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How do i fix my usb removable device

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a b G Storage
February 26, 2013 2:54:37 PM


my usb stick is not working, it use to work but for the last 2 weeks everytime i insert it into my laptop it does not show up, i have a lot of important documents on it, can it be fix? anyone??
a b G Storage
February 26, 2013 3:12:58 PM

does it show up under disk management sometimes devices loose their drive letter for whatever reason. Try a diffrent USB port and a diffrent computer if all of this fails it is quite possible it is dead.

February 26, 2013 5:49:32 PM

If the flash device doesn't show up in disk management, it's most likely failed electronically(either the controller or flash memory).

It will cost between 800 and 1500 dollars to recover and even then, due to the nature of flash memory, you won't get all your data back(85-90% at best).

The good news is that you can get a free diagnostic from a reputable data recovery company and find out how much before you pay.
February 27, 2013 12:49:56 AM

Have you tried to test it with SeaTools for Windows?
This tool always can check whether it is the problem of your USB drive.
For the inner data, I think you can firstly try a USB drive recovery freeware that can normally retrieve your inaccessible data back as long as you have not rewritten it. Since it is free, you have no need to worry about the money problem. Just take more chances to get your data back:
In the future, you should keep at least two copies of everything important on separate drives in case of similar problems.
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