Restore deleted files
michael.copeland at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 05:53:38 PST 2009
> I'd like to ask a two-stage question:
> 1. Is it possible to recover files that have been deleted?
> 2. Which tools or procedures are suggested for recovery?
> While sorting out some files and transfering them to another
> hard disk, I accidentally deleted too much: the directory with
> my videos taken by a digital camera. They were located in a
> directory within a subtree, and I deleted the whole subtree
> without first copying these files.
> I used the Midnight Commander to do this. As I read from its
> source code, it seems to use the unlink() call to delete the
> subtree recursively. Pressing PF8 can really ruin your day...
> Just after I noticed what I had done I unmounted the file system,
> powered off the machine and put the disk on the shelf (it's still
> there), no further write accesses.
> I would be glad if someone could enlighten me if there is any
> chance to get the files back, even with the loss of the file
> names (doesn't matter), and which tools seem to serve best in
> this difficult task.
> And if it's impossible, please tell me. I can newfs the disk
> then and free it, along with my mind.
> I'm posting this question to -fs, too. Answers from this list
> please keep me in CC because I'm not subscribed to -fs. Thank you!
See if this can help you, it recognizes and recovers files based on
headers, data structures, etc. not names.
this along with a couple of the other tools people have mentioned should
get you back to where you need to be.
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