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Date:      Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:58:39 -0800 (PST)
From:      youshi10@u.washington.edu
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Recovering a file on an msdosfs partition
Message-ID:  <Pine.LNX.4.43.0702021258390.12303@hymn07.u.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <45C37E3F.3080304@mac.com>

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On Fri, 2 Feb 2007, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> Tore Lund wrote:
>> The thing that should never, ever happen did happen yesterday.  I lost a
>> file and was not able to recover it.  ROX-filer said NewFile where I
>> should have seen a familiar filename.
> [ ... ]
>> My question is whether I could have done anything else to make FreeBSD
>> correct the goof it had made.
>
> Sure.  People normally make backups of the data they care about in order to 
> avoid losing that data if a problem happens.
>
> (I don't know what ROX-filer is, but it's not part of FreeBSD.)
>
> -- 
> -Chuck

Rox filer should be in ports; it's a file manager that some use to take care of their files.

Chuck's right though--you should back up your data regularly if it's mission critical.
-Garrett





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