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Windows 7: How Can I read Damaged text files

12 Sep 2016   #1

windows 8 64bit
How Can I read Damaged text files

Hello guys, After my flash drive was formatted by mistake. I tried several recovery programs untill I recoverd the files i was looking for. However, All of my important Txt Files show weird words and sings like this : 6#w$%էڬ:E+!tȑsF<ڪr'ߧfsG9B V)S+[email protected]Ybe d>%#etO'y A$Z ?%qV

I really need those files, it contain some really important passwords and months of work.
Thank you.

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12 Sep 2016   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Welcome to the forum.
Sorry, can't help you with recovery. This may not be possible.
Flash drives are the least reliable of modern storage media. In addition other is the risk that the device may be lost, stolen, or physically damaged. These devices should be used primarily as a transport media. They are not sufficiently reliable for primary storage of important files. All files of any importance should have at least one backup copy, two or more back copies if the files are of particular importance. Recovery after an incident cannot be relied on.
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15 Sep 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

What exactly is the name and model of the flash drive? What exactly was the format utility and what exactly was the format command? If the data folders and files were not over-written, if only the directory and location markers were over-written, there is a very slim chance of file recovery.
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15 Sep 2016   #4

Windows 7 x64

For "Quick Format", there is a possibility.

Quick format do not do anything on the sectors HDD.
It merely rewrite the disk only.
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