Recovering Deleted Files2016-01-19
This post is specific to ext3 and ext4 partitions.
Yesterday I accidentally invoked
bunzip2 without the
--keep flag. This
made me lose the original, compressed file. It would be complicated to get it
back, therefore I used to
extundelete to recover it. This post gives an
example of the usage of
First of all, I needed to have the partition mount as read-only, but I was using it to run my operating system, so I had to reboot and start from a live image.
Once I had it running, getting
extundelete was easy
sudo dnf install extundelete
After that, I simply invoked
sudo extundelete --recover-file <path-to-file> <device>
In my case,
sudo extundelete --recover-file mg/wiki/dump.bz2 /dev/sda7
Finally, I copied the recovered file (found on a
to its final destination with
cp and was done with it.
Hopefully this will be helpful to you someday.