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flash drive failed. data important .NEED to retrieve

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#1 david g pianoman

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:49 PM

We have now a 2nd flash drive that has crashed .
Both thumb drives had similar data.
Microsoft office documents and unfortunately mixed with a folder of downloaded music.
The first thumb drive was believed to have failed due to our 3yr old child. However the second was never in the childs reach.
These can not be detected by any pc with any operating system that we have tried to check them on.
I can only conclude that there is a corrupted file or virus posing as a music file that is keeping these from being detected.\

The question or questions are this : (1) Is there any way for me at home to make these detectable or view the files in any way ?
----------------------------------- (2) Can data even be recovered by anyone like bestbuy or whomever from a thumb drive that is not
------------------------------------ detected by windows ?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:20 PM

Can data even be recovered by anyone like bestbuy or whomever from a thumb drive

Give Smart Recovery a try. It's specifcly designed for use on flash drives and is freeware.
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