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Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

This tag is for questions that deal with all sorts of data loss and how to recover from that.

Sample use cases

  • Device has crashed with corruption of important data
  • You broke your device and want to get your data back
  • Full Device Encryption but key forgotten?
  • File carving: Recover accidentally formatted devices
  • File carving: You recorded a cop but he forced you to delete it

Related tags

  • : having a good backup makes a recovery (or rather "restore", see below) easy :) See the backup tag-wiki for more related tags in this direction.
  • : if you have a good backup, a restore will be easier than a recovery

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