[SOLVED] How to copy data from a unreadable flash drive

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Hello,

do you know where I could go with unreadable flash drive to have my data recovered?
nothing I have found online worked, it does show anything on the screen
I'm willing to pay for, coz there's valuable data on there
 

roagie

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I agree with COL, try different computers and different OS's to see if you can access it. If you have a mac if it mounts go to disk utilities and see if the volume will repair.
 

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Basically there are drive formats and stuff.
NTFS which works for windows = test by plugging into a windows comp
MS-DOS = which works for both mac and windows
and then theres another one but i can't remember but it only works for mac.
just try plugging it in to a windows comp and a mac and see if anything shows up
 

COLGeek

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MS-DOS is not a format, you meant to say FAT or FAT32, those were the file systems used by MS-DOS. If the USB drive is formatted for OS X, it is likely in the HFS+ file system and can be repaired as roagie suggested.

If the Mac Disk Utility can't see the filesystem, that could indicate a NTFS device, but a quick check on a PC can confirm that.

If tvice can't be recognized by either a Mac or a PC, the device is likely defective.
 
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