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Old 03-22-2002, 02:48 AM   #1
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Question Frontend for recovering deleted files from ext3 filesystem


Is there any good frontend for recovering deleted files from ext3 filesystem.

Old 12-16-2004, 11:43 AM   #2
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i dont feel it can be done. if anyone can suggest anything, i will also be highly glad to get information.
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My understanding is that the undelete (stand-alone) tool
for ext2 and in mc don't work with ext3.

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J, unfortunately you can't!

This is what one of the developers, Andreas Dilger, said about it:

"In order to ensure that ext3 can safely resume an unlink after a crash, it actually zeros out the block pointers in the inode, whereas ext2 just marks these blocks as unused in the block bitmaps and marks the inode as "deleted" and leaves the block pointers alone."

Your only hope is to "grep" for parts of your files that have been deleted and hope for the best.


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