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I accidentally delete a file from the mount device that too as a root. after deleting I couldn't even find a file in trash.

Can somebody help me to restore the deleted file. I am using Debian 7

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What file system do you use? – Chris Jun 1 '13 at 8:54

If it's ext3/4 then try extundelete: For other filesystems there are other, similar tools.

I assume that you don't have any backups, right?


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