I had a document in a folder on a flash drive, and when I went to open it, it was nowhere to be found. Initially I thought it was something wrong with the USB stick where the folder was located, but when I tried to move other documents into the folder it was not possible and a In/out-error came up, saying it was impossible to move files into it, whereas in other folders it was completely fine. I can go into the folder, but it is completely empty.
So I started to think that this particular folder might have eaten my document. I also noticed an additional mysterious document I had never seen before outside of the folder, 0 byte and when it is opened, this window appears titled ASCII asking whether I want Unicode (UTF), what kind of type setting and what kind of language. I have tried to look for the document any place I could possibly imagine tmp folders, recently opened documents, but I can't find it.
Is there any way to open a larger history of recently opened documents in Libre Office in any kind of way, or is there any other way I could try to possibly recover the document?
The file system the flash drive is running on is ext3, and I tried
sudo fdisk -l and then
sudo fsck /dev/sdc1 but it said:
fsck from util-linux 2.19.1 fsck: fsck.ntfs: could not be found fsck: Error 2 when fsck.ntfs ran for /dev/sda1
I also tried
fsck.vfat, could it work? Which alternative could work?
Output: usage: fsck.vfat [-aAflrtvVwy] [-d path -d ...] [-u path -u ...] device -a automatically repair the file system -A toggle Atari file system format -d path drop that file -f salvage unused chains to files -l list path names -n no-op, check non-interactively without changing -p same as -a, for compat with other *fsck -r interactively repair the file system -t test for bad clusters -u path try to undelete that (non-directory) file -v verbose mode -V perform a verification pass -w write changes to disk immediately -y same as -a, for compat with other *fsck
Do you have any advice?