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Old 03. Jul 2009, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had trouble to access my thumbdrive, so I formatted it again. Now I can access it again all right, but I can't find my data. Have I made a mistake?
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 12:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you erased the data on your thumbdrive. It may still be retrived!

Read the following

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Old 03. Jul 2009, 12:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why do I need to recover my data? I only wnat to read them. Shall I format it again to be sure?
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 12:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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OK, thank you. I formatted it again. But I still cannot see my data. What now?
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 01:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Can't read them?
Maybe you should format again


Sorry just kidding, do you really need help?
If so what exactly are you trying to do?
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 01:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My neighbor put me a movie on the stick he said. I got a message like can't remember now no data or unkown format m, aybe cannot acess data or read data . I only want to watch the movie. So I format the stick to watch the movie, as I said two time now, but I cannot watch the movie...

Shouldn't the format be all right now?
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 02:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The first problem here is that it is hard to help without knowing things like what you did right before getting the error message and what exactly the error message was.

But the real problem here is that you are confusing two meanings of the word "format":

1. Formatting (or actually re-formatting) your storage device basically means erasing it.
So, you've erased all the files/data on it twice now.

2. A file format refers to a type of file, usually indicated by it's extension, like .txt (text file), .doc (word file), etc.
In the case of video, there are many different file formats, some of which can only be played with specific players.
So, a message about format when you tried to play the file, might have meant that your video player did not recognize the file format. If you get the file again from your neighbor, which is the easiest way to recover data, someone here can help you convert the format of the file.
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 03:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ask your friend for the movie again, and take a look here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...eplacement.htm

If you chose the first player, follow this guide: http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...step-guide.htm

If you still can't play it, read this: http://www.techsupportalert.com/unde...ing-codecs.htm

Lastly, do you remember what format it was? (#2. of PsychEroc's post)
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 07:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OK, thank you. Neighbor laughed and give me again. NOw I see moviem, but hear no voices, no sound, ntohing. So I read what J.L. said but I dont understand what is a codec? There are so many in this text. Do I need all? Also I use VideoLAN - VLC media player from a dvd in a magazine and not this media player classic, is this wrong?

Thank you for your help, please
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Old 03. Jul 2009, 11:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What type of file are you trying to play?
In other words, what is the extension?
If you're not sure, right click on the file, then left click on "Properties", then look for something like this: "Application extension (.dll)"
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