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magicchance
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need help recovering deleted files

Post by magicchance » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:19 pm

Six months ago I freed up space on my HD by deleting around 100G of files. But now I need some of them back. FYI, my PC has been off during this time (I was away on a trip), and this disc space has not been over-written by new files since the deletion occurred. Can this be done?

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Re: need help recovering deleted files

Post by rbmorse » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm

It's possible, depending. We need to know the file system the partition holding the lost files in using.
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Re: need help recovering deleted files

Post by magicchance » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:07 am

rbmorse wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm
It's possible, depending. We need to know the file system the partition holding the lost files in using.
I'm a total noob. I didn't create any extra partitions upon installation, just used the standard one or two that come with. I'm happy to provide any other info, if you can show me what you need and how to find it via the Terminal, etc.

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Re: need help recovering deleted files

Post by Moem » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:11 pm

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Re: need help recovering deleted files

Post by richyrich » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:16 pm

Here is what you are looking for. I have not needed to use it, so I cannot help you along.

TestDisk (which includes PhotoRec) is available for install with either the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager.

Here is their official website (links on the left may be where you want to start) Take a look at both TestDisk and PhotoRec. Good luck.

https://www.cgsecurity.org/

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