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Old 04-04-2006, 02:14 AM   #1
talpa_sai
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Question Re: Getting back deleted files in ext3fs


I accidently deleted one text file from my system yesterday. Actually, there were two files, tips and tips~, I deleted (at command prompt) tips~, and both the files got deleted. I have Fedora Core 4 with Linux version 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 in my system. Can I get back the deleted file by converting the filesystem from ext3fs to ext2fs and then using debugfs command etc.?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 03:10 PM   #2
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Actually, there were two files, tips and tips~, I deleted (at command prompt) tips~, and both the files got deleted.
That's weird. What command did you use?

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Can I get back the deleted file by converting the filesystem from ext3fs to ext2fs and then using debugfs command etc.?
I don't think so, ext3 zeroes out inodes when you delete files. Your best option is probably to grep through your drive for the text file you want.
 
  


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