Best software to recover deleted files

Can be Mac or pc

It's a scrivener document I looking for and it seems this flash drive got corrupted

Please help
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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Justin BradshawOwnerCommented:
On the Mac, I prefer Data Rescue. It has worked well for me.

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rindiCommented:
For USB sticks the best is Photorec/Testdisk. Both tools are included on the PCRepix LiveCD. But I've encountered many USB sticks that were just beyond using recovery tools. With thos your only chance is sending them to a professional recovery agency:

http://pcrepix.sourceforge.net
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
ok so far i tried the Data Rescue and it found some stuff but not the thing i want

it is a .scriv from scrivener which is not a popular format so i not sure if that is why it did not find it???

Maybe i should try this Photorec.......

Any ideas ????
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rindiCommented:
The file format or extension should not make any difference.
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
How do I use this photorepix live cd???
rindiCommented:
You boot the PC from the DVD, then on it's desktop you will see "Photorec", with which you can try to scan the USB stick for the files. On the desktop and in the help menu there is also a link to the Photorec site to get help on how to use the tool.
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