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May 25, 2011, 10:26:50 PM
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I just got my bitcoin client working on my thumbdrive in a truly portable fashion, i.e. so that the windows bitcoin client wouldn't put the wallet.dat onto whatever windoze machine that I was using at the time, and then the windoze machine that I was using at work today had a hiccup of some kind while I had the bitcoin client open and my entire thumbdrive was corrupted.  69 BTC, gone.

Don't forget to back up your wallet.dat files, particularly if you use untrustworthy operating systems.

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May 25, 2011, 10:33:02 PM
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Well, that just took a chunk out of the block chain.
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May 25, 2011, 10:59:36 PM
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I just got my bitcoin client working on my thumbdrive in a truly portable fashion, i.e. so that the windows bitcoin client wouldn't put the wallet.dat onto whatever windoze machine that I was using at the time, and then the windoze machine that I was using at work today had a hiccup of some kind while I had the bitcoin client open and my entire thumbdrive was corrupted.  69 BTC, gone.

Don't forget to back up your wallet.dat files, particularly if you use untrustworthy operating systems.

Oh man, you didn't have a backup? Don't write to it! Perhaps you can dd if=dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1 ?
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May 25, 2011, 11:22:05 PM
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Perhaps you can dd if=dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1 ?
Yes you could definitely try something like that, just because windows declares it's corrupted doesn't necessarily mean it is.

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May 26, 2011, 01:34:43 AM
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there was some forensic-dedicated live-cd distros on distrowatch.com
and also i saw something related [with fancy GFX UI :-P] in Debian repository.
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May 26, 2011, 01:38:14 AM
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If you run data recovery programs, remember to use them on an image copy of the USB stick, not the actual device!

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May 26, 2011, 01:43:43 AM
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If you run data recovery programs, remember to use them on an image copy of the USB stick, not the actual device!
and/or use read-only blocking device, permitting modifying/recovering/analyzed media/storage alteration/ruination during recovery/forensic.
and cross fingers. a bit Wink
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May 26, 2011, 01:44:40 AM
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If you run data recovery programs, remember to use them on an image copy of the USB stick, not the actual device!
and/or use read-only blocking device, permitting modifying/recovering/analyzed media/storage.
and cross fingers. a bit Wink

I don't expect your average person to have a hardware write blocker on hand. Smiley

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May 26, 2011, 02:31:01 AM
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Do you have an old copy of your wallet on your computer? Check %appdata% It might still work.
What filesystem did you use on the usb drive?
It's probably a bad idea to have wallet accessed from usb drive itself, which might not be using write caching. It wouldn't matter what OS you used if the computer crashed while writing to the wallet.
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May 26, 2011, 03:13:10 AM
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It would definitely be worth it to have a professional take a look at it.

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May 26, 2011, 03:32:57 AM
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I just got my bitcoin client working on my thumbdrive in a truly portable fashion, i.e. so that the windows bitcoin client wouldn't put the wallet.dat onto whatever windoze machine that I was using at the time, and then the windoze machine that I was using at work today had a hiccup of some kind while I had the bitcoin client open and my entire thumbdrive was corrupted.  69 BTC, gone.

Don't forget to back up your wallet.dat files, particularly if you use untrustworthy operating systems.

Shit happens...

Although this one may be actually not-windows "fault", perhaps just broken usb pen itself. As others said, boot up some linux livecd like "RIP linux" or even Ubuntu install cd in livecd mode,
copy blocks to image file and try to recover it.
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