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Help Needed Recovering Partition On USB Stick


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#1 paultomasi

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:50 PM

I accidentally deleted everything off my USB stick: 16GB Sony Micro Vault Memory Stick.

 

I ran DISKPART /CLEAR on the wrong drive.

 

How do I recover my data (approx. 14GB)?

 

Active@ Undelete 9.0 show the following scan results:

 

 

EFISECTOR (1:)  [Excellent]

Local Disk (3:) [Excellent]

Boot (2:)       [Good]

 

What do I do now?

 

When I expand any of theses entries, none of them contain my actual data.

 



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#2 KingdomSeeker

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

Try downloading Recuva. Follow the steps til you are set to scan the USB device. It takes some time but I've had very goo dluck with it.



#3 paultomasi

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:54 AM

Recuva is absolutely useless in my circumstances.

 

There is no documentation anywhere suggesting it can recover PARTITIONS !!

 

Please read the question carefully !!



#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

I zeroed out a partition table on a Flash Drive (Fat32) with a single partition on purpose and used TestDisk to recover it. It may help you. In my case I did a quick search, it found the partition, then I selected Write. Plugged the flash drive back in and all was good.

 

Another option is to use Mintools Partition Wizard  free which I have not personally used to recover a partition.

 

 



#5 paultomasi

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

Apologies for the delay... I am plagued by many problems. I hope to be able to reply during the next few days...



#6 TsVk!

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

GParted can do it. Assuming you didn't reformat, but just deleted the partition.

 

edit: though testdisk is better, this just a second option failing the first.


Edited by TsVk!, 16 January 2014 - 06:51 PM.


#7 technonymous

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:00 PM

Remember USB drives will fail too someday. It's best to have a backup of them to another usb or to a cd. You can keep the data safe too by creating a truecrypt volume then burn it to cd or whatever.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:43 PM

Hi All,

          Thanks for suggestions. But, while scanning your USB stick unable to complete the process and directly coming out of it. In order to overcome this problem, employ Remo Recover software to recover partition on USB stick.






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