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Old 08-31-2009, 12:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy recover files in formatted fedora pc


i'm new to linux
there are some EXE files in my linux system(Fedora)
my brother accidentally formatted & reinstalled fedora
can i get the files back?
the required data size will be around 3.4GB
file system is ext2.
are there any tools available to recover the data from formatted partitions in linux?
 
Old 08-31-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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This is a general data recovery problem, and not a linux issue.
Usually, overwriting makes it difficult to recover data. So I will not highly rate your chances of getting the data back. Had there been just a format, then you could've got most of the data, but reinstalling Fedora on the partition would've messed things up.

You can try any of the many data recover programs available. You did not mention the file system under which the data to be recovered was under. I suspect, since they were exes, the file system was not ext2. In that case you should be looking for recovery apps that can do recovery from the appropriate filesystem, not ext2. Photorec is a free utility that can recover many file types, but I am not sure exe is one of them.

In any case, avoid any more writing to the partition that contains the data to be recovered. You will need another hard disk/partition to install the recovery software.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
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i use SystemRescueCd
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
it has a few tools on it
very important DO NOT USE THAT COMPUTER AT ALL turn it off .
and use a different computer to download and burn the live cd

the cd " can " find some things but anywhere form 1 to 5 % up to about 50 to 75 % maybe ????

but for the most part you are out of luck .
 
Old 09-01-2009, 05:18 AM   #4
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I suspect, since they were exes, the file system was not ext2. In that case you should be looking for recovery apps that can do recovery from the appropriate filesystem, not ext2
Hi
EXE files are copied from USB drive.File system is ext2.can you tell some recovery tools.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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