This does seems to be a common(ish) complaint, but I am in need of a definite answer, so here goes. My SanDisk Switch 16gb decided to begin a brand new lease on life today, as a corrupted 64mb RAW formatted beast. I would buy a new drive, but this one happened to take some very important files with it - layouts, plans, perspectives etc. from my architectural work.
I’ve been trying to recover partitions using Testdisk, but haven’t found anything to recover. The drive is still resolutely 64mb. I didn’t get anything from ddrescue either, or any of the other billions of programs I have been frantically trying.
Has this issue every been resolved? If so, how? If not, I would like to know - then I can have a cup of tea, forgive myself, and begin repeating several weeks worth of work all over again. The lesson here does not escape me.
Thanks for your time.