• Linux

    Data recovery from a USB key

    Some time ago, somebody from my work had problems¬† reading files from a USB memory stick. In Windows, she just got the message that the disk was not formatted and so none of the files could be accessed anymore. I checked the disk in Linux. The kernel still found a partition on the disk, but it was not mounted automatically. I tried to mount it by hand, but that failed. Then I decided to run TestDisk, to verify the partition table was really correct. I used dd to copy the whole disk to an image file on my hard drive, because I prefer not to do these kind of experiments…