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Re: Lost Files



On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 13:14 -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
> jolmstead wrote:
> > I don't think I was clear enough on this, but the /media/disk location was
> > actually the Windows Vista partition.  And, like I said, from the command
> > prompt I created a folder in the root C: drive (which was /media/disk) and
> > then copied everything there.  I verified every thing was there from the
> > command prompt using ls and then removed it from the /home/user folder.  It
> > wasn't until I booted into Vista that the data appeared to be lost.  Nothing
> > was every interrupted and I did a standard shut down and restart to get to
> > Vista.  Does this change anything or is all hope lost?
> 
> /media/disk is usually a mount point that is dynamically created when an
> external drive with an unlabeled partition is hotplugged, so it's a fairly
> unusual location for mounting a partition on an internal disk.  Presumably,
> you manually created the directory and mounted the Vista partition there.
> If you did any of that wrong, I can think of a couple of possibilities:
> 
>    a) The Vista partition wasn't actually mounted when you did the copy.
>       In that case you should be able to unmount anything currently on
>       /media/disk and then see your files in the now exposed directory.
>       (I'm really hoping you didn't manually delete that directory.  Doing
>       "rm -rf /media/disk" or using File Manager to delete the directory
>       would blow everything away.)
> 
>    b) You accidentally mounted something other than the Vista partition
>       there, in which case your missing files are on some other disk
>       partition.

I am not a Vista expert but with my double booted XP - Linux the disk
mouted with the Windows XP stuff is muted on /media/disk without help
from me.
> 
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