Recover deleted files
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Accidents happen and files get lost that shouldn't be. Fortunately, you have a good backup policy... don't you?
Recovering deleted files from ext filesystem
Here is a sample use of extundelete:
Assuming that the device with files to recover is /dev/sde1 which is an external storing device. Make sure there is enough space on another device (here /home/) to copy all the recovered files.
sudo mount -o remount,ro /dev/sde1 # Remount the device readonly.
sudo extundelete /dev/sde1 --restore-all