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Old 05-18-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
Kiwi89
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How to track missing file?


Hi,

I am using Ubuntu 11.10.

3 days ago I saved files in my computer, after I moved it to my network Storage hardisc. It's missing now.

Anyone have any idea I can track back the file?

I tried to use terminal to open my syslog file.

But I cant track the file in 3 days ago.

What should I do?

Appreciate for your help. Its Urgent!

Thanks.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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how did you save those files? If you used drag&drop or some other GUI to copy files you could have lost those event. You can try to recover deleted files, sometimes it can be successful (but it also depends on what's happened with that drive)
If you used a command line tool you may have the possibility to look into its history file to see the commands you executed. Also there is a locate command to find file (if they are exist but you do not know where are they located)
 
Old 05-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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if you had files on your local hard-disk, copied over to some network storage, and these files disapeared - you have a problem (!)

firstly, why did they not copy across?
- was it due to too long names?
- not enough space?

secondly, as Pan64 suggested, you may be able to recover your files from the local drive.
i have done it before - and it is possible *but* *stop* using the system that you want to recover the files from.

when you delete/cut-and-paste files your system keeps those files in the disks and deletes only the reference to them. but the actual file is there.

see:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

and also read about TestDisk on same website.

search on the web - there are plenty of tutorials out there - i have red a few..


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Old 05-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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I used GUI drag and drop..

Is that any possibilities I can recover it?

I am very sure its saved in my desktop, but when i move it to my network storage. Its missing...

Its really important files. Any way to track back?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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ask system admin maybe they have a backup - if you know where it was stored.
 
  


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