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Recover Deleted or Corrupted Files in Linux

In most cases, the data stored in your memory cards or USB drives likely being corrupted and there are some files you accidentally deleted and removed in trash. Fear not, there is another chance to recover them back again.

I tried scalpel but didn’t work our right, then tried foremost, and it works like a charm. I’ve been always a victim of corrupted memory cards every time I extracted or deleted something using memory card readers or even using the delete utility of my digital camera.

Well, here’s the basic command to recover things in your memory cardsĀ  or USB thumb drives.

1. First, install foremost

$> sudo apt-get install foremost

2. Then, determine the target device, mines is /dev/sdb1

$> sudo fdisk -l

3. Finally, issue the foremost command\

$> sudo foremost -t all -i /dev/sdb1 -o output_dir

4. Done

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One response to “Recover Deleted or Corrupted Files in Linux

  1. void.show() March 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Awesome! This works really well…my in-laws had corrupted a memory card by removing it from a camera while it was still powered on. This tool was able to recover them and fairly quickly!
    Thanks for the post!

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