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edavis6678
31st July 2007, 07:09 AM
I accidentally formated the wrong partition when recently installed Fedora 7.

I thought I had a back-up, but didn't realize that Evolution Email data was in a hidden folder in the home directory. (doh!)

I'm still fairly new to Linux / Fedora, but wondering if someone could help me out. (I'm missing like about 3 years of email -- which would really suck if I can't get it back)

Does anyone know any utility on Linux that can recovery a drive that has been formated? (ex, Undelete)

(I've unplugged the drive and currently not using it in case I can go in and recovery my /home dir)

Thanks in advance for any help or sympathy! :)

upollo
31st July 2007, 09:37 AM
Thanks in advance for any help or sympathy!
Ok, I can't help with a solution but I'll provide a bit of sympathy and some advice.

I lost a hard drive two years ago, and learned the hard way what the true value of data is. I now backup regularly - daily to a thumb drive and weekly to a disc (and there are two sets of discs!). Its just a matter of getting into a routine :)

bodhi.zazen
31st July 2007, 04:09 PM
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

lmo
31st July 2007, 04:39 PM
If the data is very valuable = worth money, then I wouldn't mess around. Look for data recovery specialists.

teedo757
31st July 2007, 05:22 PM
I agree that a data recovery specialist is the best way to go for extreamly valuable data. I have Recovered many bad/formatted hard drives and its very time consuming and do not always work.

eProvided
30th August 2007, 11:19 AM
If you are looking for data recovery software which provides partition recovery than you can try Stellar Phoenix Linux data recovery (http://www.stellarinfo.com) software it is a fully automatic Linux data recovery software for Ext2 and Ext3 File system volumes. It uses a unique scanning method, which automatically recognizes lost partitions,volumes, files and folders. The software provides Linux data recovery from IDE/EIDE/ATA & SCSI hard drive media.

Download the demo version from:http://www.stellarinfo.com/linux-data-recovery.htm . If the demo shows the recovered data then you can have your data by getting the full version.