Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

  1. #1
    Certified AUGI Addict jaberwok's Avatar
    Join Date
    2000-12
    Location
    0,0,0 The Origin
    Posts
    8,356
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Does anyone know how to recover data from a dead USB flash drive?
    It did work. Now nothing happens when it is plugged in - it is not recognised.

    John B

    "You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan

  2. #2
    Certifiable AUGI Addict Robert.Hall's Avatar
    Join Date
    2004-07
    Location
    Detroit Michigan
    Posts
    2,508
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Is it plugged directly into the computer? I have found that
    using a USB extension cable does not allow certain flash drives
    to be recognizeable.

    Never had one fail on me. I guess I should not be relying on them so much.
    I have my profiles backed up on a cd somewhere.

  3. #3
    Certifiable AUGI Addict Dimitri Harvalias's Avatar
    Join Date
    2003-08
    Location
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Posts
    3,517
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Always try the drive on another computer. Sometimes the USB ports can get fussy
    ____________________________
    Dimitri Harvalias LEED AP
    Summit BIM Consulting
    BIMblog.ca
    I was never just a CAD monkey, so I refuse to be a BIMpanzee!
    A BIM without the 'I' is just a BM - those in the medical profession know what that amounts to

  4. #4
    Certified AUGI Addict jaberwok's Avatar
    Join Date
    2000-12
    Location
    0,0,0 The Origin
    Posts
    8,356
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    I've tried with and without cable in two different machines.
    I think I may have kicked it.
    My home machine is floor-standing with the front ports about an inch off the floor - stupid place for them! And the reset button is directly above - even more stupid!


    John B

    "You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan

  5. #5
    Active Member AcadDurango's Avatar
    Join Date
    2002-09
    Location
    Durango, Mexico
    Posts
    67
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    what about a different Operating System?
    Rafael Estrada Reyna

    "Indivisa Manent"

  6. #6
    Certified AUGI Addict jaberwok's Avatar
    Join Date
    2000-12
    Location
    0,0,0 The Origin
    Posts
    8,356
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by rafa_estrada
    what about a different Operating System?
    Hmm. Interesting.
    What's the thinking behind that?

    Unfortunately, all my machines are running XP Pro SP2.
    John B

    "You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan

  7. #7
    100 Club kleenhippie's Avatar
    Join Date
    2002-08
    Location
    38.7867 N, 77.4917 W
    Posts
    129
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Talking Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Try kicking it in the other direction?

  8. #8
    Certified AUGI Addict jaberwok's Avatar
    Join Date
    2000-12
    Location
    0,0,0 The Origin
    Posts
    8,356
    0 Did you find this post helpful? Yes

    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by kleenhippie
    Try kicking it in the other direction?

    Yeah. I did.

    John B

    "You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan

Similar Threads

  1. Recover a drawing file when the Recover command fails
    By a_meteni in forum AutoCAD General
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 2014-07-02, 03:34 PM
  2. Windows 7 flash drive as extra RAM (readyboost)
    By aekblade in forum Revit - Hardware & Operating Systems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2009-11-11, 01:23 PM
  3. Saving custom palettes to a flash drive
    By jastuccio in forum ACA General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2009-08-31, 08:15 PM
  4. Inventor 11 - Flash Drive and Tape Measure renders
    By stalljeffman in forum Inventor - General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2007-05-22, 04:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •