Recovery of data due to incorrect use of 'mv'
I am fairly new to Linux, and even more so to Ubuntu. Recently whilst playing around with my Samba settings, and shared directories, I somehow managed to incorrectly use the 'mv' command resulting in the data within a directory completly dissapearing.
Initially the problem was the read\write settings for the directory:
This directory wasn't accessible from the various windows machines on my LAN, so after chmoding, etc and using the mv command, to move /data/Lauren to /TheLauren, I somehow managed to come out the other side with no "/data/Lauren" and two new empty directories "/The" and "/Lauren"
Bassicly my question is, will I be able to use data recovery software to track down the original data and its directory structure? or has my data gone elsewhere?
I'm worried that if I attempt to do anything without advise I may run the risk of making matters worse.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.