Need data recovery program - freeware

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  1. SickPuppy
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    I was watching a movie from my usb thumb stick and when the movie was completed my TV corrupted my usb thumb stick. I formatted the thumb stick with my computer because that was the only way to gain access to it. Luckily it was just a quick format. What I need is a free program that will recover the data. Yea, I'm cheap. There's a few more movies on it that I hadn't watched yet.
     
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    Recuva is where I go first, should it fail then
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
    Testdisk and photorec do really well with odd cases like corrupt boot sectors and such like where recuva is more about just getting files that have been deleted.

    If the latter fails and it is not a hard drive (which can have repairable faults) or simple things like a bad connection (surprisingly common for me these days) then you might get something if you have NSA/GCHQ level skills but realistically it is gone.
     
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    You mean GCHQ right?
     
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    Yeah I did- I blame my sitting up until o dark thirty last night learning card tricks (one can never have enough methods of doing false cuts).
     
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    ok, thanks. I will try recuva and see what happens.
     
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    Recuva's the easy GUI-based one that'll get data back that's just missing the filesystem pointers and metadata, while TestDisk is the balls-to-the-wall recovery program that'll rip the ghost of BoneMonkey off of GBATemp's fifth server at the bottom of the sea.

    If both of those don't get it back, like FAST said, it's gone unless you've got a grand or more to pay a lab.