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How do I retrieve my files now that mySan Cruz 16GB USB has decided to go U3

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U3 provides an "uninstall tool" that will let you save all your files.
After you run this, you won't have a U3 smartdrive anymore, you'll just have a normal USB thumb drive. (YAY!)


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Try using getdataback for fat software.
it this doesn't work try so see if in hex the sectors are numberred. if you will see a complete line of 0, then you won't be able to recover any data from the device. i'm saying from an experience because i lost all the data from a cruzer titanum just a few days ago

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U3 - USB storage. How to convert to U3 programs

You can use this program to make the portable programs to U3 :
Direct download :

Source :

How to do it :
Simply drag and drop the files on to the screen/ choose create and save it/ then choose install it from the computer on the U3-menu and find the file OR read here :

Getting the portable programs you can go here :

1. Portable apps :

2. Pendriveapps :

3. Makeuseof ; 100 portable apps :

4. Downloadsquad; 24 killer portable apps.....:

5. The portable freeware collection :

What I would like to see as U3 app :

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Gimp / Gimpshop
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U3 apps I already use and you can get on there site or in the integrated U3 Wizard downloader/installer :

One last thing!!!, You can get U3 apps normally here (great site and idea) :
here is the site with the intro :
But I did have difficulties to download the software from here (actually I could only download 1 app from the site with the browser. The download link redirect me to Rapidshare site, but here they write that the server is occupated, so unless I purchase for a Rapidshare premium account, I can not download the U3 file. I have used rapidshare before for other files and normally I can download the file ), so here I can choose to convert my own, while I been waiting for a second download site to download the U3 files !!!!

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You can download the uninstaller program from their website. here is the link for you.

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Lost instructions need to know how to download pictures to cruzer micro


Copying to or from a USB device is the same as copying to or from any standard disk device.

1. Click on your desired file to select it.

NOTE: You can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl while left click on the desired files. Or you can select all files by holding down Ctrl and press A.

2. On your keyboard, hold down the Ctrl key and press C.
3. Navigate to the desired folder destination.
4. Hold down the Ctrl key and press V.

U3 smart drive is a USB flash drive that allows you to install and run U3 smart applications from the U3 smart drive itself. When you use a drive in this manner, you can take your applications with you and run them on any Windows 2000 or XP computer.

Not only can you use the U3 smart drive for carrying your files but you can also carry your applications with your personalized settings with you as well. There is an application that is included on every U3 smart drive called the U3 Launchpad and it is your console for managing the applications that are installed on your U3 smart drive. The U3 Launchpad also provides utilities that let you customize your U3 smart drive your way.

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Under the hood, a U3 smart drive is an advanced USB flash drive with special features that allow the U3 smart drive to take on multiple personalities depending on how it has been configured. The default configuration is composed of two drive letters or domains. One of the drive letters is a removable mass storage domain just like any other USB flash drive. The other drive letter or domain emulates a closed CD-R CD disc in a CD drive and contains the U3 system files that makeup the U3 Launchpad. When you connect the U3 smart drive to your PC, you will see two new drive letters after the Windows OS has fully set up the drive.

You will see the emulated CD-R drive which usually is indicated in file explorer by a U3 logo and another drive letter that is the mass storage domain. The mass storage drive letter will have a label with a name like "My U3 Drive" or some other manufacturer specific label. Newer versions of the U3 Launchpad lets you rename the drive letter label using the Status and Settings dialog. Older U3 Launchpads can be renamed by right clicking on its drive letter label in file explorer and selecting rename.

The drive letters assigned to the two drive domains by the Windows operating system can be any available letter but typically are between F: and Z:. The two letters may or may not be sequential and the mass storage drive letter may be before the CD-R drive letter. You do need to see both drive letters appear in order for the U3 Launchpad to run.

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My dear! first install software only without attaching USB when your USB required the software or driver then attach it or if your software does not required USB attach during installation, you have to attach it after the installing software. May it require reboot your system. Now your USB sandisk u3 cruzer micro device will work.
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I forgot the password i'd created so that my usb turn to inaccessible files or data can you help me to retrieve my data withouth eracing it?

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The uninstall program will convert it from a U3 'smartdrive' to a normal USB thumb drive.

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