Transcend 8GB usb key not recognised properly by Windows XP

February 10, 2013 at 14:46:44
Specs: Windows XP SP3
Insert transcend into usb slot, comes up as removable disk. Right click and select properties, get used space 0, free space 0, file system: unknown. N.B. This drive has valuable data on it and I need to recover it.

I have a second transcend 8gb usb key and it works fine.


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#1
February 10, 2013 at 21:13:09
Here are two free data recovery programs to try, if you get the data, format the usb key if it does not format it may have died.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...


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#2
February 11, 2013 at 05:29:08
Does it work on any other computer?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
February 11, 2013 at 11:35:45
When viewing the drive in Disk Management report all the information you see there. Is a drive letter being assigned in Disk Management?

You should always keep at least 2 copies of valuable files. Flash drives are among the least reliable of all storage media.


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#4
February 11, 2013 at 13:22:18
Disk management info:

Disk 6
Removable (K:)
No media
I normally do regular backups of our PCs, but this data should have been but hasn't
been backed up. As I said, a second usb key is working fine and has been copied to
DVDs.


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#5
February 11, 2013 at 13:32:09
Try using Easeus Partition Recovery to repair the partition on the flash drive. Get it from the link below.

Improper removal of the flash drive is the primary cause of that issue. You should ALWAYS use the safely remove icon in the tray by the clock.

http://www.easeus.com/partition-rec...


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