Howto: Recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive

Shawn Hermans show us how to How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive.

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FTA, “Recently I wanted to make sure I had enough space to back up my home digital videos and pictures, so I purchased a new hard drive to add to my home Linux server. I moved all the files I wanted to save onto a single hard drive and repartitioned the old hard drive so I could upgrade to a newer version of Linux. After going through the process of reinstalling the operating system, I mounted the backup hard drive and discovered that it was empty. I had some how mixed up the hard drive I used to back up all the data with a hard drive that I wanted to wipe. Because I had done such a poor job of retaining backups on external media, I did not have any backups of my pictures and videos.”

Finally, I discovered TestDisk and PhotoRec and was able to use the latter to recover my lost files.

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  • venu Mar 7, 2008 @ 11:06

    ok if u privide information little more it wiil be good

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