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Can't retrieve data from memory stick

My ccomputer can detect m y memory stck, but cannot read it because it says it needs formatting. Is there a way of retrieving data before formatting?

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Re: Can't retrieve data from memory stick

Can you elaborate a little more.... i.e., what system you're running, more specs on the memory stick?

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