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?



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

  • 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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