Recovery from the USB-stick (if it can be done by a data recovery company) seems best. What, by the way, is a crash of a USB-stick? Did you try it on another PC?
This, once again, shows that having one copy only of data you don't want to lose, is not enough. There's nothing wrong with copying the pics to a USB-stick to show them on your friend or parents PC. That's what USB-sticks are excellent for. But it's wrong to delete them immediately from your hard drive and suppose they will be forever on that USB-stick.
The mantra: backup, backup, backup.
Need Help on this issue.
I transferred 2GB worth of images (my son's baby snaps) to a USB flash drive by cut and paste method. Unfortunately the USB flash drive crashed when i tried to use it again. So I've lost all my photos.
I tried using Recuva software to recover them on my Hard Disk but nothing turned up. Probably because I cut and paste them.
a) Is there any other software / method that i can still try ?
b) My friend suggested sending the USB Flash Drive to FlashDrivePros or DriveSavers and they could recover the data. Has anyone used their services?