How To Restore Files From A Corrupted Pen Drive


In this post we are gonna solve biggest problem faced by individuals that is corrupted pendrive memory cards, hoq to fix them with out losing data.

#1 Change Drive Letter Name

If your computer fails to recognize your hard drive, then you can try changing drive letter name to your storage media. This method will work wonder, and you will not need any third party tool to recover the files. Here’s how you can.

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.”

Step 2. Now you will see computer management panel from there you need to choose the option “Disk Management.”

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

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.

You successfully changed the drive letter. Now, just reinsert your USB drive and see whether your computer recognizes it! If it failed to do so, then continue with the next step.

#2 Recover All Files From Corrupted Storage Device Using CMD

The method is very easy and depends on a 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, plug in your drive in a computer and press Windows button and type cmd. Now right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

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.

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

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.

#3 Recovering Data:

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, its easy to install and open it. You need to select the file types that you want to recover and click “Next.”

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.

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.

So that was all about restoring files from a corrupted USB drive.

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