I would really appreciate any help I can get from this. I had just opened up a word file from a usb drive this morning to type notes for class. When I tried to save it, it wouldnt save because it can't read my usb drive anymore. I tried ejecting it, and whenever I reinsert the usb drive it says: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" The usb drive has all my notes from this semester of classes. I really need them or I am completely screwed. Is there any way to recover these files? I've been searching among the forums and online and I can't find anything. My IT dept at school doesnt know what to do. I have no clue what format it was in...I've always used it in my iBook G4 w/ tiger. It's a generic USB drive. If anyone could help, I would really really appreciate it. I really need these book notes and class notes that were on the disk....I have finals in about a month.