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Sandisk Cruzer 1GB drive suddenly not working

I've used this Cruzer drive for years without trouble... ever since removing the U3 software. I use it to move data between my home MacBook and my work Dell.

Last night, it was plugged into my MacBook, and as I turned my macbook a little, I knocked the cruzer against something. It slid sideways in the USB slot enough that MacOS gave me the "Drive Unsafe Removal" message.

Neither I, nor the Genius at the local Apple store could help. It doesn't even show up on my MacBook under USB devices under system profiler, and my work PC doesn't recognize it either. Mac's Drive Setup software doesn't see it either.

We suspect the file system got dorked. Any ideas?

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  • micha8s Feb 28, 2009

    I haven't tried every utility out there, but no utility I tried recognizes the usb device. It just doesn't show up.

  • Des Mc Mar 03, 2009

    I used my 2 GB flash drive this morning and it was working fine when i was getting ready to get off i ejected it and wait for the box to appear and pulled it out of the drive.

    When i arrived at school how ever my flash drive was not working on any of the computers. I plugged it in and the light would not come or anything.


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DO NOT panic! Try this: restart your computer and plug your USB in again(this helps to clean the buffer), see if you drive can be recognized.

If you still can't access the data inside, try this data recovery program Wondershare Data Recovery. Get the program here,

Mac Data Recovery (Mac OS version)
Windows Data Recovery (Windows Version)

Take care - Before those items are recovered, stop saving more files to the USB in case the file data are overwritten!

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You might try to use a recovery product that is designed to restore deleted files or files from a reformatted USB key. Search on "USB Flash Drive Data Recovery" in Google and find a free trial utility. A good utility will not damage your key's data in any way.

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