How do I get my data back???

February 25, 2010 at 23:38:09
Specs: Windows XP
Today I removed my USB-Stick after *moving* files onto it with drag and drop. Then removed the stick without right-click-eject-media and now I lost half of the data!!!

This is the second time this happend! On the first time I thought it was due to a broken stick but now it happened with a new one and I think I figured out why:

You MUST use the remove-securely/eject-media function before you actually pull the stick out as ubuntu seems to use a write cache for removable media (by default)!

Window$ has this deactivated by default

that's why (coming from windows) I didn't knew the 'surprise removal' of usb-sticks might be a problem!

So now, gurus. What did I wrong, is the problem as described? Can I turn off the cache somehow (would be a feature on future versions!)?

How do I get my data back???
(photorec is currently running, fingers-crossed)
Is there a copy of the write-cache left over on the local drive?

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February 27, 2010 at 15:40:26
Bring data recovery experts home and i think you don't have to cross your fingers. Consult them as consulting doesn't charge at all. I have posted a link for you i hope that can help you clean your mess !

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