"My 32GB Kingston USB flash drive is cannot be detected when I insert it to my computer. I cannot find the Kinston USB flash drive in My Computer. And under Disk Management, it is showing as unknown device. I have tried to connect it to another PC, but it still cannot be detected. Can anybody tell me what happened? How can I make the USB flash drive detectable and get back all files stored on the drive?"
When your usb drive suddenly became unreadable that can not be recognized by PC or other devices, please do not do any further operations on the flash drive like defrag, chkdsk etc. to avoid lost data being modified.
Download iCare Pro Free to rescue data from any USB flash drive which is not detected after connecting it to any Windows PC or it has format error.
Although PC cannot detect your USB flash drive, it doesn’t mean that data stored on the drive is lost. As a matter of fact, the data still remain intact. So you can rely on professional data recovery software to recover the files from your USB flash drive even if it cannot be detected.
The software can deep scan the USB flash drive so as to search for the lost files. Then, you can preview the found files and recover them in batch.
Step1. Connect the USB flash drive to PC. Download, install and run the data recovery software. Then, choose a proper recovery module.
Step2. Select the USB flash drive so that the software can scan. You just need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. Preview the files after scanning. Then, choose the files you need and recover them.
One possible reason is that the USB flash drive is corrupted due to virus infection or bad sectors. If this is the reason that your Kingston USB flash drive cannot be detected, you can run anti-virus software to remove virus. If you want to check and repair bad sectors on the USB flash drive, you can run Windows build-to error-checking tool to accomplish the task.
Another possible reason is that the USB flash drive is destroyed or physically damaged due to improper operation or other reasons.
When Kinston USB flash drive is not detected by PC, the most terrible thing is that you are unable to access files stored on the USB. Below are some other similar situations that can lead your flash drive to be inaccessible:
If you want to fix the error on your USB flash drive when receiving the error message above, you had better always perform data recovery first. iCare Data Recovery has the ability to deep scan an unrecognized Kingston USB stick for data recovery as long as the USB stick is not physically damage or overwritten.
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