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HOWTO recover deleted files on an ext3 file system

Mar 13, 2008, 21:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carlo Wood)

"On February 7th, 2008, I accidently deleted my whole home directory: over 3 GB of data, deleted with rm -rf. The only backup that I had was from June 2007. Not being able to undelete was unacceptable. So, I ignored what everyone tried to tell me and started to learn how an ext3 file system really works, and what exactly happens when files are deleted... Three weeks and nearly 5000 lines of code later, I had recovered every file on my disk."

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