Re: Recovering Files From Windows With Ubuntu On USB
The problem that you are encountering is that in order to properly migrate the files, you first have to be able to successfully MOUNT the filesystem containing the files -- and Linux won't let you do that if the filesystem is corrupted.
Sort of a catch-22.
If you can remove the corrupted hard drive and attach it to a Windows PC, you could try then using RecoverMyFiles (from Runtime Software) on that PC to see if it finds the files you want to save. It doesn't actually use the filesystem indexes, so it works even if the filesystem is corrupted.
You can download that, install, and run it for free -- to see what it finds. However, you have to PURCHASE it to actually copy the files. Last time I checked, it was around $80 USD.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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