URGENT: How to recover ext3 files?

Damian Menscher menscher at uiuc.edu
Thu Aug 11 10:40:52 UTC 2005

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, kapil.sampath at wipro.com wrote:

> After panic boot, I have executed fsck for the mount point and we
> couldn't find a single file. We have lot of directories under lost+found
> like this #3194985.
> Can anyone tell me how to recover the data from this folder? This is
> urgent.

I'm not sure I understand... are there files in those directories?  If 
so, then just move the directories out of lost+found, and give them 
reasonable names, and you're done.  This is what usually happens.

If the directories are all empty, then you have a much more serious 
problem.  Do you have backups?

Damian Menscher
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