Why have my files disappeared from my USB drive?

Rajeev Dandu September 20, 2012
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I have HP v250w 16GB pendrive and have some important data in it.
I don’t know what I did, but now when I plug it to my computer this is what is happening:-

1) In Windows XP, pendrive is being detected. It’s coming with name Removable Disk(F:) in My Computer.
When I double click it, a window is appearing saying ‘Disk not formatted. The Disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want it to format it now?’ .
I right clicked my pendrive’s icon and clicked ‘Properties’ and found that it’s having 0 Bytes disk size and 0 Bytes usage.

2) In Ubuntu, the pendrive is not being detected.
What should I do now? How to recover my files?

Actually after seeing one answer, I went to http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk and downloaded the program and tried to recover files. Files are recovered but, the names and folders are different. Ex: f3300928. How to get back my files as they were with folders?

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