How can you restore files from a damaged USB storage

Posted: 02-12-2009, 08:16 AM

I have a busbi 8GB with most of my schoolwork ipmorted in i
yesterday afternoon after I had mad updates to my pc I tried using m
usb, but this time nothing was happening... My usb flashes a red colo
to prove it works bu it doesnt no more:shock: I have all my coursewor
stored in deadline to send them is approaching HELP HELP HEL
:shock::shock::shock

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How can you restore files from a damaged USB storage


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Richard G. Harper
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Re: How can you restore files from a damaged USB storage
Posted: 02-12-2009, 10:20 AM
You are probably out of luck on that, sorry. The first thing to try is to
plug the device into a different computer and see if it can be read/accessed
there. If not - then it's likely the device has failed and you will be
unable to access the files on it.

"seebyher" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> I have a busbi 8GB with most of my schoolwork ipmorted in it
> yesterday afternoon after I had mad updates to my pc I tried using my
> usb, but this time nothing was happening... My usb flashes a red color
> to prove it works bu it doesnt no more:shock: I have all my coursework
> stored in deadline to send them is approaching HELP HELP HELP
> :shock::shock::shock:
>
>
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> seebyher
Malke
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Re: How can you restore files from a damaged USB storage
Posted: 02-12-2009, 12:38 PM
seebyher wrote:
>
> I have a busbi 8GB with most of my schoolwork ipmorted in it
> yesterday afternoon after I had mad updates to my pc I tried using my
> usb, but this time nothing was happening... My usb flashes a red color
> to prove it works bu it doesnt no more:shock: I have all my coursework
> stored in deadline to send them is approaching HELP HELP HELP
> :shock::shock::shock:
And now you know one of the reasons that USB thumb drives are not good
permanent backup devices. Your USB thumb drive has died. The only way to
get data off it is to send it to a professional data recovery company. This
will not be inexpensive but only you can decide what your data is worth. My
preference is for Drive Savers (www.drivesavers.com) although there are
others. You can call Drive Savers (or the company of your choice) to see
what the cost would be.

In the future, while USB thumb drives are wonderful and convenient,
important data should be backed up to a hard drive and also burned to
DVD/CD-R.

Malke
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