Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:24 PM
In the Fall of 2011, I was using my flash drive at work and abruptly all of my files were gone. Work uses Macs and at home I use a Lenovo laptop. I had all of my important files for work on the flash drive and I am a teacher. That day one time when I connected my flash drive, some files and folders were gone and the second time all were gone and I was prompted to format my flash drive. I attempted recovering my files many times over via recovery programs, and I also sent the flash drive in to two different companies. Nothing worked. One time I was desperate and after trying many programs and one of those companies I sent the flash drive to, I took someones advice and formatted the drive. After that, I still received prompts that the flash drive needs to be formatted. I ended up formatting twice total (one quick and one normal). The second company feels that my formatting should not be a big deal for recovery, but there is something more major that they are unable to fix. That company was the one that Sandisk suggested to recover files specifically for their company. lc-tech was that companys name and they say the disk reads as all zeros so nothing they can do. Flashdrivepros was the first place. Of course I understand to ALWAYS back up important info but did not take my own advice. Feel free to add an questions or comments regarding this 32 gb sandisk cruzer. I heard some people think that perhaps going between PC and Macs might cause issues. Also, I never properly ejected the flash drive before disconnecting it from my computers. Because of flash drive not working, some wonder if the formats even erased anything. I have almost given up on this, but due to the importance of these files, I want to give this one last shot.