The term ‘data loss’ is nothing less than a nightmare. Generally, business owners plan to safeguard themselves from the data loss disaster and create a data backup for day to day activities. And, if someone fails to do so; consequently, they have to pay a hefty price for this. And, lost data or corrupted drives can have an aggressive effect on your clients and their projects.

Irrespective of what happens, the piece of good news is that lost data can be recovered with Linux. Are you surprised? Are you thinking how this single operating system can retrieve your data back? Then, here you will learn how Linux can be your perfect data recovery buddy. 

Opt for Linux for bringing back the data that you have mistakenly deleted or got corrupt. If you find the data recovery difficult then get in touch with UAE Data Recovery, the pro in the data recovery field.

What Makes the Data Lost?

Losing or deleting data can take place at any time. Users delete the files and folders by mistake. And, using the Undo option might not work sometimes. Moreover, if the hard drive crashes or any external drive fails to upload the data to your device, then data corrupt is very common. Additionally, any malware attack or ransomware can make your important data inaccessible. So, as a safety precaution, don’t forget to turn on the firewall. 

As an alternative, you can mount reputed antivirus software too. Check out if the hard drive on your device is making any weird sound. Repetitive sound from the hard drive means that you are going to lose data shortly. Be quite conscious while operating your clients’ files and projects so that you don’t press the Delete key. However, a data loss can happen without showing any sign, too. So, data backup is one of the main preventive measures to combat data loss.

How can you Recover Deleted Data on Linux?

Let’s try out the simplest, first. If you are working on a Linux operating system and suddenly delete a file or folder, then calm down. When you delete anything, it goes straight to the Trash. Use the command ‘rm’ to retrieve the lastly deleted file or folder on your Linux system. But, make sure of certain things while performing the task. You should not write anything, meanwhile. It will replace the deleted data with what you have written on the disk.

Thus, you will no longer be able to fetch the deleted data on Linux. On the other hand, don’t trust any data recovery software without any suggestions from a data recovery expert. Otherwise, the situation can worsen. If you can’t find your deleted file, then immediately turn off the device and hire professionals from UAE Data Recovery.

How to Use Linux on Any Operating system for Data Recovery?

With a simple trial boot of Linux, data recovery on any operating system is possible. Keep in mind that this procedure is only applicable when your hard drive hasn’t crashed. What makes Linux more reliable and powerful than another OS is its test and trial session. Just launch the Live Distribution of Linux that is offered by Ubuntu.

Choose to go with ‘Try Ubuntu’. This is not going to impose on your hard drive; it just makes its space in the RAM. Whatever operating system is on your device will be there, secure; but not in running condition. This live instance will help you in copying and pasting the files on directories.

Step 1

When you lose any data, it gets hidden in an internal drive. Burn the Linux Distribution onto a flash drive tool. Just plug in the flash drive to your device and initiate the boot process. When the system asks, opt for ‘Try Ubuntu’. Now, you have to find that drive in your system and to do so, use the command: ‘sudo sfdisk -1’. You can notice the drives on your computer.

Step 2

Now, the system can have one or more than one drive. If there’s only one, then you can be assured that you have to look into only that drive. Otherwise, you have to look into every single unbootable drive to find the data in question. You have to mount that particular drive to a directory so that you can access the data like before. Explore a Terminal window. Use the following command to create a new directory: ‘sudo mkdir /data’.

If you have to mount any drive named ‘/dev/X’, then you have to use this command to mount that drive on your created directory. Use ‘sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/X1 /data -o force’ if you have got the drive from NTFS (the digit 1 is for the first partition). Otherwise, you can try the same command excluding the digit 1 or including the digit 2.

Step 3

After performing several trials on the previous step, you will definitely find the data. So, you have got the unbootable drive, and you have to copy that drive. Insert another USB drive to your computer. Explore the File Manager to accomplish the mount procedure.

Step 4

Locate the folder where the data has been accommodated. Right-click the folder and choose the Copy option. Right-click on your newly inserted USB drive and opt for Paste. Once you are done, you can remove the USB drive securely.

Voila! You have successfully restored the inaccessible data from the corrupted disk drive. Now, you can upload the file to any working system to work with your data. There must not be any further hassle when you can avail Linux at your service. Otherwise, you can avail any data recovery services from UAE Data Recovery. It’s better to trust a professional when something serious happens with your business. So, give a call and ask for a service quote.