Hey I am still new to using linux. Yesterday someone in my programming class's USB drive stopped working in the schools windows machines towards the end of the class. Different computer's were used to try and retrieve the files. When I put the drive and booted up in linux, Linux had no problems seeing the drive and allowed us to copy the files off the USB drive. The USB drive is most likely bad. Is there a reason as to why Linux was capable of reading the drive over Windows or was this just a fluke and we got lucky with the drive?