My spouse's USB thumb-drive (WinXP filesystem, pretty sure...) was not "Safely Remove"d from my daughter's MacBook. Now (many) files and (all) sub-folders on it are corrupted (...yeah, I know...). Is it possible to recover [ some | most | all ] of these files and folders?
I've been trying to help her by mounting the thumb-drive on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. The thumb-drive mounts under Ubuntu (12.10), and does list files at the top level (have not tried to access those top-level files, though), but indicates that it "can't access /media/robert/CA71-F795/'folder-name': Input/output error" for every folder at that level (..face-palm...).
Not a noob, so though I strenuously try to avoid making this kinda mistake myself, I am unfamiliar with recovery practices/procedures as a result. Can anything be done to recover these files and folders? What would you do?
Thanks for any/all [ help | advice | suggestions ].