Ubuntu :: How To Recover Overwritten Files?

Dec 6, 2010

By mistake I've overwritten some of my project files. Is there anyway in ubuntu to recover those files.

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Ubuntu :: Windows Overwritten - Need To Recover Files

Jun 3, 2010

I overwrote windows with ubuntu netbook remix and lost pictures and videos. I need to recover them, they are from the last eight years and very important.

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General :: Any Way To Recover Overwritten Files?

Apr 22, 2010

I was syncing my palm pilot but some setting must've been wrong: instead of putting the files from my hard disk to the palm pilot it took the blank files from the palm pilot and wrote them over my back-up. Anyway, I'm about sick of palm but I want to get this file back. Is there anyway I can restore to an earlier version of this file? I'm about to reboot with sys rescue cd.

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General :: Recover Files From Ext4 File System Overwritten By New Installation

Jul 3, 2011

My main hard disk died and I replaced it. After installing windows in a small partition in /dev/sda, I thought I will try linux mint and went for it. (I need windows to play AOE, but ubuntu is my primary OS)I didnt see the options properly or some distraction, I choose the "install alongside windows" option probably expecting it to install it in the unallocated partition next to the windows installation. I had completely forgotten my second internal drive /dev/sdb which has the backup data. Linux mint went and installed itself on that drive.

Is there a way to recover individual files from the second harddrive. Now if I boot or open it through live cd, all I see in the linux mint file systems. I want to aleast recover my CV/resume from the second drive. The second drive is a single ext4 file system The old drive is completely dead, it doesnt even get recognized when I attach it to SATA.

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General :: Recover The File Which Has Been Overwritten?

Mar 15, 2011

Can I recover the file which has been overwritten.

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Fedora :: LVM - Recover Contents From Overwritten Partition?

Apr 14, 2011

Accidentally, I deleted my '/etc' & '/bin' folder (i know, my fault). Then, I boot liveCD and tried to copy or fix this issue. And then when I can't figure nothing to fix it, I don't know why, I want install system on my existing system, and I thought that new installation don't touch and change my /home folder. And this step Was my biggest mistake, after this I get raw /home partition without my data. Now, I'm trying recovery my data from /home, and I don't know how do this. I'm using program testdisk but I don't know how it work with lvm and ext4. Can I recover content of '/home' or it's impossible?

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General :: How To Recover Source Overwritten By Bad Compile Command?

Oct 4, 2010

I had written a source code of C++ and complied it with the same name using the following command line.For example: c++ source-code.cpp -o source-code.cpp.Now my source code has been replaced by the executable program.Is there any way to retrieve my source-code.

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Ubuntu :: Recvering From Files From Overwritten Ntfs Partition?

Sep 28, 2010

I installes Ubunu on my Windows XP pro FD and I need to rcover some files , What is the best way tto recover them?

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Ubuntu :: Way To Recover Files

Apr 4, 2010

I have just installed Ubuntu and its great!

But unfortunately when I was installing it and I formatted my hard drive i forgot that I had important files from my windows partition, is there any way I can recover these files within Ubuntu? (Also new to linux so try to keep it simple.)

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Ubuntu :: How To Recover .C Files

Oct 31, 2010

Today by mistake I deleted all C programming files . I used rm *.c command for deleting. Now I want to recover it. I used scalpel by file type C is not specified. What shall I do now? These files are related to my project.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files From Windows?

Jun 10, 2010

Mi friend's PC is messed up and her windows doesn't boot anymore. She doesn't have any other OS on the PC.SO I thought I could recover her HD files using Ubuntu wth live cd. I put the CD in and I tried but I can't mount the HD because it says "NTFS is marked to be in use".How can I force the mount? Can I do it even if it's from an Ubuntu live CD?

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Ubuntu :: Undelete Files At All Possible To Recover?

