Lost WBFS partition

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May 24, 2010

Lost WBFS partition by 1cowabunga at 8:39 PM (1,362 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. 1cowabunga
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    Hi there,

    I have a 1TB Western Digital external hard drive that I partitioned to use with USB LoaderGX (500GB for WBFS and 500GB for NTFS). Anyway, to make a long story short - I somehow corrupted the data on the NTFS partition. I used a file recovery program to save some of the data that I needed and when I rebooted my system it has somehow erased my WBFS partition. I had about 45 games backed up on it. There is no drive letter associated with the partition now and Disk Manager shows it as being unallocated space. USB LoaderGX does not read it and asks me to format. I know the games are still on the drive because I can see the titles by opening the drive in a hex editor (HxD).

    Any ideas where to start? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. 1cowabunga
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    BUMP!

    Do I need to reformat my partitions first in order to get a drive letter assigned to it? If I do that will it delete my games?
     
  3. Wiimm

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    open a command window as admin/root and try
    Code:
    wwt analyze
    # if you want dump into a text file use:
    wwt analyze > ana.txt
    It analyze all partitions for WBFS fragments.
     
  4. 1cowabunga
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    Thanks Wiimm! I dumped into a text file for you to see. I am not a programmer so I don't know what I'm looking for. [​IMG] I heard my USB drive working as it analyzed "/dev/sde". What should I try next?


