USB stick lost partition information

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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USB stick lost partition information

#1 Post by Recova »

Hello all,

I am trying to recover files from a USB stick which shows up as empty in Windows and Linux file manager.

If I use Testdisk, I am able to see the partitions but it mentions errors with the partition information.

I have tried deleting the partition table and re-writing it using Testdisk.

I can recover the files on the disk using Photorec however, they are all f numbers.

Is there a way to restore the disk so that the files can be viewed normally with the original filenames?


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Re: USB stick lost partition information

#2 Post by cgrenier »

PhotoRec can't recover the original filenames.
When using TestDisk, try to list the files from each partition. Use 'c' to copy them.