Flash Drive won't open

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otter - Mar 28, 2010 at 04:53 PM
Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2010 at 06:28 AM
Help!! My flash drive will not open so I can retrieve my photos. When I go to My Computer and click on removeable disk, I get a window that says not formatted. If I format will I loose my photos.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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My pqi 8gb flash drive is not responding any more ,i can''t open it for me to read my files and documents ,this message comes up each time I try to open It ''THE DRIVE IS NOT FORMATTED ,DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT IT NOW?'' I don't want to format it because i will lose my files inside.Please help me
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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255
Dec 8, 2010 at 06:28 AM
Greetings Ken

I understand, I would not want to format before I could a least recover the files.

I suggest that you plug in the drive but don't open it.

Download this free recovery tool and perform a full scan:

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5003-recuva/

If your files are recovered, copy to your harddisk.

The issue with your pendrive may happen again, I would scrap the one you have and purchase a brand new spanking one.

Good luck
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