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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Seems that might be case and I'm out of ideas anyways.

    Thanks for the assistance though.
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Yes. Earlier in this thread I tried on Windows, USB 2.0 vs 3.0 ports, and the other items on that list.
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    No problem, unfortunately it didn't work though.

    There is an option to check the whether the protection is set, for me it was not.

    I tried some other things with hdparm and wiping with dd as...
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Thanks, I had actually bookmarked that while I was searching.

    I'm going to give this a try first, if it doesn't work will try to follow that post.
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    I don't think it's related to this. I have also tried across different devices.
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Yeah, I've been thinking to try with the USB 2 port on the laptop. Have had issues in the past with bootable media on 3.0 ports.

    Sorry, I forgot to answer. Yes, it's a flashdrive.
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Ask and you shall receive.


    /dev/sdb1 on /mnt type vfat...
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    So I tried all kinds of things in Windows.

    I tried running chkdsk, formatting, cleaning the disk with diskpart which gave a strange error: "cannot zero sectors on disk."

    It seems for some...
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    The options shown by mount all look good, they match what I expect.

    I gave the configuration shared by TheFu a try, but no luck.

    Also tried mounting to /mnt.

    I do not eject, but I do...
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    I tried with these permissions, but unfortunately the issue persists.

    I encounter no errors or permission issues when I copy the files over (and didn't with the previous permissions either).

    I...
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Oh ok, I'll give that a try, thanks.

    I found the values I was using on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB#Using_mount
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    Files gone from USB after unmounting

    I am trying to copy files to a USB.

    I copy the files (seemingly successfully), but once I unmount, they're gone.

    It's a FAT32 drive according to fdisk and I mount it with
    sudo mount -t vfat...
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