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How can i retrieve my data from my flash drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rhino1616, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. rhino1616

    rhino1616 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a 1 GB portable usb flash drive thats acting wierd, all of the sudden my information is gone (I had 4 folder with vitial data on it). I was working in photoshop on a project, & when i went to save the item in one of my folders on the the flash drive, I clicked:

    save as / F: drive & the F drive appeared empty- blank?.

    So I saved the project to my computers HDD & opened Win XP explorer, navigated to F: opened it & blank. Listen to this one it gets stranger, I clicked properties, F: drive & says

    File system: FAT
    635 mb used
    366 mb free

    Now for it to say this Im assuming that the data is not erased its somehow just hidden (I hope). I can still save to it, i just wrote some scracth in MS Word & saved it to the flash drive & it worked perfectly. Can someone please help me recover my data, its very important. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. happyrck

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    try plugging in to different port / or computer...you also can try shutting down and rebooting with the usb drive still in
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Several people have said good things about Smart Recovery, and since it's free, it's probably worth a look.
     
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