I am stumped and out of time (got till end of day). I'm trying to recover some files off a crashed Win7 laptop. I'm using a bootable CD with Alt Linux RescueLiveCD and testdisk to copy them to and SD card. I'm new to Linux, so feeling around blindly. The SD card has been full-formatted on my Win10 system. (I tried formatting it using the Linux, but for some reason, even though I made a new partition, that partition wasn't recognized. ) A friend told me Windows will format it as FAT just fine. When I run tesdisk, it picks up my HD, my CD and the SD. I'm at a prompt root@localhost. fdisk -l shows me my HD the CD - and the 15G SD card as sdb ls /dev/sdb shows me a valid but empty directory, as does ls /dev/sdb1 (If I eject the SD, reboot and look again they're not valid) So I launch testdisk, find my files of choice, and I copy them to /dev/sdb. Just for fun, I copy them to /dev/sdb1 as well. Both succeed. The program says Success! 1 files copied! Now I quit out of livetest, back to the prompt. ls /dev/sdb and ls /dev/sdb1 show me a valid but empty directories, as before. And when I pop the chip into my working lappie, the chip indeed has no files on it. What am I doing wrong?