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Flash memory is not accessible

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    Flash memory is not accessible


    Flash Memory ScanDisk Cruzer Blade 8 GB

    Tried to open Flash Memory , i found error message that it's not accessible , size of it is Zero !!
    also it's RAW drive
    how to fix it ?
    Kindly be notified that there is date in flash memory and it's important to me ( Formatting isn't solution)

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    1. Download: Parted Magic 2013.08.01
    2. Use: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to create a bootable USB.
    3. Boot up with the USB Bootable
    4. Follow the instruction on this link: How To Fix: External Disk Drive Suddenly Became RAW
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    Thanks for your reply
    used Testdisk and i found memory hardly , after choose analysis then intel , found message : Partition : Read Error
    they clicked deep search and don't found anything

    Any Solution else !!!
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    You can try another program https://www.piriform.com/recuva to see if you can recover the important data from it.
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    For the future be aware that flash drives (even the best) are not sufficiently reliable to be used as primary storage for important files. In addition to the reliability issues they may be lost, stolen, or physically damaged. These devices should be used primarily as a transport media. All important files need at least one backup copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmeddfouad View Post
    Flash Memory ScanDisk Cruzer Blade 8 GB

    Tried to open Flash Memory , i found error message that it's not accessible , size of it is Zero !!
    also it's RAW drive
    This is probably caused by a corrupt firmware in the flash controller.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmeddfouad View Post
    how to fix it ?
    Kindly be notified that there is date in flash memory and it's important to me ( Formatting isn't solution)
    I think you can't fix it without losing the data. Best chances to retrieve your data from that flash drive is to consult it to professional data recovery service if that data has some importance for you.
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    Professional data recovery for these devices is very expensive, even more so than for conventional drives.
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