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Usb Stick Major Problem

By paulkelly
Jun 11, 2006
  1. i plugged my USB stick in with all my college work in, and it says;

    this disk has not been formatted. do you want to format it now?

    please someone help me, i need to get to those files or its instant death for me ><
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

    If you click NO can you access it?
     
  3. paulkelly

    paulkelly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No.. =(

    i try explore, searching, opening, everything.

    it just pops up with the dialog saying this disk has not been formatted, would you like to format now?

    is there any where i can send this off? a friend mentioned something about data retrievel or something?
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  5. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

  6. paulkelly

    paulkelly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    dude if this works, i will love you forever. i will practically praise your name chanting it down the halls of my college
     
  7. paulkelly

    paulkelly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im running it now, it says at the top, select format type. there all image files, i just chose gif and clicked start, just to try it out

    any pointers in what to do?
     
  8. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

    Doesn't matter what type you use but it might take a while.....Good luck.
     
  9. paulkelly

    paulkelly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i could not care how long this would take, i just HAVE to get this work off.

    thanks people for your help
     
  10. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

    Did it work??????????? Curious
     
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    did you read the sticky?
     
  12. paulkelly

    paulkelly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i used the program with the GIF, didnt know anything otehrwise, it found nothing. im sure this is software for recovering photo's dude, when i choose a file format there all pictures. BMP, GIF, JPEG =(
     
  13. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

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