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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:49 AM
Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:22 PM
I think it was JohnC in another thread that gave a way to prepare a usb storage device for usage by Windows. That post just might work for your situation. He mentioned MiniTool Partition Wizard free version. If I find that post, I'll link it in this thread.
"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." -- Ben Franklin revisited.
Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)
Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)
Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:33 PM
Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:41 PM
You are trying to recover data from the CF card, correct? Do you know what files system is on the card or how it was formatted? What kind of data is on the card? Is it mostly image files and how big is the card?
Edit: In Disk Management is the card listed as RAW or simply not detected?
Edited by JohnC_21, 14 September 2016 - 03:42 PM.
Posted 14 September 2016 - 06:16 PM
Posted 14 September 2016 - 06:43 PM
Because Windows does not recognize the disk the only thing I can think of to create a disk image is using clonezilla (linux based) on a live cd and hope it detects your CF card when attached to the computer. You could also go with a device to device clone if you have two CF slots. You would need to do a sector by sector clone if clonezilla detects the devices.
It has a learning curve so it may be wise to read the guide first. There are also videos on youtube.
If you had a computer with two CF card slots you could also use a command called dd but this command can be dangerous if not done properly. For instance if one CF card was sdc and the other was sdd the command would be
dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/sdd
I would advise you ask any questions regarding this in the linux forum. Advisors there would be able to provide detailed instructions.
Posted 14 September 2016 - 08:25 PM
Posted 14 September 2016 - 08:46 PM
Did you select Expert mode on Clonezilla and select sector by sector? Other than that the only thing I could recommend is booting a live linux disk like Fatdog64 and using the dd command. You can check your device names with the following terminal command
lsblk -o name,label,size,fstype,model
I would advise you ask about the dd command in the linux forum.
It's possible that dd would not work if there is some kind of copy protection on the CF card.
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