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Old 04-29-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Undeleting files from a USB stick, FAT32


I accidentally did rm -rf /mnt/usbdisk while my usbdisk was mounted to that location. I then copied a 350mb file to that disk before I realized what I had done.

Now I wished to recover some files from there. I tried testdisk which shows some filenames, but none contain useful data after copying them. Or even remotely recognizable data.

My question is is it to late? Has copying the 350mb fiel already overwritten the smaller textfiles?

Otherwise, is there a better undelet program to use?
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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Another program you can try is foremost:
http://foremost.sourceforge.net/

There is a reasonable chance that you have overwritten the smaller files and thus they are permanently lost.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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Ahh I thought as much. I didn't know about foremost, thanks H_TeXMeX_H

In 2001/2 I remember using a program that allowed you ti display your hard-drive or storage device as raw data represented hexadecimaly. It had a curses interface and was quite useful, although I can't for the life of me remember what it was called. Would anyone have any idea?
 
Old 04-30-2010, 06:42 AM   #4
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Well, you can use 'most' or 'hexdump' or 'od'.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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No no.....it was a particular curses program...its really strange I can't find it now....hmmm
 
Old 05-01-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Try sourceforge and freshmeat, it's bound to be listed in both.
 
  


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