I was hoping to get some help attempting to recover a flash drive.
PROBLEM: According to the owner, the flash drive was inserted in a Mac and was having data written to it when it was removed without properly being prepared for removal. Now every time it is inserted into a computer, Windows asks to please insert a disk into drive (drive letter). In Windows disk management, it shows up as a drive letter but the drive has 0 bytes and no partitions on it.
ACTIONS TAKEN: I have read through some of the threads here where JACLAZ was helping others, but I am unable to get DSFO to generate a proper image of the drive. When I attempted to get it to generate an image with the command "dsfo \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 0 0 C:\dsfok\hddfull.img", I can see the activity light on the flash drive blinking constantly. However, after leaving this operation overnight......the image file had grown to 84GB and did not seem like it was going to stop anytime soon (on an 8GB flash drive!).
In addition, I had previously run Testdisc and Photorec but even with deep scans there is no partition information available to these programs so I cannot continue further.
Unfortunately, data recovery is not my forte. Any help would be appreciated.
There are videos on the drive that the person would like recovered if possible. I don't believe it's life and death material, but I don't like returning something to a person I know without having accomplished something.
attached is a sample image from DSFO (result of issued command = "dsfo \\.\PHYSICALDRIVEn 0 51200 C:\dsfok\USB_100.img")
edit: added screenshot from DMDE on 8GB flash drive
This post has been edited by lastwraith: 01 December 2012 - 04:57 PM