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USB Stick Corrupt Files - Should I Force a Dismount?

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I thought that these were only excuses, but it honesty just happened to me. I stored all my college homework on my USB stick. I went to work on my paper from it, but my laptop is telling me that the USB stick is empty. But! Although the laptop shows that the USB stick is empty, by clicking on 'My Computer', I can see that the Removable Disk E: has 1.77 GB free of 1.85 GB.

So by googling, "how to recover corrupted files from a flash drive" I got to this page: http://voices.yahoo....ive-411070.html

I began following that, as seen here:

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Since the photo above doesn't appear to be posted, I attached it below.

I'm not sure what to do when it asks me, "Would you like to force a dismount on this volume?" Should I say yes? If so, could make anything worse? Opinions/suggestions/advice are all appreciated as my paper is due first thing tomorrow. :(

Here's some other details that I'm not sure if you need:
Windows 7 Professional - 32 bit
HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation
Kodak USB stick 2GB

Thank you so much in advance!

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Edited by season1980, 04 September 2012 - 04:05 PM.

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Try it in another computer. If it's okay, save all the files the format the USB stick in the computer you want to use it in. Then move it back to the other computer and copy the files back to it.
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