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Old 01-13-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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How to acces the " lost+found " folder

Hi people!

This is what I did: I touch the /etc/fstab file and I ruin it, so, I had to reinstall ubuntu in another partition, but, the partition where used to be my old and ruin ubuntu is now with just one folder " lost+found " it is about 2Gb, but I cannot access it, when I open it, it seems to be empty!

How can I open it, to recovery my data????

Old 01-13-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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Do login as root, transfer your files from "lost+found" to /home/user and set permissions like this:

root@ubuntu~# chmod -R 755 /home/user
Old 01-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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Well... this is what happen, I allready have the lost+found folder on my home folder, but when I open it, it seems to be empty!!!, but in the /media/sda5 (that is where it is located, where it used to be my original ubuntu) it says that is 2Gb!!! and on my home folder it is 18Kb

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