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Old 05-09-2006, 05:30 PM   #1
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HELP: How to recover rm -rf files?

Urgent, if I rm -rf some files, anyway to recover them? Oh my God!
Old 05-09-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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Official answer: No. Once files are deleted they are gone.

However, this is highly dependant upon which filesystem you're using. Ext2 supports undeletion, but AFAIK is the only Linux filesystem which does.

Some useful links:

Have fun!
Old 05-09-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Thank you for reply, I checked other posts on fourm, I am having ext3 and I think the hope of recovery files could be negative. Its ok
Old 05-10-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Try it anyhow, as ext3 is essentially ext2 plus a journal.


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