DataRecovery – Community Ubuntu Documentation

Deleted or lost files can sometimes be recovered from failed or formatted drives and partitions, CD-ROMs and memory cards using the free/libre software available in the Ubuntu repositories. The data is recoverable because the information is not immediately removed from the disk. Follow these steps to recover lost data. This guides applies to Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 and 8.04.

via DataRecovery – Community Ubuntu Documentation.