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Re: Recovering from MKFS

On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:15:06 +0000, Camaleón wrote:

> On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:59:22 -0400, Ethan Rosenberg wrote:
>> 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?
> I would try with a LiveCD containing Photorec:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhotoRec
> Greetings,
> --
> Camaleón

The filesystem in question is on an external USB drive, so if OP's root 
filesystem is on an internal drive, and OP specifies a directory not on 
the USB for the recovered files, maybe there is no need to use a LiveCD?

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