Recovering deleted files from the Ext2fs

Table of Contents

Recovering deleted files from the Ext2fs

Layout of Ext2fs

Ext2fs documentation



Bit maps


Inodes - 2


Directory Entry Layout

The deletion process

What's required to undelete files – its not always possible

Choice of tools MC, debugfs, LDE and the undelete HOWTO

Why I settled upon LDE

Starting LDE

Ext3fs and Journaling file

Compiling LDE

Sources for further Information


Copyright 2002 John Quirk

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