Okay, so this one's a weird one.
A friend came to me with their 8GB USB flash drive and said that it has about 60 songs on it, and they want to copy them onto their computer. They have tried plugging it into both Windows and Mac machines, and they're able to see the picture files that are also on there, but no audio files at all.
I have plugged it into my machine and can confirm that there's a few hundred pictures but not one audio file to be seen.
The weird thing is, the can plug the flash drive into their car's audio player and the music immediately starts to play from the flash drive. Unplug it, and it immediately stops. (So we know the car hasn't copied/saved any files to some sort of internal storage.)
I know the audio files are on there, we just can't see or copy them...
I tried using Recuva to scan for audio files, I have confirmed there's only one partition on the flash drive, and the only hidden files are the random system files generated when you plug it into a Mac.
Does anyone have an idea of where the audio files are hiding? There's some super obscure music and special recordings on this drive so he gave me permission to send it to a data recovery lab if necessary, but I want to avoid that expense for him if possible.