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rng 02-20-2013 01:02 AM

Undelete files from a folder only
 
Is it possible to undelete files from one folder only (on an ext4 partition)? If so, do I need to mount the partition first? And what would be the exact command? I need to undelete *.xz files deleted from a folder named myfolder on a partition abcd which is usually mounted on /media/abcd/myfolder. Can I add an option to recover only files created later than 10th Feb, 2013?

I checked and found several utilities for recovering deleted files: extundelete, foremost, scalpel, photorec of testdisk etc. I tried extundelete and foremost but they search entire partition for deleted files and hence take a long time for unnecessary files.

Thanks for your help.

chrism01 02-20-2013 01:27 AM

I don't think so, because files aren't in fact stored under a dir (physically).
The inode entry just tells the OS where to find the data blocks in the partition. They can be anywhere.
http://216.147.18.102/unixfaq/filesystem.shtml

As an example, this is why quotas are only set at the filesystem/partition level http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...sk-quotas.html


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