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Old 08-16-2001
Recovering lost files

I noticed this in a search for more security tools...

It IS possible to "undelete" a file; I suppose recover would be a better term for it. I suppose we've all made the boo-boo (that we all hopefully learned from) of deleting a file, and finding that you do not have a backup. I wouldn't recommend this method for "Oops, I lost my .profile", but if you're in deep dookie, it may be your only chance:

http://www.fish.com/tct/help-recovering-file
For more information (and tools) check:
http://www.fish.com/tct/ , and of course,
http://www.fish.com

Cheers, and good luck!

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Old 08-16-2001
Thanks for posting the link LivinFree.


Another nice tool to undelete a file is Midnight Commander (mc) .

But AFAIK it only works with Linux flesystem.

 

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