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Flash Voyager 2.0Gb lost partition


millsy

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I have a 2.0Gb flash voyager that I partitioned in to two drives @ 1Gb each. The first drive when I try to access it says the drive is not formatted. Do you wish to format it now? I have not formatted as there is a lot of data I need to recover. Are there any utilities for reseting the partion without formatting the drive? the second partion is currently OK. If I use the flash voyager partion utility will that render any data unrecoverable?

 

I have tried it on two machines - my desktop through a hub and direct on a usb 2.0 port on my laptop same problem on both.

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Flash drives are not like a hard disk or floppy in that they might loose a single bit of data that has a 50/50 chance of being recovered. The store the information electronically in memory and is the information is lost there is no ghost image of the data. I am sorry but I would just format the drive. However, you can try and run scandisk or check disk on the drive and see if you can recover any data.
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OK my flash drive was unreadable and I tried a few utilities which all came up with errors on the drive but I did found one that has recovered ALL my data off the drive. Now I know the rules about links and promoting software but this has saved me days of re-work, its a freeware package called PC Inspector File Recovery http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html

It worked a treat for me it may not solve your problem but its worth a try.

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Well I have no problem with it as long as the site you are referring is not selling something. That is what the rule is intended for.

For now we can leave it posted and we will check the links when we have a chance and might make this a sticky.

 

Thank you for sharing the link!

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I received a 1gb Corsair flash drive for Christmas. It worked fine for a few weeks, and recently started having read errors. Sometimes the data is there, sometimes it's not. As of a couple days ago I can no longer access any data on the drive. I have tried to read the drive from 3 different systems, so I must conclude at this point that my files are lost for good. I wanted the Corsair because I had problems with a cheaper flash drive I owned previously, and figured the Corsair would be reliable. Guess these things are only good for short term storage, and if you want reliability you need to put your data on a CD or DVD.
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Please try and format your Flash Voyager with Corsair EZ-Recover Utility. Please note; this will not recover Data; it’s made to recover the FAT table for the Flash drive.

But First if you need to recover some data there are some third party utilities available that may help you if you have some data you need to recover from this site.

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Please try and format your Flash Voyager with Corsair EZ-Recover Utility. Please note; this will not recover Data; it’s made to recover the FAT table for the Flash drive.

But First if you need to recover some data there are some third party utilities available that may help you if you have some data you need to recover from this site.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, but I have tried to format the drive at least a couple dozen times. I get the EZ recover failed message 9 out of 10 times. Finally the format works, and you can usually load a few files before it quits working again. As usual, all the files loaded are gone. File recovery programs show the files, but they are corrupted and mostly unrecoverable. It's really strange, because I have never had any bad memory in all my experience. I am an MCSE and have been involved in IT since about 1975. I have had dozens of bad hard drives, bad motherboards, bad video cards, but never bad memory before.

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