Recovering deleted files

Karl karl.vanwynsberghe at telenet.be
Mon Oct 2 19:23:41 BST 2006


On Saturday 30 September 2006 23:34, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 30/09/06, claydoh <claydoh at claydoh.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday 30 September 2006 12:20 pm, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > I'm not sure what I did, but all the files in my
> > > /home/dotancohen/Photos directory are gone. The directory in question
> > > is on a seperate disk partition from the rest of the system. What
> > > tools can I use to recover the files?
> > >
> > > It is an ext3 filesystem. As soon as I discovered the error I stopped
> > > using it, but it is still mounted. I'm on the latest up-to-date
> > > Kubuntu.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > Dotan Cohen
> > > http://what-is-what.com
> >
> > Recovering files on ext3 is very difficult and not usually worth the
> > effort. BUT I have had some success once using a set of tools called
> > testdisk to recover *some* images from a hard drive:
> > http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/admin/testdisk
> >
> > It contains a tool called photorec that is used specifically to recover
> > image files.
> >
> > Check out these pages for some info:
> > http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec and
> > http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
>
> Thank you, PhotoRec did the job.
>
> Well, it _did_ do the job, and then ten minutes later the photos were
> gone again. I rebooted and ran the program again- it says that it
> finds ~4000 files (that's about right), and when I exit and open Konqi
> they are not there.
>
> I don't know why, but I got a stupid idea to remount the partition to
> another mount point- and it worked... The pictures show up in the new
> mount point. I don't know why I thought of that, and I don't know why
> it worked.
>
> I just backed everything up, but I'd still like to know what could be
> the cause of the files disappearing. I'm a little uneasy with things
> now, lest I should lose more data.
>
> Dotan Cohen
> http://gmail-com.com

-- 
Check if you didn't mount different things on the same point...
One hides the other!


Karl 


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