How do I retrieve files from a corrupted USB?

Wai2011 November 19, 2011
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I plucked my important USB into the compute. It said that the USB was corrupted and that it needed to be formatted.

I went to the command prompt and done this: Chkdsk g: /r.

All my files were listed and I felt so much better. But when it had completed I went to the G:Drive and my most important files were missing.

PLEASE help me recover these files. I know they are there somewhere as I downloaded software that recovers files and they were listed in there, but could not recover as I have no money to buy the program and I need the file by 5pm tomorrow. :(

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  1. FIDELIS
    November 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Hello, if test disk doesn't work, I would try restoration:

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.HTMLo 

  2. Jeff
    November 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Wait,

    Try using a Linux Live CD. Boot from the CD and see if Linux will recognize the USB. If so, back it up ASAP. 

  3. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm