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Old 07-18-2019, 05:25 PM   #1
Er96_Hr55
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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
 
Old 07-18-2019, 07:49 PM   #2
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Take a look at photorec. https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
 
Old 07-19-2019, 12:49 AM   #3
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Perhaps it was moved into the new Documents folder, as Documents/Documents ?
Or next to it as Documents(1) or similar?
 
Old 07-20-2019, 10:28 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-20-2019, 11:59 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2019, 02:49 AM   #6
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... 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.
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so im afraid i have to start all over with my saved work.
Isn't that why you have backups ?.
 
  


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