Memory stick utility?
I have a memory stick brought in by a Teacher, I have recovered the contents of the stick but the stick still doesn't play ball!
She says she plugged it into a Mac, When I plug it into a windows machine it says "Disk is not formatted, format now" I format it and it doesn't format.
Before I chuck it - I was wondering is there is a free utlity I could run which would repair it?
If it has been formatted originaly as a Mac Journal or another non windows comaptible format, then I would doubt that you can.
I know that this may seem the obvious, but cant you plug it back into the mac and retrieve the files?
She was using it on windows computers before, but now it doesn't work after putting it in a mac. The files are not the problem, I've retrieved them using a data recovery software, but I can't get the memory stick functioing properly - keeps saying do you want to format.
Generally, once they've reached the "Disk not formatted" stage, they're knackered! With 4gb being about £5-8 now it's a lot less hassle to get a new one...
We had a batch of several hundred sticks which exibited the same problems you are having. Just got them replaced