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seekwn
28-03-2008, 11:12 AM
Hi. Can anyone help me? I have an old 128k Lexar Jumpdrive USB drive and I am unable to recover files from it. I did try a program called Badcopy which did the job, but unless I paid up, the recovered files were not able to be made available. Does anyone know of a similar program but which is freeware?

If I try other similar programs they seem to stop half way through as they usually report "bad sectors" on flash drive and stop operating.

I do not know how to delete files from the drive as I suspect some tmp files may be causing the problem. Has anyone any idea how I can fix it.

I found a number of programs in addition to Badcopy that did the job, but unless you pay, even in a demo, you were unable to recover the files "processed" by the software. Also some times I get a Windows error message referring to an "I/O error"

So I am at a loss how to fix this. Any help would be most appreciated. I intend once I succeed in recovering the files on the flash drive to discard it. I now have a Cruzer Micro 1GB U3 flash drive and find this very good.

Thank you

Alistair

zqwerty
28-03-2008, 11:18 AM
http://www.recuva.com/

kahawai chaser
28-03-2008, 11:47 AM
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