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#22230 21-May-2008 08:33
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A colleague of mine copied a lot of important business data to a fairly new flash drive. The flash drive was working well, and is now showing as full, but unreadable.

Are there any good tested methods out there that GZers have used in this situation?

The original data was on a PC and has since been deleted (Two weeks after I told everyone that if your data is not on the server, consider it gone!!!!).

[Self edit: Atrocious grammar and general English language issues corrected. (Mostly)]

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  #132266 21-May-2008 09:41
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I've used this a few times in the past and it has always worked and recovered all photos from the camera flash memory.
That software is only for recovery photos, audio and video but they do have a file recovery program as well.


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  #132282 21-May-2008 10:43
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I've used GetDataBack for NTFS and FAT32 for this purpose a number of times in the past.  In fact, I just helped a friend recover a directory that went *missing* last week.  It works pretty well for anything from physical disk damage (i.e. bad sectors but obviously not a crashed head) to *accidentally* deleted files or disk formatting.

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  #132286 21-May-2008 11:04
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RecoverMyFiles has always worked brilliantly for me:

  #132314 21-May-2008 13:08
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I second using GetDataBack. It's an excellent product. Have used it both for recovering from a hard drive and also from a camera SD card that went bad while overseas and which a data recovery service in Denver, who had the card for a whole day, told me was not recoverable. Tried GetDataBack when back home and it found all the files first try.

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  #132329 21-May-2008 14:09
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I used to have about 3 very good simple Freeware EXE files made by various people for removable media only, They got trashed when I stupidly left them on a flash drive that got snapped.

Does anyone happen to know of any freebees?

I was going to ask this question last night but got sidetracked so thanks Tony!

 I currently have a Memory card that went blank while I stupidly upgraded a phone, Result, All details wiped, Horrid Optus firmware loaded instead of the tame Vodafone one and a blank memory card, lost all my custom audio editing Java applications and irreplaceable audio samples. :-(

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