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I am having a problem with my USB, actually its a 8GB Kingston pen drive. I got some files (for around 1gb) but when i open these files, they are either unreadable (word docs) or the software (like adobe reader) said unsupported format..

Anyone can help ?

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wow that is CRAZY!...what happens when you try to move the files?

edit-perhaps the pendrive is encrypted?

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wow that is CRAZY!...what happens when you try to move the files?

edit-perhaps the pendrive is encrypted?

Its the same.. Its as if the files got corrupted once copied on to the drive.. I saw some guys saying they got it format by a software HP Drive Key Boot Utility.. But its not compatible on windows 7..

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Is it a new unit? Has it worked properly in the past?

Yea was working fine for sometime and then KO !! l0l

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oh...probably someone just yanked it outta there while data tranfer was still in progress..without clicking the 'safely remove hardware'...i'm not sure if that's fixable.

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yes, reformatting will fix it, but the files will be lost..sometimes you gotta reformat with other formatting apps(or a different OS). if windows 7 detects the problem, sometimes it tries to recover the files, but usually only fragments. then then files are called 'found.001','found.002', etc. but i don't know what to do after that...

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There is a possibility that Recuva could recover the files after a format provided the files weren't corrupted.
Recuva can easily be found with google and is a completely free bit of software.

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