Flash drive files will not open and they are labeled with symbol

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Please help! My flashdrive files will not open and they are labeled with symbols and numbers. I do not know what happen and need these files restored.

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Hi Clarissa,

Unfortunately you may be facing some file corruption. I would recommenc you to run the Command Prompt and using the chkdsk L: /r command.
You need to change the L letter with the letter of your flash drive. Wait for the process to finish and try to acces the files again. I would recommend you to update your anti virus and do a complete system scan. If files are still not accessible try using some data recovery tool. I leave a link with some suggestions:

https://ccm.net/download/file-management-53

Hope this helps

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Hello,
# Download USB Fix
  • Launch it, a shortcut will be created on your desktop.

  • Choose "Clean" option.
  • A pop-up will follow
    Connect all your external data sources to your PC (Usb keys, sd cards external drives, etc...)
  • Once you're ready, click "OK".
  • While cleaning, you will lose access to your desktop, but this is normal.

The numbers of analyzed and infected elements are displayed.

# Copy/paste the report here.

Tutorial : http://www.en.usbfix.net/2014/02/usbfix-tutorial-clean-option/

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It says cannot open volume for direct access

My flash drive is not being detected anymore. I have uninstalled and restarted my computer and it still does not detect.
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It's damaged