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Old 10-24-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to recover data

hellow everybody,
today i have made a great mistake and i was so worried about my data. i remove all my data using rm -rvf /home/paruhang/Desktop/data

so how can i was able to recover all that data, is it possible recover myself because iam new to linux, any kinds of ideas suggestion are accepted. if somebody guide me right way i'll be greatful.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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It's going to be very difficult to recover that data. The only method I'm aware of is via scanning the raw disk for files or fragments of files. Unfortunately, if you didn't shutdown your computer right after deleting the data, there's a good chance that some of it has overwritten. Unless I'm very mistaken, I'm pretty sure there's not an easy solution to your problem. In Unix systems, the rm -rf command is a very dangerous one--the data is not sent to any sort of trash bin like in Windows: the filesystem drops its references to the data entirely.
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thankx countach74 for reply.
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1. Start from a live-CD containing the photorec program, most rescue disks have that.
2. Use photorec for scanning the free space.
3. Make a backup of your important data and keep it up to date in future.
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