pendrive/thumbdrive problem(advise and help needed)

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  1. limsy

    limsy Regular Member

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    my kingston8gb pendrive facing some problem now:(

    i have thousands of photo and few video inside
    and also some important document

    anyhow
    when i open it in laptop
    the pendrive shows nothing
    no file
    no icon:crying:

    but when i click on properties
    it still state that 5.xx gb been used

    the pendrive have fall to groud once just now

    is that the cause?

    any solution?:crying:

    thanks in advance.:eek:
     
  2. Destricto_Ense

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    Pendrives don't have moving parts, so dropping it shouldn't have had any effect ...
    Have you checked that the files haven't been hidden? Tried it on several computers / operating systems?

    Also, see if chkdisk helps.

     
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    try right click then click on explore;)
     
  4. Break-My-String

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    Yes, definitely try using a differenct PC to see if you can (just) copy the files, otherwise...

    Pending on how important the data is on the flash drive, I would not recommend trying to fix or repair the flash drive just right now, until...

    First you need to sector copy/clone the USB drive, do a search.

    After the copy is made, search for "data recovery USB flash drive".

    When you try to recover the data, try it on the cloned USB drive first.

    There are lots of free apps that may help you recover your data.

    Good luck, Cheers!
     
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    Yes, this method should work just fine.. go try it out :)
     
  6. MetalOrange

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    Hi breakmystring,

    I got something similar yet different problem. I got a TDK Trans-IT Edge 16 Gb. (It comes with a Flashlock ver 2.24 T05). About 12 Gigs of pics. Problem is, I forgot some bits of the password.

    It has 6 tries and I already went 5 (I shoulda stick with Kingston Data Traveler Elite with 25 tries). The reason I went 5 tries is b'cos I am fairly sure about my password but isn't sure anymore about the "case-sensitivitiness" of the password I created.

    Now, it has a warning that says the next time I typed in the wrong pwd, it should erase/format the whole thing.

    So what I did was, since I have another identical drive, I just put some 15 Gigs worth of pics in it and purposely entered the wrong pwd 6 times. On the 6th time, it formats itself immed. Quite amazing though the format time is not quite congruent with its capacity size b'cos it went really fast. Quick format perhaps? ...but doesn't it also mean it (data) is still sitting around somewhere though it looks like it has reclaimed all its storage capacity.

    Any ideas, please, please help. Tks vm.

    MetalOrange
     
  7. limsy

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    phew
    problem solved:D
    thanks many^^
    many thanks^^
     
  8. Break-My-String

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    MetalOrange

    Without going into the dark-side of cracking password security, you can try what I have posted earlier.

    (1) Do a sector copy/clone of your existing flashdrive
    (2) Then try entering the password (keep a list of passwords you have tried) on the "cloned" flashdrive
    (3) If password fails and the cloned drive is erased, then try finding apps to "undelete/data recovery" on the cloned drive

    If undelete fails, go back to #1, and try another password, repeat.


    Limsy

    How did you do it?


    Cheers!
     
  9. limsy

    limsy Regular Member

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    all my file become hidden file
    so the problem solved as i ask my roomate help me solve it by using the method above:D
    many thanks
     
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    Turn off Autoplay if you're using Windows.

    It will save you PLENTY of problems in the future.

    Remember to thank me when you saw disaster averted for listening to me. :)
     
  11. MetalOrange

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    Break-My-String,

    Thanks man. How about a log, is there a hidden log containing everything, pwds included in garbage language? Look, I only need to see which must be in upper case and lower care. For example, the pwd is BadMinTonCENTRAL.com. You see I know what I've typed (I just didn't wrote it down), problem is, there's just too many possibilities.

    What if I just open the flashdrive and pull out whatever is inside then reassemble it to my identical flashdrive (assuming it's hardware encryption?). After that, if successful in retrieving the pics/data, I can just reassign a new pwd? Is there such thing or I am just imagining things too much?

    Many thanks again. MetalOrange
     
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    limsy,

    Thanks limsy for starting this thread, I was able to hitch a ride and get myself help (well, I haven't done it yet, but...) in the process with my flashdrive problems. I had baby pics of my two sons taken from the time they were born to now which, my elder boy is going to be 5 years old soon. It would be heartbreaking if I lose them all inside the drive. Guess, films and hardcopy of pics is still useful huh.

    Regards,
    MetalOrange
     
  13. drifit

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    messing around with your mouse. next time, dont simply click.
    by the way, "Pendrive" is a brand name.
     
  14. limsy

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    haha
    not my fault anyway
    because i lend my thumbdrive to my friendssssssssssss mah
    who knows what they do to my thumbrive?:p
     
  15. limsy

    limsy Regular Member

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    ya

    photo is the best memory:D

    and remember

    if we have any problem

    we can always get help from bc

    a warm warm big family^^

    i love u

    bc:D
     
  16. limsy

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    thanks to old old wisdom?:p
     
  17. george@chongwei

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    don't love me ok?:(lol
    glad that your problem had been solved.:)
    u should treat me satay kajang will do:D:D
     
  18. Break-My-String

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    Sorry, but you would have a better chance randomly typing passwords by letting your neighbour's cat walk on your keyboard :D.

    I would still try using (go google) free undelete / data recovery utilities!

    Cheers!
     
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    yes. satay is the word. My man George. Ah Lim, when coming??;)
     
  20. MetalOrange

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    ...or I can just let a blindfolded bare-assed primate punch at the keyboard:D

    Thanks a lot anyhow.

    Finally, if I bring it to a legit computer lab (wherein they can verify ownership--me, that is--of the flashdrive.), would they do it? I mean cracking the code:confused:? Obviously, I don't want to waste my time with my random flashes of ideas regarding on how to extract my own datapics. Besides, it is not something I am too keen on doing since I am no expert. It's easy to come up w ideas but to put it to test is really another thing...but the most important thing is I dont want to mess with my one last try before it formats the whole thing:crying:!!

    Sincerely,

    MetalOrange
     

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