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Flashdisk problem

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I have a flashdisk that I copied files from a network drive at my last client. When I attempted to transfer the files to my personal computer I noticed that the names of the files had been changed to gibberish. (This was not what the files were named when I copied them) Assuming that the data was non-retrievable I then attempted to delete the files and free up the space on my portable disk. I receive the message, "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk"

If I attempt to delete the entire folder I receive this message, "Cannot delete (gibberish): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

I would love to recover the data but at the least I need to delete these files from the disk, what can I do?


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did you eject the drive before pulling it out at the client side? sounds like you didn't

put the drive in the pull up disk manager (sorry i'm not familiar with it's location in 98) then select the disk and format it
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