Questions tagged [data-recovery]

Questions about recovering data. Includes data loss due to hardware failure, software failure, and user or administrator failure (accidental delete). Please also add tags for the specific things involved, such as /raid, /ext4, /hard-disk, /rm, etc.

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Recover deleted, header-intact LUKS partition - loop device created w/ lomap rejected by cryptsetup "Unsupported Luks Version 83"

EDIT3- SOLVED: I eventually changed partition to gpt, having found the header start hexadec value via test disk when selecting GPT as partition table. The hexdump had been spitting out two header ...
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AppData folder missing in terminal from an external Windows HDD

I had a laptop running Windows that presented some defect and is no longer turning on, though the HD is not faulty (as far as I can understand it). I also have another laptop running EndlessOS. I have ...
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I have encrypted a folder on my Laptop and want to recover the previous version of it

I have a folder with many files lets say /home/ibadski/Downloads/Mobiledata/ and mobiledata contains txt file and another folder structures. I have now encrypted all the files in the folder and ...
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I’ve overwritten some Windows files with a Linux installation. Is recovery an option?

It’s about a movies' worth of footage and some other related project files, so fairly large. It was on a 1TB NVMe drive that I have installed ElementaryOS on. Was Windows 11 Home. Both 64 bit. Is ...
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raspberrypi - recover innodb data from 32 bit mariadb server to 64 bit server

After a system crash of my raspberrypi 3B+ (32 bit, OS buster) I could not recover madiadb (version: 10.3.31) data on localhost for several virtual hosts. I had to buy a new raspberrypi 4 with 64 bit ...
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Recovery of Synology drives

Following a power cut last week, my Synology DS712+ (dual drive in Synology Hybrid Raid) no longer fires up and just has a blinking blue light. I have tried everything to get it to boot, but it's just ...
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Recover files with TestDisk but ignore symlinks

I just lost a lot of files (they were deleted, the drives are intact), and I've been trying to recover what I can with TestDisk, but every time I try it eventually misreads a file as a symlink to the ...
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Data recovery for a specific mp3 file

I am looking for some help for the recovery of data that was erased. This concerns files with mp3 format. I know that a part of the file has been deleted or separated from the main file, the end part, ...
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Recover accidentally deleted folder Ubuntu

I am using a VMWare to work on ubuntu, and Sunday's afternoon, I had the first error and when I was trying to solve it, I've accidentally deleted the var folder. This is the folder where I have all my ...
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Recovering deleted directory with rm -rf /* (no sudo)

I am (was) running a Minecraft server in my second computer (Debian). I was deleting some files in the server and i did rm -rf /* instead of rm -rf *, which deleted everything that did not require ...
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Recover files from a tmpfs?

How do I recover files from a tmpfs? Some people say to use Volatility, but Python 2 Volatility doesn't have any Linux modules, and I don't see where to do file recovery in the Python 3 Volatility ...
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Restore deleted contents of a text file

Due to this bug, the content of one of my source files was deleted. I searched a lot and found that I can read the raw data on the storage device with the dd command, and I can find the address of ...
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How to restore a physical volume without the restore file?

I previously created a logical volume from a volume group containing 4 physical volumes (4 SATA disks). Then, my linux crashed so I had to reinstall the linux system, and I didn't have any important ...
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ddrescue: Failing HD with 2 NTFS partitions

I'll try to describe my situation as precisely as possible. TLDR : SATA 2To HDD with 2 partitions failed refused to boot plugged from usb through adapter and booted. Disk is shown as /dev/sde, ...
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second data recovering attempt doesn't find anything

I want to recover data from a notebook with kali + foremost. I remember that once I'd managed to recover some pngs and other things and now, having more time, I'm trying to recover other files too. ...
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Restore damaged folder inodes in ddrescue image

I restored my failing external ntfs hdd using ddrescue, around 80% of the data is restored, the rest seems to be bad blocks. I can mount the created image file and ubuntu detects it and shows the ...
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Tool to recover FAT32 file hierarchy

