Flash Drive Recovery

Similar to a hard drive, USB flash drive keeps all its data in its memory. Later the Operating System can get this data when required to be accessed. Various reasons lead to inaccessibility of your flash drive data. These reasons include; improper mounting of the drive to the USB port which can lead to data corruption and invalid data in the Partition Boot Record (MBR), Master Boot Record (MBR), or directory structure on the USB drive.

Recover Data From an Inaccessible USB drive

Firstly, to recover inaccessible data from a flash drive, you must identify the exact cause of the problem. Reasons for USB inaccessibility or corruption can be because of logical or physical issues.

Logical Issues Data and Files Recovery.

It is easy and quick to fix the logical or software errors on your flash drive. You only need to repair the entire file structure for the flash drive to become usable again.

Scan and recovery process for logical issues using Windows:

  • Insert the flash drive into your computer through the USB port.
  • Search for my computer and choose a removable disk icon.
  • Right-click on the removable disk Icon to access Properties.
  • Click on the tools tab and then click the check now button.
  • Two options will appear to check your disk.
  1. Automatic fix file system errors.
  2. Scan and try recovery of bad sectors.
  • Click both check-boxes.
  • Click start button to start the scanning process.
  • Click close upon completion of the scanning.

For Windows 10 or previous versions users, carry out the following process to repair the Flash Drive:

  • Insert the flash drive into your personal computer.
  • Search for my computer and choose a removable disk icon.
  • Right-click on the removable disk icon to select Properties.
  • Click the tools tab button and click rebuild.
  • Wait until the scan process gets complete. Upon completion close the scan window.
  • Right-click the flash drive icon and Eject. Then remove the flash drive from the USB port.

Most USB flash drive issues can also be solved using professional USB data recovery software. You can download such a program and install it on your computer to start scanning and recover your data.

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