[olug] *sigh* Need a Linux / ext3 unerase tool...

T. J. Brumfield enderandrew at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 17:19:30 UTC 2010

ext3 is really hard to recover files from sadly. The best thing to do
is not to write *anything* to that drive for the time being.

The last time I looked, this was the best solution:


-- T. J.

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:
>> In cleaning up a filesystem on an external HDD I accidentally removed a
>> directory I wanted to keep.
>> Anyone have any recommendations on a utility to un-erase a directory or
>> file?
> I went through this a while back, and I seem to recall finding that
> such a beast *couldn't* exist due to the way ext3 does journalling.
> That's what backups are for.
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