I was using my thumb drive when I saw a hidden folder named
System Volume Information. I deleted this folder thinking it was a virus. After doing that, the windows explorer window disappeared and I was unable to open the drive in windows explorer. So I decided to format this drive. Now format returned an error stating
Disk no longer exists.
Now when I plug this drive in, I see the lights on the drive turn on, but it doesn't get displayed in the My Computer section.
If I open Disk Management via snap-in console, I see
Capacity : 0MB Partition Style : MBR Status : No Media
but no options to format it.
Can I recover my drive's 4GB space or have I lost my drive forever?