot) flag on a partition. The original structure of the ...
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Will ddrescue make recovering an overwritten partition easier?

I have an external HDD that's been erroneously formatted. I've never used ddrescue before, and have read much about it. The one thing I'm a little confused about is: Will creating an image of the HDD ...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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Recovering deleted/overwritten partition

Short: By mistake I overwrote my partition table using the tool testdisk. I would like to recover my data and operating system. Using the tool testdisk I have located the lost partitions on my disk. ...