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    Data recovery flash drive

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    I have just had two staff come in today with broken usb drives. Does anyone know any free software that can recover the data. I have tried the freeware versions of the commercial stuf but it will only stop the files and will not recover anything.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Richard

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    I've used Photorec before - thats pritty good at recovering stuff.

    PhotoRec - CGSecurity

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    The free stuff from PC Inspector works well too

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    Try Recuva
    Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File Recovery - Home
    it's free and did the job for us the other week

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    You could try Undelete +

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    Hi,

    I have just used a freeware program called "EASEUS" I found whilst looking for such things. D**ned if I can find out where it came from now but I guess if you google it you will find it. It even showed the deleted copies from each iteration when editing a word document.
    The teacher concerned was most pleased

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    I know this doesn't answer your request for free software, but I can recommend Data Doctor Recovery - Pen Drive. I had to use it recently.

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    EasyRecovery Professional very very good for the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    I've had staff bring several faulty pendrives this year - all of them pretty new. Is it a decline in quality, as my old 64Mb one is still working perfectly, or just rough handling?
    It could be - the same thing happened to floppy disks. I've had floppies from the 1980's with my old degree projects on, still readable. Floppies bought in recent years (though it's been a while since I've had to use one) have been terrible. Write once, read once, and that's it.

    The drive for low price sacrifices reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    I've used Photorec before - thats pritty good at recovering stuff.

    PhotoRec - CGSecurity
    HI

    Thanks this worked a treat it took about 3 hours to run.

    Thanks

    Richard

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    We have used a nice little program called ADRC Data Recovery Tools. It has a few little handy features available.

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