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I am using kubuntu 13.04 and accidentally I have deleted My important .pdf files by pressing shift+delete. It was in the home directory. Is there any way by which I could recover them back ?

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marked as duplicate by karel, chronitis, guntbert, Seth, Anwar Shah Oct 18 '13 at 5:34

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1 Shut your system down. Now.

2 Boot it from a Knoppix Live CD or USB.

3 Image the hard drive with ddrescue to another drive.

4 Then, use PhotoRec or TestDisk on the imaged drive to recove the files

5 Lastly, start making good backups (Lesson Learned!)

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