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"Need to format the USB Flash drive" message... can the data be recovered

"Need to format the USB Flash drive" message... can the data be recovered

I have a USB flash drive, that when plugged into any machine (XP, Vista or Windows 7) the following message is displayed:

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I'd recommend running test disk over it to see if you can recover the partition table I linked to some instructions for it in this question Partition table corrupted (USB flash drive)
Guest [Entry]

I've had good luck using R-Studio to recover deleted files on hard drives, I'm not sure if it will work on flash drives. It's worth a shot -- you can download a free demo on their website.
Guest [Entry]

Recuva crashed for me when i tried it so i'd rather recommend pc inspector file recovery which worked like a charm for me.
Guest [Entry]

I've had good luck with ZAR. Free for images, inexpensive for its power otherwise.