Nov 11, 2010

If not at all possible with public tools, is it possible for experts to recover the files? (as in pay someone to do it), What happened is I accidentally deleted a few folders containing family photos and my text files for work, address books etc, just personal stuff I don't have backups of. (from a ext4 partition 'root')

Feel free to call me stupid, but I didn't notice I had deleted them before I did the following... I ended up copying enough data to the ext4 partition which completely filled it (less than 1mb remained), once I backed those up I deleted them (trash empty) a few days later I ran sfill to erase the originals.

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Ubuntu :: Stuck In Startup - Recover Files?

Apr 28, 2010

I've been stuck in startup for two months and have tried much of the advice found on the forums but still no luck! I have a live disc but I REALLY need to recover files from my existing (but inoperable) system! this is exactly what the screen says upon startup...


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Ubuntu :: Program To Recover Deleted Files

Jul 6, 2010

Deleted a whole bunch of files, I have backed it up but it was from about 2 weeks ago and as I had added loads of stuff in the meantime I urgently need to recover the files.Ubuntu 9.10. Any and every file recovery program you know please.Preferably one that allows me to recover an entire directory, not just individual files, but it'll be fine if that is it.

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Ubuntu :: Using TestDisk Software To Recover Files?

Aug 23, 2010

I am trying to recover data from my blackberry and a USB stick and after some research on the web I came through the Test Disk software which i just downloaded with Ubuntu Software Centre. I was looking to find information on how I could use this and recover files from my Blackberry and USB stick.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Brasero Truncated Files?

Nov 22, 2010

I used a bootable usb (Ubuntu 10.10) to backup files from an infected windows machine. I made backup DVD's using Brasero and disabled full windows compatibility when burning them to disc. The really dumb part was I didn't check the DVD's before I reinstalled windows on the drive I was backing up. They were all there, I assumed they were ok. The files on the DVD's (mix of doc, xls, jpg, etc.) won't open in windows or Linux. Anybody know of a way to recover them? From what I've been reading, it seems like I'm screwed, but I thought I'd check with the experts. Is there a specific way Brasero/Linux changes the file, and can that info can be used to change it back? I assume it just cuts the name/header to 64 characters and I'm SOL. I'm going to see what diskdoctor's recovery software can get back from the hard drive.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Deleted Files From Desktop?

Jan 4, 2011

Yesterday I accidentaly deleted all files from my desktop (with rm). Now I am looking for way how to recover them.

I tried to use scalpel to recover them which found many files (more than 800000 zip files). I stopped the process cause It would take ages. I would like to recover files only from desktop folder. Is this possible?

Is there some other good recovery program?

Using Ubuuntu 10.04.

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Ubuntu :: U10.10 Failed Update - Need To Recover Files

Apr 7, 2011

Well I finally joined the forum, because I finally have a big problem!

I had Ubuntu 10.10 installed inside of Win7, I updated it to 11.4 BETA (I know a bad Idea). Well I dint work, now ill I get is some sort of GRUB console.

I would like to either fix this or retrieve my very important files! I now have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my computer on a separate drive. But I have not been able to find my old Ubuntu files.

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Ubuntu :: Can Recover Files Running From LiveCD

May 21, 2011

I been trying to figure out why after updating to the newest version of ubuntu the system didnt work anymore, but now my main concern is trying to recover files that I had on my computer, how can I do this?

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files From An Uninstalled Version?

Jul 12, 2011

I had 10.04 installed using wubi. I used it only for pictures. I uninstalled that version and installed 11.04 as a true dual-boot. I forgot to back up some pictures on the 10.04. Is there a way to recover them?

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General :: Way To Recover Files

Jun 10, 2011

I have an external 250gb hard drive where I had copied all my documents, pictures, etc etc. I wanted to reinstall windows xp on internal hard drive but I made a mistake and deleted the partition on the 250gb external hard drive. Is there a way to recover those files? I didn't format the 250gb hard drive. If yes, which software do you guys recommend? If this needs to be posted on another forum please let me know.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Recover Corrupted System Files?

Jul 26, 2010

before i proceed,I'll like to say that I'm a complete newbie, but enjoying my time with Ubuntu.

