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    Default Is there any way to recover deleted/changed files?

    I know this is a crazy long shot, but is there any way in opensuse to recover files that have been deleted or changed? For example a file as it was 24 hours ago?

    (The reason: Firefox lost all tabs/groups and sessionstore.js is empty)

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    Default Re: Is there any way to recover deleted/changed files?

    On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:16:02 +0000, 6tr6tr wrote:

    > I know this is a crazy long shot, but is there any way in opensuse to
    > recover files that have been deleted or changed? For example a file as
    > it was 24 hours ago?
    >
    > (The reason: Firefox lost all tabs/groups and sessionstore.js is empty)


    Highly unlikely, but it depends on the filesystem you use.

    If you're running the experimental btrfs, for example, it has such a
    facility.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Is there any way to recover deleted/changed files?

    It could be possible by using special software for that but I doubt that it's worth the effort and time for your specific case...

    I am not sure if photorec has support for that specific file but if you "can't live" without your tabs you can give it a try.

    Download parted magic, boot from it, launch photorec, scan and try to recover your file. You will need another medium to recover to, e.g. external hard-drive.

    Be aware that the chances are rather slim-to-none to recoever that file since you already launched / used firefox and hence succesive writes of the that file took place.

    Other software is also available for recover too.

    Parted Magic: http://partedmagic.com

    Photorec: PhotoRec - CGSecurity

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Is there any way to recover deleted/changed files?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I know this is a crazy long shot, but is there any way in opensuse to recover files that have been deleted or changed? For example a file as it was 24 hours ago?

    (The reason: Firefox lost all tabs/groups and sessionstore.js is empty)
    That is normaly done by making back-ups in a t least a 24 hour cycle. It depends of course on how many of those cycles you keep for how long to be able to go back to a file say 72 hours ago.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Is there any way to recover deleted/changed files?

    If the files are "overwritten", then chacnes of recovery = zero! So you'd better do your best to stop any activity to that disk (which stored your deleted files).
    No matter what filesystem your drive is, you can always rely on this freeware TestDisk to try rescue as much as possible as it is a cross-platform undelete tool.

    Note: Always make a copy of those crucial files of your PC as this will relieve a lot in case any emergency. Regards.

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    Default Re: Is there any way to recover deleted/changed files?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:16:02 +0000, 6tr6tr wrote:

    > is there any way in opensuse to recover files that have been deleted
    >
    If you're running the experimental btrfs, for example, it has such a
    facility.
    Jim
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    Jim, what is the undelete facility in btrfs? How is it used? Google doesn't turn up any info. I'm using btrfs and I need to undelete two text files.
    Last edited by MountainX; 21-Apr-2012 at 11:13. Reason: typo

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