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Recovering 'corrupted' folders on USB key disk

twigg7509
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I have a problem with my USB key disk - it seems to have 'lost' some of the folders; they appear in a funny format ( file type : File ?!!)and contain no files!

A colleague of mine said it sounds like some of these files have become corrupted.  Sadly this can happen, and is often because the drive is removed before a file has finished copying across to it.  According to him it is hard to know when to remove a drive because the progress bar when a file is copied is not normally a useful guide - it normally finishes far in advance of the files having actually been copied.

He advised me that try this website if there are files I need to recover - so here I am!

I would be eternally grateful for assistance as I'm in quite a nasty bind

Regards,
Twigg

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rid

Commented:
If you're using a windows operating system, you should use the "Stop [device]" feature (clicking on an icon in the taskbar, usually looks like a PC-card or something) and wait for "OK" before removing anything. That'd be the safe way.
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