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For the record; It is impossible to un-erase anything. It is like trying to un-thaw something. (Sorry, but I feel like being a jerk today.)
As for recovering or restoring deleted files, it is doubtful if you formatted the device, but hopefully I am wrong.
Last edited by Randicus Draco Albus; 06-23-2012 at 06:57 AM.
Well, the stick reports as a fat 32 (fdisk -l) and nothing happened to it since. It just happened about an hour ago...
I feel like a noob...how could I do this? Well, I guess it's because I'm in love, I guess...
Been there, done that.
I could tell you horror stories of the messes I have created with my system by not paying close enough attention. The good news is I never make those mistakes a second time. Learning can be painful.
Just in the last week, I've read about some company in Oz getting rapped over the knuckles. They had formatted some USB-drives, and then sold them by public auction! But those antivirus people Sophos bought these USB-drives, and then recovered all of that supposedly deleted data. Red faces all around...
Sophos didn't mention what recovery software they used, apart from it being "off the shelf". But clearly data-recovery on a USB-drive is doable...
@ Randicus Draco Albus - yup, it's a mess, just like a bowl of spaghetthi, and everyone loves one of those once in a while
@ arifur - thanks, testdisk reported the filesystem to be damaged...no luck there, I'll look into Photorec next..., thanks
@ dru8274 - thanks for the note of support...its really no big deal, but it's what you dont know you lost that can bug...