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Old 12-19-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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formatted my home partition accidently


is there anyway to recover the any of the stuff that was in it....

the partition was a ext3....
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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Um... I don't think so.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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No.

There are file recovery techniques, but they don't work very well. Smaller files are easier to recover than larger ones, but all are very difficult. It takes hours/days/weeks and there isn't much chance of success. You have to be pretty good to have any success all by yourself. If you don't do it yourself, then it costs lots of money.

So, for all practical purposes, the data is gone for good.

It sucks to learn to be careful the hard way. I'm sorry you lost all your stuff. You've got backups right? Just restore your latest backups and call it a day--it is much easier that way.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:09 AM   #4
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well the file i want to recover is just one file actually which is less than a 100KB...
 
Old 12-19-2004, 11:36 AM   #5
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maybe try a program called " testdisk ". it does a lot of data-recovery.....
use google to find it...


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Old 12-20-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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got testdisk and it did recover a lotta data... but couldnt make a head or tail of what it recovered the size of the files recovered were either 0KB, 4KB or 32MB strange isnt it?
 
Old 12-20-2004, 04:10 PM   #7
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There is a program called magicrescue. Don't have the link but google should find it. Never tried it myself but I've heard some good things. Good luck.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 01:24 PM   #8
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thanks for you responces... but i've just decided to cut the losses and get on with it...

just a quick on... with linux partitions does that mean if you accidently delete a file or format it there is no way to recover any data...
 
Old 12-21-2004, 03:47 PM   #9
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Linux does kind of take you at your word. If you tell it to delete something, well...
Let's just say it's rather hard to recover it and you have to be pretty lucky.

If it makes you feel any better, I once toasted and entire first pass Linux from Scratch install with rm -fr, about a weekends work.
 
  


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