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USB Flash drive does not work - gets hot

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Last response: in Storage
December 14, 2012 3:46:28 AM


I have a US flash drive that suddenly does not power-up when connected, it just gets hot. I have checked with two computers and neither gets the flashdrive powered up. Other flash drives in the port work fine. Any ideas on retrieing the data off of the flash drive?

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a c 79 G Storage
December 14, 2012 10:53:44 AM

You should never store files on a pen drive which aren't already backed up somewhere else. Pen drives are too unreliable to use for files which have no backups.

You can try free recovery software, but if windows doesn't acknowledge that the pen drive is plugged in, the recovery software may not work on it either:

Free recovery software: