I just deleted a file in Nautilus with Shift+Delete, which warned me that "If you delete an item, it will be permanently lost." I wonder if there is no way to recover the file?

My OS is Ubuntu 10.10.

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    What kind of fs? ext3? ext4? – frabjous Aug 13 '11 at 19:26
  • @frabjous: ntfs shared with Windows. – Tim Aug 13 '11 at 19:28
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    And this thread might help too, since nothing is fedora-specific. – frabjous Aug 13 '11 at 19:29

The first thing you have to do is to umount the partition. Next, TestDisk might help

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You restore it from your back up. You do have one of those, right?

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There are lots of disk scanners to help you get your files back after you unmount the file system. Try this one, a free open source solution just for ext filesystems.

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Check the following links to find some howtos to use popular data recovery tools like foremost, photorec, scalpel and magic rescue:



and finally:


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