Flash drive not mounting

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#1

Is there someway to retrieve data from my flash disk that cannot mount when i insert it to the usb plug? Its a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 1GB, and it just keeps flashing repeatedly when its pluged in without appearing in windows explorer!


#2

You can’t rerieve anything if Windows doesn’t see the drive.

You could try plugging it into another USB port on the same computer.

You can also try plugging it into the USB port of another computer if you have one or can borrow one.


#3

Thanx DrageMaster, ive done all that already! Ive even plugged it into a mac, with no luck! What puzzles me is how do data retrieving companies find data on “done” flash drives, they must be able to see them somehow without the use of windows, right? No?


#4

Data retreiving companies have specialized equipment for retreiving data; they might for instance read directly from the flash chips without using the USB bridge.

I think you have two choices:

  1. Contact a data retreival company and get a quote on what it will cost to retreive the data (if possible)
  2. Cut your losses - you probably won’t be able to get your data back yourself

#5

Try datarecovery pro or ontrack stuff.