Pendrive/usb flash memory not recognized/detected in Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Last updated on 20/04/2017

How to recover/restore data/information/files from USB device/pen drive/thumb drive if it is not detected/recognized/showing/opening/visible in Windows 7/8/8.1/10/disk management?

Solution: Use iCare Data Recovery Pro

iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition is helpful when you want to repair/fix pen stick/flash memory invisible/inaccessible/unreadable problem without losing data in Windows PC.


>>Quick Solution for Unrecognized Pen Drive Recovery

Download iCare Data Recovery Pro to restore data from pen drive when it is not recognized by any computer. Fix the problem with all data back.

Solution for Unrecognized Pen Drive Data Recovery

You still have chance to recover files even when pen drive is not recognized by PC. What you should do is to make sure that the pen drive is not physically damaged and stop using the pen drive. As long as the pen drive is not physically damaged and you have not written any new file to the pen drive, you can use iCare Data Recovery software to recover files from an unrecognized pen drive. The pen drive data recovery software can deep scan the pen drive and help get back any type of lost files. This data recovery software supports all brands of pen drive including SanDisk, Samsung, Sony, Lexar and more to recover lost photos, videos, music, etc.

Video Tutorial: how to use iCare Data Recovery for file rescue

Steps to Recover Files from Undetected Pen Stick

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Step1. Plug the pen drive to your computer. Download and install iCare Data Recovery software on the computer. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2.  Choose the pen drive so that the software can scan it for lost files. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You are allowed to preview found files after scanning. Then, you can select all needed files and recover them.

preview found photo

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How to Recover RAW Pen Drive Not Readable?

Sometimes, when you insert your pen drive to computer, system can recognize the pen drive normally. However, the problem is that the pen drive is showing RAW file system and requires formatting. When you want to open the pen drive, it will be not readable. In this situation, you should not format the pen drive. The first thing you should do is to run the data recovery software to restore files from the unreadable pendrive. After data recovery, you can format the pen drive and convert RAW file system to FAT32.

Fix Pen Drive Corrupted with Virus

When a pen drive is infected with virus, it might become unrecognized or unreadable. Virus infection can corrupt pen drive or erase files stored on the pen drive. Usually, you can run anti-virus software to remove virus, but you had better run data recovery software first of all before running any antivirus software. Sometimes, antivirus software might remove files from your pen drive and make them unrecoverable. Therefore, it is strongly recommended you to perform corrupted pen drive data recovery at first before removing virus.

How to Get Corrupted Data off Pen Drive When It Does Not Show up?

When a pen drive does not show up in My Computer after connecting to your computer, probably the files stored on the drive are corrupted. You can rely on iCare Data Recovery software to recover files off unrecognized pen drive, but what you should know is that the data recovery software is read-only tool which helps restore files without modifying any information on the pen drive. In the other words, if the files are corrupted due to virus infection or other reasons, the recovered files might be also corrupted.

You may try to insert the pen drive to another computer to see if it can be recognized. If pen drive is still not recognized, the most important thing is to extract all precious data from the unrecognized pen drive by using iCare Data Recovery. After recovering everything you need, you can try any method you know to fix the issues to make the pen drive work normally again.

>> Download the data recovery software now and run it to deep scan unrecognized pen drive for inaccesible data recovery.

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Related case

"My pen drive is corrupted because it does not work when I insert it to my computer under Windows 7 operating system. At beginning, the pen drive is showing as a RAW drive and asking for format. Since I cannot format it, I remove the pen drive and reinsert it to my computer, but the system cannot recognize the pen drive anymore. I have tried several times to reinsert the pen drive to my computer again and again, but it cannot be detected by system. How can I recover files from an unrecognized pen drive? Is there any way to repair the corrupted pen drive?"

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