Pen drives are portable Universal Serial Bus flash memory devices, which are widely used for saving and transferring (copying or moving) different types of files from one location to another. Since pen drives are very small in size, you can easily a carry pen drive wherever you go. Pen drives are also called by different names such as jump drive, flash drive, and thumb drive. Usually, pen drives are loaded with a FAT file system so that they can be flawlessly used over different operating systems. Besides helping users to transfer files from one stored location to another, it can also be used for performing some complex tasks such as reinstallation of the new operating system.

USB Pen Drive Unrecognized by the system

Although we save, delete or transfer files on the pen drive multiple numbers of times, files saved over it go missing or turn inaccessible due to a variety of reasons. As the files get missing from pen drive, user panic and remorse on such occurrence. In such a situation you need to make use of some safe and reliable data recovery software. One such application is the USB Recovery Tool. This software easily scans pen drive and recovers files from unrecognized pen drive at an instant rate.

Let’s go through some of the reasons for the pen drive to remain unrecognized-

Improper Ejection: When connected USB drives to the computer, it is always recommended to eject the pen drive from the system by using the 'Safely remove the hardware' option. If you fail or avoid this procedure then it can result in file system corruption. As the file system gets corrupted you may receive different error messages every time you try accessing files from the pen drive. In this kind of data loss scenario, you need to make use of software that can recover files from the USB drive without formatting it.

Virus Attack: The file system is one of the most crucial parts of any pen drive. If it gets infected by a virus or malware program then there is a possibility that each of the files saved over it may inaccessible or unreachable. In such a situation, if you wish to use your pen drive any further then you must format it first.

Bad Sectors: Bad sectors are sectors of storage devices that are damaged to such an extent that no files can be used over it in an appropriate way. Sometime due to the presence of

Accidental Deletion: Generally you need to delete numerous files from the pen drive to make free space on it. But, if you delete files from the pen drive without cross-checking them, then you may end up deleting some important files from the pen drive.

Unintentional Formatting: Sometimes, we stumble upon format option while trying to do some other task on a pen drive or other storage devices (which is connected to the system). As you apply this option each of the files that are saved over the pen drive gets erased immediately.

Other Reasons: There could be a few other reasons of file loss from pen drive such as deletion by antivirus, improper usage of pen drive, bypassed Recycle Bin, etc.

USB Data Recovery is possible

File recovery from pen drive is possible because when any file is deleted or lost then only its pointer is erased from the file system. Hence, all files (deleted or lost) keep on existing at the saved memory space area as long as they aren’t overwritten by any of the new files. So, if you wish to recover files from unrecognized pen drive then you need to make use of appropriate data recovery software as soon as possible.

The smart tool to retrieve USB Drive files

USB Recovery Tool is the eminent tool that enables secure restoration of USB or inaccessible in the system. It uses the efficient algorithms that deep scans the corrupt USB drive and extracts the files using their unique file signatures. This option helps you to recover specific files in a short period. The files will be listed at the end of the scan. It also makes it easy for the users to identify the regained files by availing the recovery results with their original file name, file size, creation and modification date of the file. Moreover, this software can also be utilized to retrieve files from an encrypted USB pen drives of different brands.

Steps to Restore Data from an Unrecognized Pen Drive

Step 1: Run the USB Recovery Tool program on your computer. Attach the USB drive to the computer and choose the Recover Files option.

Step 2: Pick the USB drive from the list of connected storage devices and hit on the Scan icon.

Windows File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 1: Home Wizard

Step 3: A deep scan will be applied on the USB drive.

Windows File Recovery - Select Drive

Figure 2: Scanning USB Drive

Step 4: Go through the recovery results displayed in "Data View" and "File Type View" layouts.

Windows File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Figure 3: List of Recovered Files

Step 5: To preview any retrieved file item, simply right-click on it.

Windows File Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Files

Step 6: Proceed to mark the required files recovered from the USB pen drive and save them to a secure storage location.

Windows File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files

Recover Data from Unrecognized Pen Drive - Recovered File List

Figure C: Recovered File List

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