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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Restore previous version of file on iOS [3rd party app // Microsoft Edge] [closed]

I have a Microsoft Edge browser installed and i always use it inPrivate mode, sometimes it crash but my tabs always were still saved there, but one day the app crashed and all my tabs gone and i had ...
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How to properly see files on raid mount?

Operating System: PopOS (Ubuntu) I have two external harddrives in a single case that were setup with a RAID1 configuration. Had to get a new computer and after plugging in the external, the RAID ...
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Unable to open 7z-Archive: Open ERROR: Can not open the file as [7z] archive

I'm trying to open a 7z-File which I've packed with my phone using the ZArchiver app. Probably the process was interrupted and some files have gone missing, but that's not a huge problem. Ark and ...
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Recovering files on CentOS 7

I would like to know if it is possible to recover files that I have deleted? I have VPS with CentOS 7 and if it is possible I would like to look for (and recover) deleted files by their file ...
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Metadata recovery from corrupted ext4 partition

I have a rather complicated data recovery task. I want to get some metadata (filenames, directory structure etc.) out of a corrupted ext4 filesystem. I tried a bunch of tools (Testdisk, fsck, foremost)...
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Recover Data from Formatted USB (HFS -> GPT)

I was applying this command on Wrong External HD diskutil eraseDisk MS-DOS GPT /dev/disk3 Now, I want to know, how to recover my files with structure... Before Format /dev/disk3 (internal, ...
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How to mount a backup ext4 superblock? I got an error when following instructions [duplicate]

I'm trying to recover stuff after I accidentally formatted an ext4 partition. I'm running the system from a Live USB, and following this guide to mount a backup superblock. However, I get an error ...
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ddrescue said most of sectors are good but I only got 20% files restored

One of my hdd broke down and I tried to use ddrescue to make an image and rescue my files. sudo ddrescue -d -r2 /dev/sda4 ~/tmp/test.img ~/test.logfile (I don't have enough space on my linux laptop, ...
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Photorec: filter by custom file type

I know how to filter by the given file types as I answered here: How can I use testdisk & photorec to recover all jpg files? However, it has .pyc file type but not .py. .py is in the list of ...
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How to permanently delete already deleted files in Linux?

How do I prevent the recovery of already deleted files in Linux (without drastic measures (i.e. reset))?
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Error mounting /dev/sda2

I have been running Pop!_OS for a while now, and decided to install Kubuntu. I booted into the Kubuntu USB drive to try it first, and decided to prepare the partition for installation with KDE ...
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How to uninstall Proxychains.conf file on Kali Linux and reinstall

Hello I am a beginner in Ethical Hacking using Kali Linux as an OS. I have just messed up my proxychains.conf file located on my /etc/ folder while trying to edit it with nano editor. I want to know ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/ directory in CentOS 8

Accidentally /usr/ directory got deleted, in Cent OS 8. For recovering CentOS, I have found this link which needs live CentOS 8 installed in USB drive. However CentOS 8 doesn't have live ISO release ...
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Have I lost my sentimental data

Hello people I have a really big problem that I need help with. Yesterday i installed parrot OS home edition with full disk encryption ( I have the pass phrase) onto my 1TB external HDD which has a ...
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How to recover /usr/local/bin in macos [duplicate]

I ve deleted /usr/local/bin without making attention, how can I recover it ?, please note that I am using macOS and I didn't store a TimeMachine snapshot!
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Which Fuse-Ext2 for 16k block FS reading from Linux ? (scrambled read with current version)

I try to access Ready NAS Duo v1 disk with a Linux system (Mageia 6 for x86_64). Ready NAS Duo v1 has a SPARC architecture and disks with 16k blocks Ext3 filesystem. The main volume I need is setup ...
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Bad RIP value: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Suddenly facing kernel panic, not sure what I could've done. Perhaps a forceful shutdown? This is Tails OS booting off of a USB drive. It contains crucial data, at minimum I would like to recover it. ...
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How to restore a directory overwritten with mv?

I was planning to move a directory into another. The intended command is mv evaluateA2P/ action2pose_bk/evaluateA2P/ However, I had a typo and executed mv evaluateA2P/ action2pose_bk/ evaluateA2P/ ...
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recovery data after moving

I moved a Directory structured like this: parentdir/ | |-subdir1 | |-title1.mp3 | |-title2.mp3 | |-subdir2 |-title3.mp3 |-title4.mp3 from my internal 2nd hdd (ext4) to the SD of my phone. I ...
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Using Linux live USB to bit copy a single directory from a corrupted hard disk

I'd like to recover the contents of a directory from a Windows 7 machine with a corrupted hard drive. So far I've been able to boot up the machine with an Ubuntu live USB, and the Windows 7 drive is ...
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How to recover HFS+ Partition Catalog (Possible failing drive)

I have a 1TB External drive that was formatted HFS+ for use with a Macintosh Apple Computer. The drive is completely full. I'm using Linux to try to recover all the files, or to repair the disk and ...
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0 Bytes Free issue, fsck not working, files all intact

Two days ago I turned off my machine and when I returned in the morning I was unable to save anything. A quick look in the file explorer and I could see that it was saying 0 bytes free. I know that ...
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Mounting android bootloader.img file in linux

I did a backup of android bootloader mtdblock using dd but having trouble to mount it https://transfer.sh/yAxnI/bootloader.img. $ file bootloader.img bootloader.img: DOS/MBR boot sector; partition 1 :...
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How to mount a potentially corrupted multi-device btrfs filesystem?

