Kristian Erik Hermansen on 19 Feb 2008 18:46:45 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] "unerase" for linux ext3?

On Feb 19, 2008 6:29 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> And another one:
> When files disappear, Magic Rescue saves the day
>  From the article, it sounds like a more primitive version of
> Foremost, but I haven't tried it.

Yep!  I mention 'magicrescue' at the bottom of my Linux Journal
article on foremost.  It is a great tool.  I once utilized magicrescue
at Cisco to recover a database on a drive for someone that had
repartitioned and reinstalled accidentally!

> [1] Stuff Foremost found:

Another fun one is testdisk :-)

khermans@khermans-laptop:~$ aptitude show testdisk
Package: testdisk
State: not installed
Version: 6.6-1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/admin
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <>
Uncompressed Size: 2687k
Depends: e2fslibs, libc6 (>= 2.5-5), libjpeg62, libncurses5 (>= 5.4-5), libntfs9
         (>= 1.13.1)
Description: Partition scanner and disk recovery tool
 TestDisk checks the partition and boot sectors of your disks.
 It is very useful in recovering lost partitions.
 It works with :
 * DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
 * NTFS ( Windows NT/2K/XP )
 * Linux Ext2 and Ext3
 * BeFS ( BeOS )
 * BSD disklabel ( FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD )
 * CramFS (Compressed File System)
 * HFS and HFS+, Hierarchical File System
 * JFS, IBM's Journaled File System
 * Linux Raid
 * Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2)
 * LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager
 * Netware NSS
 * ReiserFS 3.5 and 3.6
 * Sun Solaris i386 disklabel
 * UFS and UFS2 (Sun/BSD/...)
 * XFS, SGI's Journaled File System
 PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover
 lost pictures from digital camera memory or even Hard Disks.
 It has been extended to search also for non audio/video headers.
 It searchs for
 * Sun/NeXT audio data (.au)
 * RIFF audio/video (.avi/.wav)
 * BMP bitmap (.bmp)
 * bzip2 compressed data (.bz2)
 * Source code written in C (.c)
 * Canon Raw picture (.crw)
 * Canon catalog (.ctg)
 * FAT subdirectory
 * Microsoft Office Document (.doc)
 * Nikon dsc (.dsc)
 * HTML page (.html)
 * JPEG picture (.jpg)
 * MOV video (.mov)
 * MP3 audio (MPEG ADTS, layer III, v1) (.mp3)
 * Moving Picture Experts Group video (.mpg)
 * Minolta Raw picture (.mrw)
 * Olympus Raw Format picture (.orf)
 * Portable Document Format (.pdf)
 * Perl script (.pl)
 * Portable Network Graphics (.png)
 * Raw Fujifilm picture (.raf)
 * Contax picture (.raw)
 * Rollei picture (.rdc)
 * Rich Text Format (.rtf)
 * Shell script (.sh)
 * Tar archive (.tar )
 * Tag Image File Format (.tiff)
 * Microsoft ASF (.wma)
 * Sigma/Foveon X3 raw picture (.x3f)
 * zip archive (.zip)
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an
intuition--and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise. This thing
gives out and then that--'Bugs'--as such little faults and
difficulties are called--show themselves and months of anxious
watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success--or
failure--is certainly reached" -- Thomas Edison in a letter to
Theodore Puskas on November 18, 1878
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