the folder is massive and made of many many different files.390 GB the file system is ext4
i was about to copy this file to another hard drive using gksudo nautilus so i didnt have do a massive chmod operation on the destination hard drive. but then i accidentally hit move to trash. which in gksudo nautilus means permanent deletion. i checked the trash but its not even an operation...
i have seen tools like testdisk and other recovery tools but none that can recover and whole folder because its made up of different files.
i dont think that this would work but if i deleted the partition could i just recover the whole partition at once?
or would this be wrong because i have already deleted the partitions content? i am on the fence and i am very new. this is my first job in Linux IT any help would be appreciated.
please note that i dont have a backup... i was trying to make one because the old backup drive died :(