I accidentally deleted 'Documents' folder and all its contents in Home folder, is there any step by step way to recover or at least recreate an empty original 'Documents' folder again? I'm using ubuntu 12.04 by the way.
To create a new Documents folder
Open home folder > right click > new folder. Name it
If the icon is incorrect then right click on the new Documents folder > properties. Click on the folder icon, this will bring up a select custom icon window.
Browse to File System > usr > share > icons > Humanity > places > 48 & select the 1st
edit it to this & save. Then log out/in
This command line tool tries to undelete files from a hard drive. Due to the way /ext4 handles file detetions there is a high risk to loose recoverable files when there was a subsequent write access to the drive.
We then may install extundelete (which can be also done from a live session) and run:
See also: Extundelete User Manual
have you try PhotoRec(PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs ) ?
here some turtorial video