1) The attachment system didn't like .bin any more than it liked .log, so added .txt to both files.
Could this connected to this part of the referenced post?:
It may have been the right choice, but unfortunately, BOTH the files you posted are just a (nice, rounded ) collection of digital 00's.
This could mean EITHER:
- that something went wrong while extracting/copying the sectors/files
- that you got the right \\.\Physicaldrive AND the extracting/copying went allright BUT the sectors on the stick are actually all 00's
My guess is that unfortunately it is #2 above, which can be caused by three things:
- partial accidental wiping (of some initial sectors) of the device (not good, but leaving some hopes)
- total accidental wiping of the device (bad)
- device controller or flash memory malfunctioning (bad)
Can you describe with as much detail as you can remember how this thing happened, if there were previous symptoms of failure, if any particular program was run against the stick, if the stick was EVER attached to an unprotected by antivirus PC, etc.?
Let's try again with a slightly different approach.
Get dsfo (within the DSFOK toolkit):
Open a command prompt and run from the directory where you unzipped dsfo.exe:
dsfo \\.\Physicaldrive2 0 102400 C:\first200.dat
Compress C:\first200.dat to a .zip and attach to your next post the resulting archive.
If you have access to a hosting site of some kind (even a free one like megaupload or rapidshare would do) AND the stick did not contain privete/personal data that I shouldn't see, create a "full" image of the stick (you will need as much available space on your hard disk as the size of the stick + say another half size for the compressed file) by running:
dsfo \\.\Physicaldrive2 0 0 C:\fullima.dat
Compress C:\fullima.dat to a .zip, upload the resulting archive to the filehosting site and send me via PM the download link...
If it's not all 00's some partial recovery may be still possible.
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