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How To Recover Data From Flash Drive?


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#1 Keyboarder

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:28 PM

I have a sandisk 512mb Flash Drive.

It worked fine until one day I plugged it into a USB 2.0 port (with the 2.0 driver instl) and the computer/OS would not recognize the flash drive.

I had not deleted any data on the Flash Drive. I just plugged it into the computer the next day and the computer would not recognize the Flash Drive.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can recover the much needed data that is on the flash drive.

I am not sure if the data recovery software out there is applicable to this type of situation.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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#2 Daniel3679

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:56 PM

check this link out you may find it usefull


http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q...drive&meta=
Dan - If its not broken dont fix it

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:12 AM

Thanks for the link, I will check it out.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 01:42 PM

Your flash drive is not necessarily 'broken'. It may very well be the computer's inability to see it. XP has a bad reputation for making USB ports die. Try your drive in a known-working computer first.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:09 AM

Did and Dead.

I tried it on four PC's and it was not recognized.

The only thing left, as far as I can determine, is to take all the hard copies of the files and type them back into Word. This time I will not use a flash drive for storage.


Thanks for the response.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:53 AM

You might try scanning the documents using an OCR program.




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