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TestDisk is a data recovery utility designed primarily to recover data from deleted partitions.

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Can't Undelete Folder with TestDisk

Accidentally Deleted a folder which contains backup of camera (nearly 70GB). Tried to Undelete it via TestDisk but instead of undeleting folder it simply creates a file named (backup1) smilar to that ...
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How to change partition type id without formatting?

How to change my partition type id from 83 to 8e without formatting and losing data?
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Which partitions to restore in testdisk

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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Can recover data from disk but not from image of same disk?

So I'm creating this training scenario whereby participants have to take an image of a broken disk, loop mount and recover the data. It's supposed to be fairly basic, but I've come accross this weird ...
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Do deleted HFS+ partitions appear as 'Linux filesys. data' when running TestDisk on Linux?

I'm trying to restore HFS+ partitions that someone accidentally deleted when connecting their Mac formatted external HDD to a Windows PC. Here's the TestDisk (7.1-WIP) [Analyse] output: TestDisk 7.1-...
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Can testdisk change physical geometry?

I don't actually want to do it because I am paranoid, but my question is: can I actually change my drive physical geometry using testdisk and damage a drive to the point of being unrecoverable? Does ...
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How to scan a hard disk at low level to recover files in partially overwritten partition?

We had a human accident at home and an external hard disk was copied a SD 32gb image card by mistake. The copy should be done to a SD image. I guess 32gb of the external drive were overwritten, but ...
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Recover deleted partition using testdisk

Last night I was not as awake as I thougt i was and I ended up formatting the wrong drive using GParted..... I thought of testdisk to recover the lost partition but I don't really understand how to ...
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Can TestDisk or PhotoRec recover files by dates?

I just accidentally erased my home directory using the rm command. I am being pointed towards photorec and testdisk to recover the files. However, I have a backup, about 2 or 3 weeks old I think, and ...
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I deleted my home directory… can I recover it? [duplicate]

So I wanted to clean a directory and subdirectories from non .doc|.docx files and I ran the following command: rm -rf /home/user/dir/dir1/dir11/ !(*.doc|*.docx) and I just deleted my home directory (...
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File recovery with testdisk stopped showing data growth and now just displays infinate failed counts

I am doing file recovery, and it was working and doing its thing. I was watching the partition via df and was watching the data flow in. This is a separate partition from root or /. It filled up the ...
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Recovering a partition after being reallocated

I have two partitions, c and d. Recently, I've decided to install Linux Ubuntu on the machine, and intended to do that on the c drive. It seems however that I messed up something during the ...
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Can I repair a HFS+ volume if the files were unreadable after “Easus Recovery Wizard” recovery? Testdisk & Diskutil info below

I have someone else's 1.5TB hard drive (WD Elements) that I would like to repair or recover files from. It has possibly been dropped and was constantly around a lot of loud Techno music. It is the ...
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Recovering data from broken (NTFS) partition

I'm trying to recover data from a Windows (NTFS) disk that became unreadable for some reason. I'm doing this from within a Linux Mint environment. I can see the partitions normally, and I also see ...
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How can I use testdisk & photorec to recover all jpg files?

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step I am sorry the documentation is kind of overwhelming for me. My purpose is just recover jpg files... I tried many times but it was recovering ...
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LVM Filesystem recovery

I was trying to resize my LUKS crypt following this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Resizing_LVM-on-LUKS and I got to the partition resize with parted and seriously screwed things up. I typed 870 ...
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Recovering files with directory structure

EDIT: I am using Debian 8.1.0 So I somehow deleted my /etc directory. While I have not been able to recover the complete /etc directory hierarchy with all files, I have received different parts from ...
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How can I fix an overlapped FreeBSD/UFS partition?

I have a Seagate 1TB Drive [ST1000LM010-9YH146] which had one FreeBSD slice and was formatted as UFS and mounted at /home on a pfsense box. While changing some hardware around, the drive was ...
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testdisk partition recovery

Looking to recover data/partition index from this disk.. ⚡ root@jg  ~  ls /dev/disk/by-label lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 10 May 4 21:06 4tb1 -> ../../sde1 drwxr-xr-x. 7 root root 140 May 4 21:06 .. ...
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Testdisk 6.14 unable to fix 20GB WD ROM scroprio device

Using partedmagic iso , with pre-configured utility testdisk 6.14 I tried to repair WD 20GB hard-disk. It failed in sense it got me "read errors". I don't know how to fix it? Please help me. I'm ...
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Recover partitions Mac OS internal hd

I booted to a live ubuntu USB, wanting to delete partitions on an SD card, and ended up deleting all my partitions on my mac book pro's internal hd. I have already tried gpart (which gets stuck at "...
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Data recovery from an accidental format on ext4 partition

When I was installing Mint Debian edition unlike the classic edition, the installation automatically formated my home partition when I did not specify to format. So the formatting previously was ext4 ...
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Two 500GB (JBOD) drives out of an NAS-200 put into UBUNTO 14-04 and put back into an LVM to access old information

I’m in a dilemma as I’m new to Linux (not helpless, but new) and would like some help if you don’t mind. I have been working with Linux for several years to some extent so I can get around some with ...
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Can I split a disk image and run Photorec on each part individually?

I'm running Photorec on an external HD connected via USB and it's taking too long, with the estimated remaining time constantly increasing. Is there a way to create a disk image from that external ...
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Searching for a specific file with testdisk

Is there a way to recover just .webm files from a formatted partition using testdisk or photorec? I have not enough space to recover all files and then find .webm files afterwards.
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How to find alternative superblocks in ext3 file system of partition-less qcow2?

I have an interesting case, where e2fsck refuses to recognize the file system inside a qcow2 image file. Using testdisk I am able to see the partition, so some markers would be left. The reason this ...
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How to copy partioning information with dd?

I am trying to recover partitioning information using TestDisk. To try things out I copied all data from the original harddisc to another physical drive using dd as follows: $ dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/...