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OMG, What has happened to my FLASH DRIVE USB ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Greyfox1999, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Greyfox1999

    Greyfox1999 Junior Member

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    I just put all of my files on this 32GB Usb I have and now when I plug it in, I go to open folders and they look empty ?

    The storage count does read 11gb left, so the files must be in the folders, Did they become invisible or something?

    HELP ?
     
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    Wait for it to load?
     
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    xphoenixx BANNED BANNED

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    That is my nightmare so thats why i have at least 3 USB's with all my important data and also store it on my computer with password protection....
     
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    have you bought a pirated USB drive?
     
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    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    LOL! Thanks to you, I'm cleaning frappaccino off my keyboard. Damnit! xD
     
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    Hopeful Regular Member

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    Lol, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    shortgigs Regular Member

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    ..Are they hidden?

    Code:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-vista
     
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    Greyfox1999 Junior Member

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    It's possible it's a pirated usb, I got from China $6, It's a beer bottle one.

    It's showing how there is only 11GB still left but some of the folders appear empty on my laptops.

    This isn't sounding good.
     
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    This is most likely the case. Most of the time, they are just 1gb flashdrives, made to appear as 64gb.
     
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    did you pull it out while a file was in transfer?

    Some shitty ones can cause a full corruption if that happens.

    Have you used it before this with it working? like did it work last time or is this the first use?

    Did you save them using the same operating system as you are using now?
     
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    It was the first try. And I don't recall pulling it out at all.

    Yes all the FILES were made with the SAME LAPTOP that they were on.

    I just did the thing Where you check for BAD USB and the FOLDERS that appeared empty now have an icon of WHITE PAPER. I think somehow I fucked them up :(

    I guess the good thing I do have final master wav files of the songs I recorded. I simply lost the VOCAL ONLY and GUITAR ONLY Tracks of certain songs, Would of been nice If I had all of them still. Damn, what do you suggest I do ? Put the rest back on my laptop and see if it happens again if I put them back on ?
     
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    The storage count does read 11gb left, so the files must be in the folders, Did they become invisible or something?


    Listen download this software "Usbshow" you will find all of your data

    http://download.cnet.com/USB-Show/3001-2094_4-75961890.html?spi=1f39d13abeba6272f149e5c05f611b48&dlm=0
     
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    OK, But heres the thing after I just did something Now the FOLDERS appear as FILE (White sheet of paper icon) and they all read that they are 16kbs, that ain't good either.
     
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    did you try to copy them from your usb back to laptop as is now ?
     
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    Of whats left YES.
     
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    Well I think they are screwed up somehow, POSSIBLE if I say hit restore computer to an earlier time make fix all of this ?
     
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    Did you originally save your work on your laptop's harddrive and then move the files to the flash drive? If so, why not just get some data recovery software and see if it can find the files on your laptop.

    A tip, always "copy" files, never "move" them. Especially from two different types of mediums.
     
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    Have you tried unplugging and plugging it back in? :p
     
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    Hi,
    I Had also faced the same problem.
    Your files are hidden,unhide it, Go to FOLDER OPTION.and click SHOW all Folders. And Click Apply.

    or install smadav and give a scan on your usb. it shows all the hidden folders and click the Unhide option in it.

    With Thanks,
     
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    insert that bastard into a ubuntu laptop and see the magic .
    PS You will have to change the extension of files for them to work in windows.