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May 18, 2013 8:40:00 AM

guys 2 years back i copied my data in a pen drive and transferred it to my new laptop...after that pen drive was used frequently to copy and delete various datas...now can i recover the data which i copied 2 years back from the pen drive??

how much recent(days/months/years) data can be recovered from a 8 gb pendrive?
May 18, 2013 8:50:58 AM

There's just no way you can recover from that pendrive 'cause you rewrote it many times.

When you delete something the content doesn't get actually deleted.
That space becomes available for data to be written on it and hence the original data gets lost.
If you had formatted the drive and not written data over it, you can use Recuva for data recovery.

In your case however, it might not be possible to recover desired data.
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May 18, 2013 8:58:42 AM

You're almost certainly out of luck. 2 years worth of frequent writes and deletes have overwritten whatever was there.
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June 3, 2013 1:07:20 AM

As long as you've not rewrite your hard drive with new data and your hard drive has no any physical problem, you do have chances to get back your needed data on this drive.

What you need to so is only to select a proper data recovery tool for this drive. In fact, there are plenty of data recovery programs available online, paid ones or free ones. You should select one according to your conditions.

Here are some data recovery freeware that could be your choices:
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
And http://freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/04/usb-drive-reco...

Edit: In the future, no matter what happens, you should never forget to back up everything important.
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