Recently I bought an 16 GB USB flash drive, and started storing my precious images in it. Today when I tried to access it, I got a warning message saying “The file or the directory is corrupted or unreadable”. How could this have happened? Is it possible, to reclaim my photos from it? I can’t afford to lose them. It contains a lot of precious pictures. Please help….

This is really a heartbreaking situation. Almost all of us uses USB drives because of their portable nature & compatibility with different devices. Any system having a USB port can be used to plug the USB drive & access the data or perform read / write operations on it. But due to this frequent deleting & saving can give birth to situations like accidental deletions, formatting, etc. Also using the USB drive in different systems might also corrupt the USB drive, leading to data loss. The system to which the drive is connected, might have been infected by a serious virus infection. Therefore, USB drive might also get affected and the data stored on it might go missing.

If you are also facing any of these data loss scenarios & thinking that how to recover data from corrupted USB flash drive, then you don’t have to worry about your precious files as Recover Formatted USB is there for their rescue. The software can also recover photos from formatted USB drive of different formats such as JPEG, PSP, PIC, PNG, 3DMF GIF, PCX, JPG, etcThis tool has been specially developed to restore data from USB drives of any brand. It is capable of restoring over 300 types of file formats. It also supports RAW image file recovery which is created by digital cameras. The tool is capable enough to perform quick formatted USB drives recovery also & the deleted data can be easily restored.

Common reasons for corruption in USB drive are –

  1. Interruption in the transferring process leading to data loss.
  2. Improper system shutdown without properly ejecting the USB drive from it.
  3. Loss of crucial data due to a virus infection (Visit http://www.recoverformattedusb.com/files-from-virus-infected-flash-drive.html to learn the process of recovering data from a virus infected USB flash drive.
  4. Other known or unknown reasons leading to loss or corruption of files or drive.

The Recover Formatted USB software will definitely help you in bringing back all the data from the corrupted, virus infected or formatted USB drives of different brands, like Sony, SanDisk, Transcend, HP, etc. For particularly performing data recovery from formatted SanDisk USB drive, you can visit here. Download the free demo version of the tool to check the tool’s efficiency. It offers a Preview option that helps in checking the efficiency of the software by seeing the recovered files, before you purchase the full version to save those files. The mac version of this USB Drive Recovery Software can also help you to recover formatted USB drive on Mac Operating Systems like Mac Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

How to recover data from corrupted USB flash drive?

Step 1 – Launch the downloaded software & select “Recover Photos” from the main screen.

How to Recover Data from Corrupted USB Flash Drive - Main Screen

Fig 1 : Main Screen

Step 2 – Then select “Recover Lost Photos” option.

How to Recover Data from Corrupted USB Flash Drive - Recover Lost Photos

Fig 2 : Recover Lost Photos

Step 3 – Now choose connected USB drive & click the next arrow button.

How to Recover Data from Corrupted USB Flash Drive - Select Drive

Fig 3 : Select Drive

Step 4 – After scanning the drive, a list of recovered files is displayed. Preview the files

How to Recover Data from Corrupted USB Flash Drive - Preview Recovered

Fig 4 : Preview Recovered

Step 5 – Now save them to a desired destination.

How to Recover Data from Corrupted USB Flash Drive - Save Recovered

Fig 5 : Save Recovered

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