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Old 08-18-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Recovering Files after Meltdown

Hey all,

After a hardcore crash, my drive was unbootable, unmountable, and inaccessible.

By the advice of a "linux expert", I booted off a Ubuntu live CD and ran e2fsck -fy

Several hours later, I have a mountable hard drive with a lost+found directory. The directory has tens of thousands of files with numbered file names (I assume these are inode numbers).

Is there any way I can restore any of my data?
Old 08-18-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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This is a ENORMOUS job. Each directory is an inode, each inode contains some files. That means that you actually will have to visit all the inodes to check what's inside. If you're lucky, you can try using locate <filename>, but there is no gurantee it will work.
Old 08-18-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

And...WOW! I'm not sure WHAT to tell you! I'll dig around and see what I can find, hopefully someone with more actual knowledge than me will know a way to speed this up for you.

Best of Luck!


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