So 'a friend' saves a Word file to a 4G flash drive, then pulls it out without closing Word and without Safely removing.
I insert it into my machine, and it's 'Drive not formatted - format now?'.
So I say no.
Chkdsk /f on it reports:
The type of the file system is RAW.Properties on the drive reports 0 bytes available.
CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.
What is a RAW drive? I know of RAW image files, but not RAW drives.
Is it possible to recover the disk without reformatting it?
Yes, 'my friend' now knows what she did was silly, but blimey it would be better if Win didn't go and corrupt the whole drive.
There's a few products apparently to fix such problems - if anyone's tried one with success I'd be interested.
Thanks for any ideas.