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recovering data from a flash drive

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#1 smink


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:16 AM

I have a 16 gig PNY flash drive to back up documents and pictures. When I recently plugged it in to my computer I got the message that I have to format the drive. My computer recognizes the drive but will not allow access. I tried using the program "RECOVA" but I get the message that the path cannot be found, even though the drive letter shows up in my computer list of devises. 


Under properties for this drive the file format is RAW.


Is their anything I can do to recover the data?


Any help would be appreciated.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:22 PM

Do a search on this site this issue has been covered a ton of times.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

The software I use is Get Data Back (Paid Program which I use the most... make sure you use the right version fat or ntfs), Recuva, Test Disk, photo rec...


If none of them can recover anything, you may be out of luck. I have better luck with spindle drives than flash drives. IF the files are important, you can send the flash drive to a recovery specialist such as Ontrack Data Recovery or Drive Savers... This is never cheap, the smallest charge I have seen was around $1000.

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