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Help needed for the Data Recovery from USB Portable Drive

Accidently the USB Portable drive of 100 GB fell & then it stopped responding competely.On further check,i could see that it is been able to detect by the computer ,not as a mass storage device,but as disk,when clicked shows to insert the disk.
Also the drive identification is done something like this
" yyyyyyyyyy.......".
Some times i also get the message that the drive has to be formatted.
Can you please suggest any means which can help me recover my data...

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First thing I would try is to go to this site and download PC Inspector

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/download.htm?language=1

This is a piece of freeware software that can be used. It will inspect the drive and if possible, you will be able to see the data on the drive and then copy it to another hard drive, ie the one on your laptop.

Let me know if this works. If not there are other packages available but most of the rest you may need to pay for. PC Inspector is a good starting point.

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