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Recovering USB data [duplicate]

So a USB Drive I am trying to do a data recovery on has become rather problematic. It asks you if you wish to format the drive, so I performed a partition recovery using MiniTool. I then ran a ...
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USB not recognized or showing a drive letter

I have a SanDisk Cruzer that suddenly stopped being recognized today. It's two years old and has been through the washing machine a few times (though not recently) so it's entirely possible the ...
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Trying to restore data, usb drive not properly detected?

I am trying to recover files from a usb drive with a corrupted filesystem, thus far I have had no luck. When hooking it up to a machine with Ubuntu I get the following information: Syslog ...
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In accessible USB stick

A friend of mine had an assignment on a USB drive but it stopped working. On her computer the drive appears but when you go to the folder it says "inaccessible". I tried it on my computer and it ...
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Can't access USB drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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light on usb stick however not recongised by computer

I dropped my laptop on a USB stick. It got slightly bent, however when I plug it into the laptop the light comes on but the computer doesn't recognize it. I want to recover my data as I has ...
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Testdisk not finding any errors, but still hard-drive is not working

After reading last night around 3 hours of articles and tutorials on the internet, and not finding anything, I thought it's time to post here. I have an external drive of 500 GB where I have a LOT of ...
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Data Recovery from a USB with exFAT file system that gone RAW

I have a 64 GB USB with exFAT (with 4096 byte Unit Allocation Size) file system. I have connected it to a Bus entertainment system which was running Android to listen my music within. It didn't see my ...
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Is there a way to read the files off of a hard drive that was previously in a Western Digital MyBook External HDD Enclosure?

My external hdd unfortunately took a tumble the other day and it landed square on the usb connector, breaking the socket off so it was inside the enclosure just rattling around, leaving me unable to ...
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If an external HDD's USB port gets busted, will plugging the HDD's SATA directly to a PC possibly work?

My Western Digital MyBook Essential crashed recently, and I'm unable to access it through Ubuntu nor Windows. My goal is to recover my data, and wondering if it's advisable to connect the HDD ...
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Mini PCI-e to USB adapter for Netbook SSD access

My old Asus Eee PC 1000 Linux netbook laptop finally kicked the bucket. It now frequently halts at random times, including immediately after pressing the power button. After some tests I concluded ...
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Western Digital My Passport 1TB HDD Failed - Any last ditch things I can do?

So two days ago now my USB 2.0/3.0 external hard drive would not come up in Windows. When I plug the drive in it spins up and Windows recognizes that a USB drive was plugged in (I get the sound, but ...
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Broken hard drive

I have a tower PC that recently had a boot error stating that the hard drive could not be read. When the computer starts up, you can hear the hard drive spinning up normally, just as it had in the ...
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Can I recover data from broken usb?

Whenever I put the USB into my PC it says: "You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?". I press cancel and when I open the drive it says: "Please insert ...
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Recovering data from a broken memory stick

I have a memory stick that isn't being recognized by multiple computers and the light which usually comes on doesn't anymore so I assume it is broken. The problem is that there is some important data ...
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Hitachi SimpleDrive mini not recognised

My Hitachi SimpleDrive mini USB HDD, 500 GB, is not being recognized on my Windows 7 machine. It's LEDs flash with a delay, continuously. After I plug it out, Windows asks me to format it. I have a ...
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mounting a damaged USB in Cygwin

i read that usb devices should be auto-mounted in cygwin to their drive letter, such as /cygwin/g but that isn't happening for my damaged USB drive. i am trying to clone it using ddrescue. ideally i ...
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USB Stick Doesn't Mount But Is Detected

I have a USB memory stick (Mediastar 4GB) that has decided not to work. I have tried it in Macs and Windows, to no avail. The symptoms in Windows are that the icon appears in My Computer but cannot ...
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Recovering Crashed Flash drive?

So my friend has a USB flash drive that isn't working. I don't know a whole lot about "recovery" software so I figured I'd ask you guys. What steps can I try (I have access to a Linux machine as ...
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Should I run two ddrescue processes in parallel on separate logical drives?

I've got a Windows harddisk that had been partitioned into three drives: some proprietary ACER recovery partition C drive, about 90 GB D drive, about 60 GB It died hard, so now I've been running ...
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USB stick no longer recognised

I have an 8GB Transcend USB stick which - as of yesterday - is no longer recognised as such. When I plug into a USB port it shows as a new drive but clicking on the drive in Windows (XP) Explorer ...
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USB disk lost all information? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover a USB flash drive I put a .wmv file from a tutorial on my USB stick and while Windows Media Player was still open went to eat something. After that I ...
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Infected Win XP disk not openable on a Vista computer

How can I read a WinXP partioned disk that is infected and shows up on a USB connection to Win Vista computer as a single partition that Vista cannot see the contents? The XP computer HDD is partioned ...
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Recover an HFS+ formatted IDE drive connected via USB-IDE adapter

I have a 120GB IDE drive connected to my MacBook via a IDE-USB adapter. I formatted it fresh with a single full-size HFS+ partition and backed up a bunch of stuff. Unfortunately, upon reconnecting ...
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How can I get data off of a damaged thumb drive?

A guy I work with just came by to ask me about a damaged thumb drive/USB flash drive. Apparently his son dropped it on a hard surface and it won't power up anymore. They've tried plugging it into ...
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usb flash disc recovery

Time is of the essence, since I just lost an usb stick with some important data, and I'm in a hurry regarding that data !! Usb stick, worked normally ... when plugged into another xp machine, stated ...
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How do I recover files from an USB flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: flash drive ejected improperly- lost files I have a USB flash drive that claims it needs to be formatted every time I put it into my computer (Windows). Yesterday the ...