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I have a usb flash drive with data on it and now the flash drive can't be read. The light on it flashes but it will not open.

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Sounds like the Flash drive has corrupted data. I can't find any free software that can help you repair corrupted USB drives, but VirtualLab DataRecovery is rated pretty highly, I would download the trial and see if it works for you.

https://www.binarybiz.com/vlab/windows.html

As a note, Flash memory does "wear out" over time, and it will eventually be unable to write/read any data. So it's important to never keep all your critical documents on a Flash drive. It's only meant for temporary transportation of data.

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