I have a HD with a backup of my windows 10 recycle bin folder. I can see the files in my file system explorer, but I can't open the images or video files (mp4 and avi). How can I view these recycle bin files in linux?

Note: I'm using ubuntu.

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You can simply look for a folder named $Recycle.Bin in the top directory of the device or something similar. You should find all your files in there, only that the filenames are messed up.

  • Ive found the files, but the jpg and mp4 files won't open. Do I need to do something special?
    – Learner
    Jan 12, 2018 at 11:27
  • no you don't. They should open ok. Jan 12, 2018 at 11:37

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