i just tried to make a bootable usb drive for linux, using balena etcher.
i didnt copy all the data from the usb drive to a back up as I was supposed to do and I was not aware I could lose all the existing data. after making the flash drive, all old data is now invisible. the strange thing is that after making the bootable usb drive, the size of the usb drive has been reduced from 8GB to 2.4MB.
does that mean there is some kind of partition, where all data is still stored?
when I check the USB stick, balena detects a USB drive with 8GB. When I check inm windows, it only sees 2.4 MB capacity.
I hope any of you has a clue