Data Recovery from Corrupt USB Drive

“I always utilize my USB drive to preserve an extra copy of important files before performing any operations like formatting, re installation of OS etc. Likewise, this time one of my hard drive partition was not responding properly, so took its backup and formatted. After which, when I connected by USB drive to copy its data back , I encountered an error message like drive not accessible. Many a times, I tried accessing USB drive by reinserting it but situation remains same. Since, the information available in USB drive is very crucial want to restore it back. Is there any method for recovering data from corrupted USB drive?”

Absolutely yes, it is possible to retrieve data from corrupt USB drive only with the help of reliable recovery application. Here is one such tool, just go through this article for more information.


In olden days, CD’s and DVD’s were main resources used to save and transfer data from one device to another. As technologies started updating in very short span, accordingly electronic devices were also developed and slowly people realized that they are more reliable storage devices like USB drive for storing and transferring important files from one device to another.

USB drive also known as flash drive is nothing but a tiny portable storage device that can be plugged into any electronic devices like computer, laptop etc. via USB ports. The main purpose of USB drive is to store, retrieve data to it or from other devices. It does not require any batteries or external power supply like other removable drives, rate of data transfer is high, compatible with multiple devices etc.

However, sometimes due to strange situations like virus attack, unreliable third party utilities etc. USB drive stops responding to any kind of read or write operations. In such situations, important files stored in it also cannot be accessed. Let us discuss some of the reasons responsible for USB corruption:

  • Abrupt Removal of USB drive – When external storage devices like USB drive is connected for transferring data and is ejected suddenly in between or without safely remove hardware option may result into corruption
  • Corrupted USB Drive – Corruption of USB drive takes place due to files system corruption, bad sectors, unsecured data etc. because of which it will not respond to read/write actions and hence data present in it cannot be accessed.
  • Virus attack – If USB drives are infected from dangerous viruses, then corruption takes place and data available in it become inaccessible, as viruses have the capacity to erase entire data.
  • File System Corruption – File system is one of the important component of USB drive that maintains the file in well organized way. If it gets corrupted due to multiple usage or logical errors like software clashes, hardware conflicts etc. leads to corrupt USB drive
  • Other reasons – There are many other reasons like improper handling of USB drive, using it on multiple devices, file system corruption, accidental formatting etc are responsible to make data loss from USB drives.

In order to overcome all the above mentioned scenarios, make use of best utility called Remo Recover. It is one of the secured, virus free tool designed with built in powerful scanning algorithms to perform recovery process at the earliest. This software is read only tool i.e. will not alter original file instead utilizes separate file for storing extracted data. It is entirely scanned using latest antivirus software, do completely free from different types of infections like Trojan, Spyware….

Other eye catching features of Remo Recover

Remo Recover is one of the ideal recovery software that explains how to recover corrupted USB in few simple steps. It has the ability to scan entire drive in few minutes using strong built in recovery algorithms for quick retrieval of data. This software is designed with simple user interface, so that non technical and technical users can download and install it easily. Normal disk space is enough for installation process. With the help of a feature called Find tool, users can locate the recovered files from huge list of data in short span based on their unique signatures. Data recovery from different brands of USB drives like Transcend, SanDisk, HP, Sony, Toshiba etc. can be achieved in ease.  This software can be installed on various versions of Windows and Mac operating system for restoring data from corrupted USB drive. Users can have brief idea about efficiency software in advance by downloading free demo version from internet.

Useful tips to keep in mind

  • Have another copy of vital files in any secured storage device
  • Do not abruptly eject the drive in between file sharing process
  • USB drive should not be utilized immediately after any kind of corruption scenario
  • USB drive should be scanned regular with advanced antivirus software

How to perform USB drive data recovery?

USB drive data recovery

So, by this its pretty clear that you have stopped using CD Rom’s to transfer data. Because, each of USB storage devices often called a memory stick, thumb drive, flash drives etc. Quite a bit of interesting features about USB devices are they are small. Compact, low priced & can store large amount of data say 16 or 32GB easily.

The easiest and most important thing for you to do is use the USB data drive as storage backup and not your primary data storage drive. Basically, save it to the hard drive on your computer and then save it to your flash drive.

USB drives provide good chances for data storage. And, are easy to use devices that allow you to transfer your data easily from one computer to another. Some of the features like this made USB devices more popular. External storage devices can be categorized into two types they are USB flash drives and USB hard disk drives.

In all the USB flash devices the data is stored electronically and they have inbuilt USB port. This means that it does not involve any moving parts to store data.

USB hard disk is also storage devices with inbuilt USB port. This USB hard disk drive works more like a regular hard drive. However, here again data is stored electronically. The main use of external hard disk is to enhance storage capacity. External USB disk drives are available with different storage capacities. External storage device with 1 TB capacity is also available in the market.

What’s USB drive data recovery? It’s nothing but a way to recover your deleted /lost data from your USB drive. It might be due to many reasons such as data deleted accidentally, data getting emptied from recycle bin due to exceeding the size allotted, formatting the data inadvertently, and data getting lost due to virus intrusions etc. If you’re the victim of the situations like these then you need not worry. We have an incredible tool which performs your USB drive data recovery in a mind-blowing manner.

The features of our tool include recovering data which has by passed from recycle bin when they exceed in size as compared to the specified size, data deleted using “shift+delete” option, recovers deleted data from partitions of a RAID0, RAID1 and RAID5 array. And most importantly our tool recovers data from hard drives such as (SATA /SCSI / IDE etc.), flash memory cards (SD, XD, MMC, Memory Stick etc.), USB external drives, FireWire Drives, iPods. And also it supports the recovery of data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, Ext FAT drives. The recovered data can be deleted and compressed data from NTFS formatted drives too. Recovers deleted data with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) attribute from NTFS formatted drives, all the recovered data / folders can be compressed in a zip archive to save disk space.

Common causes for data loss:

  • Data which is accidentally deleted using “shift+delete” key combination.
  • Data which is accidentally formatted using quick format option.
  • Improperly shutting down the system may case your data to get erased from your drive.
  • Data lost due to power surge.
  • When an error occurs, while transferring or storing some content on your USB drive.
  • When the entire file system of your USB drive has been corrupted.
  • When your USB device drive is slightly broken and you’re not being able to access your significant data present in it.
  • Formatting your USB drive inadvertently, when you encounter a pop up message which shouts, you need to format your USB drive or else you wont be able to access the data in it, and so on.

Steps for memory card recovery:

Step 1: Connect your USB drive to your PC and then run our USB drive data recovery tool.

Step 2: On the main screen there’ll be three options select the appropriate option for USB drive data recovery, and then select the particular drive to be scanned for the lost data.

Step 3: When the process of scanning is done on a selected drive, you can preview your data before restoring them.

Step 4: Our software provides you an option of saving the “recovery session”. With this option you’ll be able to resume from where you have stopped the recovery process.

Step 5: After recovering the pictures, you can save them to a destination folder in your PC.

Some significant tips to follow:

When dealing with USB drives always unplug them properly from your computer or laptop they are attached to. To perform this, you simply look for a small green and grey icon on the bottom right of your screen on the task bar that says ‘Safely remove hardware’. Click on it and select the drive and eject it. You can also go to my computer, look for the thumb drive in question, and then right click on it, and then select ‘Eject’. Ejecting you USB drive properly prevents data from being corrupted and helps preserve the life of your USB drive.

You can download the trial version of our USB drive data recovery software and try it out. If you are delighted by its performance, then go for buying the fully licensed version of our USB drive data recovery utility. Please do not install pirated versions of the software as they can harm your system and might lead to system crash.