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undelete files on ext4

My mother has placed some important files on her /tmp per accident. Now, of course, they are gone. This happened yesterday (2 boots of the machine since) I want to try to undelete the files. They ...
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Undelete: Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I need to restore some files deleted from pratition. ben@ben-V5-171:~$ sudo ntfsundelete /dev/sdb1 Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already ...
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Deleted by mistake

I deleted a huge folder containing mp3 & mp4 songs by mistake. I thought it will be in trash but when I opened it, the folder wasn't there but when I opened the properties of trash I saw that it ...
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How can I get a list of the files and directories that have been restored from trash?

I accidentally restored a set of files (around 15-20 in total) from the trash, instead of deleting them (sic). Is there a way to find which files were restored to which directory, so that I can then ...
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undelete files on ext4 with folder structure and everything

I've accidentally removed all my home directory (don't judge!). My early search results led me to applications like extundelete and photorec. But the results were not acceptable. extundelete exits ...
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rabbitsvn deleted **all** my folders?

I was working with rabbitsvn and trying to export a file from an older revision, when suddenly all programs in the background just shut down. I go to my "Home"-folder to find out that all (!!) my ...
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Undelete files on an ext4 partition in-place

I've just removed most of the files in my home directory accidentally, using rm -f command. Anyway, I searched and found some of the tools for recovering deleted files, like extundelete, foremost and ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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Recover files deleted while using Xfce [duplicate]

I have moved some files to the trash and I emptied the trash. I would like to recover the files. I am running Xfce. I have tried to search in my system with find and locate for the files, without any ...
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Tried to clear trash and everything go removed! [duplicate]

I found a command online to clear the trash for you because I wanted to clear a file without doing it throught GUI. The command is sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/* . I called it and saw the folder ...
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Recover Headerless Encrypted NTFS File Deleted in Ubuntu

My girlfriend had shift-deleted a "Folder Lock" encrypted locker file from my NTFS external drive using her Ubuntu PC. That file has <.flka> extension with NO known file signature. As far as I ...
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Moved from windows lost all my files - Any File recovery Tools

Previously i was using the windows 7. When i try to replace the windows to ubuntu i lost all of my other drive files. Is there any way to recover these files. I have my project files and some ...
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How to recover a deleted Folder(/Desktop in this case)

I have accidentally deleted(in a way) or I can say dislocated reference to my /home/user/Desktop directory , Is there any way to undo what I have done. The following Describes what I have done $ cp ...
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I moved `/usr/share/gimp/2.0/` to trash and can't find it

I moved /usr/share/gimp/2.0/ to trash and now I can't find it. Is it gone because I moved it from a root owned directory to the trash? Is there a place I can download the file?
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accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

I accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl folder. Now I am unable to neither install nor update youtube-dl. How do I fix it or undo it ? I tried : sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2016....
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How to recover a deleted user account

I have deleted a user account using the command userdel -r george. It deleted that user with their files. I need to restore that user and their files, is it possible? How can I achieve it?
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Deleted files from my home folder. How to recover them?

I've deleted accidentally files from my home folder and need to recover them. How can I do that? I need a recovering software that points specifically to the folder where the files were deleted and ...
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Can I estore a folder that suddenly disappeared?

It sometimes occurs in my laptop that when I close it (physically), the laptop crashes when I open it afterwards, and the screen goes black. This time, I had some files open, and when I rebooted the ...
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How to confirm the file integrity of data recovered using TestDisk undelete?

First of all, I take full responsibility for this screw-up. On the step-by-step wiki for Undelete file from NTFS using TestDisk, the very last line after all the instructions tells you NOT to copy ...
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Windows chkdsk deleted all my Linux files

I have a dual boot setup and when I booted into windows one time chkdsk automatically ran. It ended up deleting a bunch of files on my NTFS storage HDD, all the deleted files were created on Linux. ...
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Restore deleted items by delete day

Is there any way to use photorec or another program to restore items deleted only within the last 2 days or so?
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Deleted all Desktop items, how to restore? [duplicate]

All my Desktop content is gone after I tried to install some app there. What can I do to restore the content? Please help, I am very nervous about this. I hope Ubuntu has some sort of local repository ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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Deleted my desktop

I accidently dragged this thing in my home folder under home called Desktop (image of standard ubuntu thing) into the trash. Freakng out. HOw do I undo it. My desktop is gone.
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How can I recover Deleted files during Ubuntu setup, the drives are not there anymore [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32bit then it was showing some problems so I switched to Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted all my files on the hard disk during the Ubuntu setup....all those collection, pictures,...
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The Ubuntu CD doesn't start. Please help!

well I have a new HP Pavilion. It runs with Winows 8.1 and I hate it.. now I want to install the Ubuntu Gnome but I can't because when I put in the CD the CD doesn't start. I really need to replace ...
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Simple way to recover a deleted file in a sub-dir of an encrypted home directory (ext4 file-system)

I need a simple way to do it, such as one command or program to which: specify the directory the file was in ask for the list of the recoverable files found specify which files have to be undeleted ...
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Recover files from windows

I recently replaced my operating system windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 and forgot to backup a few family pictures. And I was wondering if it's possible to retrieve them, and if how?
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Recovering SHIFT-DELETEd files?

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 ...
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undelete program [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? Are there any ways to see deleted items already removed from trash, and restore them? I believe my picture folder from my data partition has ...
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Recovery of data after “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed Ubuntu on my system and unfortunately I have selected the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu"-option while installing the same. It has deleted all my previous ...
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HELP! Deleted partition [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a 500GB HDD I have 3 partitions (40GB Windows 7, 150GB Ubuntu and 280GB for storage in windows) but I wanted to resize the 40GB partitions because after installing some programs I ...
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When I install Ubuntu , all Windows 7 drives will be deleted. How can I recover them?

Sir, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then all my Windows drives were deleted. I have my important data in Windows. Please tell me any way I can recover my all files. Please help me!!!