Within a guest VirtualBox Linux, I mistakenly deleted a folder shared with the host Windows. I stopped the deleting action during the process, but unfortunately, part of the files has already been deleted.

Is that possible that I could recover the files? Thanks in advance.


Since the folder was shared with Windows, any of the normal file recovery utilities working in Winodws, as described by Microsoft itself, will allow file recovery. Just make sure you turn your pc off immediately, to prevent accidental file overwrite, and use a live distro to boot it next time.

  • Many thanks. I have recovered most of the deleted files; I can see some recently created files have been lost (but not quit sure at current stage), quite satisfied though.
    – Lagrange
    Oct 3 '13 at 4:50

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