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Old 05-09-2014, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computers won't read flashdrive--HELP!!

Computer USB ports are no longer reading my Cruzer flash drive; it was working just fine earlier today. The flash drive is no longer blinking and it's getting hot quickly. I've tried a multitude of ways to fix this, but to no avail. Can I get date from it, or is it lost forever? I have important college work stored on it.
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Does it work on another computer?

Have you tried all of your USB ports?
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I've tried multiple PCs. I'm going to see if it works on Apple computers shortly.
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If it's failing on all those PC's, then IMO it's toast. You can try it on a Mac, but I'm sure it's going to do the same thing.

Flash drives die eventually - I've been in the same boat with you where my flash drive where I had all my college work die - fortunately I had a backup of the week before of the entire flash drive (and projects in emails that I sent to professors), so I luckily didn't lose anything.

After that happened though, I moved to cloud storage and just started using Dropbox for all of my school documents/projects. That way I could also access my files anywhere over the web, too.
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