USB Flash Drive Not Recognized

"My USB flash drive is not recognized when I insert it to my computer, but there is lots of important data on the drive. I also tried to plug the USB flash drive to another laptop, but it still cannot be recognized. Can anybody tell me how to get back lost files from the USB drive?"

"I cannot access files on my 4GB SanDisk USB thumb drive because it is not recognized by Windows when I connect it to my computer. I am wondering if the USB thumb drive is corrupted. If so, how can I recover files from a corrupted USB flash drive? Can anybody give me some useful advice?"

Solution for Unreadable USB Drive Data Recovery

If you are still troubled by the problem like how to retrieve files from USB stick when it is not detected by computer, you can use iCare Data Recovery software. Before recovering lost files, you should stop using the USB flash drive. By using iCare Data Recovery, you are able to recover files like videos, music, pictures, etc from all brands of USB flash drive. This data recovery software is a read-only data recovery tool, which can be compatible with Windows OS, so you can connect the USB flash drive to Windows PC and download the software to perform data recovery when the USB drive is not detected by PC.

Steps to Restore Data from Undetected USB Stick

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Step1. Plug the USB flash drive to your computer. Download and install iCare Data Recovery software to your computer. Run the software and choose a recovery module.

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Step2.  You can choose the USB flash drive as aim disk so that the software can scan it for lost files. Then, you only need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You can preview the found pictures after scanning. Then, you can select all files lost from the USB stick and recover them.

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My Computer Won't Recognize USB Saying Format Needed

Usually, when you insert USB flash drive to your computer, it can be detected as a removable device so that you can read or write data on it. However, sometimes, the USB drive will not be recognized after connecting it to your computer. In this situation, the first thing you need to do is to rely on the data recovery software to get back lost files from unrecognizable USB drive. Sometimes, you might run into another similar problem when you insert your USB drive to computer, it can be recognized but you cannot access any file on the USB drive. You may receive error message to say USB thumb drive needs to be formatted before you can use it. If you receive such kind of error message, you had better not format it if it contains any important data. In this case, you can also use iCare Data Recovery software to recover files from the unformatted USB flash drive.

Windows 7 Does Not Recognize USB Drive

Windows cannot recognize your USB flash drive when you connect it to your computer? Usually, a USB drive can work normally when you connect it properly to Windows 7 system. If your USB flash drive is not detected by Windows 7, probably the flash drive is corrupted due to virus infection, bad sectors, improper operation and more other kinds of reasons. iCare Data Recovery software can be compatible with Windows 7 operating system and helps recover files even when the USB flash drive cannot be recognized normally. What you should pay attention to is to avoid overwriting the USB drive and protect it from being physically damaged.

How to Repair Corrupted Adata USB Which Is Not Showing?

Adata USB memory stick is corrupted and becomes unreadable? If you have an Adata USB memory stick and cannot read data on it, you can also use iCare Data Recovery software. This data recovery software supports all brands of USB flash drive including Adata, SanDisk, Toshiba, PNY, Transcend, HP, Kingston and more. After data recovery, you can open Disk Management to see if the USB drive can be recognized there. And then, you can format the corrupted flash drive to fix the problem.

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