Saturday, February 08, 2014

HOWTO Save/Retrieve Lost Data from USB or HDD


As a founder of StartUbuntu Project, I like to lead this project by example and I'd like my actions to be louder than my words. Therefore, I have started to spread the word of StartUbuntu in real life.

As they say: "Expect the Unexpected.", I have indeed learned a lot from this real life experience. 

With each and every machine (PC and/or Laptop) I convert to Linux, I learn new things from new and different story. Each device brought new challenge. This reminds me of the fact that there is no one who knows everything and it also reminds of: one keeps learning until the last breath of his/her life :)

That said, I'd like to share one of the latest adventures of mine and by far, one of the most interesting and useful experience which I have learned a lot from:

How can I restore the data on an USB Flash Drive that got wiped by a virus?

I am afraid I have no time to do much expect writing this post. The thread on the above link is very clear IMHO. Many highly skilled, experienced and very helpful friends and contributors on Ubuntu Forums have done their very best to help. It is reminding me of my golden days with Ubuntu Forums and the great technical support that I had given for many and learned from others. One day, maybe when I retire from all what I am doing now, I may go back for Technical Support ;) as for now, I'm afraid I have no time for it.

Hope this experience will be helpful for you too :)



By the way, the moral of this is:

"We didn't fail, we just found 10,000 ways that didn't work."


"Never give up nor surrender."


  1. It was good that you kept at it. Never give up of you think there is a chance. There was more to be done. You were not satisfied that all avenues of recovery were exhausted. Good job.

    1. Thank you my friend :)
      Giving up is not listed from the options I have :D
      While I can't deny I am sad that I/We couldn't fix it, but we have learned 10,000 ways that didn't work. That what does matter :)

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