How to Recover Data from Unrecognized USB Flash Drive?

Written by Lucy John on April 19, 2023

USB Flash drive not getting recognized or detected when connected to Windows or Mac system is an issue that happens most frequently for the computer users. As a result, users face huge data loss, as they are not able to access the files stored in the flash drive. Actually, the factors that could trigger this issue includes:

Though, all these factors can lead to USB flash drive not recognized or detected on the computer, you can fix USB flash drive not recognized problem manually by yourself. Just follow few simple manual instructions given in the below paragraph to fix the issue.

However, there is no need to get upset as the data is still safe on that unrecognized flash drive. So, first let’s have a quick look at the manual methods that can be utilized to make the USB drive recognizable on system. Follow these steps:

This might work in few cases and if your USB drive is still unrecognized then go to Start menu -> right click on My computer -> Go to properties -> click on Device Manager -> then click on disk drives that shows all the drives associated with the system. Your drive must be displayed in this list. However, recognized USB drive is still not accessible. In order to access the USB drive and bring it back to normal, it has to be formatted. And here comes the need for using file recovery tool to extract formatted drive data.

Recover Files from Flash Drive Not Recognized with Yodot File Recovery Tool:

One can successfully rely upon this reliable file recovery software to extract files from unrecognized flash drive after formatting the drive. This tool is elegant enough to recognize and restore all file types from USB flash drive, hard drive, Fire wire drive and other storage media formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS 5 file systems. The tool supports to work on Windows OS based computers and laptops like Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and 2008 Server. You can also retrieve various file types that are missing or erased from storage devices within no time.

Steps to recover data from USB drive not recognized:

Valuable Tips:

  • Do not remove flash drive from system by abruptly pulling it out, use safe remove option
  • Before connecting flash drive on your system have a look at the drive letters that is been used on computer
  • Avoid mishandling of USB drive while saving / transferring files on it

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