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Re: A new use for Linux

Bazooka Joe wrote:
Are there any tools for recovering files in ext3 file system?

I recently deleted a old backup of a quickbooks file (which is binary
i believe) on a linux file server.  It turns out that they had been
using the backup instead of the main copy for several months.  no
backup - (save the backup early and often lectures it was a stupid

On 7/19/07, Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca> wrote:
Marc wrote:
> There are also linux distros like Helix which are designed to
> facilitate file recovery.  They give you a lot of tools to do
> different mount options and basically allow you to search files on the
> disk, copy whatever files you want to another part of the filesystem,
> then save them whereever including external usb devices.
> Marc
> On 7/19/07, alan <alan clueserver org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>> > My brother-in-law uses Windows XP and his system crashed making his
>> > Documents unavailable. He saw how expensive disk recovery could be when
>> > a local Linux user volunteered to recover the documents for him.
>> >
>> > Now here is a whole new use for Linux and there is money in it
>> > somewhere.
>> Not that new.  I have used a Ubintu disc and a USB drive to recover
>> Windows files in the past. Not that difficult. Works great. (There are
>> also Linux distros for breaking passwords on Windows boxes.)
>> --
>> "ANSI C says access to the padding fields of a struct is undefined.
>> ANSI C also says that struct assignment is a memcpy. Therefore struct
>> assignment in ANSI C is a violation of ANSI C..."
>>                                    - Alan Cox
>> --

I have used OpenOffice on Linux to open files that just won't open on
Windows in Office.  This is always a great think when it is your boss's
report that refuses to be open and has to be submitted in 10 minutes.

Due to the move to Exchange Server,
    anything that is a priority, please phone.
Robin Laing

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Yes. Use the first CD of your set or the DVD and when it boots select the rescue mode. When it comes up it will try to connect to the Linux partition of your choice. Choose to mount to the Linux that has the lost files. Find the things you need. Now decide what you want to do with the files. You can mount another file system and then copy the files to that.


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