Ext2 (second extended) file system is a file system designed to be used in Linux kernel. It facilitates high-level security, reliability, and data management options to the system. Although, it is a highly secure system, it does sometimes get affected by virus infections, which in some cases can delete the files. In such cases, you should try to restore the files by their updated backup if you have one.
The Linux system provides some in-built methods to retrieve deleted files from the system. You should consider using these methods. However, if you are not able to recover the deleted files with these methods, then you should perform Linux Data Recovery of your ext2 system using a third-party Ext2 Recovery
Listed below are some in-built data recovery utilities, that Linux provides:
• E2undel: This utility recovers deleted files from the Linux systems having ext2 file system by interacting with its console.
• Ext3undel: This utility recovers deleted files from the Linux systems having ext2 or ext3 file system. It uses a set of scripts to help you in retrieving the deleted files by automating the recovery jobs.
• Extundelete: This utility recovers deleted files from Linux systems having ext3 or ext4 file system. It uses the information saved in the ext3/ext4 file systems to recover deleted files. It is able to preserve both the file name as well as its content.
The aforementioned utilities can help you in recovering deleted files from the Linux system. However, these utilities cannot guarantee safe Linux data recovery
. In such cases, you should use a third-party Linux recovery software for Linux systems that can guarantee safe recovery of lost files. Such tools employ fast yet sophisticated scanning algorithms to recover lost data without overwriting anything on the corrupted area.
Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery software recovers lost files, directories, and hard drive volumes from Linux systems having ext2, ext3, or ext3 file system volumes. It can support various Linux distributions such as Red Hat, SUSE, Debian, Caldera, Mandrake, Sorcerer, TurboLinux, Slackware, Gentoo etc. This Linux Recovery software also allows to preview specific lost files such as MS office files, video files, audio files, and BKF files, etc. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, 2003 Server, XP, and 2000.