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PEn drive Hello! I hope you can help me with a problem with my pen drive. All the folders, with the excpetion of one, and all folders in the pen appear now in the explorer with "new" names, random series of letters, numbers and symbols. Passing the mouse over the folders, message appears that the folder is empty; double clicking on the folders gives error messages, not allowing to open folders. However the memory of pen is occupied almost full. Are my files and folders lost permanently? Is it a virus? Is there hope of recovery? HELP!!! I have important data on the pen... Thank you for any help given.

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Your pen drive was infected by virus.
Firstly,recover your lost files and folders with data recovery software like Tenorshare Data Recovery.Get it from
Then format the pen drive to get rid of virus.
How to recover data from pen drive?

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If there are unknown folders, then there are two chances: either FAT is gone or there is some virus. You can attempt to fix it using chkdsk from the command prompt. Force the chkdsk to repair the disk.

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You have damaged the file allocation table on the drive. You may be able to recover a little of the data. There are a couple of utilities you can use to attempt to recover data from the drive:

One is ZAR Recovery. It is a trial version that only allows you to recover a few folders at a time but give it a shot:

The other is called PC Inspector:

They may be able to get some of your data back, chances are you may be able to get the data back, but the file names will all be unknown, so perhaps you can figure out what file was what based on its contents when these program recover the data.

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Once your computer and operating system are up and running, then plug the USB pen drive into an empty USB slot on your laptop.

You may have to wait a few moments while your computer detects this device and automatically installs the appropriate drivers for it, which should take no more than 30 seconds or so.

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Then just RIGHT mouse click anywhere in the USB pen drive folder and select the PASTE option from the drop down menu.

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