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Old 12-22-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
fareedreg
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fat ntfs data recovery


Dear all

Is this possible to recover data of fat and ntfs in linux. If yes how?
If any special software required in fedora.

Thanks
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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Yes you can - but it depends how badly buntered your fat or ntfs system is.
Fedora dosn't need anything special - one usually copies the entire partition's data someplace (so messing with it doesn't destroy anything) using dd, and then use grep to locate files. It is a long process however - backups are much to be preferred.

There are any number of linux recovery and forensics software suites. Have a look around.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 03:24 AM   #3
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If you want the quick fix and avoid the image thing, install testdisk in Fedora and issue one command as root to start a nifty utility that can recover many common file formats. Google the command "photorec" to get more information about it.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 11:55 PM   #4
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Dear all

Is this possible to recover data of fat and ntfs in linux. If yes how?
If any special software required in fedora.

Thanks
Yes there are many software which recovers data from fat and ntfs file system, but it required windows system.
What you can do is to download the demo version of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data recovery software. Attach your hard drive on Windows machine. Scan your hard drive and it will show you the recovered files of fat & ntfs systems.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software are capable of recovering data from formatted hard drive, or data lost due to software malfunction, viruses, file/directory deletion or even sabotage.
 
  


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