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USB pen drive missing deleted files

By yesburg
Oct 17, 2005
  1. hi,

    I know this might sound silly, but I have a usb 256mb pen drive and I accidently deleted a file which I then couldnt find anywhere. Not in the recycle bin (win xp pro). I thought there may be a hidden recycle bin on the pen drive so I selected the show all files option in explorer which did not help at all.

    Hoping that someone else has an idea

    Thanks in advance
    Yesburg
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have to use some file recovery software. Your USB drive is probably in FAT32 format so undeletion should be easy. Just make sure you don't write anything on the stick - better use the write protection switch right now.
     
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