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How To Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive 2019

How To Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive 2019

By Yashdeep Raj •  2019-06-01T08:47:48.553Z •  General

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The best way to recover data from corrupted storage device has been stated below. Today we mostly share our files through USB and some storage drives, but due to some viruses or if the drive is unmounted improperly from the port then it can lead to data corruption, and they stop working properly. And data in them can be inaccessible. So for this, we have a method to recover files from this corrupted drive. You just have to follow simple guidelines to recover all your data from any corrupted disk.

#1 Assigning New Drive Letter

If your computer fails to recognize your hard 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. You need to 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. Now you will see computer management panel from there you need to choose the option “Disk Management.”

Assigning New Drive Letter

Step 3. Then right click on “Disk Management” and then choose the option ‘Change Drive Letters and Paths’

Assigning New Drive Letter

Step 4. Now you will get to see 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! If it failed to do so, then continue with the next methods.

#2 Reinstalling the Drivers

Well, there are high chances that your 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.

For that, you need to insert your USB drive into the computer and then Open Device Manager. On the Device Manager, you need to click on ‘Disk Drives’ and expand the menu.

Disk Drives 1 - How To Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive 2019

You will now see all the devices connected to your computer. You need to right-click on your USB drive and then select the option ‘Uninstall Device’

Disk Drives 2 - How To Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive 2019

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 Recover All Files 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. First of all, insert your drive in a computer and press Windows button and type cmd. Now right click on Command Prompt and select Run as admin.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 2. 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

Step 3. 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

Step 4. 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. First of all, download and install the tool EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your Windows computer, and launch it. You need to select the file types that you want to recover and click “Next.”

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 2. Now you need to select your USB drive and need to hit the “Scan” button, EaseUS data recovery will quickly scan for the lost files.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 3. Once the scan gets completed, you can preview all the recoverable files. You just need to click on “Recover” button to get your lost files back.

Recover Files 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. First of all, download and install Recuva file recovery tool on your Windows computer and then launch the app.

Step 2. Now you will see the similar type of screen. Here you need to select the type of files that you want to recover. If you want to recover Pictures then select the option Pictures and then click “Next”

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive
Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 3. Now in the next popup window, you need to select the location. For that, you need to browse your USB drive and then click “Next” button.

Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive
Recover Files From Corrupted USB Drive

Step 4. Now, wait for few minutes. The software will scan the files.

Recover Files 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

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

#6 Using Stellar Data Recovery

Well, Stellar Data Recovery is another best recovery tool which you can use on your Windows computer. The great thing about Stellar Data Recovery is that it can recover data quickly and easily. So, let’s know how to use Stellar Data Recovery to recover data from corrupted USB Flash Drive.

Step 1. First of all, connect the USB flash drive to the computer.

Step 2. Next, visit this link to download & install Stellar Data Recovery on your Windows computer.

Step 3. Now, launch the tool and you will see an interface like below. Here you need to select the file types that you want to recover.

Using Stellar Data Recovery
Using Stellar Data Recovery

Step 4. In the next step, you need to select the drive which you want to scan. Simply, select the USB flash drive and click on ‘Scan’

Using Stellar Data Recovery
Using Stellar Data Recovery

Step 5. Now, wait until the tool scans for the files that can be recovered.

Using Stellar Data Recovery

Step 6. Now Stellar Data Recovery will list out all files that can be recovered. Simply, select the files which you want to recover and then click on the ‘Recover’ button.

Using Stellar Data Recovery
Using Stellar Data Recovery

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use Stellar Data Recovery to recover corrupted files from USB drive.

#7 Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is another best Windows tool which can recover deleted files from any connected device. Not just USB Drives, but MiniTool Power Data Recovery can also recover files from SSD, HDD, SD cards, etc. The Windows tool is super easy to use and here’s how you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover files from Corrupted USB Drives.

Step 1. First of all, download & install MiniTool Power Data Recovery on your Windows 10 computer. Once installed open the software.

Step 2. Now you will see an interface like below. Since USB Drives comes under the ‘Removable Disk Drive’, users need to click on the ‘Removable Disk Drive’ option.

Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Step 3. You can also select the USB drive from ‘This PC’ option and then double click on the USB Device. Finally, click on the ‘Scan’ button to scan for deleted files.

Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery

Step 4. Now you need to wait until the scan completes. Once completed, it will list out the files that can be recovered. Simply, select the files and then click on ‘Save’

Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover files from corrupted USB Drives.

#8 Using Recoverit

Well, Recoverit from Wondershare is another best data recovery tool for Windows that can help you to recover all file types including images, videos, documents, etc. Recoverit can also restore data from crashed storage devices like USB as well. Here’s how you can use Recoverit to recover files from Corrupted USB Drives 2019

Step 1. First of all, download & install Recoverit from this link and launch the tool.

Step 2. In the next step, click on ‘External Devices Recovery’

Using Recoverit

Step 3. Now Recoverit will show you the list of all external devices that are connected to the computer. Select the disk from the list and click on ‘Start’

Using Recoverit

Step 4. Now the software will scan the drive to restore files. Once done, you will see the list of all files that you can restore.

Using Recoverit

Step 5. Simply select the files and click on ‘Recover’

Using Recoverit

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use Recoverit data recovery to recover files from corrupted USB Drives 2019.

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