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restore overwritten files linux
http://www.ehow.com/how_7517984_restore-overwritten-file-linux.html
Assess which partition on your computer you need to access to recover the files.
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Unmount the directory using the "unmount" command in the interface. This will help prevent damaging the file you are trying to recover.
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Type "debugfs" in the command line interface (all typing without quotation marks) and include the file system where the overwritten file is into the command. For example, typing "debugfs usr/personal" will bring up your personal directory. Hit "Enter" after typing the command.
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Use the "Isdel" command by typing "Isdel" in the command line interface and hitting "Enter" while the system is being debugged. This will bring up a list of overwritten and deleted files in the file system.
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Recover the overwritten files by typing the command "dump filename" in the command line interface and hitting "Enter."
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Type in the "inode" number associated with the files you want to retrieve, which is located in the first column that is displayed in by the "Isdel" command.
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