The USB drive is also known as the flash drive which is extensively used to store and transfer data. It to hold pictures, videos, songs, documents, etc. The USB drive is much smaller, faster and comes handy in comparison to other portable devices. However, sometimes files stored in USB drive get deleted or lost due to accidental format, file system corruption, etc. Under such a condition, users tend to lose all the vital files saved in it.

Most common reasons for USB drives to turn unrecognizable

Improper Ejection: Abrupt removal of the USB flash drive from the system without following proper procedure lead damages to the files as well as the drive file system

Virus Attack: When the USB drive is connected to the infected system, the virus intrudes into it. This makes the files in USB drive unreadable

Error While Changing File System: While converting file system from one to another if something goes wrong then drive gets corrupt

Bad Sectors: There are different sectors on USB hard disk. If any sector gets damaged then file or folder stored will be unreadable

Format Error: Certain mishaps/interruptions occurred whilst formatting the USB drive. The storage drive will then be unrecognized by the system.

Recover data from an unrecognized USB Flash Hard Drive

One can simply make use of the USB Recovery Tool for the secure restoration of files from unrecognized USB hard drive. It is driven by a robust algorithm that deep scans the USB drive and fetches required files from it. It also presents the retrieved file items for a preview before saving it to the desired drive location. This eminent utility is suitable to restore various brands of USB drives such as Sony, HP, SanDisk, Kingston, Toshiba, Transcend, etc.

Features of USB Recovery Tool:

  • Compatible with all editions of Windows & Mac operating system
  • Capable to recover 300+ file formats
  • Helps to recover files from formatted SSD drive, pen drive, external hard drive, memory cards, iPods, etc.
  • It has an advanced feature known as Save Recovery Session which allows users to save the recovery time
  • Available for free on a trial basis
  • 24X7 technical support team is available for any technical assistance
  • It is one of the most effective applications for data recovery from corrupted USB flash drive in simple clicks

Steps to Recover Files from Unrecognized USB Flash Drive

Step 1: Get the USB Recovery Tool installed in your system. Now connect the USB flash drive to it.

Step 2: Choose the "Recover Files" option on the main screen. Then locate the affected USB drive from the list of available drives. Press on the Scan icon.

Windows File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 1: Home Wizard

Step 3: Wait until the scan on the drive is complete.

Windows File Recovery - Select Drive

Figure 2: Scanning USB Drive

Step 4: All the restored files items will be listed in "Data View" and "File Type View" layouts.

Windows File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Figure 3: List of Recovered Files

Step 5: Now preview the regained files from the unrecognized USB drive.

Windows File Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Files

Step 6: Mention the destination drive location to save the restored files and click on the Save icon.

Windows File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files

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