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Thread: Recovering a deleted file

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Recovering a deleted file... I can't believe it's this hard - HELP!

    it seems they have it for ntfs. 3rd party though:

    the also have a free one:

    otherwise i would use windows recovery tools to recover files in windows.:
    Last edited by mastablasta; January 16th, 2014 at 09:22 AM.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics:
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup: Redobackup

  2. #12
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    Sep 2008
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Recovering a deleted file... I can't believe it's this hard - HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by courseinmiracles2 View Post
    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. . . .
    Is there really no hope of recovering this file? . . .
    Here is a direct quotation from The Linux Command Line (, a free pdf I recommend to all transitioning from Windows:
    "Be Careful With rm!
    Unix-like operating systems such as Linux do not have an undelete command.
    Once you delete something with rm, it's gone. Linux assumes you're smart and
    you know what you're doing.
    Be particularly careful with wildcards. Consider this classic example. Let's say
    you want to delete just the HTML files in a directory. To do this, you type:
    rm *.html which is correct, but if you accidentally place a space between the “*” and the
    “.html” like so:
    rm * .html
    the rm command will delete all the files in the directory and then complain that
    there is no file called “.html”.
    Here is a useful tip. Whenever you use wildcards with rm (besides carefully
    checking your typing!), test the wildcard first with ls. This will let you see the
    files that will be deleted. Then press the up arrow key to recall the command and
    replace the ls with rm."
    In working with *nix...There be dragons. Newcomers: I recommend reading Linux is Not Windows ( and The Linux Command Line ( before beginning your quest for a better OS.

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