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USB Flash Drive - Files disappeared

Saved a file onto the USB and left it in the slot and when tried to open the removable drive, it doesn't show any folder or files. it says 0 objects and 0 bytes. but when i choose the properties to see how full it is, it's almost full. and when i tried to open a new folder in the usb drive, it wouldn't let me. what can i do to retreive the files. thanks!!

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I used my flash drive to copy files from my computer and safety removed it from my computer.After two days when i try to open it again, no folders files and found. Its empty. i looked at the properties, the space are not used.

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Basti
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HI-

Have you tried reformatting it? please be advised that you will lose your file if you reformat it. but that could help resolve your issue.

Hope this helps.


Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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Its most likely that the device is dead and the data is not recoverable, no software will work as it does not show as a drive. You could send it to a data recovery expert like LC Technology, they helped me on a similar issue.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

shbuckler
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SOURCE: USB Flas Drive - Files disappeared

In the explorer make sure you can view hidden files. (Tools>folder options)

Check the file sizes of each file by mousing over. Add them all up manually. Is this the size of the disk ?

If the total size is not the full storage size copy over to the PC> format the drive and drop them back on.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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- Click Start / Run / diskmgmt.msc {OK}
- Right-click the memory card, then create a partition & format it.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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There will be 3 reasons of this problems.

If you not not connects this drive properly to system it will show drive property 00 bytes. If you has set up password for this drive then this problem will appeared OR drive is damaged & stopped working. If you trying to connect memory card then change your card reader.

If this flash drive in warranty period then go to authorized service center & give it for replacement.

Thanks.
Happy to help you.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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