[tomboy-list] Revovering a notes file from a damaged partition
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 11:05:43 PDT 2009
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Aleve Sicofante<asicofante at gmail.com> wrote:
> My home partition was destroyed by repartitioning the disk with
> Paragon Partition Manager. Now I'm recovering data from that disk with
> utilities such as PhotoRec, R-Linux and Stellar.
> As you may know, these utilities don't really recover the original
> files, but search for chunks of data that look like a known type.
> I would like to know what should I search among the myriad of unnamed
> recovered files in order to bring back my notes in Tomboy.
Generally, note files are stored in ~/.tomboy with names like
12eb10ac-8387-4dde-ac18-d8483cdbeb34.note. They are XML files and
look this (random note from my collection):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<text xml:space="preserve"><note-content version="">Lizzy's Number
So searching for files containing things like "<note" or
"<note-content" should probably be sufficient.
Hope this helps,
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