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recover automates some steps as described in the Ext2fs-Undeletion-howto in order to recover a lost file. This utility will greatly increase your file recover rate. People who do not know how to undelete a file are encouraged to use this utility.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Mar 2002 21:00

    Release Notes: Recover no longer has a 2GB filesize limit, and longer device names are supported.

    •  08 Mar 2001 10:36

      Release Notes: A fix for a bug in support for RAID and other exotic devices.

      •  12 Nov 2000 18:50

        Release Notes: The code was converted from C++ into plain C, and was cleaned up. Device scanning was improved.

        •  27 Jun 2000 19:43

          Release Notes: A new option to find the inodes with a specific text string.

          •  18 Apr 2000 20:33

            Release Notes: French and German language support, and a fix for a bug in get_languages.

            Recent comments

            27 Jul 2000 19:45 yodi

            This software fixed back a several hundred MB big iso i'd downloaded with my modem! without any problems.


            21 Feb 2000 08:03 psiren

            A *very* useful tool...
            ...if you're a plonker like me and accidentally delete your mail for the last year and a half. Ooooops....

            It done the job beautifully. I highly recommend it.


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