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so I installed fedora on my system
and some how it ether wiped my HD or removed my home folder
I'm thinking it wiped my hole HD
and I lost over 600gb of data


are there any programs out there that I can use to get the data back
as I must get it back
it was uesing ext4 file system

preferably one I can use in windows or on a live cd


EDIT:free is alway better
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/8/11 at 8:38pm
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post #2 of 21
you can try photorec as well, it works well to recover files (ignore the name, it can recover almost any file.)
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you can try photorec as well, it works well to recover files (ignore the name, it can recover almost any file.)
will try

testdisk did not get me anywere
tyring photorec and Linux Data Recover
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/8/11 at 8:28pm
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http://www.piriform.com/recuva
Heard good things about Recuva.
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http://www.piriform.com/recuva
Heard good things about Recuva.
this is for a linux system useing a ext4 file system
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post #6 of 21
Sorry, was not aware it didn't do ext4.
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post #7 of 21
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Sorry, was not aware it didn't do ext4.
not much out there that dose from what I see
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post #8 of 21
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tried photorec
nope did not get what I was looking for
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post #9 of 21
http://www.r-tt.com/free_linux_recovery/

i've used this once or twice in windows before to recover a ext4 drive that got boinked accidentally with a test on a ext4 driver for windows.
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post #10 of 21
So you formatted the wrong drive or deleted the wrong partition. Photorec is indeed your best bet, but as always it's no guarantee; ext2/3/4 was designed in part to make deleted files harder to recover.
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