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Can i retrieve lost USB data???

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  1. toothache

    toothache Thread Starter

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    Plugged in my pen USB tonight and all my data was gone,family photos,videos the lot. Drive says it's empty. Is everything lost? Is there any free software to get my stuff back?
    Utterly gutted!
    Thanks.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    You can try data recovery software however I would not hold out much hope with a flash drive. Here is a link to a free data recovery app http://www.piriform.com/recuva

    This is just one of the reasons why we stress backups SO much. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about. All drives fail; it is only a question of when your drive will fail.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    You can also try booting with a linux live type CD/Flash drive. Often linux will see data that windows does not. I use parted magic for all kinds of drive tasks.
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
     
  4. michelk

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    As you said that your USB drive has shown its empty. There may be virus attack on your USB drive, so whatever might be the reason to retrieve lost data from usb drive there is a data recovery software. You can download the software and then install it in your computer. you can recover your lost data with simple steps.
     
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