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revilogluck
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lost files

Postby revilogluck » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:17 am

hey all,
i am using linux mint on a dell laptop and i tried to restore my panel to default, but it seems i have restored the entire system to default and as a result i have lost all my files, photos, movies, documents etc. please please please if anyone can help to recover these files it would be much appreciated. peace x


p.s the code i typed was:

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gconftool-2 --shutdown
rm -rf ~/ .gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel

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Re: lost files

Postby catweazel » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:35 am

The gconf code isn't important. What is important is how you restored your system. Please describe what you did.
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Re: lost files

Postby revilogluck » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:18 am

all i did was type the code into terminal and in less then a second everything was reset to default. thanks for the help, i really dont know anything about how it all works

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Re: lost files

Postby catweazel » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:10 am

Well, there is no way on this planet that you lost all your 'files, photos, movies, documents etc' from typing in those commands.

Either you're not being clear about what the real problem is or you're not describing everything that you did. What is it that makes you believe the files have been lost?
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Re: lost files

Postby revilogluck » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:56 pm

Sorry for the late reply... That's the thing, i know i couldn't have lost them so quickly. The system is now as it would be if i had just set it up new, with no personal content, so i don't know how i can find my files

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Re: lost files

Postby Zikco » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:44 pm

revilogluck wrote:p.s the code i typed was:

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rm -rf ~/ .gconf/apps/panel
...


Umm... that space in the rm command, is that a typo, or is that exactly verbatim as you entered the command into the terminal? :shock:
If that's what you typed, your files may be gone forever.
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