Recently when I plugged my USB flash drive into my USB port my computer told me I need to format it. When I wanted to format it, it said I couldn't format it. I have tried it on 3 different computers but I still can't access it. This flash drive has all my coursework for Monday. Please help me! I need to get my work back.
Take it easy. It seems your flash drive is corrupted. If your flash drive doesn't display in disk management, I'm afraid the drive is broken and you can no longer retrieve data on it. But if your flash drive shows up in the window and you just can't open it, you are lucky enough to recover data from USB drive. Because all files are still on your flash drive, they will always be there as long as no new data on your USB drive overwrites them.
There are many recovery programs on the Internet for you to recover data after a USB format error. Recoverit data recovery software is the most powerful one that you can use to fix a USB format error. It helps you to recover files from USB flash drives with format errors in 3 simple steps. You can retrieve photos, videos, music files, documents, etc. It's fully compatible with USB flash drives, USB sticks, memory card, etc.
You can get a trial version to fix USB format error now.
Note: Please do not try to format the USB drive when this error happens, because the action might totally corrupt your drive and your data can no longer be restored.
I'll show you how to perform a USB format error data recovery with Recoverit data recovery for Windows. It has a similar operation with the Mac version.
Launch Recoverit flash drive data recovery on your computer, and select the "External Device Recovery" mode to start recovering data after a USB format error.
In this step, your USB flash drive will be shown as a drive in the window. You can select it and click "Start" to let the program scan files on it.
After clicking "Start" icon, it will start a quick scan for your USB flash drive to find your lost data.
It is highly recommended to try "All-Around Recovery" mode to scan all your files if you can't find your lost data from the quick scan above.
After scanning, files on your faulty USB drive will be displayed in "Tree View" and "File View" categories. You can view original file names or preview images to check how many files can be recovered from your USB drive. Then you only need to mark the files you want and click "Recover" button to save them to your computer.
Note: Please do not save the data back on your corrupted USB drive. This may overwrite the data already on the drive.
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