Hey everyone, I have an 8 GB Sony USB key on which I had stored a number of files. I was trying to open a picture for editing (stored on the USB key), but the program kept crashing repeatedly. When I tried to restart, the restart command would not respond (even though the OS was not frozen). I ended up having to restart the old fashioned way. Afterwards, my entire USB key had been wiped clean. Very confused about this as I was not prompted to delete files or format the drive. They literally just disappeared. Am I out of luck? Any way to do it without purchasing recovery software? Any help would be much appreciated.