I'm trying to recover data after formatting my hdd. I installed ddrescue-gui and performed the following tasks:
- Select source (formatted hdd), no log, destination (img file inside separate hdd) and set to fastest recovery then click start
- Went into Computer and found that the source drive was now unmounted. So I went into Disks to see if I could mount it, but could not because it was now two loop devices:
So I tried various terminal commands to no avail, getting errors such as:
sudo mount -t ntfs "/media/user/e3cfeead-6e65-4af5-beb8-bbfa12fbdaa5/1tb.img" /dev/loop0
NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/loop2': Invalid argument The device '/dev/loop2' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
The file is currently sitting on a separate hdd and the 1tb hdd I'm trying to recover is inaccessible:
I'm new to this whole scene so I'm really confused at the moment. No idea why my drive got unmounted, converted to a "loop device" (whatever that is) and why I can't just get my data and then mount my device again. Is there a correct way of going about this?
I checked the official Launchpad GUI site but I didn't find any tutorials or guides or anything useful.