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Why I settled upon LDE



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When I started my search for a tool to help in the recovery my files . I did a search on the web and found that all was not lost. I found that most tools where really good at recovering Inodes and producing directory entries like #1234 instead of Really_important_document. So the hunt began for a tool to do the job that I wanted. This search proved fruitless as none where found so in the true open source tradition I found the closet tool to my needs and began to bend it to my needs. This tool was LDE. I looked at others but many older tools were limited to the max size of a 2 gigabyte partition LDE was able to handle the larger disks so in the end it was the only choice. I also looked at the official tool kit from which ckfs and mkfs is derived but these did not have a nice interface, not that I am scared of the command line but with what I was trying to achieve I need what LDE offered a basic curse interface to navigate around my departed disk. This is to say there is nothing wrong with the ext2fs tools in fact some of the code in LDE comes from those tools but I was dealing with a very large number of deleted files and had to be able to navigate though the maze of descending directories



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