How to open a flash drive without formatting Tags: Flash Media How To Flash Drive Formatting Storage Last response: January 19, 2012 11:43 AM in Storage Share PalizBest January 11, 2012 1:32:16 PM when i plug in my usb it tells me that it needs to be formatted and i dont want to do that because of the saved files on it..how do I open it without formatting it?? More about : open flash drive formatting | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove PhilFrisbie January 12, 2012 7:05:42 PM Try another computer. If you get the same message then the drive has become corrupt and your data is gone. External hard drives should only be used for backups; not to store the only copy of important files. | Report abuse PalizBest January 19, 2012 11:43:17 AM so im guessing that im stuck formatting it? rite | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>How to open a flash drive without formatting> Related ressources: ForumHow to open my flash drive without formating ForumHow can i retrive data on a flash drive without formatting it ForumHow to open drive without formatting ForumHow do i open a hard drive without formatting ForumHow to open external hard drive without formatting ForumHow to open memory card for formatting ForumHow to open corrupted hard disk without formatting ForumFormatting a kingston pen drive without loosing data ForumHow to open hard drive without formatting ForumMy USB flash drive 32gb needs formatting but wont actually formatt ForumFormatting jump drive without loosing info ForumCan you format a netbook without a cd/dvd drive ? ForumCan you format a netbook without a cd/dvd drive ? ForumMy flash drive is write protected error how to solve it ForumFlash drive shows drive is not formatted but i have info on it and wont open ForumHow to get information off an external hard drive without formatting ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumIomega Home Media Hard drive 1TB - Copy Jobs` ForumHow to know external hard disc is fault ForumHow to use laptop hard disk as an external hard disk More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !