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Windows 7: USB Bricked and Testdisk reports "Space conflict between 2 partitions"

26 Aug 2016   #11
dkja

Windows 7
 
 

"Jumanji", checked as instructed and can confirm that my data is intact, plz instruct further.


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26 Aug 2016   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. You must have a pendrive or an external drive with adequate space to copy your files. If it is a pen drive choose a 32GB pendrive so that you can distinguish your source drive ( which you want to copy) -16GB and Destination drive to which you want to copy.

2. Create a folder named Recovery on the Destination drive. You will navigate to this folder to copy from your source drive.

3. Plug in your faulty Flash drive and the Destination drive before you start TestDisk for TestDisk to recognise those when run.

Run TestDisk.

1. [No Log] Enter - We do not need the log file

2. Select your 16 GB Flash. [Proceed] highlighted Press Enter.
Note: Select Disk and not drive with the drive letter.

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3. Select/highlight [Intel] Intel/PC Partition Enter

Note: By default TestDisk will auto Select the Partition type which it feels is correct. But this need not be correct always. In your case because the file system is corrupt it may show none. But you know that it is/was FAT32. So select/highlight [Intel] Intel/PC Partition. This was the mistake you did when you ran TestDisk.You let it be none.

4.[Analyse] Enter

5. (Irrespective of what you get in this screen) [Quick Search] Enter

6. If it shows your partition/s , highlight the correct partition which shows as FAT32 and Press P to list the files.

7. You may get a screen showing all the folders/files.

Select and then copy to the "Recovery" Folder you created in the Destination drive.

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Copying files listed by TestDisk during Recovery:

My external hard drive suddenly became unllocated:

At any point when carrying out these instructions you have any doubts, post the relevant screenshot and ask for help.

You can quit TestDisk at any point by pressing the X in the top bar or repeatedly pressing Q.

As long as you do not give any write command to write something on the drive under recovery - the source disk you are safe. Here you will only be copying the files to your destination pen drive/external HDD

Do not copy the files to your system drive. Copy to another flash or external HDD only.


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28 Aug 2016   #13
dkja

Windows 7
 
 
[Solved] Got USB back to previous state. (HUGE THANK YOU) THUMBS-UP

Thanks you so much for your kind help & greatest effort. FINALLY I was able to get my data back and re-instate the USB to previous state.

Though in Step 6, TD, it did not show any partition, so I thought to try my luck and so I went back to Analyze screen (step 4) then I chose:

1. "ADVANCED" >>
2. [Boot] (at bottom) >>
3.[List] or [Rebuild BS] (I am not sure, but list showed all my files ,deleted(red) and current(white))

then continued with Step 7 onward (as you showed) and copied data to another USB.

Moreover I think, it somehow also made the usb bootable again cause when I ejected and inserted again, it came to LIFE implying it was in again in the state before it was messed up following that stupid tutorial.

The main thing is you gave me the courage to work through the problem rather than be a bitch and seeking merciful help from everyone. These might come across as big words, SERIOUSLY by helping out, you are helping the world be better, or at-least, your hand holding changed me cause if at all someone get into the same situation then I will be more than willing to help that guy out.

You should be recommended for Internet Helpers award of the Year.
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29 Aug 2016   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Glad you were able to recover the data/restore your pendrive.

That was actually the next step. Go to Advanced click on Boot, check whether Boot Sector and Backup boot Sector is OK, if backup is ok click on Backup to write the back up, if both are bad, Rebuild BS. And yes I am a paranoid when it comes to Data Recovery. It is not my drive. I have to take all possible steps to preserve the OP's data. A slip on my part or the OP's part can make matters worse. Even here I would have advised you to go to List to list all the files and copy those. Once all the data is copied only then I will make that attempt to restore the drive by giving the Rebuild Boot sector command. You overtook me in a way. You are more courageous than me. Congrats. And I know now that you have become an expert in using TestDisk .

Except a few routine cases, where Partition Recovery and Disk restore is a simple affair, most cases that come are unique and each a different kind and have no precedence. If there were a precedent you would have got an instant solution in TestDisk /Bleeping Computers/Neosmart forums.. Now go over to those forums and tell them how you resolved it in Seven Forums and blow your trumpet. You have a right to. It will also help others in such a situation.

On your behalf, and for the same reasons, I shall be requesting the admins/Mods to mark this thread solved. ( I have been going through a dry run for almost a month now and that spell ends now.)

Enjoy some Indian music here What are you listening to? [10]
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