Recover deleted files from ext3
dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Tue Aug 14 03:58:06 UTC 2007
Andrew Zajac wrote:
> On 8/13/07, David Vincent <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca> wrote:
>> Ouch. Recovery on ext3 is difficult because the data is wiped when it
>> is deleted.
>> I've not found a tool yet which can recover ext3 files.
> The metadata is wiped, not the data itself. Data carving works
> perfectly fine. Anyway, these files are not deleted, the drive is
> just faulty. If he can get a good read, the filesystem may still be
He said he did a move operation which implies a copy and delete. I'll
check out data carving - thanks for the tip.
> Lets just hope the drive has not lost any/much of the actual data, in
> which case the filesystem that it was on is irrelevant. The
> presence/absence of metadata means nothing if the actual data ain't
> (just keeping your hopes up, Vince!)
(...crosses his fingers for Vince too...)
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