USB drive - want to be formatted

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  1. Posts : 11,602
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       #31

    To me it looks like it is all corrupted. Anyway close the window click on finish. Apply. Give a drive letter and check. If all data is corrupted we can't do anything except saying the flash drive is dead.
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       #32

    I did try using EaseUS free data recovery and it found a lot of info, but of course, it is necessary to pay to get it back. It does not show the messed up file names.
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  3. Posts : 11,602
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       #33

    Restore the partition - if it gets restored - and then check the data. If it is all corrupted, no data recovery program can uncorrupt it.
    Before restoring, you can perhaps download Getdataback Pro, scan the flash drive and check whether it shows any uncorrupted data. The trial version can only show the data which you can open/preview and check their integrity. To copy you may have to buy a license GetDataBack - Data Recovery Software For Crashed Hard Drives

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  4. Posts : 245
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       #34

    I tried your program but it kept crashing. I tried EaseUS again and it yield a lot of results but whether or not they are recoverable - I simply don`t know. I am asking my friend whether he wants to pay for the licence of the product.
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  5. Posts : 13,798
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       #35

    Most times I've done file recovery resulted in generic naming and most would result in error messages of not being readable due to size too large [never were] or corrupted.
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       #36

    How do you approach the client in that case if nothing can be recovered?
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  7. Posts : 13,798
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       #37

    Only thing to do in that case is listen to their description of the problem and warn them it may not be recoverable, had to do that just last week with a 1TB Notebook drive that suddenly failed overnight. She did have a lot of data on an External USB 3TB drive but no way to know how current in comparison to what was on the internal drive.
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       #38

    I guess any admonishments at that point is just salt in the wound. I wonder if other recovery options are available or if these programs can't do it, that is it?
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  9. Posts : 13,798
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       #39

    Yep, that's pretty much it. With an internal drive the biggest issue after the loss of their data is having the programs they need, unless they can furnish them and the license keys I install something free that will make them productive such as LibreOffice, VLC, XnView, GIMP, etc.
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  10. Posts : 11,602
    Windows11 Home 64bit v:23H2 b:22631.2861
       #40

    netrate said:
    I tried your program but it kept crashing. I tried EaseUS again and it yield a lot of results but whether or not they are recoverable - I simply don`t know. I am asking my friend whether he wants to pay for the licence of the product.
    Did you click on "Finish" in PW 9.1, to write the partition table and then give a drive letter ? What was the result? Since the partition was found that is the only thing you can do - write the Partition table, give a drive letter and check whether the data is accessible and if accessible, those are not corrupted.

    if Getdatback keeps crashing when you scan the flash drive, it only confirms the flash drive had gone bad. Data from a damaged disk cannot be recovered even with commercial programs. Don't buy GetDataBack if you cannot see the data, preview it and check the integrity. You will be wasting USD80.
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