Raw USB Flash Drive Shows 0 Bytes - USB Flash Stick Raw Unusable

Last updated on 17/01/2017

USB flash drive shows 0 byte and becomes unreadable? As a USB flash drive user, you might be quite familiar with the situation that USB drive has 0 byte space when you insert it into your PC though you have stored lots of data on the drive. Where is the data? Is it possible for you to get back the data when USB flash drive shows 0 byte?


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Although USB flash drive shows 0 byte, the data still remains on the original space on the USB flash drive. If you cannot access the USB flash drive, you should rely on data recovery software to extract the files from the USB. Data recovery software provides safe way to deep scan the USB flash drive so as to search for files stored on it. Then, this software allows you to preview the found files and enables you to recover them in batch. You can recover videos, music, pictures, documents, emails, etc from all brands of USB flash drive like Samsung, Toshiba, SanDisk, Kingston, PNY, Lexar, and more.

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Steps to Recover Data from USB Flash Stick when it reports 0 bytes, raw, not formatted

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Step1. Insert the USB drive to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software on your computer. Run the software and choose a recovery module.

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Step2. Choose the USB flash drive so that the software can scan. You only need to wait in the scanning process.

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

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Possible Reasons Why USB Thumb Drive Shows 0 Byte

You may get following information when plug your USB flash drive to your PC,
Type: Removable disk
File system: RAW
Used space: 0 byte
Free space: 0 byte
Capacity: 0 byte
Such kind of problem can be caused by many reasons, which include:

  • Virus infection
  • Bad sectors
  • Improper operation on USB flash drive
  • Remove USB flash drive without "safely remove hardware"
  • Unplug USB drive when transferring data
  • Power outage and usb was connected to PC
  • More other unknown reasons

USB Flash Drive 0 Byte & Unknown File System / RAW File System

Sometimes, the file system of USB flash drive will display as unknown file system when it has 0 byte space. The reason why it shows unknown file system or RAW file system is that the Windows system cannot recognize the file system. In this situation, you cannot access the USB flash drive, so you need to rely on data recovery software to get back files on the drive. After recovering data from the USB thumb drive, you can format it to change its file system from raw to NTFS or FAT32. Sometimes, you may receive message that Windows was unable to complete the format. You don’t need to worry when receiving such kind of message. You can try to format it under Disk Management or format it with help of professional format tool.

The data is still on the USB flash drive even when it shows 0 byte, so you have chance to get back all inaccessible data from the flash drive. You can use iCare Data Recovery to deep scan the USB flash drive to search lost files rather than formatting the USB flash drive because you may lose the best chance for data recovery after formatting. If you format the flash drive by mistake before data recovery, please remember not to write even a single file to the drive.

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USB Flash Drive Shows 0 Byte and is Unusable

"I bought a new 16GB USB flash drive. After transferring data from my old flash drive to this new USB, PC cannot recognize the new USB drive. Well, the computer turned off when it was transferring data to the 16GB USB flash drive. After rebooting the computer, system recognized the USB flash drive as unknown device and it shows 0 byte. I have tried to reconnect the USB flash drive, but the problem still exists. How can I get back the data on the USB flash drive if I cannot access it?"

"I have a 8GB USB flash drive which recently shows 0 byte space, but I have stored lots of photos and videos on this flash drive. In My Computer and under Disk Management, the USB flash drive shows as RAW drive. When I tried to open the USB, Windows pops up message to ask me to format the disk drive before I can use it. How can I fix the problem without formatting?"

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