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MO9013
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« on: July 21, 2009, 02:12:54 pm »

I'm new to Linux and i have bin having problems and in frustration i decided to reinstall 6.0 standard and formatted my home drive by accident and lost all the files on it in the proses.  i know it can be done because my uncle used this program and retrieved all the data off a reformatted drive with help from this forum and now since i formatted the drive i cant get to the program.  if anyone has any ideas it would be great. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 05:00:33 pm »

What is the name of this program that can retrieve data off reformatted drives? Can you download/install it again and use it?
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 05:13:46 pm »

I have used Testdisk with good results before:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 06:56:38 pm »

TestDisk is also available through Gslapt.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 06:58:37 am »

i don't remember the name of it. its been 3 years since i used it.  knock on wood. 

ill try testdisk thanks for the help
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 09:51:21 am »

Test disk is not working.  it doesn't support ReiserFS.  I went to the website and found a how to for ReiserFS but it didn't work.  it told me there was an invalid conversion: 'nerror'.  the how to was under data recovery then click on ReiserFS File Undelete HOWTO. 

If some one can help with this it would be great or if there is another program out there that would help too.

thanks
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 02:09:08 pm »

ok got the recovery to work but had to ues the photorec.  now the thing is i didn't realize all the crap on the drive and it filled up my root partition.   it wasn't done finding everything yet so i moved it to a portable i have.  the problem is i cant find where it was downloaded to on the root drive to erase it.  is there a quick way to search the drive for the files so i can erase them. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 04:59:45 pm »

Find and locate are good tools for that.

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 10:57:51 am »

is there a way to delete files using the command line.  see since the drive is full i can only use tui to get in and it wont let me delete any files even as root. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 04:57:50 pm »

rm is the command

There are several switches you can use with that.

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2009, 09:07:55 am »

got everything back to normal thanks to all
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