My old computer (which I used as a network server) just boots to an initramfs shell. Now I'm trying to recover what I can. Setup: 250GB internal hard drive and an external 4TB USB hard drive. Both ...
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Repair corrupted tar.gz file

Alright so I'm trying to extract a Google Takeout archive, extension is tar.gz and the file command says gzip compressed data. The archive is split into 11 tar.gz files. The 6th tar.gz file is ...
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btrfs trying to recover filesystem - bad tree block

I'm hoping someone can help me, trying to recover a btrfs pool, that lost 1st drive. I tried to mount the 2nd drive and I've been having fs errors. I got the 1st drive readable again, but it appears ...
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Recover/import ZFS pool from single old mirror

I made a couple serious errors dealing with my ZFS pools the other day (while misreading some online advice in fixing an error) and accidentally "created over" an existing 2-drive mirrored pool named ...
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Difference between photorec and testdisk in prerunning preparation?

I want to recover a single file whose pathname before it became lost I know. I am considering testdisk and photorec, and would like to know some differences between them, especially what I need to do ...
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How to avoid file loss when moving a file while editing it in a program?

Consider the following sequence of actions: I instruct a program to open a file, (I modify the file in the program, and save it to the file. ) I mv the file elsewhere. For example, the file was ...
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Does ext3grep work on ext4?

Does ext3grep work on ext4? It is recommended in https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/237142/674 and https://askubuntu.com/a/217632/. In the first link, its option to specify the time window of deletion ...
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How may I recover a lost pdf file?

I accidentally lost a pdf file during the following process I was running a pdf software application PDFXCView in Wine in Ubuntu 18.04, to open a pdf file in a ext4 filesystem. Then I mv the pdf ...
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Recover data after cp command

So basically when I was choosing disk to which I want to copy my ISO file I've chosen sdb1 instead of sdc. Data on sdb1 was somehow overwritten and I can't recover it. Please help!
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Error while using foremost to recover deleted videos

I am facing this below error message while trying to recover deleted videos using foremost. I am not sure how to fix this. Would really appreciate any help. Thank you very much in advance. $ sudo ...
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fdisk says the partition I'm trying to recover is “unknown” type. Is there anyway to mount this?

I have a corrupt HFS partition that I'm trying to recover data from. >>sudo fdisk -l Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 200M EFI ...
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How can I change a file to a directory? Files lost after find+mv

I had a directory containing some 2000 files. I ran the following command to move those 2000 files into a target directory: find /opt/alfresco \ -type f \( -iname \*.pdf -o -iname \*.xml \) \ ...
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Software recovery of 3ware RAID?

Is there any software or instructions out there on how to get data off of a 3ware RAID set (using RAID5) when the controller doesn't function? I have the controller still, but it won't work properly ...
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Can't Mount exFat partition with Linux (exFat is installed)

I am running Linux on an external SSD. I am trying to mount an exFat partition which is on the internal hard drive. ( MS Windows is installed on an NTFS partition on the internal drive. ) exFat is ...
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Script/Command to copy -intact- files w/ directory structure following GNU ddrescue

I made a clone of a failing hard disk using GNU ddrescue. Many of the files are okay, and many are broken. I can mount the clone, with its three partitions, in Linux. I need a script or command that ...
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Recover data from replaced btrfs disk

I have successfully replaced a btrfs partition with btrfs replace. I would now like to mount the old disk to access the historic data, but I am unable to mount the device, with the error message ...
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ddrescue: 0% rescued on audio CD with 1 track that skips

I'm trying to get some lightly scratched albums (audio CDs) onto my computer via ddrescue. I ran the program on one disc with one track that has skipping problems, and it rescued 0%. The .iso was ...
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Need solution to recover disk, can't mount a ddrescue partition image

I used ddrescue to build out a 910G disk partition (sdh4) from a 1Tb disk. The disk looks like this. Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5 Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table ...
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Continue copying file

I was copying a very big file and I accidentally stopped it. Can I resume copying data without need to delete copy and copy data again? Command I used: pv original.data > copy.data
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How can I force Linux to not attempt *any* automatic reads to a physical hard disk?

I have a hard disk with an unfortunate unrecoverable sector in either the partition table or a superblock, which causes the disk firmware to lock up when that LBA is accessed. I'm interested in ...
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Recover deleted but mounted loop file/filesystem

By mistake, I deleted an lxc image file. The container is still running and the file is therefore not yet actually deleted until I stop the container. I'd like to avoid stopping the container as it is ...
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Recovering data from ext4 partition without any valid superblocks?

I recently screwed up a dd command and burned a 2.6GB installation file onto my /home hard drive. There were two partitions, a 930GB ext4 one and a 1.5GB luks-encrypted ext4 one. I used testdisk to ...
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/boot /home structure needs cleaning. I cannot access to those folders

After a night leaving ddrescue running to clone a external disk to another external disk and creating the log file in my internal hard disk, I got up and the laptop was stuck so i restarted it. When ...
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How do I recover deleted files?

Today I mistakenly deleted files inside the public_html folder. There is no backup of deleted files. Is there a way to recover information? thanks
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Why after recovery, the graphics files are empty? How to recover them completely?

My HDD (having both Windows and Linux OS) crashed. I used the recovery tool to get back my photos back (graphics file). After going through the files, I found that the names of some files are ...
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Removing file with output being redirected to

Say I have this Python program example.py (I am not familiar with bash enough to translate this to bash) from time import sleep for i in range(20): sleep(1) print(i) and I run python3 ...
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Read Data from raw devices [closed]

I have inserted a record on the table and I am trying to read the data using "STRINGS" command SQL> insert into DATA values (7299974551,'HARIHARAN',4544676688992251); 1 row created. I am able ...

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