Ubuntu – Tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive


What is the best tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive (pen drive)?

Best Answer

  1. TestDisk

find lost partitions and data for External and Internal Drive for all of these file systems, ext2, ext3, ext4 and encrypted partition. for windows FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 and NTFS boot sector.

For Recovering data from external Hard drive
Type testdisk on your terminal and follow this well written step TestDisk Step-By-Step

For Recovering files from internal and External hard drives there is PhotoRec which comes with TestDisk.

type photorec on your terminal

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Select your drive and hit enter to proceed and follow the instruction.

  1. Extundelete

    extundelete is a utility that can recover deleted files from an ext3 or ext4 partition

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