USB Flash/Disk Shows 0 Bytes - USB Flash Stick Raw Unreadable

Last updated on May 10, 2021

USB flash drive shows 0 byte in capacity and becomes unreadable? As a pen drive user, you might be quite familiar with the situation that there’s 0 byte space on the pen drive or USB HDD when you insert it into your PC though you have stored lots of data on the drive. Can you fix the 0 bytes error?

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Or it may also display the following 0 bytes in space.

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0 BYTES? Where is the data? Can we get back the data when USB flash drive has raw file system showing 0 byte?

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install iCare Data Recovery Pro to reclaim data from any brand of USB HDD which turn the file system into RAW and shows 0 byte space.

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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. iCare Pro Free provides free and safe way to deep scan the USB flash drive so as to search for files stored on it.

Video Tutorial: How to Recover Raw USB HDD Shows 0 Bytes

Steps to Restore files from USB Stick when it reports 0 bytes, raw, not formatted

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Step1. plug the USB HDD to computer. Download and install a data recovery utility like iCare Recovery on your computer. Open the software and select a recovery mode.

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Step2. Choose the USB disk to scan. Then you can wait a few minutes for this process.

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Step3. You have a chance to preview the files found after scanning. Select the files that you want to restore.

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How to convert usb 0 bytes to regular size

Once you have restored data from the usb drive, you may format the usb by the following method.

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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
  • Eject USB HDD from computer 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, your USB can’t open, so you need a data recovery tool to help. After recovering data from the USB thumb drive, you can format it to turn the file system to NTFS or FAT32. Sometimes, you may receive message that Windows was unable to 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.

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The data is still on the USB flash drive even when it shows 0 byte, so you have chance to recover all the data om the inaccessible device.

iCare Data Recovery will be a good choice to scan your 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.

USB Flash Drive Shows 0 Byte and is Unusable Users

"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 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 my device. How can I fix the problem without formattingup message to ask me to format my device. How can I fix the problem without formatting?"


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