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How to recover deleted files?

It's probably best to ask for advice on a support forum. Is it possible to recover a deleted file?

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Yes, but it's non-trivial and you should not be using the drive that the data was on at all. If you are using the drive normally there's a good chance that sectors containing your data will be overwritten.

To investigate getting the data back you should look at Photorec and testdisk. This use of these programs is a little beyond the scope of AskUbuntu but you should be able to find more information on their use easily.

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I deleted some pictures (shift + del) and really want to recover it. –  gabiro Nov 24 '12 at 4:08
Photorec is still the answer. You should not continue using the disk if you want the files to be recoverable. –  fabricator4 Nov 24 '12 at 4:11
Is this for the external drives only or also available for internal drives. Because my photos are deleted in the other partition (internal). –  gabiro Nov 24 '12 at 4:18

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