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Old 06-04-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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anybody knows a good data recovery program that runs on linux?


Hi. I need to recover some lost data I accidentally deleted from an ext3 partition (the partition is not lost). I found a lot of ext3 recovery programs that run on winBlows. bullshit. So is there a good program that runs natively on linux? It doesn't need to be free, but it would be great if it would be. tks
 
Old 06-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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I use photorec and foremost quite a bit for common document formats, movies, mp3's and pictures.

Usually I make an image of the partition with dd and run my recovery on that image on another machine. You'll get a lot of stuff back, including duplicates and some of the files might be mangled. But when people lose everything, getting something back is usually nice.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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I can confirm photorec works great, even without making an image first. I was able to recover everything after a paritioning slip-up; but larger files tend to be problematic. I was able to recover all of my movies by about half of them are "remastered", to put it that way. A movie will start fine but suddenly you get a fragment from a different one and then from yet a different one. I'm wondering whether this could be repaired using a video editing application.
 
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yup, works great, i'm working on it right now. thanks
 
Old 06-04-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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I can confirm photorec works great, even without making an image first.
It does indeed work great regardless. I'm just in the habit of imaging since most of my recovery has to do with failed/failing disks. The less you have to access the drive, the more likely you'll get stuff off it. Plus, by making an image I always have the original to fall back on if I use a tool like testdisk to repair a disk.
 
  


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