First drive -> 1 GB USB Fat32 Kingston Data Traveler.
Files on this drive are normal files placed on the drive via either copied from Explorer or created with various tools.
The recovery CD: first it FDISK the drive, then formats it, then does a Symantec Ghost recovery. The FDISK was completed. Formatting started but was not allowed to complete and the Ghost recovery process was never started. No writing of any data has been done to the flash drive since.
One thing that may or may not be applicable. The old file system was Fat32. I am guessing since the recovery disk thought it was trying to recover to the original hard drive, it started formatting with NTFS. Again, the format was never allowed to complete.
There are only three files on this drive I really need. No recovery software has been able to locate these three files. They are old FlashFiler database files. They were very likely opened at the time the FDISK was run.
Second drive -> External 1TB USB 2.0 drive. FAT 32. Same steps FDISK completed, formatting (assuming as an NTFS drive) started but was not allowed to complete, no recovery files copied onto the drive.
Concerning the image files that are on this drive, they are backup files created by Acronis True Image backup software. There is a series of 4GB files (approximately 35 to 40 files) all in a single folder. There are other files on the drive but I can live without any of them. It is the 4GB Acronis file I am most interested in.
A different question: are you all somehow affiliated with XXX? http://www.x-x-xxxxx.com/
Their software and your iRecover software are identical.