how to recover data from a corrupt USB flash drive

I have a Kingston 16GB usb flash drive that does not show up anymore when I plug it into any computer.  
I have tried the flash drive in 4 different computers, bot PCs/Macs, and it's not recognized.  Is there any software out there that anyone knows of that will help me recover my data?

Here's what I tried:
Software:
https://www.icare-recovery.com/
https://datarecovery.wondershare.com/

Both of the above programs does not recognize the flash drive.

Here's what I've tried so far (no particular order)
1. under disk management (when I plug in the drive, a "removable" K drive does appear, and when I unplug it, it disappears
dskmngt2. under device manager, I updated the drivers for the root bridge
3. under disk management, I did a right click on hte K drive and did update drivers there as well
4. did a diskpart, list disk, and disk 8 shows no media, 0B, 0B for both size and free (I'm assuming same disk as in disk management), I tried to select the partition, but nothing worked
5. I went to kingstons website and googled for data repair software, couldn't find anything

Not sure what else I can do?  Any ideas?  I really need to get the data from the usb drive.
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would then try a local recovery company as suggested above. I saw some but local to me. So Google for a USB recovery company that is local to you. You need a "recover or do not pay" company as getting your data back may be a fruitless endeavour.
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Darrell PorterEnterprise Business Process ArchitectCommented:
Sadly, the only way to recover this is to send it to a recovery company.
Usually this type of behavior is due to a hardware, and not a formatting, issue.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
So what are some good ones that are decently priced?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Take a look at Stellar USB data recovery. They have decent PST recovery software and other tools.

https://www.stellarinfo.com/support/kb/index.php/article/usb-flash-drive-data-recovery-inaccessible
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I tried that, it didn't work, I did a deep scan, but before it begins to scan, it says "no data found".  The disk is "empty".   So the disk is selectable in a way, but it's empty.
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Darrell PorterEnterprise Business Process ArchitectCommented:
As far as I am aware, due to site policy, I am unable to provide a recommendation for a data recovery service.  As John indicated, I would recommend you use Google to search for data recovery companies in your area, then research them to see how the community has rated them.

"Decently priced" is going to entirely depend upon what the data is worth to you.

A good rule is to never store important data only on USB thumb/flash drives.  They are fragile, subject to static discharge, moisture from your pocket, corrosion induced by perspiration, etc.
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Girish RTeam Lead, Mobile Solutions, FingentCommented:
I endorse what Darrell Porter said "A good rule is to never store important data only on USB thumb/flash drives. ". True
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Sandeep KumarAssociate ConsultantCommented:
With the help of Kernel for Windows Data Recovery Free version software, you can easily recover data from corrupted USB flash drive. Free Data Recovery software can recover data from any of the storage device which has Windows file system. It can save the recovered data upto 2 GB absolutely free. Visit below video to check its working,

https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/10406/Free-Data-Recovery-Software.html
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
try http://www.gillware.com/ they have a good reputation, and a no cure no pay policy
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hulseboschSystem administratorCommented:
You can give the software from Krol a try.
Krol recovery trial

I have some very good experiences with their (older version) software.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I tried Recuva and Wondershare, both do not recognize my flash drive.  Trying the others.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
When I scan the Kernel data recovery, it comes up as a trojan, so I'm not going to use that one.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
krol see's the drive, but says "no data found", so it can't do anything.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to consider a local recovery agency
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Sorry, that was ontrack that didn't work so far.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I know, I went today to a place, and they said they couldn't retrieve the data and suggested I send it in to a company that specializes in this.
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Darrell PorterEnterprise Business Process ArchitectCommented:
STOP!

Not a single one of these software products is going to be able to recover your data,  The operating system cannot even see the disk object.

This is a HARDWARE issue.

The only way to recover data from a USB flash/thumb/jump drive in this state is to send it to a data recovery service with experience recovering data from devices in this state.

No software exists, or can exist, which can drop probes onto the memory chips, sequence through the addresses, and read the data.

You're risking making the data unrecoverable.
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll send it in.
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
did you contact gillware yet?
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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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