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Old 02-15-2005, 09:24 PM   #1
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recover lost DOS files

I want to use linux to recover some files lost on a DOS partition which has been accidentaly reformatted in DOS.
files are small ASCII text files
Is there a way to do it and which tools should I use?
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Assuming you did not use format /s and you did not run any format utility to zero out everything. Just use a floppy to run FreeDOS and the unformat utility. Do not use wine to run unformat because it may screw up your files.
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thank you, i got freedos and will give it a try today.
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I downloaded the freeDOS iso image and booted from the CD, yet I couldnt find any undelete command or function available on it.
could you please refer to a specific version i could use?
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sorry i meant to say unformat command.
maybe It works just on the installed FreeDOS and not from the FreeDOS CD.
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