My memory stick has recently become partially corrupt and has slowly been getting worse. About a week ago or so I unzipped a Windows
.rar archive and placed the contents unto the flash drive, I believe this to have caused the problem.
Basically, at first I had simple I/O problems that were easily overcome. Over time though I was unable to access certain areas and now I am unable to access past the first 2GB of my 8GB drive.
gparted it says only 2GB is in use. Nautilus shows the folders are there but they're empty and on Windows, performing
chkdsk /f on it chucks up an error in the same place. I don't want to have to format it unless I have to.