DO NOT USE THE DRIVE until you've recovered what you need - any use may make it more difficult (or impossible) to recover the information.
I recommend GetDataBack (for FAT or NTFS, depending on your drive's file system) to check for what's recoverable - it's free to see what you can get back, but it costs around $80 US to actually recover the data. http://www.runtime.org/
(the downloads are on the right hand side of the page about 1/2 way down)
Other members may be able to recommend free software. I've used the free PCInspector from here: http://www.pcinspector.de
It's a very powerful piece of recovery software, but it's very confusing to most users
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