Originally Posted by TobiSGD
You have to use photorec. Keep in mind that it will find almost all files on the disk, not only the ones you want, so you have to have a big enough backup medium.
I hope you learned how important it is to backup regularly.
Indeed, I just installed new machine CENTOS 5.6, created a test file -- /tmp/vikas.pdf
and deleted it to test photorec
It recovered 1.3 GB of files and was asking more space, God knows what it had recovered.
No way this is possible.
It didn't worked out for me.