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Old 04-17-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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Question how to recover deleted file & folder in linux(i m in huge trouble)

Recently i deleted folder from /home.But i found later it was very important folder. Now please guide me ,how can recover deleted files and folder.
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[Dulug] Re: [Dulug-linux] linux undelete software
Jeremy Portzer
23 Jun 2003 16:21:29 -0400

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The first step you must take is to discontinue using the partition
immediately! Right now, unmount that partition, or shut down the
machine if it's a system partition and can't be unmounted. Otherwise
any files or blocks that might be recoverable may be overwritten.

Next, I'd suggest the 'unrm' tool from the Coronor's Toolkit at . unrm will look at the
partition with the deleted files and retrieve some of the data. Then
you can run 'lazarus' out of that same toolkit, which will produce a
browseable HTML tree of the deleted file bits. Hopefully you can revive
what you need.

Note that this works best with recovering text files, as with binary
files it will be difficult to sort out the wheat from the chaffe.

As far as I know, there are no 'magic' undelete tools for Linux; only
the brute-force ones like the above. There may be some kernel or
filesystem modifications available that make files easier to undelete,
but they won't do you any good now -- you would have needed to already
be running them.


On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 15:02, lucy wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone have any experience with any linux undelete software?
> Recommendations appreciated. I need to try something to recover some
> files. Thanks for any feedback.
> Lucy
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