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    Thumbs up [SOLVED]----Where is my USB data?

    hello all,

    My 4GB, USB was having RAW file system and having some superblock error. I was not able to access USB.

    I used following coomand in Kubuntu:

    sudo /sbin/dosfsck -altrvV /dev/sdc

    where sdc was my USB hard disk sector name.

    Running above command gave me following message:

    dosfsck 3.0.9 (31 Jan 2010)
    dosfsck 3.0.9, 31 Jan 2010, FAT32, LFN
    Checking we can access the last sector of the filesystem
    There are differences between boot sector and its backup.
    Differences: (offset:original/backup)
    1) Copy original to backup
    2) Copy backup to original
    3) No action

    I chose (1), thinking that it will copy my USB data to some place in file system of my computer.

    But when all things finished i got my USB accessible but with only three files.

    WHERE is MY all almost 3GB DATA?

    please help.

    Last edited by krishna.; 12-25-2011 at 05:17 PM.

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    Linux Enthusiast sgosnell's Avatar
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    I think you should have chosen 2, restoring the backup to the corrupted original. You might be able to restore your data using testdisk. Otherwise, it's probably gone.

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    Thanks sgosnell ,

    i got my all data recovered.........using testdisk. thank God i selected option 1, else as u was almost gone...

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