How To Create Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Data recovery from corrupted storage device is a handful trick for everyone to know. Today we mostly share our files through USB drive and some storage drives. There are numerous reasons that lead to lost of files, viruses are most common way for a file to get corrupted which having a good anti virus software should be considered, if drive is not properly unmounted from the port also lead to data corruption or stop the drive from working properly for  data in them can be inaccessible.

So for this, we have 4 methods on data recovery  from corrupted drive by following simple guidelines to recover all your data from any corrupted disk.

 

4 Methods On Data Recovery From Corrupted Storage Device

#1 >  Assigning New Drive Letter

If your computer fails to recognize your storage drive, then you can try assigning a new drive letter to your storage media. This method will work wonderfully, and you will not need any third party tool to recover the files. Here’s how you can assign a new drive letter.

Step 1.

Insert your USB stick on your computer and then right click on My Computer and then select the option “Manage.”

Assigning New Drive Letter

Step 2.

From the management panel, click “Disk Management”  option

Assigning New Drive Letter

Step 3.

Then right click on “Disk Management” and click on ‘Change Drive Letters and Paths’

Assigning New Drive Letter

Step 4.

From the options to assign the new drive letter, just select your desired letter from the drop-down and then hit the “Ok” button.

Assigning New Drive Letter

That’s it! You are done. Now, just reinsert your USB drive and see whether your computer recognizes it!

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If it failed to do so, then continue with the next methods.

 

#2> Reinstalling the Drivers

If a storage device cannot be visible when inserted, chances that the USB Stick and your data might not be damaged. Instead, it’s possible that the drivers on Windows have become corrupted. So, in this case, you can try to reinstall the Drivers.

Step 1.

For that, you need to insert your USB drive into the computer

Step 2.

Open Device Manager (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC =Device Manager).

Step 3.

On the Device Manager, you need to click on ‘Disk Drives’ and expand the menu.

Disk Drives

 

Step 4.

All the devices connected to your computer will be displayed.

Step 5.

right-click on your USB drive and then select the option ‘Uninstall Device’

device driver

Step 6.

Now, you need to restart your computer and after the restart, it will automatically detect and install the driver. This will possibly fix the USB problem.

 

#3> Data Recovery From Corrupted Storage Device Using CMD

The method is very straightforward and easy and depends on a neat recovery CMD trick and on a recovery software that will let you recover all files easily from your corrupted USB drive where you are unable to access data. Just follow some simple steps below to proceed.

 

Step 1.

Insert the drive in a computer and press Windows key and type cmd. 

Step 2.

Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as admin.

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 3.

Now there type Chkdsk H: /f where “H” is the drive letter and which can be different on your computer which you can check in Computer.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 4.

Now files and folders verifying process will start, and you can see the process in percents there. If you receive the error that your drive is not Windows XP drive then just enter Y there. When it is done, you should see this in your command window

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 5.

In the screenshot mentioned above, my USB drive is working fine, and it has no corruption, in case if your USB  drive was corrupted then you will get the recovered data stored in the directory Lost.dir in your USB drives.

If you see no items on your USB drive then just type “.” (dot without quotes)in a search box top right corner and hit enter.

 

#4> Using EaseUS Data Recovery:

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is the card recovery freeware for memory card used by digital camera. It can effectively recover lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted files from various memory cards.

Step 1.

download and install the tool EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your Windows computer, and launch it.

Step 2.

You need to select the file types that you want to recover and click “Next.”

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 3.

Select your USB drive and click “Scan” button, EaseUS data recovery will quickly scan for the lost files.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 4.

Once scan is completed, preview all the recoverable files.  click on “Recover” button to get your lost files back.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

#5> Using Recuva

Recuva is another file recovery software that helps users to get back the deleted files. There are many file recovery tools available over the web. However, Recuva is the most effective one. Here’s how you can use Recuva to recover files from corrupted USB drives

Step 1.

download and install Recuva file recovery tool on your Windows computer and then launch the app.

Step 2.

Select the type of files that you want to recover then click “Next”

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 3.

next, you need to select a location from the popup window. ( you need to browse your USB drive) and then click “Next” button.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 4.

Now, wait for few minutes. The software will scan the files.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 5.

Once done, it will show you all types of files. Just select them and then click on “Recover”.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can recover files from corrupted USB drives using Recuva software.

Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive with these mentioned methods, you can easily recover all your files from a corrupted USB, and any storage drives very quickly. Also, all other USB errors will get fixed with this trick. Hope you like the article?

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Prinze Tosine

Hi, am Prinze Tosine, a technologist based in Lagos Nigeria with a passionate heart of Blogging in any tech related matters . I derive fun in what i do, from blogging to web design, computer engineering etc.

3 thoughts on “How To Create Data Recovery From Corrupted USB Drive

  • November 12, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Yeah bookmaking this wasn’t a risky decision outstanding post!

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  • October 3, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    With thanks,great information!

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  • July 31, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    Keep functioning ,fantastic job!

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