testdisk won't show "undelete" option for my Linux Mint partition

Using TestDisk to undelete files
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Dingusxp
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testdisk won't show "undelete" option for my Linux Mint partition

#1 Post by Dingusxp »

I was testing Encfs gnome, when the folder I tried to encrypt didn't really encrypt (only copied to enfcs manager), so I deleted the folder form enfcs manager then when I checked my documents folder where the folder was stored I saw that it was gone, so I tried to use testdisk, but the deleted files wouldn't show. Then I discovered that I need to go in to "undelete" I couldn't see it as an option on my partition where Linux Mint is installed and where the folder was deleted, only on the MS Data partition. I am running a dual boot with Windows to play some Steam games, but Linux Mint is my main OS. I also have my LM home folder encrypted if that is causing any issues. I have included an image of there not being a undelete option. Image
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Re: testdisk won't show "undelete" option for my Linux Mint partition

#2 Post by zimbodel »

I have EXACTLY the same problem. I deleted files on this partition, but cannot use testdisk as it does not show the undelete option as the OP states above.

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Re: testdisk won't show "undelete" option for my Linux Mint partition

#3 Post by cgrenier »

As written in the documentation, undelete is available for FAT12/16/32, exFAT, NTFS, ext2.
For other filesystems, use PhotoRec instead.
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