How to recover deleted files

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Sun Apr 18 16:11:33 UTC 2010

2010/4/18 Vijay Shanker Dubey <vijay.shad at>:
> Hi
> My laptop has two os. one is windows vista. and other is Ubuntu. I am
> currently on ubuntu system, this is my primary OS.
> There are 4 partitions of my hard disk
>  1. Windows OS
>  2. Linux(Ubuntu OS)
>  3. Data
> Now the problem part. The data partition is NTFS. I have mounted this
> partition on the location `/media/windrive-a` under ubuntu OS.
> A little while back i decided to delete the mounting of the data partition
> and i fired command `rm -r /media/windrive-a/`. To give me a shock; all my
> data on data drive is gone.
> Now, I know this is not the command to remove mounted partition. But I have
> committed the wrong. Is there any way i can get my data back. These are very
> important data for me.
> Please suggest.
> Regards,
> Vijay Shanker Dubey

I had some success getting my data back with Scalpel a while ago (got
most of my files back, but not all of them), but I'm nor sure if
Scalpel works on NTFS.


Johnny Rosenberg

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