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StuartU
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USB drive not recognized by testdisk

#1 Post by StuartU »

Hi everyone. First off thanks in advance for any help with this.

So I was transferring files from my cameras flash card to this USB key and all seemed well. Next time I tried to load it it asked if I wanted to format the USB.

I did not format it, and after some searches I found photorec.

Here is whats going on.

A drive letter is assigned but the file system is listed as raw. Windows see's the USB key and gives it a drive letter, however when I try to recover the data off of it neither Testdisk or PhotoRec lists this device as something to recover from.

I have tried uninstalling the device from my device manager, and also ejected the media properly a few times with no luck.

Is there any way I can make it visible in photorec to recover the lost files?

Here is screenshot of where I'm at.
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Thanks,

Stuart

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Re: USB drive not recognized by testdisk

#2 Post by cgrenier »

When you run PhotoRec, do you see your other disk ? Is the USB drive the only disk missing ?
Note that you need to have local administrator rights to use TestDisk & PhotoRec.

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Re: USB drive not recognized by testdisk

#3 Post by StuartU »

Yes, this is the only drive that is missing.

I have attached the a capture of the list of drives that it gives me on the startup screen. Its the same for TestDisk.

This PhotoRec session was run as Administrator.
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Re: USB drive not recognized by testdisk

#4 Post by cgrenier »

Can you try using latest 7.1-WIP ? If it still doesn't work, please run "testdisk_win /debug /log /all" and post the testdisk.log fle content.

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Re: USB drive not recognized by testdisk

#5 Post by StuartU »

cgrenier wrote:Can you try using latest 7.1-WIP ? If it still doesn't work, please run "testdisk_win /debug /log /all" and post the testdisk.log fle content.
This worked perfectly. I ran 7.1 and it was right there. I got all my files back.
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If you need me to run anything to see what was going on let me know.

Thank you so much.
Stuart

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