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Date:      Mon, 22 Dec 2008 02:52:47 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Fbsd1 <fbsd1@a1poweruser.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: recover data from damaged msdos fat32 partition
Message-ID:  <20081222025247.9225e612.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <494CA9E6.6050501@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <494CA9E6.6050501@a1poweruser.com>

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On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 16:16:38 +0800, Fbsd1 <fbsd1@a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> I know i can mount fat32 partition using mount_msdos command. But my 
> msdos fat32 partition is a bad disk with corrupted fat table.
> 
> Question is can i use freebsd to recover data from this msdos fAT32 disk????

Oh yes, you can! As a side product of my attempt to restore data
from an UFS partition with orphaned inodes, I found some good
utilities that might be helpful fo you.



> What tools do you suggest to use?

Check 'em out!

System:
        dd
        fsck_ffs
        clri
        fsdb
        fetch -rR <device>
        recoverdisk

Ports:
        ddrescue
        dd_rescue
        ffs2recov
        magicrescue
        testdisk
        The Sleuth Kit:
                fls
                dls
                ils
                autopsy
        scan_ffs
        recoverjpeg
        fatback

Especially magicrescue can do wonders. If everything fails,
The Sleuth Kit is a good tool.

Don't forget to try mtools.



-- 
Polytropon
>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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