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September 23rd, 2008, 01:40 PM
i cut an pasted a documant to a usb drive but i guess i just pulled it out too fast. now it seems to be neither on the drive or the computer. is there any way to get it back. or am i just screwed.

September 23rd, 2008, 02:17 PM
From what filesystem did you take it from?

(Linux - ext3, NTFS or msdos)

September 23rd, 2008, 02:51 PM

September 23rd, 2008, 03:29 PM
remember, allways unmount extermal storage, no matter which os you are running.

September 23rd, 2008, 03:34 PM
Plug the usb drive back in. Run this command. It will look throughout your system and mounted devices for the filename you enter. Replace filename with the name of the file you were transferring.

sudo find / -type f -iname filename

September 23rd, 2008, 05:03 PM
well that didn't work but thanks anyway. ihave an hour to rewrite the paper. so i'm gonna get on it