Thumb drive formatting

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Thumb drive
Thumb Drive Formatting
USB Flash drives
I have a thumb drive with items saved on it. All of a sudden my computer is saying the drive is not formatted and wants to do so. How can I open the thumb drive and will I lose the information saved on it?

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If the computer tells you it is not formatted then it is not reading the information on it any more. Do you have another computer you can try to read the thumb drive? If you try it on another computer and get the same results then you will lose what is stored on it, yes.

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There might be a problem with the hardware part of your flash drive. It might be a partition error or a total hardware error, the best thing you can do is to test the device using another computer unit. If it still didn’t work, you really need to purchase a news storage device.

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