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Urgent problem how to undelete a folder

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I inadvertently deleted a major folder with 2+ TB in it. How can I fix it?

 

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Probably best to take the disk offline and scan it with some recovery software to try and recreate the deleted folder.

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Short answer, you can't. Long answer, you may be able to get some things back with file system tools or recovery software.

 

How much time and money is this worth to you? Was it not backed up elsewhere?

 

Regardless of your answer, I advise you to immediately shut down the array, because every additional operation after the deletion could make it more difficult to recover if you decide to pursue that.

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I just rebuilt parity yesterday and was making some additions and deletions from the drive. I do have a back up but it wasn't updated in the past month or so. I remember in the DOS days you had a utility that would look into the directory structure  and if you put the right character in the first position it would reverse the deletion.

 

I did stop the array quickly. Is it possible to rebuild it or is parity immediately updated?

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Parity is updated immediately

 

You May be able to use a recovery Tools such as XFS Explorer on Windows to get back the files.

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