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How to recover data from SanDisk cruzer micro 8GB U3 launchpad?

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I forgot my password for my SanDisk cruzer micro 8GB U3 launchpad jump drive and after entering the wrong password too many times (I really thought I remembered it) this message came up:

You have reached the maximum number of failed password attempts. For security reasons, all data and programs on your U3 device are now permanently inaccessible. You have to erase all data to continue using your U3 smart drive. Click 'Erase' button to erase all device data or click 'Cancel' to abort the launchpad and decide later

Please can somebody show a way of overriding this. I haven't yet erased any data. I can't bring myself to. Everything is on this drive, my whole life basically and stupid me never bothered to backup everything. My life literally hangs in the balance. I can't stress how important this is. If someone could even point me in the right direction i would be so grateful.

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    THe same problem happened on my 16 GB USB Flash Drive.

  • dghamel Apr 11, 2009

    I have the a similair problem. i am locked out, but i do know the password. my kids were playing on the computer when i wasn't paying atention. i need this info as well so i havn't ersed it either. you ever find a way to get your information?

  • phabstore Jun 06, 2013

    I have finally come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data and then try using recovery software to get it back. Good luck.

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can.
    Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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My Micro Sandisk Cruzer USB U3 (16GB) indicates the error the disk in drive I is not formatted, Do you want to format it now? How do you resolve this without reformatting and lost of data?

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

  • Les Clements
    Les Clements Dec 09, 2013

    how nerdishly short sighted to have a 3 attempt limit on a device use dfor long term storage and backup

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I think it's a bug in the Launchpad software for some of us.

I've entered password correctly but still need to try three or four times pressing cancel each time at the 'too many failed attempts' error.

I've even backed up and reinstalled Launchpad but still get the same error every time.
For those of you locked out, I think that finding a friend who can get in via Linux is the only way.

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

  • Les Clements
    Les Clements Dec 09, 2013

    I cant believe SanDisk has this 3 attempt lock out on a device you would use for long term storage....how nerdishly stupid of them

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Im having the same problem have anyone figure it out my email is Te3corp@yahoo.com if u have email me please and thank you.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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I'm sorry, but just as everybody else I don't have a solution. I have the exact same problem and am sure I was using the correct password. Now my USB is locked and I really need to get to the data. If somebody knows a solution, please let me know!!

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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I have this problem too. I know the password but it does not allow me to login anymore. If someone know the solution, pls contact me by rideruser@gmail.com. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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I have same problem if anyone find solution plzzzz contact me sohaib177@hotmail.co.uk

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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M havin the same prblm u r havin... have u had any luck??? gotta be someone dat can solve our prblms!!!!!!!!plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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If you have one more attempt, you can go to the launch pad and choose to disable security. i found this out of course after i made all attempts and not can't get to my data. if anyone figures that out, please email me as well sp6761@att.com

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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Same here im really stressing please someone out there has to know please help im in a really bad situation. please email me faiseliqbal@gmail.com if anybody nows how to get past this problem i have one last attempt and the password i cant remember for the life of me. please help.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

Testimonial: "I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found."

  • phabstore Jun 07, 2013

    I have come to the realization that there is no solution to this problem. Your only hope is to let it erase the data then try and use a recovery soft ware like SanDisk RescuePRO or Active@ File Recovery to get back what data you can. Thanks for all the help. Sorry a better solution couldn't be found.

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'.............U3 smart drives come preinstalled with the U3 Launchpad which emulates the Windows OS start menu, and controls program installation and hence facilitate the portability of software. However, if you would like to use the USB flash drive or memory key as a pure normal USB mass storage device, or you don't use operating system that U3 supports (i.e Windows XP and Windows 2000 operating systems), or you simply feel that U3 Launchpad and applications have bugs such as unable to eject due to locked files in use, consent on privacy and automatic installation of U3 software and pop-up etc, you can uninstall and remove the U3 Launchpad from the USB storage device.


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http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/191

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