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Old 03-12-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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recover lost files under ext3

Hey wassup all,

Now am terribly frustrated because i reinstalled my linux installation(Ubuntu 8.04) after falling prey to an inode error. So i reinstalled stuff under my root partition under which i had some files which i obviously lost.

I have tried recovering the files (mostly mp3 files) using photorec and the max file size i managed to recover was 4.0MB. the rest fall in the tune of 300kb.

My question is, is there a way to make a full recovery of the above files seeing that they indeed can be recovered?

Any suggestions and ideas very welcome.

Old 03-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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If the files were overwritten, then there is no way to recover them. But, you can also try foremost, it may do a better job.


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