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You can run strings as root on your filesystem: sudo strings -n 6 /dev/sda Adjust the number 6 to the minimum of the lengths of your login name and password (smaller number gives more stuff to wade through). You can store the output to a file and search through that, or directly pipe into grep with before and after lines displayed: sudo strings -n 6 ...


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You will need to use TestDisk's sister program PhotoRec to recover your files. It's been a couple of years since I last used these programs, but IIRC you won't be able to recover them in-place, so I hope you have enough spare HD space to recover your files to. It's a good idea to read through the relevant TestDisk & PhotoRec docs before you attempt to ...


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I need help on this as well. Was using a version of Ubuntu and accidentally formatted my Windows main and recovery partition, along with everything that was on it. Any help would be appreciated. P.S. I'm new to Linux so any installation instructions would also go a long way. Thanks.


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I had accidentally deleted my sqlite db file. What I did to find out the file was, Opened the location /proc/ in a file browser and searched for the deleted sqlite db file over there. I found out that file in a search result. Copied that file from there to my old place.


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that error it is because your sda is ext4 and you are trying in ext3


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Thanks for the advise. Tried all the comment above. No luck. And finally i take one step forward to open the HDD cover. Found big scratch mark around the edge of top disk surface. Looks like its physical damage that cannot be recover by using software only. dont think I can do more for my friend. Its time for professional recovery service to step in before i ...


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In the second attempt you're trying to mount the drive as an ext2 filesystem...to mount as fat use the -t vfat option. You can also try to image the drive with dd like dd if=/dev/hdx of=/path/to/image and then mount the image.


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The sense key "medium error" is feedback from the SMART system on the drive. You can try smartctl -a /dev/yourdrive to get more information, but to me it already looks like the drive is fried. Replace it and restore data from backup. If you don't have a backup a data recovery expert can help you, they do tricks like changing the HDD medium into other ...


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The good news is that the knoppix iso is relatively small compared to your drive size so even with the 1-2 minutes (an eternity in computer terms) only about 1% of your drive is overwritten, and most of your data is not wiped. If it were wiped, then even trying recovery would be almost impossible without huge cost. Before unmounting the HDD, the system ...


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There is at least one commercial file system that does a tremendous job making sure that the file-system very nearly cannot be corrupted due to power failures and that the only data you risk loosing is data that was being added as the power went out. The down-side is that it is very expensive, on the up-side they offer great support. Due to the expense, ...


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After trying hundreds of different command line combinations I found a tutorial (originally targetting other problem) with gparted livecd. I booted it, then in terminal: testdisk Chose the first option, then chose: write It allowed me to mount the disk and recover the folder I needed.



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