low level search for deleted data

Andreas Gietl a.gietl at e-admin.de
Sun Sep 26 22:50:17 UTC 2004

On Sunday 26 September 2004 23:37, andy13 at gmx.net wrote:

i use debugfs for that purpose

> Hi everyone,
> I lost my complete home directory and am facing the problem of retrieving
> some of the deleted data.
> I have search the web for this matter, but the only information I found is,
> that it's not possible for a program to do this and that I have to puzzle
> the files together by scanning the disk (or disk image) with tools like
> sleuthkit (www.sleuthkit.org) or lde (lde.sourceforge.net). That's ok,
> since the only files I like to recover are text files (c and java
> sourcecode). But even though I read the ext2-undelete-minihowto (which
> doesn't apply to ext3, I know) I honestly don't know how to start. The
> partition is 11GB and the data could be anywhere. Can anyone please
> describe a sensible approach to this task. I'm really helpless :(
> Thanks in advance
> Andreas

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