[plug] ext3grep- undeleting files on an ext3 partition

Jason uq1 at hate-tank.net
Fri Mar 28 13:30:09 WST 2008


Used this on a memory stick that I'd accidentally deleted photos off.

Worked wonders.

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 01:18:47PM +0900, tim.bowden at westnet.com.au wrote:
> I've always been careful about using rm, but now I've come unstuck. 
> Yes, I ran it deliberately, thinking I was working on a copy of my
> data.  Turns out I initially used mv, not cp when building my working
> data set (contrary to my usual practice). I discovered that about 0.5
> seconds after I used rm * to back out of some changes I was making to
> a bunch of jpg's.  Yes, I felt like an idiot.  Unfortunately I can't
> go back to the original source of the images: The internal memory of
> my digital camera (now deleted), so I'm forced to try and undelete. 
> I'm looking at ext3grep for the job, but I'm wondering if anyone here
> has tried it and can report on its effectiveness?  or any
> alternatives that have worked for anyone.  Although I believe the
> current wisdom is that it's not possible, a desperate man will grasp
> at any straw!
> I shut down the laptop asap, and will boot with a live cd to recover
> an image of the disk before I go mucking around with it, so I know
> the data is on there.  I even know the inodes used by most of the
> files and file sizes.
> Thanks in great anticipation,
> Tim Bowden
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