Question about flashdrive reformatting and data recovery
Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:54 PM
I believe what happened is that I was trying to load a PDF file that was too large and had exit out of the program. Somehow, something became corrupted. It indicate 0 bytes available even though it is a 2GB flash drive.
I did not delete or do anything else to the flashdrive.
Is it possible to reformat the flash drive and then recover data?
Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:14 PM
Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:00 PM
I would try to use Recuva on it. Do a deep scan with it and try to pull your files off of it. It will be harder to recover the drive once you format it.
I tried that. Since Recuva is beholden to the OS, it will not allow me to access the card for scanning or anything else for that matter.
I select the usb drive and press scan. 'Scan in progress briefly flashes' and then it says 'the parameter is incorrect'.
I was wonder if there some linux/bash tricks to do this.