get back deleted file

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Thu Oct 5 18:25:44 UTC 2006

On 10/5/06, Jacques B. <jjrboucher at> wrote:
> On 10/5/06, yogesh at <yogesh at> wrote:
> > i try but in user home directory folder i not get .trash/.Trash file
> >
> >
> > i delete one file and i want to get it back can it possible
> > i sure that i not delete it permenantly
> >
> > so if any idea with out trash than share with me
> >
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> If you have ext3fs, I found the following which supports my suggestion
> to grep the hard drive for a string in the file.
> Q: How can I recover (undelete) deleted files from my ext3 partition?
> Actually, you can't! This is what one of the developers, Andreas
> Dilger, said about it:
> In order to ensure that ext3 can safely resume an unlink after a
> crash, it actually zeros out the block pointers in the inode, whereas
> ext2 just marks these blocks as unused in the block bitmaps and marks
> the inode as "deleted" and leaves the block pointers alone.
> Your only hope is to "grep" for parts of your files that have been
> deleted and hope for the best.
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