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Not sure if you can recreate the home folder or not.
But you might be able to recover the data by plugging the drive into another machine and using photorec and/or foremost. They're data recovery tools for when you accidentally mess up your drive or reformat it. But it should work here as well.
The only downside is that you have to manually sift through all the data and your filenames will be lost.
I've used foremost before and it's very good. Maybe try that, assuming while using photorec you didn't dump the recovered data to the same drive you were recovering from in which case you probably overwrote any other recoverable data.
After some search, I've try "photorec". Lots of data where recovered but nothing that was in that folder.
Did you look at the data individually? All the filenames will have been lost and it will just have a generic filename. It finds photos especially well, but like I said, you can't just search a directory, it'll scan the whole hard disk. You'll even get images from your internet history...
You are writing to a separate drive or partition, correct? Otherwise, the program will find the files it just copied over and over and over again. Not to mention it might overwrite some of the data you're trying to recover...