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Recovery of inaccessible data from corrupted ext3

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The ext3 or third extended file system is the successor of the ext2 file system. It has got many features that corresponds to it being a reliable system from earlier versions. One of such features is the journaling feature that keeps track of all the changes that occur writing to the disk. But even after this feature, the Linux system can get corrupted and, thus, inaccessible. Such situations can happen due to various reasons such as virus infections, power outages, corrupt file system, etc. You should identify the main cause of corruption and try to resolve the issue. If you do not succeed in doing so, then you should use a third-party Linux data recovery software to perform Linux recovery.

Consider a scenario wherein you are working on your Linux based system when there is a power cut and the system shuts down abruptly. You start the system when power is restored, but it fails to boot. An error message is displayed, that is:

“ext3-fs error (device sde2): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - inode: 26181633, block=26181634

ls: cannot access /tmp/public/EL: Input/output error…”


The root cause of the aforementioned error is that the ext3 file system has corrupted. It may have corrupted due to abrupt system shutdown.


To resolve this situation, you need to repair the corrupted file system. To do this, you should use the fsck command with the appropriate repair clause. This tool is used to check the consistency of the file system.

However, there may be times when the problem is not resolved even after performing the fsck tool. In such cases, you should reformat the hard disk and reinstall the operating system. But in that case, you may not be able to safeguard or restore your valuable data. Therefore, to recover your trapped data from the inaccessible drive you should use a third-party Linux data recovery software. Such read-only tools are extremely safe to use and perform data recovery of Linux systems without overwriting the existing data.

Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery is a Linux data recoverysoftware that is used to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from inaccessible Linux systems. It supports various Linux distributions such as Red Hat, SUSE, Debian, Caldera, Mandrake, Sorcerer, TurboLinux, Slackware, Gentoo, etc. This Ext3 file Recovery tool performs ext2 recovery and ext4 recovery as well. In addition, it supports data recovery from FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 file systems. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.

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