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My Flash drive is corrupted and I am trying to recover it using this answer in ask ubuntu whose link is this https://askubuntu.com/a/37775/658451. I have tried

   lsblk
sudo blkid
sudo fdisk -l

and here is the result snapshot enter image description here

my targeted drive is sdb of size 14.5 GB

But when I try to mount a mountpoint I got an error which is

mount: /media/moeed/usb: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

I have also tried

pmount /dev/sdb

I got this error on it

NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdb' 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? NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdb' 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?

Kindly Help me recover the drive. If you need any other information please tell me. Thanks :)

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  • askubuntu.com/questions/47700/…
    – JoKeR
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 13:06
  • @JoKeR I have tried to fix the ntfs partition by using sudo ntfsfix -b -d /dev/sdb but I got an error saying NTFS signature is missing. Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 16:03

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The problem was done with merely few steps after trying a lot. Just open DISK and the usb drive was shown in it. I tried to format from here and my drive was mounted after few seconds :) Thanks all for your help.

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Could you use gparted to reformat it to fat32? It doesn't need to be mounted for that? Sorry if it's a stupid answer, I just thought it might work!

To install gparted:

 sudo apt-get install gparted

To use it:

sudo gparted
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  • It didn't work for me.. I got this as a result of sudo gparted Created symlink /run/systemd/system/-.mount → /dev/null. Created symlink /run/systemd/system/run-user-1000.mount → /dev/null. Created symlink /run/systemd/system/run-user-125.mount → /dev/null. Created symlink /run/systemd/system/tmp.mount → /dev/null. Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key (gpartedbin:5005): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0 Removed /run/systemd/system/-.mount. Removed /run/systemd/system/run-user-1000.mount. Removed /run/systemd/system/run-user-125.mount. Removed /run/systemd/system/tmp.mount. Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 16:06
  • Oh. Sorry, I dont know then. Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 9:49

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