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Old 03-05-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
cekflores
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Recover files from a Deleted User account


Hello,

I NEED HELP PLEASE!!!

I JUST DELETED A USER ACCOUNT IN FEDORA 8, BUT I FORGOT I HAD SOME IMPORTANT FILES THAT I NEED. IS THERE ANY WAY TO RECOVER THE FILES OR UNDELETE THE USER ACCOUNT?

THANK YOU!!!
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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No need to shout.

Is the user's directory still in /home?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Deleting a useraccount doesn't delete its files, unless explicitly done. So just check your /home directory and the documents should be there.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 12:59 AM   #4
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Don't write any thing on the disk anymore! You don't want to overwrite anything.

1) If you are still logged in, stay logged in. If you have shutdown, boot using a LiveCD.
2) Check of home directory is there, or it is deleted.
3) Tell us the filesystem.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 01:15 AM   #5
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Hi thank you all for replying.

The file system is EXT3... I checked the Home directory and there is nothing there anymore.
 
  


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