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Wapred0203

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I bought a thumb drive a few months ago and the other day i went to plug it in and nothing happens, its not detected or anything. It just sits there. I'm wondering if there is some way that i can pull information off of it some how? If at all possible. Have some important info i dont want to loose! I'm running xp and other usb devices are able to detect. Just not the thumb drive on ANY computer. :whistling:
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I have been interested in doing this for a year now. A year ago i threw away a new flash drive because i could not get it to work. Since then i have been looking into recovery software for flash drives and found this freeware.

http://www.newfreedo...h-Recovery.html

I have not tried this software since i have not had a problem usb drive since then. So you are at your own risk if it does not work on your drive.

There are other recovery software you can purchase for around $40 but i have not tried any as yet.

http://www.shareware...load_31768.html

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Edited by SRX660, 09 November 2006 - 05:48 PM.

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Wapred0203

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awww bummer! I downloaded it, and it couldnt even find my thumb drive. *sigh* thanks anyways! :whistling:
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I have heard of problems with flash drives being damaged when they are being written to and removed before finishing the write...did this happen to you...
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Wow...hmmm i dont think so. I never take it out before the write is complete. But that has me thinking. On one of the computers i put it on at school, when i go to safely remove it, the computer has restrictions so i cant safely remove it i have to just pull it. Could that have damaged it?
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I never use that 'safely remove' utility. I just pull it off. So far no problems. But I do use an adapter and cable and have it connected to a usb port on the back. Sounds like yours got zapped somehow.....
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Sounds like i should just give up on it. Thanks for the help anyways guys! Much appreciated :whistling:
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I never use that 'safely remove' utility. I just pull it off. So far no problems. But I do use an adapter and cable and have it connected to a usb port on the back. Sounds like yours got zapped somehow.....



I just remove mine also...BUT I know that its not being written to when I do it.....
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