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    Angry USB drives are recoverable?

    So... some idiot pulled out my USB memory before I could end my work. Now it says that is writing protected on windows and doesn't allow me to format it. On Ubuntu I can't mount it. I tried to boot on DSL and install it on the drive but it denies permissions to do that. On DSL, it does recognizes it and I can see the files inside with ls on terminal, but can't delete them no add anything.

    Is this in someway recoverable or it's just trash?
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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    If you do not mind losing data on it, install gparted with
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    sudo apt-get install gparted
    and then run it via System>Administration>Partition Editor. Select your Flash Drive in the upper-right-hand corner. Delete all the partitions and then create a new FAT32 partition and apply.
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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Were you using the drive in Windows when it got pulled out?

    If so, re-insert it into a windows machine and use the safely remove hardware ap and you should be good.

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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon61102 View Post
    Were you using the drive in Windows when it got pulled out?

    If so, re-insert it into a windows machine and use the safely remove hardware ap and you should be good.
    Yes, but he has no access to it. Ubuntu also has this feature. Just right-click the drive and click "Unmount".
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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Check out this thread... may be able to help you

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=848424

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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    The drive doesn't mount, so gparted won't recognize it, even though i did it and it doesn't only my HDD.
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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Quote Originally Posted by damis648 View Post
    Yes, but he has no access to it. Ubuntu also has this feature. Just right-click the drive and click "Unmount".
    What do you mean he has no access to it? It being the windows box?

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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Quote Originally Posted by arashiko28 View Post
    The drive doesn't mount, so gparted won't recognize it, even though i did it and it doesn't only my HDD.
    gParted finds all drives, and will not perform any operations unless the drive is unmounted. The drive MUST be unmounted... you did try it?
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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon61102 View Post
    Check out this thread... may be able to help you

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=848424
    It's a memory stick and I don't know the exact location to write it on terminal, on computer I only see USB DRIVE but it doesn't mount, nor shows anything on else on properties. Via terminal it isn't shown with ls on /media.
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    Re: USB drives are recoverable?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon61102 View Post
    What do you mean he has no access to it? It being the windows box?
    The filesystem/partition table is corrupted. Maybe even something more serious. This would do no good. There is no access to the partition. (Or the drive??)
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