How to Recover Your Lost or Overwritten Files with RecoverPy on Linux

Imagine you’re a content Linux user, everything is running smoothly, and you’re diligently working on an important file. Then, disaster strikes – you accidentally overwrite your file with something inconsequential. What a nightmare!

BUT DON’T PANIC; I’m here to help you with RecoverPy. This powerful tool harnesses your system’s capabilities to recover lost files. Exclusively available on Linux systems, this utility, once installed, enables you to select the system partition and search for a specific text string, magically retrieving the results.

To install the tool, you’ll need the following programs: grep, dd, and lsblk. Install the dependencies with:

sudo apt install grep coreutils util-linux progress

If you’re using pipx:

sudo pipx run recoverpy

Or, if you prefer:

python3 -m pip install recoverpy

Now, launch the tool:

python3 -m recoverpy

Like a data archaeologist, you can save blocks individually and explore neighboring blocks to increase your chances of recovering those crucial files. However, exercise caution, always remember to make backups, and unmount the partition before embarking on your data recovery adventure. It’s a bit of a last-ditch tool.

As evident, RecoverPy is a valuable tool that demands your full attention and will be your savior when the need arises.

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I'm the creator and editor-in-chief of Tech To Geek. Through this little blog, I share with you my passion for technology. I specialize in various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android, focusing on providing practical and valuable guides.

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