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I accidentally deleted my database without taking a backup. I tried Foremost, but it can only recover about 20 file types. I want to recover .frm, .myd, and .myi. What are some other ways to recover them?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04

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Definitely try photorec.

Although its name sounds like from a recovery tool just for image file formats, it is an extremely powerful file carver and supports a lot of different file types (at least frm and myi are supported).

Photorec is part of the testdisk package on Ubuntu and other Debian-based linux distributions. You can easily install it with apt-get install testdisk as root.

Also be sure to try the latest version from the photorec website if the (probably older) version in the Ubuntu/Debian repositories gives no sufficient results.

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