Re: Recovering accidentally deleted file folder
On 10/16/2017 08:28 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
It wasn't backed up - will have to follow advice advice I've given
I've not done file recovery since early days of WinXP.
On the affected machine I'm running Stretch(9.1) with Mate desktop.
The affected folders are on a partition normally mounted by a line in
I immediately shut down.
There is another instance of Debian on a separate partition.
Logging in as root I edited fstab commenting out the appropriate line.
I feel the the data is still valid - there is just no appropriate
directory entries for the affected folder and its sub-directories.
I've used "testdisk" a couple of times, the last time I recovered a one
TB drive and it pulled 1.6TB of stuff off of the drive, how because it
will find all the partitions tables that have ever been installed. You
may need to run testdisk from a cd or pen drive, you don't want to run
it on a mounted drive and you need an external to save back what you
want and it will take some time for it to find the stuff and for it to
be coped back and of course depending on size of the drive. For me it
was worth it and saved my files going back to the mid 90's.
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