Recovering cut paste files
Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:41 PM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:47 PM
If you connect the external back to the Ubuntu Laptop, can you now see on the external drive the folder which you cut from the Laptop ?
I think of Windows 8 as being a Beta product, and as such no failings would surprise me.
I believe even Windows 7 can fail to access files created on Windows XP, and Ubuntu is unlikely to be more compatible.
Can your Ubuntu laptop also run Windows ?
What is the format of the partition from which you cut the folder ?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:34 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:37 PM
Have you shrunk or expanded the "cut folder" partition since you made the cut ?
Your answers will assist those who can assist you better than I.
Ubuntu may have succeeded in copying the SOURCE folder on the Laptop to the DESTINATION folder on the external drive.
Windows 8 may have deleted the DESTINATION folder on the external drive.
You MAY have two chances and be able to use RECUVA to rescue either the SOURCE and DESTINATION.
DO NOT allow any writing of any files to the partitions holding the SOURCE and PARTITION folders until you have completed all attempts at recovery.
Specifically, do not write to the same external partition in which the DESTINATION folder was copied.
You may need to acquire another external drive for any Recovered files.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:42 AM
I DONT KNOW EXACTLY THE NAMES OF THE FILES WHICH ARE LOST BECAUSE IT WAS AN OLD BACKUP BUT ITS IMPORTANT. ALL THAT I REMEMBER RITE NOW IS THE NAME OF THE MAIN FOLDER WHICH CONTAINED OTHER FILES AND FOLDERS WITHIN IT.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:15 AM
or have given up any further attempts at recovery,
you avoid any actions that might write to any sectors that may have held the files you wish to recover.
This includes both your Ubuntu Laptop and the external disk which may have held copies made by Ubuntu and deleted by Windows 8.
You should make all recovery attempts to a different external device.
Depending upon how large an amount needs to be recovered you should obtain either a Flash drive or another External Hard Drive.
My experience with Recuva is limited. Therefore I will leave it for others to advise you on how to proceed.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:10 AM
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:35 PM
Any "suspect" disk that might be holding your "want to recover" data should be only connected as a slave. This means that you will be connecting the disk through a USB cable into a fully booted and operational system. While not 100% safe as far as writing goes, it will suffice for our purposes if you proceed carefully.
Also understand that you may need more advanced software in addition to Recuva. There are many packages available and depending on how we proceed, one may be preferred over the other. Some are freeware, some are payware. Just letting you know.
About how much data are we looking to recover here?
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:17 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:35 AM