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How do I recover files from an USB flash drive?

I copied a few files on a flash drive, and later when i wanted co copy them to another PC, the flash drive shows the correct size in my computer, but when i open the drive is empty. The system shows hidden and system files. I tried to recover the files with recuva and it tells me that the 'old' files are overwritten with the files that i recently copied, which is correct, but it can't see those new files...

Pretty strange... the files are there, but the drive is empty. I tested the USB on different PC's and OS's

If anyone has any ideas, please tell me and I'll give it a try...


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marked as duplicate by studiohack Jan 23 '12 at 16:32

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Run Chkdsk and see if it finds any problem.

DiskDigger is a better utility than Recuva, see if it finds anything.

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just running chkdsk and it's counting files as scanning... 60 files so far (full scan)... – Remus Rigo Jan 23 '12 at 11:16
problem fixed with chkdsk.. funny, i just ignored this option (too simple) – Remus Rigo Jan 23 '12 at 11:18
@RemusRigo glad the problem is solved :) – HackToHell Jan 23 '12 at 11:25

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