UnDeleting Files in Linux?

Andor Demarteau andor at nl.linux.org
Tue Dec 7 08:15:14 UTC 2004

actually this is more or less impoissble.
Normally if a file in linux is gone, it's gone :)
however, I've seen an undelete for ext2fs once, never tried it.

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Hart Larry wrote:

 > Well, I wish I had not made this error, but I was useing lynx to browse-and-tag
 > mp3s for deletion last Friday evening.  Well, when I hit r to remove the tagged
 > files, it asked me about removing mp3?  Well, I wasn't paying enough
 > attention--and just hit a y.  Not hearing anything for several seconds, I
 > realized what I had done, so I hit controll c.  The final upshot was I had
 > nuked at least 7 sub-directories inside my main mp3 section.  I did google
 > searches--and found a recover program, however, it will not work on ext3, only
 > ext2.  Supposedly fsck has an undelete function but you must know the exact
 > file name.  I tried running easyrecovery in windows with jaws, but was not
 > easily able to select drives or directories.  The program with ext2 says it
 > would actually put the files back, as I may not have enough space to store them
 > on another drive.  Also, in addition to ext3 I have some windows fats.
 > Obvious questions are, if there are any friendly programs and options I can run
 > in Fedora 1 to restore these files?
 > Thanks ever so much
 > Hart
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