Today I ordered an external hard-drive, so of course my temporary (USB key) one died on me
March 28, 2012 9:30 PM Subscribe
I have a SanDisk Cruzer 32 GB USB flash drive that is holding my data hostage. I got one of those "there might be errors, want me to check and fix them?" messages and said yes, which the PC did without problems. Then I was unable to "safely" remove it despite shutting down all programs on my computer, so I had to pull it. Now, although the computer recognizes that it is in the port and assigns it a drive letter, it cannot read any files, asks my to reformat, and shows as either full or empty.
posted by sarahkeebs to computers & internet (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have tried various DIY solutions without luck, so I am looking for a data recovery service in Toronto (preferably central and must be TTC accessible) or I would consider sending it out. I need it to be relatively cheap and take no more than a week to 10 days, which I hope is doable since there's no physical damage. Any recommendations? Has anyone in Canada used the Staples/Seagate service with success? Anything else I should try (I've tried Testdisk and Photorec).