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Old 06-20-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Data recovery question...

How do you recover data from a corrupted flash drive image file?
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I restore from backup.

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Originally Posted by jailbait View Post
I restore from backup.

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That's what backups are for.
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i've had good luck with photorec
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Can you please clarify what "corrupted" means to you?
Is the thumb drive detecting as the full capacity?
What is the model of thumb drive?

Edit: After re-reading the OP, I see that you are referring to an image of a thumb drive. Can you please explain in more detail why the image and not the original thumb drive, as well as what you used to make the image file?

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Old 06-20-2016, 01:13 PM   #6
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I could also interpret the OP's post as meaning that the flash-drive contained an .IMG file. In any case, clarification is needed ... as are backups.
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I think he has a backup image and doesn't know how to access it.
He is going to make the mistake of working with the image and corrupting that as well.
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your trusty backup is definitely the best way to go... otherwise, you can try some of the iffy recovery options.

if you are sure how to work with your backup file or image, you might want to make another copy of it before you tinker with it too much.


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