Thursday, September 26, 2013

Recovery file on ubuntu for free

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Scalpel is one of the best command line tool to recover deleted files in Ubuntu Linux. It can recover almost all types of files. It visits data blocks of files sequentially and identifies deleted files and recovers them instantly. You can install it by running following command in your terminal.
apt-get install scalpel

Once installation is complete, you can start to recover your deleted data by using a simple command. Run the following command in terminal to recover your data.
scalpel /dev/sda1 -o output

where ‘output’ is the name of directory in which scalpel places the recovered files. You can specify any name to this directory, just make sure that this directory should not exist in your system because Scalpel create directory itself. Check the following snapshot to get an overview of how Scalpel searches deleted file. The time taken by scalpel to recover files depends upon the total disk space and the amount of deleted data in your machine. Further you can check logs of recovery process by viewing audit.txt file in output directory. 

Enjoy!

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