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May 27th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Hi All,

I had a folder in one of my home directories. i was trying to archive that into a zip file. the folder was about 2 Gb in size. during the process it prompted me an error don't remember the actual error. when i Clicked OK, the whole folder is gone. I checked in trash n all but didnt find the trace.

The folder contains important data. how can i retrieve it. And i'm not on root. but am a super user.

Please help,

May 27th, 2009, 11:18 AM
check your error logs (you should be able to do this through the menu system in ubuntu now). also, as with all data loss, you should really stop using the operating system until these are recovered because the data will get overwritten through normal day to day use. use a livecd or something so nothing gets written to the hdd