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Re: Recovering from MKFS

On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:59:22 -0400, Ethan Rosenberg wrote:

> Dear list -
> I ran mkfs -L on an external usb drive, hoping to change it's name,
> which it did.  It, of course, rewrote the inode tables, which I did not
> realize that it would, and I cannot find my files on the disk.  Is there
> any way to recover the files?

Assuming that the filesystem is Ext2/3/4, e2label is, I believe, the 
option you wanted.

To recover, you might try TestDisk/PhotoRec.

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