Thumbdrive (USB) Blown up, Anyway of recovering lost data?

September 16, 2012 at 18:44:52
Specs: Windows 7
I just inserted my USB flash drive into the computer, usually the second i plug it in a little red light pops up on the top of the flash drive. Today however it didn’t, i took it to my school IT guys and they told me it had blown up. I am a year 12 student and exam week is 2 weeks away. On my thumb drive i had work for everything, stuff i had to hand in to teachers, things i had to put in to examiners,i have not backed any of it up since last year, and because it won’t turn on i now have no one of that. Is there any possible way to recover any of it?

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#1
September 16, 2012 at 19:22:32
This site has a problem with EaseUS & will not allow their site to be linked to. Copy the following address & paste it into your browser, remove the spaces, then press enter: www. easeus .com/resource/drive/usb-flash-drive.htm

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#2
September 16, 2012 at 21:53:06
Saphira965 ,You can try power data recovery tool:
http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/in...
Also Recuva works quite well:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_r...

Oh, LOL....never heard of a flash drive being blown up! Maybe dying...yes...
Next time, remember to back up all your files on the thumb drive and burn them to CD or DVD's....that way you will always have a copy....lesson learned...Thumb Drives are pretty dodgy at the best of times...I had many go bad on me before...

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#3
September 16, 2012 at 22:19:04
Flash drives are the least reliable of modern storage media. They should be used primarily as a data interchange media, not as primary storage for important files.

Wherever they are stored, important files need a backup copy. If they are of particular importance then you should have 2 or more backup copies, preferably stored in different locations. Having a single copy of important files is asking for trouble.

Even the very best of hard drives sometimes fail, often without warning or apparent cause. In some cases data cannot be recovered without expensive professional data recovery, or at all.


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#4
September 17, 2012 at 00:05:36
A flash drive is often included in the school supplies students are required to get. Of course the drive's failure rate gives the student the perfect excuse for not turning in their homework. No more "the dog ate my homework".

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#5
October 4, 2012 at 17:55:56
The problems with USB rives are a way to common these days. its sounds strange that when you say your drive is blown up. but, many a times even the internal hard drives too fail to keep up the data without getting corrupted. so you can try installing an amazing software which will recover data from USB drive.

check it out here-
www. remosoftware. com/recover-data-from-usb-drive

Download the tool here-
www. remosoftware. com/download#rwin

(eliminate the spaces and paste them in your browser, since the links are not supported in this forum)

you install the software first and then plug in the USB drive to get recognized by the recovery tool.


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#6
October 4, 2012 at 18:42:00
hmmmm....'(eliminate the spaces and paste them in your browser, since the links are not supported in this forum)'
Unless they are spam....you can just copy and paste an url in these forums and it works fine.

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#7
October 5, 2012 at 08:33:55
The Remo software is $39. There are several recovery tools available out there for free, no need to waste your money on Remo. Look at the ones XPUser4Real suggested.

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#8
October 6, 2012 at 08:15:53
"IT guys and they told me it had blown up." Technical way I guess.


See also a free application called testdisk. Many OEM flash drive makers offer some way to try to recover the data.


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