Unable to retrieve files from my flash drive

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- Feb 12, 2018 at 02:56 PM
Hello,

I have a flashdrive that Ive had for years and it has all my work on it I got a new computer and now it wants to reformat so I can not get my things on it off or even open them. I put it back into my old computer and its do it their as well I have now tried every family members computer and library computer and nothing!!! I need the files on this drive. I have pictures I can not replace work I cant replace and other things that I don't have other copies of or even can recreate.


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Feb 12, 2018 at 01:34 PM
I suggest you try the free recover program from this company:

https://www.easeus.com/resource/usb-flash-drive.html

Good Luck
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Feb 12, 2018 at 02:15 PM
Thank you for your help. It didnt work though.
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Feb 12, 2018 at 02:56 PM
It's too late now. But, you should always have two backups and the original data. It's a certainty that any flash drive will eventually fail. I would also copy the data to new media every five years.
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