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Old 06-04-2004, 05:54 AM   #1
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Recover deleted files?


1) Can files deleted in linux be recovered? Something like recovering the files from recycle bin in windows?

2) Can files deleted in linux be recovered by using data recovery software?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 06:10 AM   #2
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1) Depends on your desktop manager and how you deleted the file - in KDE (and Gnome, I think) hitting delete sends your file to the trash can. Holding shift and hitting delete deletes the file. Same as in Windows.

2) http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending
 
Old 06-04-2004, 06:33 AM   #3
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1) Depends on your desktop manager and how you deleted the file - in KDE (and Gnome, I think) hitting delete sends your file to the trash can. Holding shift and hitting delete deletes the file. Same as in Windows.
I mount my other hard disk windows partition at /mnt/multimedia. Then accidentally, delete the whole multimedia folder. More than 20GB of data ( My linux hard disk only 6GB ).

Went to trash can but found nothing?

Now trying to recover the data in windows but can't seems to be able to find the deleted files.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:00 AM   #4
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If you deleted the files using 'rm' command and using ext3 fs, I think the data's already gone forever. But if it wass on ext2 fs, you can try your luck using /sbin/debugfs.

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Old 06-04-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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If you deleted the files using 'rm' command and using ext3 fs, I'm think the data already gone beyond recovery. But if it is on ext2 fs, you can try your luck using /sbin/debugfs.
I deleted using the menu (right click delete). I'm on ext2 fs.

btw, the deleted files was in fat32 partition.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:03 AM   #6
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Since the data was deleted from a windows hd - have you tried booting into windows to see if the undelete command will work there?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:08 AM   #7
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You can try booting to windows and look for free recovery program for fat32 file. I've used one that I already forget the name. But in my experience, if you delete files on fat32 from linux, it's gone. For unknown reason, the files cannot be detected by recovery program.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:11 AM   #8
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tools like norton disk doctor can recover files from fat type partitions.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:47 AM   #9
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For unknown reason, the files cannot be detected by recovery program.
Seems like it
 
  


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