Corrupted files on USB device

May 26, 2011 at 12:46:23
Specs: Windows XP
Hi the usb files are shown but not readable.. when i try to open pdfs or word files it says its unsupported format. i tried to recover i was unsuccessful any suggestion?

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May 26, 2011 at 14:34:22
Chips are not like platters when recovering data. When the device fails, it's gone. At best, you can recover part of files. The intended usage is file transport, not long term storage.

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May 26, 2011 at 17:18:35
Depends. Either the file is bad or like you said the usb is bad.

See if any of the recovery apps will retrieve them. Testdisk and photorec and many others exist.

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