How To Repair Damaged USB
I have a 2 GB USB stick that I have been working on for a year and recently just stopped working…
I don’t know why, I think it’s damaged, it’s really a disaster to lose all the work and studies of my school that I had stored there, is that I have many things stored in it, is there any way to repair my USB damaged without losing the data?
A USB flash drive has a function similar to a hard drive, we use it to store data, and it makes it easier for us to transfer or carry data because of its small size.
However, there are several problems that can make data inaccessible on the USB or make the USB drive run.
When you encounter one of these situations, how can you recover files from USB when it is damaged or unresponsive?
Don’t worry you don’t even have any idea how to fix this problem. On this page, we present complete solutions on how to repair a damaged USB drive without losing data.
These methods will show you how to fix a damaged memory using CMD or how to recover the data from a damaged USB and format it for reuse.
How to repair a damaged USB flash drive without losing data using CMD?
CMD is your first choice for repairing a corrupt USB drive. It does not require formatting, and can be repaired without data loss. And it can also be used to repair a damaged SD card. Now let’s see how it works. (I’m using Windows 7 for this demo)
Insert the USB drive into a PC or Notebook.
Go to the Start menu, type “cmd” in the search box, then you will see “cmd. exe” the list of programs and press Enter.
Click on “cmd. exe“, type “chkdsk/X/f the USB drive letter” or “chkdsk the USB letter: /f, for example “chkdsk/X/f h:” or “chkdsk h: /f” in the next command window to start repairing the damaged USB drive without formatting it.
After completing all the steps, Windows will check and repair the file system of the USB drive.
It usually takes a few minutes. After that, you will see “Windows has made corrections to the file system” in the command window, meaning that your USB has been repaired correctly and you will be able to access the data in it.
How to repair a damaged USB drive without formatting?
If the above method does not work for you, please follow the steps below to repair it without formatting and rescue your data. (I’m also using Windows 7 for this demo)
Insert the USB memory into a computer.
2. Go to This computer>removable media icon3.
Right-click USB and select Properties.
4. Click Tools.
Click on the “Rebuild“
6. Wait until the process is finished. Close the window as soon as it’s finished.
Right click on the USB drive and select “Browse“, then unplug it from your PC.
Repair damaged USB memory without losing data using EaseUS data recovery software
If all of the above solutions do not work for you, you can try the last recommended way to repair a corrupt USB drive using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard data recovery software.
In other words, we will first try to recover corrupt USB files, and then format them to make them reusable again.
This program is available to recover USB files in almost all situations. Before purchasing the full version for full recovery of your USB drive, you can first download the trial version to scan it to see if it is useful to you to find the files on USB.
If the results are satisfactory, then you should only pay for the premium version.
To view the step-by-step guide, please follow this link: usb data recovery.
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