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[Fwd: [wplug] ext2 recovery utility?]

On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 07:29:03PM -0500, Brian Medley wrote:

> A friend of mine has a problem.  Does anyone here know the answer?
> ----- Forwarded message from John Harrold <harrold at> -----
> From: John Harrold <harrold at>
> To: <wplug at>
> Subject: [wplug] ext2 recovery utility?
> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 14:59:26 -0500 (EST)
> ok.
> first i feel really silly right now. while trying to convert my ext2
> partition to ext3 i used 'mke2fs' instead of 'tune2fs'. so as you can guess
> the files are all gone. the next question would be: do you have any
> backups? of course not silly, if i did i wouldn't be writing this right
> now. so my question is this:
> is there any way to get the information off the disk? the 0's and 1's
> should be there. i've poked throught google, groups and all. most of the
> posts are people trying to recover fat partitions after accidently
> installing linux on them. i would appreciate any help in recovering the
> data.

Midnight Commander can recover deleted files on an ext2 filesystem.  For
information about how this works, search for "Undelete File System" in the mc
man page.

This has never happened to me (cough) ... I just happened to discover this
functionality during my itinerate wanderings through the Linux landscape...

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