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Date:      Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:00:44 +0200
From:      Victor <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Recover Fat32 files from a usb hd overwritten with a Freebsd image
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I'm risking to be hanged by the neck by my daughter!
Well the fact is simple and dramatic. My daughter had a usb external hd, =
formatted as Fat32 filesystem,  where she was keping all her jpeg =
Accidentally I used this same usb drive to copy the =
FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img using the classical

sudo dd if=3DFreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=3D/dev/da0 bs=3D1m=

At the end of the process I became aware of the terrible mistake and =
I've never used the usb hd to start Freebsd.
I wonder if I can try to recover the jpeg files from the 'extinct' fat32 =
filesystem. Surfing the net I found many solutions and I'm somewhat =
confused (photorec?).

In order to avoid the hanging, is there anyone of you experts able to =
give me a useful hint for this specific case?


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