how to recover lost files

Phillip Susi psusi at
Mon Jan 23 22:25:42 UTC 2006

Have a copy someplace else?

If you fscked the drive and the files aren't there, then they are gone. 
  You MUST correctly unmount drives before pulling them out.  The best 
way to do this currently is by running umount from the command line.

Duncan Lithgow wrote:
> because I can't work out how to unmount my usb external harddrive now 
> that the icon on my desk is gone - I've screwed up by not unmounting 
> properly - now I've lost some files.
> The external HD is fat32 - any ideas on how to recover the files?
> I hope someone can help me...
> Duncan

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