but now majority of files are not showing in usb. worse is that the original files have been removed from windows.
df tells that 6gb has been used up and 26gb left in usb. however only some of the files (500 mb) show and could be copied to linux.
hope that the files are still somewhere in usb. am thinking to try,
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dd_rescue /dev/sdb1 /dev/sda5/backup.img --- hope to create an image file in root folder
fsck -y /dev/sda5/backup.img ---- hope to repair the image file
mount /dev/sda5/backup.img /mnt/recoverydata --- hope that all my files in usb would appear in /mnt/recoverydata
Unluckily I am noob to linux and unsure if the above steps are correct.
Advice appreciated. Tks.