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Re: Update - was {Re: Recovering accidentally deleted file folder}

On 10/18/2017 02:09 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 10/18/2017 11:04 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I had posted:

It wasn't backed up - will have to follow advice advice I've given
others ;/

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 fstab.

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 have copied the partition to another partition (using dd).
The critical data in the deleted  folder(s) was my SeaMonkey profile.
I discovered I did have a several months old backup of the profile.
I am now running Squeeze  (9.1) from a fresh install and installed the
latest SeaMonkey on it.

Several packages in the Debian repository have been suggested. I will
download their man-pages and will try them.

Several forensic packages have also been suggested which will used if

Thanks for the help.

I did "extundelete --restore-all /dev/sdaNN".
It apparently worked while stating it could not restore several files.
SeaMonkey was unhappy with the results -- giving an error message
suggestive of permission problem(s).
That is still progress, before SeaMonkey would not start.
I'll have to take a break and work out a reasonable diagnostic routine.
Thanks again.

Having enough space on my HDD I added a fresh install of Stretch with a fresh copy of SeaMonkey. I then copied the critical SeaMonkey profile from the restored image to folder with profiles on new the new install and added it to profiles.ini . SeaMonkey had no problem with it.

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