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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:56:31 +0000
From: Demian Smith <>
Subject: Re: Reward for saving my 15 years of photos

 On Ubuntu you could as well give foremost¹ a go (I usually go for
photorec first and, afterwards or if nothing shows up, try foremost as


★ On 14/03/11 07:50 p.m. RB wrote ★
>> What I'm wondering is that since the NAS drive is 3TB that *perhaps* the
>> aperture library could be recovered. I tried setting up some tools in
>> Ubuntu (via vmware) that can try to recover files, but I could never get
>> it to fully compile. Is anyone familiar with these EXT2FS recovery tools
>> (or have other suggestions)?
> You say EXT2FS, I presume you mean the Linux EXT filesystem family?
> Yes, I am more than passing familiar with recovering data from that.
> Unless the files were deleted (and presuming you're running OS X), try
> brew ( and install ext2fuse.  You should be able to
> plug the drive directly in and pull files at that point.
> Otherwise, you could always go with photorec
> ( and have it carve out all
> image files from the disk.  It'll be a slow process with a 3TB drive
> and you'll lose all your naming & directory structure, but it's a
> nuclear-powerful last ditch kind of tool.
> Further discussion should probably go off-list, as it veers firmly off
> course for this list

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