Help please. I have an Ultra Backup 8GB Cruzer and hadn’t used it for ages. I needed to get access to some stuff stored on it and a screen opened to say I needed to format it before using it. Obviously I didn’t, but then found that Windows 7 didn’t support the U3 Start-up launch anymore. After Googling like crazy I sussed out removing the U3 Launchpad but I still cannot open the usb. It is recognised as a portable drive :M but when I open it it says files are lsuid and Windows cannot open them. I’ve checked out and downloaded various data recovery programs but still cannot understand how to access the files.
The iCare Data Recovery seems to be the only one that recognises that anything is on the usb at all but I don’t want to spend 69 dollars on something I might not be able to use ie: it doesn’t rescue the files.
Why has this happened to what is essentially a memory usb stick? I bought this specifically because I could password protect it. The data on it is sensitive and I cannot afford to lose it.
I am pulling my hair out! Come on Sandisk…you must have something we can download from yourselves to get access to hardware we’ve bought from you in good faith. Thank you to anyone who can help.
Very best regards… Peter