Best Linux tool to fix (slightly dodgy) USB HDD?
This is a bit of a "newbie" question, only because I have never had to do anything like this before on my system.
Some time ago I bought a Maxell 8GB USB hard drive, a tiny little thing that plugs into the USB port, but looks like it has a one-inch hard drive inside, rather than flash memory.
It's getting a bit unreliable now, but I am having trouble transferring my files off before I ditch it.
It's formatted FAT32. I can list the files on there, but it won't play them (they're videos) or copy them off anywhere. Even from the shell. It will, however, delete them (but then I guess it only has to make a minor change to its FAT to do this).
Since I suspect the files are okay on the actual disk (just won't play ball when I try to get them off), I wondered if anyone had recommendations for the best Linux tools/procedure I could try to retrieve these files, and manage to copy them off (before gratefully binning this Maxell piece of crap).
Part of the problem is that I am unsure what exactly is wrong with the drive, so I can't really look online for any solutions...
Thank you for any advice you can give.
Last edited by Steve W; 01-27-2012 at 12:58 PM.