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I just shift-deleted some important pdf-files from my dual-boot system. The files were originally on Windows drive, but I deleted them from Ubuntu. I just used Foremost to recover, but it returns more than 1000 files, with numbered-names. I can neither open the file, nor find my desired!

Is there any way that I can recover my files using, say, their names, or the directory which have been deleted from?


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In Windows, you could try recuva(, the free version. – ThiagoPonte Jan 3 '13 at 10:53

Have you tried other Undelete utilities? If nothing else testdisk has undelete feature as well.

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I used extundelete with following code: sudo extundelete --restore-all --after 1357027200 --output-dir '/home/username/Desktop/' /dev/sda1 It gives the error of : failed to read-only open device "/dev/sda1": Error code 2133571347 – Sadjad Jan 3 '13 at 11:20
@Sadjad extundelete would only work on ext* partitions i expect. – Karthik T Jan 3 '13 at 13:38

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