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Er96_Hr55 07-18-2019 05:25 PM

Accidental Folder Deletion
 
Hello everyone i have a question i hope i can get some help with.

So i somehow ended up deleting the contents of my "Documents" folders and i was quite shocked with what happened but i found them in my Trash and the folder was all there with its contents.

But when i tried to recover the entire folder it said about overwritting the current Document Folder and i said yes to OVerwrite i didnt think much about it and it failed now my folder with all of the contents are gone and i had important stuff in there i need back.

IS there a way to recover my lost files?

The Trash , File Manager is from OpenBox.

Thanks

frankbell 07-18-2019 07:49 PM

Take a look at photorec. https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

MadeInGermany 07-19-2019 12:49 AM

Perhaps it was moved into the new Documents folder, as Documents/Documents ?
Or next to it as Documents(1) or similar?

Er96_Hr55 07-20-2019 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadeInGermany (Post 6016538)
Perhaps it was moved into the new Documents folder, as Documents/Documents ?
Or next to it as Documents(1) or similar?

I wish to be honest but as far as i can tell the files are gone i tried the first posters solution but that didnt work to solve the issue so im
afraid i have to start all over with my saved work.

scasey 07-20-2019 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Er96_Hr55 (Post 6017121)
I wish to be honest but as far as i can tell the files are gone i tried the first posters solution but that didnt work to solve the issue so im
afraid i have to start all over with my saved work.

First, try find / -name (one of the filenames)...
But yes. You’re probably SOL.

syg00 07-21-2019 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Er96_Hr55 (Post 6017121)
... as far as i can tell the files are gone i tried the first posters solution but that didnt work to solve the issue

How so ?. You haven't indicated what you did, where you attempted to restore to, or any messages. If you attempted to restore to the same filesystem, you likely made things worse.
Quote:

so im afraid i have to start all over with my saved work.
Isn't that why you have backups ?.


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