Recover specific files from deleted EXT4 partition

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Re: Recover specific files from deleted EXT4 partition

#1 Post by cgrenier »

It's not possible to recover deleted file by name from an ext4 filesystem.
To recover your files, the recommanded way is in the following order
- to recover your ext4 partition: run TestDisk, Analyze, Qick Search and if your ext4 partition isn't listed, Deeper Search, if the ext4 partition is found, set it as P(rimary), on next screen, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer
- to recover files from the free space of the ext4 partition using PhotoRec: run PhotoRec, select the disk, select the Linux partition, choose ext2/3/4, [Free]...

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