Here's its final result...
I think I'll have to go for the quick format - PhotoRec also found nada.
To my ongoing horror, formatted and still none of the programmes above will find anything :-(
Sounds like a full hardware failure...has it been kept next to a mobile/ipad/something liek that? i had a pen drive i kept in pocket with my phone, and the pendrive died first time the phone rang
I'd noted that this app: PC Inspector - kostenlose Software fr die Datenrettung von CONVAR - Die Datenretter. (click on File Recovery 4.x) had been recommended on Edugeek for USB recovery. It's worked for me on the one time I've tried it, never compared it with anything else though.....
Thanks for the suggestions everyone - alas, nothing. So, I'm waiting for some quotes for how much it will cost to send off and *God willing* be recovered forensically. Nightmare! See, there's a reason I wish the teaching staff didn't use USB sticks. :-(
Tell them its gone forever and it serves them right for not having backups
Fuzzz (13th October 2011)
Well, I just discovered that *I* had taken a backup of the memory stick back in June, as a precaution. I'm a bit anal like that. So she will have lost some stuff, but hopefully the backup will mean she can get back on her feet fairly quickly.
As always, thanks for the tips guys and girls!
Try for some good memory card recovery software...
I can suggest you to use good recovery software.
Are you formatted the memory stick...?
Are you getting error message saying that format the memory stick when it is connected to the computer. There are no option except formatting the card, but doing that you may lose the images on the memory stick.
If you format the memory stick, then you can recover the lost pics by using good Picture Recovery software. Download the Remo Recover (Windows) Media edition software and install in your computer, then connect the memory stick to computer and recover your lost pics from the memory stick.
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