The following quote is the sad, sad story of a thumb drive with the partition table nuked, as told by a friend of mine:
Data was recovered from an XP system by booting with a BartPC CD
and copying onto a USB thumb drive. Nothing unusual.
System was rebooted into the XP install CD.
The first drive that was found was the 16gb thumb drive (AKA flash drive)
and the person (re) installing XP didn't catch the fact that XP presented
the 16gb thumb drive instead of the 160gb hard drive.
The drive partition function in XP deleted the partition table - on the
A freeware utility in Windows shows the data but can't recover the file names, so that everything is gobbledygook. Does anybody know of a utility or program under Linux that can help? I have a laptop running F 12 and can do the work if needed, but don't know what program to use.