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New guy that would be me trying to get testdisk working. I have this in my desktop folder testdisk-6.11.3. I need this to work (now you know things didn't go ...
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    A-Z help installing / extracting file


    New guy that would be me trying to get testdisk working. I have this in my desktop folder testdisk-6.11.3. I need this to work (now you know things didn't go well) to recover photos on a usb external drive. Did I mention I was VERY new at Linux. Baby steps here guys I need the basics of extraction and install to get this up and running. I couldn't find any instructions in the readme file either.

    Thanks all

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    did u extract it?
    if yes access the dir of the folder
    using
    Code:
    cd
    command

    then post here the output of
    Code:
    ls -al
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    cd command didn't do anything so lets get to extracting this baby

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    so it is not extracted yet?
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    it is not at this time

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    so you want to extract it first and you want to know the technique???
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    please I am all ears. Did I mention I was VERY new at this lol

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    ok first of all you need to extract your file
    to extract a file you can do it manually by right clicking it and choose extract

    or using command line
    press Alt+F2 then type gnome-terminal and a command screen will pop up.

    if the file's extension is tar.gz then use this command
    Code:
    tar xvfz testdisk-6.11.3.tar.gz
    if it is tar.bz2
    Code:
    tar xvfj testdisk-6.11.3.tar.bz2
    if it is other wise please tell me,
    then you can access it with the cd command
    Code:
    cd testdisk-6.11.3
    then post the output of
    Code:
    ls -al
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    cd ...thing and here is the output by the way thank you so much I am saving this so I can do this with other files

    Out put is:
    total 148
    drwxr-xr-x 4 lancer lancer 4096 2009-05-06 13:33 .
    drwxr-xr-x 5 lancer lancer 4096 2009-05-24 10:45 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 216 2007-11-11 10:21 AUTHORS
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 69788 2009-04-12 05:00 ChangeLog
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 17987 2006-06-15 17:01 COPYING
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 413 2008-04-27 12:40 documentation.html
    drwxr-xr-x 2 lancer lancer 4096 2009-05-06 13:33 ico
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 117 2009-04-02 06:34 INFO
    drwxr-xr-x 3 lancer lancer 4096 2009-05-06 13:40 linux
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 12740 2009-05-06 02:51 NEWS
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 1874 2006-10-25 04:40 README
    -rw-r--r-- 1 lancer lancer 344 2008-04-21 12:32 THANKS

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    I am currently downloading it so that I can 100% support your installation please wait.
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