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I have U3 sandisk cruzer 8GB yesterday it was working fine, today when i plug in, it asking me to format it, how can i fix it or how can i recover my data in it

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The dread "drive not formatted" error message generally indicates hard disk problems. This can occur for many different reasons including a computer virus, hard drive problem, power surge, or problems with the operating system. If you receive this type of error message, it is important that you act carefully to keep your important data safe.
1. Do NOT click "Yes" to format the drive in case that the formatting process makes things worse.
2. Do NOT attempt to write anything new on this hard drive in case of any data loss.
3. Download data recovery software to help you. There are many data recovery tools out there. But, no all of them could be efficient and useful enough. You should pay much attention to opt for a proper one.
So, if you are interested, you can firstly try a drive data recovery freeware:
http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/unformatted-hard-drive-recovery-freeware.html
It always can thoroughly scan a hard drive and do its utmost to restore all scanned data back successfully.
Here is some detailed information of this freeware:
http://not-formatted.blogspot.com/2013/02/recover-data-from-not-formatted.html
4. Do not save or back up all the restored data on the same hard drive in case of any data loss.
5. After the data recovery process, simply format this drive to see whether it can work functionally as before.
In the future, you should learn a lesson to be more careful about your data and always back it up well.

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Problably you will loose your data if reformat. Search for Mini Tool and grab the freeware to try 1-recover your data and 2-one to format.

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