Hidden Partitions

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Hidden Partitions

#1 Post by mbk23 » 15 Apr 2015, 14:12

I have a Sandisk CLIPP that was formatted with firmware for the Bureau of Prisons (U.S.) so that it hides the music files in a hidden partition. I have used testdisk to create a dd file but when I restore it by changing it to '.dmg' it just brings up an exact copy of the file directory that I see when I open the Sansa directly. That means the music files are still hidden.

I am doing this because I want to wipe the drive of the Sansa and reinstall the original manufacturers firmware. I am following the instructions from this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Unlock-a-Federal ... MP3-Player
In it he says to do a whole disk recovery, is that what I did when I created the dd file?

Is there any other way to see the files on there other than changing the dd to dmg?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Hidden Partitions

#2 Post by cgrenier » 17 Apr 2015, 12:25

It looks like you need to run PhotoRec (not TestDisk): start it, select the device, choose the whole disk, Search

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