How to recover a deleted file? Please help.

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How to recover a deleted file? Please help.

Post by adam123456789 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 am

Hello everyone. I have 17.3. version. I have just deleted one file more than wanted from a few. It was normally in the home folder with a right mouse button, option 'delete' (so unfortunately not 'move to trash'). Files were really small, less than 1mb. I strongly need to undelete one of them. Beg you guys for help! ... Adam

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Re: How to recover a deleted file? Please help.

Post by JoeFootball » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:36 am

While I haven't any experience with them, I've heard that PhotoRec and TestDisk are very helpful in this regard.

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Re: How to recover a deleted file? Please help.

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:56 am

just a comment:

if you have done very much file manipulation since that happened, it is very likely that you won't be able to recover the file intact.

once a file is "deleted", the file manager marks the header "Deleted" but the data is still there, right where it was, fully intact....................... UNTIL

Another file is saved to the drive/memory.
That file will typically go to the first available space in memory/hard drive and over-write what was there before.

I also have not used any Linux file recovery apps, but have extensive experience in the Windows world as an IT support person.

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Re: How to recover a deleted file? Please help.

Post by daret » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:06 pm

You can try http://extundelete.sourceforge.net/

You should turn off your PC and boot with some Rescue Live distribution.
https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-th ... -machines/
http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/5-be ... a-recovery

If you use SSD and Trim is on, then all rescue-able data can be lost if you let your PC on.


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