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Memory stick saying it needs to be formatted but need files


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#1 Montee

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

So I today my memory stick was working perfectly in university, I got home and all of a sudden it is saying I need to format the stick.

'You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it.
Do you want to format it?'

And

'This volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.'

I have tried a few pieces of software to try and retrieve the files on it but with out any luck. I have also tried the PartedMagic method but again with no decent outcome. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this issue, the memory stick has a lot of work on it needed for a hand in that is in a couple of weeks. Perfect timing I know!!

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

Personally, I would wait and retest it at the university and if you are lucky enough to get it to work (again) there, then transfers those files to a more permanent solution while you can.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:57 AM

Hi

 

I have already done this, just a few minutes ago and it isn't working there either.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

Hi

 

I have already done this, just a few minutes ago and it isn't working there either.

When it is plugged in, can you right click and go to properties to see if it recognizes that any data is resident on the hard drive? Also, did you check out this video where someone recommends applying dowmward pressure to the thumb drive while it is plugged into the slot:  Now, I know this doesn't make a lot of sense (relative to your situation); however, if I were you, I'd try anything at this point! Good luck.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:44 AM

When in properties it doesn't recognise any memory but in some cases and on some pieces of software it does recognise that some memory has been used but won't let me access it. 



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

Did you try th apply downward pressure trick? If so, and if that didn't work, then I'm out of ideas so I'm hoping that a new forum member can step in and provide you with some additional direction; however, from where I sit, it appears you flash drive hardware may be shot. Sorry I couldn't help you but good luck.


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