Corrupted WBFS-HD - help with recovering

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  1. ferrazoli
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    Hello,
    I corrupted my WBFS-HD byt switching off the power while playing Metroid. Now USB loader GX and WBFS Manager 3.0 don't recognize it anymore as WBFS, they want me to format it...
    I wanted to recover the games I had in it (about 140), is there any recovery tool or other way to get my games back?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. ferrazoli
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    Can you teach me how to?


    Edit: I downloaded this "wit" but don't know how to use it.
     
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    "Unfortunately your search didn't return any results.
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    I searched for 'wit'.

    Now, may you help me, please?
     
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    All your games are probably gone. Mine hard drive has been corrupted twice, once with WBFS, once with FAT32. Mine actually broke when it corrupted on FAT32.
     
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    Did you try and use the HDD in Linux? Bet you that would have recovered it,. Not the games, just the HHD.
    OP: I dont think you can.
     
  9. ferrazoli
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    Thank you.

    I found my WBFS device which is /dev/sdb1
    I did the test (wwt format --recover --test /dev/sdb1

    But I'm scared of doing the wwt format --recover --force /dev/sdb1 because I don't want to lose any data.

    Any hints before I do it?
     
  10. PsyBlade

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    do a backup of the disk to try again if it fails
    eg "dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=/home/ferrazoli/wbfs-backup.img"
     
  11. ferrazoli
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    Is dd for Linux?
    Because my windows won't recognize it as a command
     
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    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

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    yes it is
    I forgot that wit also uses linux syntax

    sorry

    I can't help with windows since I rarely use it
    But any decent OS should have a method to backup drives
    try google
     
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    Then after I backup I can do the wwt format --recover --force /dev/sdb1 is that so?
     
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    yes
     
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    And what do I do if it don't work?
     
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    thats what the backup is for
    restore it and try something different
     
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    I did it!

    THANK YOU PSYBLADE! [​IMG]