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Updated Tue, 31 May 2022 15:21:19 GMT

Recover formatted ext3 partition


Suppose you have an ext3 partition which was unfortunately formated as ext4 partition (and where now are some but not a lot new files on it). Is there any way to recover (some) files from the old ext3 partition?




Solution

You can use a tool like PhotoRec to read the blocks and try to recover files. It actually recovers a lot of file types, not just images like the name may suggest.

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





Comments (1)

  • +0 – Thanks, I could recover some of the missing files using PhotorRec. — Jul 27, 2011 at 15:21  


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