Ustealth says my drive is unallocated after unhiding.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Sithel, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Sithel
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    Tried searching and couldn't find what i was looking for or searched wrong. But after using Ustealth to hide which worked fine. I am now trying to unhide which was fine, but it's not showing under My Computer and under disk management it says the drive is unallocated as if it was a new drive and my stuff is gone. Any ideas what I might have done wrong here?
    I'm on Windows 7 and used both Ustealth R8 and R7
     
  2. Kohmei

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    A couple thoughts:

    Did you unplug and plug the drive back in after unhiding it?

    What file system did you use?
     
  3. Sithel
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    Yes I unplugged the drive and plugged it back in. My PC sees the drive, it's just showing it like its a newly formatted unallocated drive now. It was FAT32 with just a WBFS, GAMES, SAVES and IMAGES folders with about 1.5TB of files on a 2TB drive. Other things I just tried was EaseUS Partition master and looked through the recovery feature and looks like I could recover the partition, but was just a bit confused as to why or how it got wiped in the first place being I just click hide and unhide through Ustealth, then when i plugged the drive back in it said I had to initialize the drive and I said yes. So maybe that's where I went wrong?
     
  4. Kohmei

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    That would be my guess... if you rehide it and plug it back into your Wii U, are all your games gone?
     
  5. Sithel
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    That is correct, everything is gone when I plug it back into the Wii U
     
  6. Sithel
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    Thank goodness for EaseUS partition recovery, I was able to recover everything.
     
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    That is probably where it went wrong: you let the WiiU to format the drive to its proprietary format.
    Consider yourself being lucky. Next time, do more research before jumping into tests.
     
  8. Sithel
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    I should have done more research before clicking initialize, I agree so lesson learned there. Just to clarify though, the whole initialize thing was done on my PC and not the Wii U. From everything I've gathered all I need to do is click unhide and unplug the drive and plug it back in. So I'll do it that way next time I try it and cross my fingers :)