Recently, due to hard disk failure, some of the System files got corrupted, I have no idea to which files, but booting Ubuntu from the latest kernel is not working, instead I have to select the previous version from the grub screen.

How to recover these files? Is there a way by which Ubuntu automatically scans and repairs the system files.

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Ubuntu :: Rebuild Directory Structure And Recover Files?

Sep 2, 2010

I have a drive with an NTFS partition where all the files were deleted. What I'm looking for is a way to rebuild the directory structure and recover the files. I really, really want the directory structure as the partition contains 460 Gigs of data. Normally I would use the tools here: [URL] but I've never dealt with this much data before. Everything there that I've used creates a pretty messy dump however.

I have used ntfsundelete before but only for a few files at a time. I have no idea what would happen if I tried to run it on a partition of that size. I'm comfortable with data recovery but this amount of data is beyond me. I've run ntfsundelete with no args and from what I can tell of skimming the pages of output all the files are fine. The partition has not been written to.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files From Win7 After Full Installation

Sep 19, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu in full installation. But then my Windows 7 file went bye-bye. I tried to see if everything were really erased from my drive. But then it showed that I'm still using 40G out of 250G of my disk. Why is it like that? Can those file still be recovered? My Windows 7 loader was actually erased. Can I still install Windows 7 even if Ubuntu already used the whole drive? And also, how can I delete partitions to make my HDD turn into a whole and single Drive before I install Windows 7?

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Ubuntu :: Accidental Deleting Window Os - Recover Files?

Sep 21, 2010

I installed ubuntu 10.10 beta. But i thought it replaced ubuntu 10.04, well it did but i whiped my whole harddrive instead. Can I recover my window 7 that i once had? I accidental installed my linux using up the whole drive. i have alot of server cfg and other stuff such as pic and document.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Recover Files From A PC That Crashed And Wont Shut Down

Apr 10, 2011

My wife's Windows Vista laptop crashed and now will not boot. It is a Compaq and when we turn it on it loads into the HP recovery program. The only option is to format the drive and reinstall windows.

We can't do this however because we need to extract the files for my wife's college classes. I was told that you can use an Ubuntu Live CD to access these files so I burned a CD with 10.10 on it. It access's the computer and it appears to access the folders from the hard drive but all the folders are empty. Also the partition appears empty as well.

I found a thread on here that mentioned that the file system needs to be closed for it to be mounted but the computer had to be forced shut down so that isnt an option. Also i read something about chkdsk /f.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files From Formatted Thumb Drive

Apr 17, 2011

I formatted a thumb drive on Windows (not quick format) that contains files I need (video files). Unfortunately, my attempt to recover them with both PhotoRec and TestDisk failed: neither of them found the files. I know they are still there because I scanned it with some Windows software (File Scavenger) and it detected them. I'd like to try to do this with Linux, to figure out how to do it, and save money at the same time.

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files From Encrypted Home Folder

May 16, 2011

I upgraded from ubuntu 9.10 to 11.04. During installation (Natty) I chosen the option to encrypt the home folder. After a day the system crashed. It was showing that disk is having health problems. If I boot from live cd then i cant access the home folder. When I tried to mount the home folder, it says "Reading directory: input/output error"

Because I used Karmic without problem I reinstalled the Karmic, then I can mount the home folder, but cant access it as it was encrypted.Now Karmic is installed. I tried to boot from Live CD of Natty and tried to mount /home folder, it says some super-block issues.How to access the files in the home folder?

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Ubuntu :: How To Recover Files On Hard Drive From Live CD

May 25, 2011

A recent update messed up my Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) laptop, and so I want to recover a few important files off of it before reinstalling the OS.I cannot boot into Ubuntu on my hard drive, so I put in one of my Live CDs, but couldn't figure out how to get the files from my hard drive.I googled the problem, but all the solutions talked about recovering Windows files with a Live CD.I need to recover my files that were in Ubuntu

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Fedora :: How To Recover Deleted Files

Jan 31, 2011

I had a back-up of the files of someone . He realized that he wants those files , after I had deleted them . And now I need to recover them . How can I do that?

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