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A while ago, I ran Recoll which created a database on a partition, so that I could quickly search among all the text information in the contents of all files (text file, pdf, djvu, html, etc) in that partition.

Now the partition, for which the Recoll created a database, has been wiped out accidentally, but I can still search in Recoll among those deleted files, because the database of Recoll is stored in another partition that hasn't been affected.

  1. When I search for a keyword among the text content of those deleted files, I can still see one or two lines surrounding that keyword as its context, It gives me some hope that it might be possible to recover the text content of each deleted file. But when I hit "Preview" or "Open" for a deleted file found by Recoll, Recoll will try to open the file that doesn't exist any longer, which of course fails. So I wonder if I can recover the deleted text files from Recoll's database?

  2. When I search for a keyword among the text content of those deleted files, I can also see the full path to each file found, So I wonder if I can recover the directory structure of my partition from Recoll's database?

Thanks and regards!

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