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I lost some files trying to move them to a flash drive
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zmei

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 09:24    Post subject:  I lost some files trying to move them to a flash drive  

I installed puppy on usb memory and I was keeping there very important documents. On one of my machines with windows I had very important documents (one of a kind).

I tried to move them on pup flash and it was ok, but at the end a message appeared and said that I should reboot the machine because the OS is running with 0 of ram. So I rebooted and .. no files on windows neither on puppy..

And I don't know what to do . I just purchased remo recovery on windows but it can't help me.

Any suggestions?! Thanks in advance!
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musher0


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 09:56    Post subject:  

Hi, zmei.

My condolences.

I know very little about recuperation of files on a usb drive.

Had it been a regular hard drive in vfat or ntfs format, you may have had a chance of retrieving your one-of-a-kind file. On the other hand, unfortunately, Linux drive formats such as ext3 are notorious for having little to none recuperation score. You see, in Linux, we try to make a back-up before we do any change on a drive...

Perhaps try a bit-level reader, or a sector or disk editor (even in FreeDOS if necessary), to dump the remaining contents of your usb drive on a hard drive and then dig in that dumped file with a text search utility to find your file or at least your text. I never had a problem with my usb drives, so my suggestion is only tentative.

Good luck.

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zmei

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 10:21    Post subject:  

Thanks ..

May be here is not the place to ask, but if someone faced that kind of problem, is there any suitable software for windows to backup existing folder. Not to recover , because it is not deleted - as I mentioned files are lost in a process of movement.

If not I guess I should find new job.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 11:07    Post subject:  

Hi, sorry to hear of your problems. I ran a quick search, found this thread:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=78155&sid=02e4d7ba529ab3bd015866d490de922c

also try the search http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

and don't give up too soon. There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, I'm sure someone can help you.

Good luck!
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Master_wrong

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 11:18    Post subject:  

"I tried to move them on pup flash and it was ok"

do you mean, you move those files into puppy root directory ?

does it is not being saved at shutdown ?

if it is saved, then the files is in the savefiles.

if not, maybe you can undelete the moved files? i never try them btw...

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 16:02    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 16:24    Post subject: I lost some files  

Have you tried to examine the flash drive with Menu -> System -> Gparted?

There is a Data rescue function in it (in the drop-down menu under Device.)

Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 17:52    Post subject: Re: I lost some files trying to move them to a flash drive  

zmei wrote:
I installed puppy on usb memory and I was keeping there very important documents. On one of my machines with windows I had very important documents (one of a kind).

I tried to move them on pup flash and it was ok, but at the end a message appeared and said that I should reboot the machine because the OS is running with 0 of ram. So I rebooted and .. no files on windows neither on puppy..

And I don't know what to do . I just purchased remo recovery on windows but it can't help me.

Any suggestions?! Thanks in advance!

I would thoroughly recommend trying the PhotoRec application, which you can install (along with Testdisk) using this pet, mentioned in the thread that Tote found above.

I used this to recover some files from a USB pendrive which I had formatted and partially written over with other stuff, and was actually astounded by how many intact files it recovered, some actually from years ago! So I would definitely give this try. Good luck.
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Bligh

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan 2013, 20:16    Post subject:  

Sorry to hear it, I learned the hard way. Always copy files verify the copy then delete the source files if desired. Never move files.
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan 2013, 08:55    Post subject:  

I second TESTDISK
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan 2013, 09:58    Post subject: Re: I lost some files  

ndujoe1 wrote:
Have you tried to examine the flash drive with Menu -> System -> Gparted?

There is a Data rescue function in it (in the drop-down menu under Device.)...

I never knew that. There is also a Repair option if you right-click on one of the partitions that Gparted finds.
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