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#1 2013-02-20 22:56:16

guidito73
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Registered: 2010-07-02
Posts: 43

Recover files from an external HDD

Hi all!

Today, I made one of the silliest mistakes I ever made.

While trying to create a Live USB on my Pendrive, I accidentally used dd if=image.iso of=blabla/sdb (my external HDD) instead of sdc (the actual directory of my pendrive), so I lost everything in my external HDD and of course, got replaced by the Manjaro image I was trying to burn into the USB stick.

I tried with TestDisk, but couldn't find anything.

At this point, I'm 90% sure that my data is lost because dd is really good at it, but maybe one of you has a different experience.

Anything I can do to retrieve my files? sad

Thanks!

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#2 2013-02-20 23:02:24

jasonwryan
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Re: Recover files from an external HDD


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Github

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#3 2013-02-20 23:04:42

FlyingHappy
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From: Cincinnati, OH
Registered: 2011-04-18
Posts: 187

Re: Recover files from an external HDD

Not sure if it would work but you could try ddrescue  http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

I've only heard about it and never tried it, but might do the job.

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