Recovering shift deleted data

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Sat Jan 1 19:17:06 UTC 2022

Tim here.  I'm not quite sure what "recovery shift deleted" means.
Or at least what the "shift" part does.

A couple different possibilities:

- "extundelete" is available in my package repos which might be
  enough, but the process of installing it might end up writing over
  the blocks you want to preserve.

- there's "recoverjpeg" which works by scrounging sectors of your
  hard-drive for any data that looks like a .jpg or .mov file (you
  don't mention what file-type it was)

Restarting shouldn't impact the ability to recover, but writing any
data to that drive may.  As such, I'd boot a different Linux machine
if you have one (or boot a different drive), then install extundelete
or recoverjpeg on that, then attach the disk containing the data and
see if it can salvage your data.  I've done this before booting from
a live USB/CD, installing the recovery package into the virtual disk
(both are pretty small), then recovering a friend's only copies of
their kid growing up.

Hope this helps,


On January  1, 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hello,
> is some way to recovery shift deleted items? I've deleted my New
> year Fireworks. I didn't want, it was accident. I have Raspberry Pi
> 4B 4 GB, 128 GB card. A that I have installed Ubuntu Mate and data
> partition. Is some way to recovery it? I've didn't restart yet.
> Thanks a lot.
> Best regards
> Vojta.
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