Ok, I am running ubuntu 13.10 and I have deleted a file. I have been trying for days now to find a simple way to recover it and maybe I am truly out of luck.
I have tried scalpel and foremost and ext4..something or other, with all of these I got partly way through then hit a snag, like unmount the partition, which I don't have access to, and do I unmount my /root or my /home and how would I unmount my /root isn't the operating system on it?
I have used gparted to "attempt data rescue" and that scanned for over an hour and then came came up empty.
Is there really no hope of recovering this file?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.