And that's why you always leave a note. To eject your drive. Or something.
November 15, 2012 8:08 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine is having an issue with her USB flash drive. I'm gonna post what she sent here; can anyone help recover her files?
posted by andrewcilento to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
In her own words:
"Ok so what happened is. My teacher needed to give me a file. So I gave him my jump drive and he dropped it on from his laptop, seemed to be fine. Today I go to use my jumpdrive and the LEXAR name for when I plug it in has changed to a bunch of random symbols. And anything that was a loose file, not in a folder has vanished. I'm a bit confused since I only travel Mac to Mac with it. Any ideas? And can I recover data?"
-Had her check in Disk Utility, the drive is formatted as FAT32.
-We had Disk Utility try to do a Repair, and it said it completed, but her files didn't show up in Finder after.
I'm relatively new to OS X, so I'm not sure what other steps to try.