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October 6, 2012 11:04:54 AM

Hi. My E drive USB is telling me that it needs to be formatted but I have work on it that I did earlier this week. I can't seem to access my word files and have no idea what exactly is going on? Can you help?

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October 6, 2012 11:22:34 AM

right click on the drive e
choose tools tab
choose check disk
select both option
press start
and wait until repairing complete
October 13, 2012 9:49:27 AM

Thanks for the tip but have already been there.
I'm on W7 and under Tools you get the Error - checking option.
Unfortunately, when I click on the Check Now button I get the message: The disk check could not be performed because........
If you have any other suggestions I would appreciate any help I can get.
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October 13, 2012 10:23:44 PM

right click on my computer
disk management
upload an image
October 14, 2012 10:39:51 AM

profkefah said:
right click on my computer
disk management
upload an image

Hi and thank you once again for getting back to me. I'm finally getting somewhere.
I got to disk management and sure enough I see my 'E' Drive with 7.86 GB RAW showing as well as stating its healthy [Primary Partition].
I don't however, get the upload an image [/quotemesg] you proposed and also feel a little confused as I have no image files on the USB??
When I right click I get: 'Change Drive Letters and Paths' but I haven't gone there.
Theres a Properties button at the bottom, when I right click it says the 'E' drive has 0 bytes so I'm going to wait to hear from you before I move on.
October 14, 2012 4:37:49 PM

try changing drive letter
try choosing letter m
October 14, 2012 6:16:58 PM

OK, did that but unfortunately it still tells me that Drive M needs formatting.
October 15, 2012 4:57:52 PM

u tried the pen drive on another computer
October 15, 2012 5:30:07 PM

I've tried it on XP yesterday and it didn't even show on screen. When I inserted a different USB in the same port - that showed. Am using Win 7. I haven't used 'BadCopy Pro Mode 2 yet' it says:

If files on your damaged disk can not be listed under Windows, or the disk is inaccesible and Windows prompts you to format, or files were deleted and other situations that files can not be seen or accessed, use this mode.
October 15, 2012 5:41:15 PM

you can try bad copy
October 15, 2012 6:55:00 PM

OK. Did that and its good to see the icons up. However, the only files that open correctly are under 'Image Viewer'. There's also a HEX and Text Viewer but while the Word Icon shows well when you click on either of these files they open corrupted. Not sure where to go from here other than save them.
October 17, 2012 9:28:19 AM

Are you familiar with BadCopy Pro?
October 24, 2012 10:26:37 AM

These guys were very helpful but BCP did not work.
At least, messages like this help me feel that its still on the disk: The size of the file “c:\Users\user\Documents\SAVED FILES\$ROOT00105\Finding Form 1\Part 3.docx” exceeds the 64KB limit for FAT 32
Another company states that the Status of the file is 'Excellent', the size is '95 KB', the Date Created was '25/09/2012' and the Date Modified was '04/10/2012', Time '18:10'. That is the correct file although I'm not sure if 95KB is all the data?? It was roughly 20 pages of text.
Got any other ideas?