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    thumbdrive or jumpdrive or flashdrive contents vanished

    Some weeks ago, I got help mounting a usb memory device at this forum. It has (or had) passwords on it. It had files that had to be executed to read the passwords. Once the guy helping me and I finished, all was well until today. As the device was no longer mounted as a removable piece of storage, it didn't seem to need "ejecting" or unmounting.

    I had some sort of failure of the executable and pulled the device out of it's usb port. I put it back in. Now the entire contents of the drive does not appear in the Thunar.

    So, yes, I'm panicked, but I'm also patient.

    Anybody know what I can do to retrieve the files or otherwise re-mount the device?
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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    Re: thumbdrive or jumpdrive or flashdrive contents vanished

    While the drive did not appear under: lsusb
    upon using sudo umount the drive re-appeared in both ls as well as in Thunar (as GUI), so all is well.
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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