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Can my flash drive or at least the files on it be saved?

Asked by DarknessWithin (814points) May 6th, 2014

This flash drive of mine has my entire computer life on it; my writing, my photoshop art, my scanned or photographed hand art and a lot more. It’s a few years old and tonight I’m having trouble with it.

My Macbook refuses to read it anymore. My Acer and our family Tower PC will but I can not take any action with the files on it. When I try to move or delete the files it suddenly changes to appear as though the drive’s been wiped clean but a yank and pop back in will restore it.

Yesterday there was a strange occurrence that should have been a warning to me that something was wrong. In one of my folders I have images from a TV show organized into sub folders by season but several of them had reappeared in the main folder and when I tried to put them back into their subfolders I was told a file already existed there with the name.

There was also something else. I’d received a pop up at one point telling me the drive had not been ejected properly (on the Macbook), but the thing is it hadn’t been ejected at all! I always properly eject it from the Macbook.

Is there anyway I can at least get the files off the damn thing?

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