Thread: read data off USB stick directly somehow

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    > dd if=/Volumes/USBSTICK
    Like I said, use the /dev entries not the OS mounted volumes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Sorry, I alias hd as follows.

    alias hd='od -Ax -t x1z'

    > Does that only do one sector at a time?
    You need to find the /dev entries, not the mounted volumes (which may be damaged).

    But yes, 8192 bytes copied = 512 * 16 records.
    OK, great, thanks, but is there a way to copy the whole drive's empty space somehow? Because the "file" in question is empty. But it would have been big. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    Find a Windows PC and try Recuva, I've used it in the past to recover lost file fragments
    Yes that works.

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