    Code:
    ANALYZE /dev/sda
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂHD SECTORSÂÂWBFS SECTORSÂÂ DISCSÂÂÂÂÂÂ (all values in hex)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ WBFSÂÂÂÂ totalÂÂsecÂÂtotalÂÂÂÂsecÂÂmax inode
    NAMEÂÂÂÂmagic vrsÂÂÂÂ num sizeÂÂ numÂÂÂÂsizeÂÂnum sizeÂÂADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALCÂÂ512:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 17bd8800ÂÂ200ÂÂbdecÂÂ400000ÂÂ1f4 1400ÂÂcalculation of init function
    CALC 1024:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂbdec400ÂÂ400ÂÂbdecÂÂ400000ÂÂ331 1400ÂÂ " but sector-size=1024
    CALC 2048:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ5ef6200ÂÂ800ÂÂbdecÂÂ400000ÂÂ2a9 1800ÂÂ " but sector-size=2048
    CALC 4096:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ2f7b100 1000ÂÂbdecÂÂ400000ÂÂ1fe 2000ÂÂ " but sector-size=4096
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANALYZE /dev/sda1
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂHD SECTORSÂÂWBFS SECTORSÂÂ DISCSÂÂÂÂÂÂ (all values in hex)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ WBFSÂÂÂÂ totalÂÂsecÂÂtotalÂÂÂÂsecÂÂmax inode
    NAMEÂÂÂÂmagic vrsÂÂÂÂ num sizeÂÂ numÂÂÂÂsizeÂÂnum sizeÂÂADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALCÂÂ512:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 17bd13d8ÂÂ200ÂÂbde8ÂÂ400000ÂÂ1f4 1400ÂÂcalculation of init function
    CALC 1024:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂbde89ecÂÂ400ÂÂbde8ÂÂ400000ÂÂ331 1400ÂÂ " but sector-size=1024
    CALC 2048:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ5ef44f6ÂÂ800ÂÂbde8ÂÂ400000ÂÂ2a9 1800ÂÂ " but sector-size=2048
    CALC 4096:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ2f7a27b 1000ÂÂbde8ÂÂ400000ÂÂ1fe 2000ÂÂ " but sector-size=4096
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANALYZE /dev/sdb
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂHD SECTORSÂÂWBFS SECTORSÂÂ DISCSÂÂÂÂÂÂ (all values in hex)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ WBFSÂÂÂÂ totalÂÂsecÂÂtotalÂÂÂÂsecÂÂmax inode
    NAMEÂÂÂÂmagic vrsÂÂÂÂ num sizeÂÂ numÂÂÂÂsizeÂÂnum sizeÂÂADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALCÂÂ512:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 2542eab0ÂÂ200ÂÂ950bÂÂ800000ÂÂ1f4ÂÂa00ÂÂcalculation of init function
    CALC 1024:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 12a17558ÂÂ400ÂÂ950bÂÂ800000ÂÂ3f4ÂÂc00ÂÂ " but sector-size=1024
    CALC 2048:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ950baacÂÂ800ÂÂ950bÂÂ800000ÂÂ7f4 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=2048
    CALC 4096:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ4a85d56 1000ÂÂ950bÂÂ800000ÂÂ7fd 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=4096
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANALYZE /dev/sdb1
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂHD SECTORSÂÂWBFS SECTORSÂÂ DISCSÂÂÂÂÂÂ (all values in hex)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ WBFSÂÂÂÂ totalÂÂsecÂÂtotalÂÂÂÂsecÂÂmax inode
    NAMEÂÂÂÂmagic vrsÂÂÂÂ num sizeÂÂ numÂÂÂÂsizeÂÂnum sizeÂÂADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALCÂÂ512:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 254297c1ÂÂ200ÂÂ950aÂÂ800000ÂÂ1f4ÂÂa00ÂÂcalculation of init function
    CALC 1024:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 12a14be0ÂÂ400ÂÂ950aÂÂ800000ÂÂ3f4ÂÂc00ÂÂ " but sector-size=1024
    CALC 2048:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ950a5f0ÂÂ800ÂÂ950aÂÂ800000ÂÂ7f4 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=2048
    CALC 4096:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ4a852f8 1000ÂÂ950aÂÂ800000ÂÂ7fd 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=4096
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANALYZE /dev/sde
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂHD SECTORSÂÂWBFS SECTORSÂÂ DISCSÂÂÂÂÂÂ (all values in hex)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ WBFSÂÂÂÂ totalÂÂsecÂÂtotalÂÂÂÂsecÂÂmax inode
    NAMEÂÂÂÂmagic vrsÂÂÂÂ num sizeÂÂ numÂÂÂÂsizeÂÂnum sizeÂÂADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALCÂÂ512:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 74706db0ÂÂ200ÂÂe8e0 1000000ÂÂ1f4ÂÂ600ÂÂcalculation of init function
    CALC 1024:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 3a3836d8ÂÂ400ÂÂe8e0 1000000ÂÂ3f4ÂÂ800ÂÂ " but sector-size=1024
    CALC 2048:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 1d1c1b6cÂÂ800ÂÂe8e0 1000000ÂÂ7f4ÂÂ800ÂÂ " but sector-size=2048
    CALC 4096:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂe8e0db6 1000ÂÂe8e0 1000000ÂÂff4 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=4096
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANALYZE /dev/sde1
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂHD SECTORSÂÂWBFS SECTORSÂÂ DISCSÂÂÂÂÂÂ (all values in hex)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ WBFSÂÂÂÂ totalÂÂsecÂÂtotalÂÂÂÂsecÂÂmax inode
    NAMEÂÂÂÂmagic vrsÂÂÂÂ num sizeÂÂ numÂÂÂÂsizeÂÂnum sizeÂÂADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALCÂÂ512:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 376761e4ÂÂ200ÂÂdd9dÂÂ800000ÂÂ1f4ÂÂa00ÂÂcalculation of init function
    CALC 1024:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1 1bb3b0f2ÂÂ400ÂÂdd9dÂÂ800000ÂÂ3f4ÂÂc00ÂÂ " but sector-size=1024
    CALC 2048:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂdd9d879ÂÂ800ÂÂdd9dÂÂ800000ÂÂ7f4 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=2048
    CALC 4096:ÂÂ-ÂÂ1ÂÂ6ecec3c 1000ÂÂdd9dÂÂ800000ÂÂ7fd 1000ÂÂ " but sector-size=4096
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  5. Wiimm

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    ANALYZE has nothing found and shows only calculations as formatting help.
     
  6. 1cowabunga
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    Well crap - this sucks! Guess I'll have to start over with it then. [​IMG] Thanks for your help.
     

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