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Old 07-06-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Angry ahh, help!!

hi, newbie here and we recently tried to link some user accounts. we then deleted one that we made and linked and now all my home directory is gone!!!! Can i retrieve it? Is it gone forever?? can someone help me?? I know i should be backing up all my stuff, but well...i didnt and now i have lost some very important material...can it be found again??


Old 07-06-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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I'm sorry to say that "undelete" programs for the ext2 filesystem are few and far between. You could try using Google to look for "ext2 undelete" or something similar. I'm sorry to hear you lost some important stuff, I've been there myself and I feel you pain.

Good luck.
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There are a few threads about this on LQ - try a search for "undelete ext2" or "undelete ext3" or similar.
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Also, if you have /home on a separate partition, umount it ASAP to avoid any possible writing to partition.
Old 07-06-2004, 01:30 PM   #5
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unfortunately, if its been up at all since the undelete, that data has a very high chance of being overwritten, and therefore unrecoverable


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