I have a 8GB USB memory stick that somehow lost all its information on it. I think it might be because of the shag-like carpet in my house, it easily produces static-electricity from just walking on it, so I think I zapped it and in-turn it wiped it clean. I have had a different USB stick do the same thing, however I had it backed up. This time its annoying b/c I have no back up.
I spent hours upon hours last night trying to recover the data. Piriform Recuva is the only one that worked. I trusted it b/c I have had the CCleaner for a year now. However now I have many files that seem to be duplicates. I started to sort through the files, renaming the files. Then I just made new folders to dump the duplicates in. I am no comptuer genius, but why would Recuva have multiple duplicates of the same file? Is it the way Microsoft Word and Excel auto-saves? All I have is Word, Excel and MP3's. And from what I have seen I have lost my MP3's and I have no clue what other word and excel files I lost.
I at first ran the normal scan, it didnt do anything, so I ran the extensive scan and it came back with recoverable files. This is a learning lesson to always back up the USB drive.
Thanks for your help.
Are there any other programs out there that I can use to recover the data that Recuva missed or is this program here one of the top programs out there for data recovery.