How to use TestDisk within Ubuntu Linux?

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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How to use TestDisk within Ubuntu Linux?

#1 Post by alvinmoneypit » 07 Aug 2012, 23:19

Hi all,
Is it possible to use TestDisk under Ubuntu Linux 10.10? I'm trying to recover files and possibly repair mbr on a pen drive but cannot figure out how to run the program on my desktop. When I try to run it, it is totally unresponsive, when I try the terminal, it says 'command not found". I'm a novice at Linux so simplicity is called for if you please.

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Re: How to use TestDisk within Ubuntu Linux?

#2 Post by alvinmoneypit » 08 Aug 2012, 22:49

I got the program working, but it's not seeing my drive in question, a 2G USB drive. The activity light is on, I suspect I fudged the drive by pulling it during a write operation. Is there any 'next step" I can do to repair the drive or recover the files?

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Re: How to use TestDisk within Ubuntu Linux?

#3 Post by cgrenier » 31 Aug 2012, 12:34

If using TestDisk you see all your disks except this one, it probably means the hard disk is physically damaged.
You will have to contact a data recovery company.

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