Here's a rundown of my issue:
Last night, I had two Word files opened that are contained in my USB drive. Unfortunately, the program froze. Other programs began freezing as well, and so I decided to restart my computer. However, when I loaded up my computer again (Windows 10), the USB would not be recognized.
I inserted the USB stick into my laptop (Windows 7), same problem, except it recognized a removable disk (F) with no media. I also encountered the same result with another computer (also Windows 10). So my USB drive was damaged internally.
Does anyone know what steps I can take to retrieve my files? I don't care about this USB drive anymore, I just need my Word docs. I wish I could offer more details about the drive I'm using. It's a signature thumb drive of some company (which provides databases for researchers). I have tried multiple data recovery software, like iCare Data Recovery pro, but those software can't detect the drive either.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.