I have sometimes corrupted data on FAT32 SD cards, that corrupt even the filesystem (gparted can't even detect the filesystem). I use photorec to recover files, but the problem is that the whole file ...
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Recover data from RAID1 with one disk in rebuilding state

I am attempting to recover data on a MDADM RAID1 array with one HDD that suffered a mechanical failure and another that is stuck in a rebuilding state. I have two 2TB HDDs that were installed on a ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue .img file Failed to load $MFT

Here is what ive done to try and mount. root@PartedMagic:/media/sdb2# parted recovery.img GNU Parted 3.4 Using /media/sdb2/recovery.img Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (...
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Restore a deleted file from a folder in AWS EC2 Instance [duplicate]

I'm a total newbie to the world of Linux/UNIX and I have the following situation: I was doing a deployment of changes to an AWS EC2 instance, which as I understand is pretty much a server that is ...
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cancelled cp + du between ntfs drives caused data loss?

I am using Mac OSX and working with two external NTFS hard drives (HD1, HD2) using the Mounty tool to mount them in read+write mode. I needed to move two large folders from HD1 to HD2. I opened one ...
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Testdisk results inaccurate

Looking at the deleted directories shown in testdisk, they are old: Many files and folders that have been (re)moved months ago were shown to have been deleted today, while none of the just-deleted ...
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Unable to access "MyDevice" An operation is already pending error message when mounting SSD

My external SSD used to mount seamlessly until a recent incident. Since then, the SSD is recognized by the system, but when trying to mount, the following error message is displayed: "Unable to ...
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How to browse an img from a broken drive (restore lost data)

Currently I believe I'm experiencing drive (HDD) failure. It is a single partition drive for extra storage. When I attempt to mount it I get the following error: # mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: wrong fs ...
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Persistent "Input/output error" after ddrescue

I have a 2TB external HDD (/dev/sda), formatted as NTFS. Recently, it started giving me "Input/output error" when moving files and strange output to the ls command, like ... ??????????? ...
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One of two disk members of RAID-5 became invisible after an abrupt shutdown?

I have two disks (sda and sdc, I don't know the fate of the others if any) assembled as RAID-5. After several abrupt shutdowns, one of the raid members became invisible and I couldn't re-assemble it. ...
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Mdadm Raid 5 not starting after reboot (IO Error & Dirty Degraded)

I added a new 3TB Drive to my working Raid5 Array yesterday and left it to rebuild overnight. Today I got the following error in journal: Jan 16 07:49:42 iHugo kernel: INFO: task md0_resync:854 ...
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Recovering data from HDD after failed FS change attempt

I lost partition on my 5TB Seagate Backup Plus external HDD. I was trying to convert the file system from NTFS to HFS using Paragon HDD Manager 17. Windows is not recognizing the drive and MacOS is ...
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What would cause directories in Linux to be spontaneously overwritten by a previous version

Edited to add correct ESXi version I am running into a very odd issue that is making me feel like an idiot, although I'm sure it has some simple explanation that I'm hoping one of you fine folks can ...
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How to tell the integrity of a recovered file, specifically if pixel data of recovered image is corrupted

I delete a file from disk, then do some write operations on the same disk, and then run a recovery program to recover the said file. Is there any way to check the integrity of the file? Let the ...
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How do I decompress a folder of files that I accidently saved as foldername.gz instead of foldername.tar.gz

I'm not sure how I did this. I had to wipe my dedicated server and start again, so I backed up everything to a remote VPS first; during this process, I compressed a folder full of other folders as ...
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Odd error messages when trying to restore deleted files

A folder with backup files was accidentally deleted from the /home partition on a Ubuntu 20.04 machine. All files in the folder were backups (zip) of the same thing (a Minecraft world) but from ...
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Does ecryptfs of the home directory prevent recovering the data back?

I have a computer with SSD where my personal data (:D) is stored in a folder inside the home directory, I have read so many times that encrypting your files will prevent anyone from retrieving your ...
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Finding an appropriate backup strategy (borgbackup, restic etc)

I am fully aware that questions like this one have been asked multiple times. However, since reading lots of documentation of various backup tools didn't answer all my questions, I think its fine to ...
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How to rsync (or generally "copy") data back from Timeshift snapshot?

