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USB Recovery software

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#1 alfredopacino


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:57 PM

Hello, an usb of mine is broken. It showed few random file like that:



After I run chkdsk (command line) it only shows 2 folders "FOUND.000", "FOUND.001".


Here my attempts with some recovery software:

  • "Recuva" finds few files but no folder structure
  • "EaseUS data recovery": it finds a lot of files and even folders, too bad all the recovered file are broken (still running now).


There is a known software you can tell me to try this desperate recovery? I would recovery files and directory tree if possible

Edited by alfredopacino, 07 December 2017 - 07:42 PM.
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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:37 AM

Running chkdsk on a file system that is severely corrupted can make recovery of files worse. If you look in your found.000 and found.111 folders you may find many files with a .chk extension. It may be possible to recover something with one of the following software. Your image showing gibberish on all your files suggests the file system is broken.


I think your chance of recovering anything off this USB is very small. There are professional recovery services but they are very expensive. 

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