questionsis there any way to recover info from a crashed…

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If you can get it recognised by something, and formatted (format but don't write anything new to it!), you can often recover everything that was on it using a program like NTFS Recovery. If you can't get anything to recognise the drive at all, you're most likely out of luck. :(

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@sully51: I thought I'd heard that with a crashed hard drive, you could put it in the freezer and get it to run for a short time to retrieve data. Wonder if it would work for a flash drive. Again, being solid state, probably not, but I guess it might be worth a try.

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@jeffrjohn: That works on mechanical drives because of the effect it has on the lubricant inside the drive. Unfortunately, it won't do anything for your flash memory.

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You might try THIS procedure although it looks to be pretty outdated at 6-years-old. I did a quick search and came up with several companies that offer to restore data for a fee. If the photos and videos are irreplaceable it may be worth the money.

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I had good luck a couple years ago using a free file recovery tool from these guys: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/ . But I was recovering photos that had been accidentally deleted rather than dealing with a crashed flash drive. Still, might be worth looking at.

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I have one that I would like to pull stuff from but it won't be recognized by any computer that I've tried it in. I have hope that it will work someday soon with the rapid tech development. Don't give up on it!

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@sully51: Thanks for your help. I was finally able to get a computer to recognize it, and I tried several programs to recover data, but the one you recommended gave me the best results. Got pretty much all my pictures back and most of the videos, 2 in particular that I really wanted. Thanks again for your help.

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@jeffrjohn: Awesome! Glad it worked out for you!