Power cut happened, UPS' could not hold It all started in my little server room, where I needed to shrink one of my client's ext4 partitions using Gparted on Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye), (fully ...
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Recovering Data from 2 NVMe SSDs that Were Setup Using LVM

I have two 1TB NVMe SSDs that were setup using LVM in a manner where the two drives were combined to make up (roughly) one single 2TB logical volume. The laptop that booted from these drives has been ...
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Recover overwritten partition table of LUKS drive

I decided to edit the question fundamentally as I found out what happend. So long story short: Attempted to format an sdcard with the LUKS drive connected, but closed. (following [1]) I had some ...
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How to recover a file that was overwritten by cat?

I made my files by cat -n crib.txt. Then, when I did cat > crib.txt and Ctrl+D, it all got overwritten. How can I recover the overwritten file? What is the backup file restore command, if there is ...
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Restore files removed with rm (even from a LUKS-encrypted disk)

The problem I erroneously removed several files from my /home/username with rm. I realized the mistake as soon as I hit enter, but the damage was done. I immediately created a full disk image with ...
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Ext4 Superblock Corrupted After Fsck

An ext4 filesystem was damaged. So I ran fsck against that partition. However, after fsck was completed, I still couldn't mount the filesystem. And now it's reporting superblock corrupted. [root@os1 ~]...
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mount can't read superblock on /dev/sda5

My notebook couldn't start anymore. I started it with a live USB Ubuntu 20.04 and tried mount /dev/sda5 but receive this error: mount: /mnt: can't read superblock on /dev/sda5 So I tried the commands ...
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How do I access my files from PMBR disk

I was creating a partition on my external hard disk via the 'Disks' app in Linux mint and I accidentally changed the partition scheme. Now the disk is not recognised in either Windows or Ubuntu and in ...
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Logical volume not found in volume group

I need to increase the size of centos_s0106ac9e17b4312300-root I am trying sudo lvextend -L +10G /dev/mapper/centos_s0106ac9e17b4312300-rootJESSE but getting Logical volume rootJESSE not found in ...
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How do I make ZFS with ZIL SLOG consistent if the SLOG is lost?

I have a ZFS on a HDD with ZIL SLOG on an SSD. If that's relevant, I have also a LARC cache on an SSD. How can I reconfigure it to be sure that a failure of the SSDs won't cause data inconsistency (...
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Bad superblocks after partition manager error, any way to solve?

Alright so I was using Lubuntu to create a swap partition for my KDE Neon system and I used KDE Partition Manager (it came preinstalled with Lubuntu). It shrinked the drive in 8GB and sat there for a ...
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xfs - Can't have a partition outside the disk

My hard drive crashed and a restoration company was able to copy everything to another new drive. I think they used dd or similar. It had two xfs partitions. But, now I can only mount the first one. ...
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Failed NVMe M.2 SSD, broken filesystem, unwriteable; can I wipe it anyway?

My Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB SSD (MZ-V7E500BW) suddenly failed yesterday during a power outage. I now have a warning during POST ("WARNING! Please back up your data and replace your hard disk ...
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fdisk: unsupported wipe mode

I am trying to create a new partition fdisk -W /dev/mapper/nvmeVg-var but keep getting fdisk: unsupported wipe mode nvmeVg-var is a part of an lvm When I fdisk /dev/mapper/nvmeVg-var I get The ...
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My Parrot OS and D disk has disappeared. How do I fix it?

Before disappear start I have a 4 partitions on one hard disk and those are Kali linux, Parrot OS, Windows 7 C disk partition, Windows 7 D disk partition. Moreover My computer is triple boot. ...
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Does LVM make data recovery easier or harder?

Does LVM make data recovery on ext 4 easier or harder? I have to consider the risk of hdd failure. Thanks. I am going to install some Linux distribution (e.g. NixOS) on a laptop. It is already ...
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