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Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:03 am
by Liquidant
Ok so I tried to flash the raspbian weezy image to my sd card using windisk32 imager and accidently selected my external storage with all my films and music on :(

anyone know how I can revert back or at least get access to my files again.

I feel like such an idiot

Re: Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:08 am
by Jim JKla
What is your extrnal storage media?

If it's any consolatation you are not the first and will not be the last and there are some ilustrious members of that company you have chosen to join. ;)

It used to be called the Format c:lub

Re: Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:20 am
by Liquidant
thanks guys

It's a WD 2 TB external drive.

Luckily I didn't format it just flashed the image to the drive so now it only recognises that part of the disk.

the rest of the hard drive is still there 1.8tb but it was unallocated.

so I've allocated it a drive letter and I'm trying to use a file recover to get the films back.
Fortunately I backed up the music to separate hard drives so I'm only going to loose minimal files.

Just gutted about the 200+ films converted from blu ray :oops:

Re: Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:36 am
by Jim JKla
Comiserations I know the feeling exactly I had a 1Tb Seagate external USB it fell from a desk the drive siezed and that was my primary backup. The drive sits folornly in a corner stripped from it's case. Most of the data was in other places but there are still some things that I cannot find that I have to assume are forever entombed on that drive. :(

Re: Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:19 pm
by jamiesk
There are some of the disk utilities which might be able to help. Yesterday I used Nortons, but it costs real ££££ I have used shareware to rescue camera SD cards due to corruption.

Re: Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:21 pm
by SirLagz
photorec will do wonders in this situation.
it won't save the filenames though unfortunately.

Re: Help lost all my files flashing weezy image to SD card

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:27 pm
by nommo
If you have a windows installation - I can recommend Recuva - from the makers of CCleaner.

P.S. It's free and fully featured