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    In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    I had a document in a folder, and when I went to open it, it was nowhere to be found. Initially I thought it was something wrong with the USB where the folder was located, but when I tried to move other documents into the folder it was not possible and a In/out-error came up, saying it was impossible to move files into it, whereas in other folders it was completely fine. I can go into the folder, but it is completely empty. So I started to think that this particular folder might have eaten my document. I also noticed an additional mysterious document I had never seen before outside of the folder, 0 byte and when it is opened this window appears titled ASCII asking whether I want Unicode (UTF), what kind of type setting and what kind of language. I have tried to look for the document any place I could possibly imagine tmp folders, recently opened documents, but I cannot find it. Is there any way to open a larger history of recently opened documents in Libre Office in any kind of way, or is there any other way I could try to possibly recuperate the document? Grateful for some kind of help.

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    Is the file on a flash drive? What file system is it using?

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    Yes it was on a flash drive, and the file system is ext3.

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    Have you tried running fsck on it?

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    No, I am not sure how to do it. How do you run fsck over the flash drive and specific file? What command should you type and do you need to unmount it?

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    Yes, you need to unmount it first.

    When unmounted, run:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    (that's a lowercase L at the end, not an uppercase i)

    This will give you a list of connected disks; find the line that corresponds to your flash drive and look at its Device, which will be something like "/dev/sdc1"

    Put that device file into this command:

    Code:
    sudo fsck /dev/sdc1
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    I tried it, but it says :
    fsck from util-linux 2.19.1
    fsck: fsck.ntfs: could not be found
    fsck: Error 2 when fsck.ntfs ran for /dev/sda1

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    I also tried fsck.vfat, could it work? Which alternative could work?

    Output:
    usage: fsck.vfat [-aAflrtvVwy] [-d path -d ...] [-u path -u ...]
    device
    -a automatically repair the file system
    -A toggle Atari file system format
    -d path drop that file
    -f salvage unused chains to files
    -l list path names
    -n no-op, check non-interactively without changing
    -p same as -a, for compat with other *fsck
    -r interactively repair the file system
    -t test for bad clusters
    -u path try to undelete that (non-directory) file
    -v verbose mode
    -V perform a verification pass
    -w write changes to disk immediately
    -y same as -a, for compat with other *fsck

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by zed2 View Post
    I tried it, but it says :
    fsck from util-linux 2.19.1
    fsck: fsck.ntfs: could not be found
    fsck: Error 2 when fsck.ntfs ran for /dev/sda1
    I'd be very surprised if your flash drive is /dev/sda. If you run sudo fdisk -l then insert your flash drive, give it a few seconds to automount, then rerun sudo fdisk -l it should be easy to note the differences.

    You could use gparted too. It's not installed by default by you can get it with
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gparted
    Then with the flash drive inserted run gparted, find the flash drive, make sure it's not mounted, right-click on it to 'Check....'

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    Re: In/out-error document disappeared, help appreciated

    So I did the fsck, but it didn't work, I pressed correct, but it still said system unchanged as below:

    Start does point to root directory. Deleting dir.
    Reclaimed 6 unused clusters (196608 bytes).
    Free cluster summary wrong (392515 vs. really 392521)
    1) Correct
    2) Don't correct
    ? 1
    Leaving file system unchanged.
    /dev/sdb1: 128 files, 102493/495014 clusters

    So I am trying gparted now, what do you do after check?

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