Help Please

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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CyberMonkey
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Help Please

#1 Postby CyberMonkey » 25 Jun 2012, 20:16

I have a USB external drive. Today it could not be mounted on my Mac OS X system and on Windows 7 it says it "needs to be formatted" to be used.
I downloaded testDisk and was able to make an image of the contents of the drive, but it's a .dd file format. I downloaded an app for Mac called "The Unarchiver" that stated it opens .dd files.....but it does not. What should I use to be able to access the .dd file that TestDisk created?

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Fiona
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Re: Help Please

#2 Postby Fiona » 25 Jun 2012, 20:28

That image is only intended to work using TestDisk.
A description would be here;
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Media_Image
Some Infos about dd ;
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Damaged_Hard_Disk


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Re: Help Please

#3 Postby CyberMonkey » 25 Jun 2012, 20:32

Ok thanks.
If the .dd file is only to be intended to work with TestDisk, that just means I will have to copy the files/folders using that copy function in TestDisk.

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Re: Help Please

#4 Postby Fiona » 25 Jun 2012, 20:36

Yes, it's a good idea to copy/backup data if they are listed!

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