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Old 07-04-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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hi everyone. I don't usually write about the problems I run into because they are usually too complicated to explain or just too 'Murphy' like and I muddle through to a solution. However I've just found an interesting one. The other day I wanted to copy some files to another PC on my local network. The PC I'm copying from has Suse 9.1 (kernel 2.6.4-52) and the files I wanted to copy were on a scsi HDD (reisersfs). Before copying them to the 2nd PC I had to transfer them to a shared directory on PC1. I normally do this with with ctrl+ A, ctrl+C in the source directory, then change to destination window (Konqueror) then ctrl+V. This time I did a drag and drop but instead of asking me if I wanted to move or copy the files a shortcut was immediately created in the target directory. I didn't want a shortcut so I trashed it (I didn't delete it because I was worried that it might delete the source directory) I then copied and pasted all the files in the way I described above and later copied them over to the 2nd PC for back up purposes. When I examined the files on PC2 I found that all the files are 0 bytes except the *.xml files. When I checked the originals on the scsi drive they too are now 0 bytes. My problem is how to recover them because technically they haven't been deleted so I don't know if dd_rescue will find them. A reiserfs check finds no problems with the drive. Has anyone got any ideas?
Old 07-05-2007, 11:55 AM   #2
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have you looked up on trash? May be it's stupid, but if you didn't thought about that before, may be a good idea
Old 07-05-2007, 12:34 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by emi_ramo
have you looked up on trash? May be it's stupid, but if you didn't thought about that before, may be a good idea
Thanks for reply and nothing is stupid with PC's when 'Murphy' is at work.
Yes I tried the trash and on PC1 the folder (sdb1) is there but it's completely empty.
One thing that is playing on my mind is that in Control Centre>KDEcomponents>File Manager there is a 'Tab' for 'Quick Copy and Move' in which there is an option to store in cache the last (5) folders. What I'd like to know is where the cache is!


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