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Can I rescue my documents?

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#1 AlexandraMW


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

I don't know how, but my flash drive is bent and now no devices will read it. I am an amateur author and this was where all my stories were held. Is there a way to save it? Thanks.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:00 PM


Typical method of damage is bumping them while they are plugged in.

I've rescued some.
It depends on where it is bent.

Is the drive itself straight and metal plug is bent at a slight angle?

If so you and if you can find a local electronics repair facility then....

By carefully opening the flash drive and re-soldering the four leads from the actual USB plug back to the circuit board if they are loose then repair done. At that point copy everything off right away while still in the shop to a new flash drive. I've been successful 4 out of 5 times.
Warning. The shop could make matters worse, you need to be sure they can solder delicate parts.

If the body of the drive is bent or re-soldering does not fix it then you could go to the expensive option.
Unfortunately Data recovery software won't work if the drive isn't recognized.

www.ontrack.com Data Recovery Service. Probably very expensive

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#3 Linda.Christ


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:21 AM

PC data may crash anytime due to virus attack, malware & hard disk attack. It is essential to protect the laptop with good anti-virus software and backup solution.

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