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    Default Recovering Data from a Flash Drive

    I have a 32 GB Kingston flash drive, on which I have stored data that is important but not critical, and that drive, without warning, is no longer accessible; when I attached it to my computer, today, I received a message saying "you must format this drive to use it," or something similar, which severely bothers me, since I always keep that drive in a drawer in my desk and remove it only when I need to use it; it is never exposed to anything that could have caused it to become corrupt, so I now need to find a way to recover the data on that drive.

    Does anyone here have any recommendations? Is there any way to recover data from a corrupted flash drive?
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    Default Re: Recovering Data from a Flash Drive

    Without sending it to a company that specializes in data recovery probably not. If the PC is telling you that it needs to be formatted it might be too late

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    Default Re: Recovering Data from a Flash Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    Without sending it to a company that specializes in data recovery probably not. If the PC is telling you that it needs to be formatted it might be too late
    Do you believe that Best Buy may be able to assist, or should I go to a company that is greater than them?
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