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Old 09-17-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Lost File tree on my external hard drive!!!??

Everyting was going good till 2 hours ago when I find that I cannot see any of my files from my external hard drive.

Im running Gentoo and Ubuntu and neither one sees any of my files. The disk IS recognized and I can successfully mount the partition AND even create new folder/files. But I cannot see any of my old stuff. According to "df /mnt/usb" all my files are still there since there is the same amount of usage as before.

I really dont know what to do? I feel like a chicken with my head cut off!! I have alot of important information in there, and lucky me, I have not made a backup.

The hard drive is an: Maxtor 250GB SATA, powered with a external usb enclosure.
Formatted entire disk FAT32

Probably not helpfull: AMD Sempron, USB 2.0, Ubuntu (latest), Gentoo (latest)

Im about ready to give up, so far I have tried fdisk, testdisk, photorec, ..?
If you think there is no hope and Im screwed feel free to let me know , it will save me some hours of stress.

Last edited by X_user; 09-17-2006 at 04:07 PM.
Old 09-18-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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You might want to try to see if you can read that drive off of a windows machine.


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