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The xargs manpage reveals more on how the find command works....
man xargs excerpt...
find /tmp -name core -type f -print | xargs /bin/rm -f
Find files named core in or below the directory /tmp and delete them. Note that this will
work incorrectly if there are any filenames containing newlines or spaces.
find /tmp -name core -type f -print0 | xargs -0 /bin/rm -f
you need to quit each page until you are back in the bare shell.
Prior to sorting and renaming, and the last job we need to do as root, is change the file permissions to my user and group. In my case, user glenn and group glenn with chown and chmod to make them readable,writeable and executable.
If you can't unmount the drive you may be able to use a bootable GNU/Linux flash-stick, like slax and knoppix live distributions.
I pulled up Photorec on the screen, cli mode, type 'photorec' at the prompt. (reminder, you need to be root)
What is displayed on the screen is a list of physical drives on the system, navigate with the cursor keys and select(hit enter to continue) the drive the data you want to recover may be found (Last Know Address). Make sure you highlight...
Glenn Waller May 2010
How to recover lost mp3's for free.
suitable for one user system users, administrators and technicians
time to do? 45Min approx.
GNU/Linux (Mandriva 2010.1) Kernel 18.104.22.168-2mnb_x86_64
Photorec partition data recovery tool
find to list and sort files
EasyTag to recover file names from tags
You'll need root access to use Photorec, su or sudo to root in your shell, type...