Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2007
Posts: 51

Rep: Reputation: 15
fat ntfs data recovery

Dear all

Is this possible to recover data of fat and ntfs in linux. If yes how?
If any special software required in fedora.

Old 12-22-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
Simon Bridge
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 198Reputation: 198
Yes you can - but it depends how badly buntered your fat or ntfs system is.
Fedora dosn't need anything special - one usually copies the entire partition's data someplace (so messing with it doesn't destroy anything) using dd, and then use grep to locate files. It is a long process however - backups are much to be preferred.

There are any number of linux recovery and forensics software suites. Have a look around.
Old 12-22-2007, 03:24 AM   #3
Junior Hacker
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: North America
Distribution: Debian testing Mandriva Ubuntu
Posts: 2,687

Rep: Reputation: 61
If you want the quick fix and avoid the image thing, install testdisk in Fedora and issue one command as root to start a nifty utility that can recover many common file formats. Google the command "photorec" to get more information about it.
Old 12-23-2007, 11:55 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Originally Posted by fareedreg View Post
Dear all

Is this possible to recover data of fat and ntfs in linux. If yes how?
If any special software required in fedora.

Yes there are many software which recovers data from fat and ntfs file system, but it required windows system.
What you can do is to download the demo version of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data recovery software. Attach your hard drive on Windows machine. Scan your hard drive and it will show you the recovered files of fat & ntfs systems.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software are capable of recovering data from formatted hard drive, or data lost due to software malfunction, viruses, file/directory deletion or even sabotage.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Data recovery for ntfs linuxmandrake Linux - General 2 04-28-2007 10:13 PM
Data Recovery software in Linux for ext3/NTFS? Raveolution Linux - Software 3 10-15-2006 02:21 AM
Advice needed: data recovery from NTFS disk using ddrescue and Ubuntu afzal_b Linux - Newbie 10 09-20-2006 09:14 AM
FAT 32 recovery... djib Linux - Software 1 02-16-2005 07:13 PM
Data Recovery from former NTFS partition exark237 Linux - Hardware 3 07-21-2004 06:27 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration