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June 23, 2012 7:11:43 AM

Hello,
I have a 8 gb flash drive that i keep all my pictures and docs on.
I have used it before and it works fine.
Now whenever i plug it in to the computer, it won't open.
All that comes up is this message "you must reformat device".
And when i click on "reformat" it says reformatting will delete all data.
Does that mean it will delete everything? I don't want that to happen, i have everything in that flash drive.

Please help...
what can i do?

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June 24, 2012 5:34:02 AM

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July 1, 2012 3:15:13 AM

i used Zero Assumption Recovery and recovered my photos but not my songs or/and documents and programs.

I will try this program to see if i can recovery my other stuff that i couldn't get back.

Thank you!
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July 2, 2012 7:20:14 AM

I tried the program you gave me, i was able to recover back the photos and my songs but i still can't find my documents and programs that i stored in there.
How do i get those back?
I need those programs, they are extra copies that i need.

Please help!
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July 6, 2012 2:27:00 AM

lingnoy said:
I tried the program you gave me, i was able to recover back the photos and my songs but i still can't find my documents and programs that i stored in there.
How do i get those back?
I need those programs, they are extra copies that i need.

Please help!

Maybe you need an advanced data recovery, it is a built in data recovery module that may help you for comprehensive data loss when files moved with human error, system error, software error etc.It is especially useful when your files are gone by lost without a reason, file deleted, virus attack, file emptied from recycle bin, or drive/card reported not formatted.

Download the free edition here: http://freeware-recovery.blogspot.com/2012/07/free-dele...

Connect your flash drive to your pc, it should appear as a "Removable Drive" in "My computer"
Install and launch the free sofware, then you will find "Advanced Data Recovery" in the interface.Click it and specify the drive you need to check, then the sofware will help to scan the files you want to restore.
When the canning is finished, preview the files and save them in a new memory card.
You can also use "Deep Scan Recovery" in the demo, it will work as well.

Let me know if it works. Good Luck!

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