Recovering lost data in Linux

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Does Linux Disk Doctor recovery program  work ? I am using a computer that has the Linux operating system. I am wondering as to how data could be lost from this?

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Recovering lost data in Linux


Hello Beenien,

For sure the linux doctor recovery program does work. You can use it to recover data that has been lost due to a crashed disk in the ext2 or ext3 file systems, meaning the extensions that are not the primary extensions. You can also use it recover data that has been lost due to very complex hard drive crashes. Data in different formats can be recovered including word documents, pictures, music files, videos and many other formats.

This recovery tool is downloadable for free from the internet, and therefore you can just follow the following link and download whichever you need be it windows or linux version:


Clair Charles



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Recovering lost data in Linux


Data loss can happen in many different ways and sometimes it happens when you least expect it. Not because you are using your computer properly you are safe against data loss. Sometimes it happens while you are working on your computer. The most common cause of data loss is data corruption due to power failure.

This happens when there are still open files used by running tasks the time the computer shuts down due to power failure. Another cause of data corruption is system failure. In Microsoft Windows, when a system failure is encountered, the operating system suddenly restarts causing your files to corrupt. There are times you can still recover the file because applications create a temporary backup while you are working.

But sometimes this doesn’t help. Data corruption is really unpredictable. It may not happen right now even if you disconnect your computer from the power outlet while it is running but it will happen. But even if data corruption is like a thief that strikes when you least expect it, you can still protect your computer by maintaining a healthy system.

One way of maintaining a healthy system is regularly checking your hard drive for errors. The Linux operating system has its own hard disk doctor in the form of CLI or command-line interface. This is similar to Microsoft Windows’ “chkdsk” utility which you can use via CLI and GUI. In Linux, to check your hard drive for possible bad blocks and bad sectors, you can use the “badblocks” command.

To use this, open the Terminal and type without quotes “sudo badblocks -s -v /dev/sda2” then hit Enter. Another command you can use is “fsck”. It is used to check your file system for errors making sure that your system is healthy. To use this, open the Terminal and type without quotes “fsck” then hit Enter.

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