View Full Version : [ubuntu] Retieving Deleted Data?

January 21st, 2009, 06:11 PM

First off I don't know if this the appropriate sub-section for asking this...So I request the mods to kindly move this to a more appropriate sub section.

I use fedora10 and earlier today I had delete a few important video Files,some tutorials , accidentally...sounds kinda strange...i know , (why would one delete important files without backing them up?). But thats what happened...

certain files got deleted and I would like to get them back...I know there are some disk tools to do this, i.e tools that retrieve deleted-data or corrupt-data ...but I dont really know anything about them...

A fellow member at fedoraforums advised me to boot a liveCD and use "foremost" software...to recover the files.

I only had ubuntu 6.10 liveCD with me...so i booted that, and I installed foremost 0.69 from a deb package I downloaded.

the guy at fedoraforums said to use do the following

mkdir recover
foremost -o recover -t avi,mpg -i /dev/sda1

where would the recover directory be created?
and how do I copy it back to the harddisk?

January 21st, 2009, 07:42 PM

found ubuntu 7.10 cd

installed foremost 1.5.3

the command now works

looks like something is happening

*crosses my fingers*


January 21st, 2009, 08:49 PM
It works!! :ks:d