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Is it possible to recover data from a pen drive?

Zoe_B Avatar
8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Please tell me it is!

I twas typing up my assignment on Word and when I tried to save it my PC froze. I restarted it but now when i click on my pen drive it's saying that it's not formatted. I've got a couple of assignments saved to it that I hadn't yet backed up so I wanna cry right about now :(

Can anyone help before I have a nervous breakdown?
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
yes, just google recover files theres a few free programs out there, the worked for me,

heres the one that i used http://undelete-plus.com/
1 Like #2
I use Active file recovery, works a treat :thumbsup:
#3
DavieDeal
yes, just google recover files theres a few free programs out there, the worked for me,

heres the one that i used http://undelete-plus.com/


apples33
I use Active file recovery, works a treat :thumbsup:


Thanks, I'll give them a go :thumbsup:
1 Like #4
Sorry, I dont know, but love the tag!!!!!!

H&R M8

:thumbsup:
1 Like #5
if you ddint click format then it should still be on the pen but just wont read on your pc untill it is if that makes sence. try it else where.
#6
It looks like your data is gone..unfortunately.
The freezing of your PC whilst in write mode has corrupted the pen drive.
It is similar to what can happen to an SD card if it is shorted.
Most of those programs here recover data that has been accidentally deleted.
Not the news you want to hear, I know.
#7
jennie-jack;2239408
if you ddint click format then it should still be on the pen but just wont read on your pc untill it is if that makes sence. try it else where.

I hope you don't mean format the pen.
Whilist it is true that the data is there in some form, you cannot format it because that will delete it permanently.
#8
apples33
I use Active file recovery, works a treat.


[COLOR="Black"]Didn't work for me. Thanks anyway :thumbsup:[/COLOR]


dcx_badass
I used this:
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

It recovered everything from mine, even when my xbox had formatted it to FatX, for the non technical people, that means the PC can't even read it, it's like a different language completely, and this program even recovered from that.

[COLOR="Black"]
Started searching the drive and the damn thing froze so I gave up :x

Do you have to pay to try and recover your files?[/COLOR]


WantOne
Sorry, I dont know, but love the tag!!!!!!

H&R M8


[COLOR="Black"]Thanks for the rep but how did you add heat? :-D[/COLOR]


jennie-jack
if you ddint click format then it should still be on the pen but just wont read on your pc untill it is if that makes sence. try it else where.


[COLOR="Black"]No, I didn't format it. I'm going to try it at college tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath! My assignments were meant to be handed in tomorrow as well :cry:[/COLOR]


warmapplepie
It looks like your data is gone..unfortunately.
The freezing of your PC whilst in write mode has corrupted the pen drive.
It is similar to what can happen to an SD card if it is shorted.
Most of those programs here recover data that has been accidentally deleted.
Not the news you want to hear, I know.


[COLOR="Black"]No, it's not what I want to hear :-(

These programs are bringing up files when I search but I don't want to end up wasting my money if they're not recovered properly. The Active File one recovered the text in my Word documents as squares. No good to me really![/COLOR]
1 Like #9
Zoe_B;2239608
[COLOR=black]Didn't work for me. Thanks anyway :thumbsup:[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]These programs are bringing up files when I search but I don't want to end up wasting my money if they're not recovered properly. The Active File one recovered the text in my Word documents as squares. No good to me really![/COLOR]

If it is bringing squares up, it has recovered something.
If you can find the correct file format and open it, you might have lost the layout but the document may still be there.
#10
warmapplepie
If it is bringing squares up, it has recovered something.
If you can find the correct file format and open it, you might have lost the layout but the document may still be there.


I hope so!

dcx_badass
Yeah, but it shows you the list of what it finds first, also its much quicker if in the options you select word documents only, have a scan see if it finds what you need, if it does pm me.


Thanks, I've sent you a PM.

Edit - I've also sent some rep to all of ya for your help / comments :)
#11
This one is free:

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/info.htm?language=1

I've managed to some fairly decent Office file recovery from removeable drives before although Word documents do not handle corruption well.

John
#12
If you recover the word files you may then be able to find software aimed at fixing corrupted word files.. Just a thought.
banned#13
shouldnt save only to a memory stick just incase someone knocks it out or a usb port fails or whatever

I have never had to use recovery software, just gotta be careful
#14
Proximo
You say you backed up your assignment to the pen?



I hadn't yet backed up

:roll:


Quick thing though, Zoe - have you tried loading Word up yet? If you're using a modern version of it, it should auto-save recovery copies of your documents for just this sort of event. Load it up now - you might be in luck.
#15
Sounds to me like it's just ******ed the file allocation table on the pen drive. The data should still be intact so undelete tools wont help, you need something to restore the corrupted file allocation table.

As a quick and dirty option you could try viewing the pendrive through Linux (maybe Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/ or Knoppix: http://www.knoppix.org/ live CD's). They're less fussy than Windows, so depending how bad the damage is they a may let you copy the data off without too much hassle and wont risk losing any data as some data recovery tools can be pretty destructive.

Failing that try TestDisk (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk).......
#16
Titchimp
If you recover the word files you may then be able to find software aimed at fixing corrupted word files.. Just a thought.


Word itself can actually extract the data from corrupted files, if you open Word then choose open files - instead of choosing .doc for the filetype instead choose 'recover my text' (or something similar). This will open the file as a text document, the formatting is lost (which is the case anyway) but at least you have the text.

John

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