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    URGENT! recovery of files

    I was working on a video project which took me hours, I accidentally overwrote it. Now its completely gone! I NEED HELP TO GET IT BACK!

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    try testdisk/photorec


    Code:
    sudo apt-get install testdisk

    step by step guide is here:


    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

    remember to run it from another partition or from live cd.

    hope this helps

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    extundelete and magicrescue are two tools I know of.

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    Quote Originally Posted by winh8r View Post
    try testdisk/photorec


    Code:
    sudo apt-get install testdisk

    step by step guide is here:


    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

    remember to run it from another partition or from live cd.

    hope this helps
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    extundelete and magicrescue are two tools I know of.
    How will this exactly work? any tutorials? what I lost was just a file which was replaced by another one for accident

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    Please somebody help me!! that project is due tomorrow and I have to start from scratch! I'm panicking!

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    What program were you working with and what format was the video in?

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    Quote Originally Posted by winh8r View Post
    What program were you working with and what format was the video in?
    I was working in Openshot. It was in .osp format

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    photorec is a really good and simple to use file recovery program. also i would avoid writing too much to the hdd, if you want to ensure recovery of lost/ deleted files.

    start with finding out which partition your linux distribution is installed to

    sudo sfdisk -l

    http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2011...-ubuntu-linux/
    Last edited by miasmablk; February 17th, 2012 at 02:55 AM.

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    Ok , give me 10 mins, will post back after I check if it will work for you.

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    Re: URGENT! recovery of files

    Quote Originally Posted by winh8r View Post
    Ok , give me 10 mins, will post back after I check if it will work for you.
    If you are able to help me you would have saved my life
    Last edited by louisgonick; February 17th, 2012 at 03:00 AM.

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