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8 gb flashdrive by gigabank has malfunctioned. Is there any way I can retreve my data from it? or, repair it?

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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    how has it malfunctioned? you might have to take this to a data recovery specialist

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Yes, you should make sure its plugged into the USB port. Then Open My Computer by double clicking on it.
Look for your Flash Drive and double click on it.
When it opens you can highlight what ever you want to move and right click on one of the highlighted icons and click cut.
Then go back to My Computer and click on "C" drive and go to Documents. Then open the documents and right click and paste . That will move the data.
Hope that helps. Bud

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2) The external hard drive casing 
3)  The hard drive itself

If you have tried plugging in your hard drive to different computers and are still having the same issue, then there is either a problem with your casing or with the hard drive itself, because you've already switched out cables.   
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Have a nice day, 
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