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    Unrecognisable USB drive - help?!

    Being largely ignorant to the workings of computers, I have managed to stop a USB thumb drive from being recognisable - or maybe working altogether? It does not even say it is unrecognisable, it is just not found by the computer at all, as far as I can tell. And it isn't just one computer - I have tried it on at least three in two different locations.
    I am assuming the problem was caused by me leaving it in the laptop for, I dunno, 3 or 4 days maybe, during which time it was sometimes accidentally turned off, i.e. power cord disconnected. I imagine this would have the same effect as constantly removing a USB without ejecting internally/with apps and things still open, which I have been advised against.
    Is there any way to fix this?
    Thanks =)

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    I'm not too terribly optimistic about recovery of a corrupted thumb drive, but you can have a look at some of the links here for many
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    Thanks, I did try searching already but mainly it comes up with one specific computer not recognising the drive. I will keep looking =) I would prefer to recover my files but it is not absolutely necessary. Just having the space back would be nice.

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