Wondershare Recoverit

USB Drive Recovery

  • Recovers deleted or lost data from USB drive effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from 500+ data loss scenarios, including computer crash, partition loss, accidental human error, etc.
  • Supports 1000+ file formats recovery with a high success rate and without any quality loss.
Recover Now Recover Now Recover Now Learn More >

How to Fix a Corrupted Flash Drive and Recover Data

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Feb 02, 2024 • Filed to: USB Recovery • Proven solutions

How Do I Fix a Corrupted Flash Drive Without Losing Data?

When the USB flash drive becomes corrupted or inaccessible in Windows computer, it shows the drive is not accessible, the files or directory is corrupted and unreadable. But no worry, you can follow this page and fix the USB drive using CMD and recover your data with Recoverit Data Recovery software.

the USB drive is no accessible

What Cause the Flash Drive Become Unreadable/Corrupted?

The USB flash drive is like the hard drive to store all data files on it. There can be many reasons that make the USB flash drive got corrupt or unreadable, and the data on the drive can not be accessed. Improperly plug out the drive from the USB port, it can lead to data corruption, the directory structure on the USB drive, MBR or PBR can because of the data corruption.

The common logical and physical corruption issues may make your USB data corrupt or inaccessible. Some logical errors with the drive, you can easily fix it, repair the file structure, and reuse the USB flash drive. The physical corruption issues are dead-driven broken stems, RAW, format error and accessibility, etc.

How to Fix Corrupted USB Flash Drive using CMD?

Follow the next steps to fix the corrupted USB drive with CMD. On this solution, you need to enter the CMD commands and Windows will format the corrupted USB flash drive.

  1. Connect your corrupted/ unreadable USB flash drive to the computer.
  2. Right-click on the Start button, and click Command Prompt(Admin), then go to the CMD window.
  3. Type the code diskpart and press Enter. All your device connected to your computer will be displayed.
  4. Then type select disk(The number of your USB drive) and Enter. Make sure you selected the right USB drive, or you would format the internal hard drive.
  5. Type clean and enter > type create partition primary and Enter. Type both active and select partition 1, then type format fs=fat32 and enter.
  6. It will take a while to finish, please do not close the CMD.

After repair the flash drive using CMD, the drive must get formatted. Now the USB drive as a new drive can be used. But if you want to restore your data, you should not save any new data on the drive. Follow the next solution to recover data from USB flash drive after corrupted with Recoverit USB Data Recovery software.

How to Fix Corrupted USB Flash Drive with Windows Disk Check?

The Windows Disk Check tool available on Windows can detect and fix your flash drive for file system error. Once the repair process completes, you can recover corrupted files from USB. Follow this way to fix your USB flash drive:

  1. Connect the drive to your computer. Find the My Computer/This PC option from your desktop, open it and find the USB drive.
  2. Right click the USB drive, and click Properties.
  3. Find and click Tools, and followed with the Check option under Error checking. Then Windows will start to check and fix any error it finds.

recover corrupted files from usb flash drive

  1. Once the process completes, try to open the USB drive and recover the corrupted files.

How to Recover Data from a Corrupted Flash Drive?

Recoverit Data Recovery software is a powerful flash drive recovery program, it helps you access the corrupted drive and retrieve your data back. It can easily and effectively recover lost data from corrupted or damaged USB flash drive, download and install the USB drive data recovery on the computer and follow the next steps to retrieve your data back.

Free Download | Win Free Download | Mac
article-safe-itemSecurity Verified. 3,591,664 people have downloaded it.

Step 1. Launch Recoverit Data Recovery, select your drive which is detected on the program, and next.

select corrupted USB flash drive

Step 2. The flash drive recovery software will start scanning the device to searching your lost data which will take minutes.

sscanning the USB drive

Step 3. In the end, you can check all recovered files. Preview files like photos, videos, music, audio, and office file document.

preview recovered files and restore back

Tips for Prevent Corrupted Files from USB Flash Drive

Here are the suggestions that can help your drive from not becoming corrupted:

Recoverit author

Sue Wayne

staff Editor

Home > Resources > USB Recovery > How to Fix a Corrupted Flash Drive and Recover Data