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Have you accidentally deleted an important file because you are in a habit of using Shift Del rather than delete only?? Well don't panic. There are many utilities in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions which helps you in recovering the so called permanently deleted files. Lets look at a few good tools that help your recover deleted data in Ubuntu.


Scalpel : It is a file system independent recovery tool. It 's basically available for Linux and Mac OS but you can also run it on Windows by compiling it using mingw. Latest version of scalpel is 2.0.It is the simplest utility of all. You can install it in Ubuntu by typing:

sudo apt-get install scalpel .
After that go to the terminal and follow the syntax :

sudo scalpel "device name/Directoryname/file name" -o "output directory"

Foremost : Forensics utility is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. This process is commonly referred to as data carving. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive. The headers and footers can be specified by a configuration file or you can use command line switches to specify built-in file types. These built-in types look at the data structures of a given file format allowing for a more reliable and faster recovery. You can install it in Ubuntu and its derivatives by typing:

sudo apt-get install foremost.

Searching for the deleted JPG
Image:


sudo foremost -t jpg
-i /dev/sda1

Photorec : It is the fastest utility of the three .You will find the photorec utility under the package of testdisk utility. If you don't want to mess with too much of commands , then this utility is the best for you.

To know more in details visit:   Ubuntu Manual






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