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Old 12-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Cool Any application to recover deleted files in Ubuntu 8.10

is there any good application used to recover frm ext file system.
I had installed sme appications frm synaptic but seems to be less useful
Is there any third party providing a good application

Appreciate valuable help brothers
Old 12-12-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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There are some fabulous command line utilities. If you install testdisk and open up a terminal and type photorec and go through configuration settings to select the type of files you want it to look for. If you leave it with default settings you'll need a large second hard drive or partition to recover to as photorec finds allot.
Then there is foremost, both of these are data carvers.
Then there are more complicated avenues, like sleuthkit where you can run a command to find all deleted files, if the file you're looking for is in the list you can eventually extract it based on where it is using dd as you will also get an inode location of the file.

As far as software that lists all deleted files in GUI like File Scavenger in Windows, I have not found such a utility for Linux.
Old 12-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
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I think dd might be able to recover files with dd_resecure. Might do some searching on LQ, I can remember seeing some other threads asking for linux file recovery software.
Old 12-13-2008, 12:01 AM   #4
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magicrescue package description: "Magic Rescue scans a block device for file types it knows how to recover
and calls an external program to extract them. It looks at "magic bytes"
in file contents, so it can be used both as an undelete utility and for
recovering a corrupted drive or partition. As long as the file data is
there, it will find it."
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You could try debugfs. It has an undelete option.


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