View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] can i recover files i downloaded during a livecd session

November 24th, 2008, 10:18 AM
I downloaded some files on an ubuntu live cd that i was running on virtual box and I then installed it using a virtual drive but the files are no where to be found. Are they gone?

November 24th, 2008, 10:25 AM
I would assume so

The only thing a live cd keeps after installing it is installed software, or so im lead to believe.

November 24th, 2008, 10:25 AM
unfortunately they are. all files and changes made during a live session are only saved in ram.

once rebooted or shut down all is lost permanently. =/

November 24th, 2008, 10:26 AM
it sounds like they are gone.

if you were running the LiveCD in the virtual machine, then installed the OS onto it (and wiped the virtual hard disk to install the filesystem) then i think its gone.