Retrieve Data from Unrecognized 32GB Kingston Flash Drive

“I am using 32GB Kingston flash drive to save crucial files. For past few days whenever I connect the flash drive to desktop there is no action. The power light blinks but flash drive doesn't get recognized. I tried to access it on another system but the result was same. How to detect Kingston 32GB flash drive and retrieve files from it. Any worthy solutions are welcomed!!!”

Kingston flash drive is small and portable device that can save multiple files such as pictures, songs, movies, Word files, PPT files, archives, PDF files and other file types. It is convenient to carry huge amount of files of about 32GB anywhere and anytime with Kingston pen drive. However, sometimes if computer don't recognize Kingston 32GB flash drive it doesn't mean that files saved in it are lost forever. As a fact, the information still remains intact. So user can use any professional software to get back the data from Kingston USB flash drive even if it cannot be recognized. Before knowing about recovery software, let us view few scenarios that leads to loss of files:

  • If user ejects Kingston 32GB flash drive from Windows desktop during read and write process then it tends to corruption of drive
  • Using same flash drive on multiple system can damage the device and becomes unrecognized
  • Virus attack can damage 32GB flash drive file system and becomes unreadable as drive becomes undetected
  • If any interruption occur while copying files from flash drive to HDD then it results in corrupting Kingston 32GB flash drive and becoming unreadable

Apart from pen drive corruption, chances are more that USB port to which pen drive is connected, is not in good condition and hence flash drive is not recognized. To make Kingston 32GB flash drive get detected on system, uninstall and reinstall flash drive: Firstly, Click Windows and X keys on keyboard on Start screen and select Device Manager. Then locate Universal Serial Bus Controllers driver and right click on flash drive icon. Here click on Uninstall and restart your desktop. After restarting, the drive will get installed automatically. Now connect the flash drive through port and check for its response. If it still not recognized then go through further for good result.

Salient features of Yodot File Recovery tool:

One can opt Yodot Files Recovery application to easily restore files from unrecognized Kingston 32GB flash drive on Windows PC. It does not write even a single byte to the flash drive from where it is recovering files. This program can get back files from internal hard drive, memory card, SSD drives, FireWire drives, external hard drive and many other storage devices along with USB flash drive. It has ability to recover data from flash drive manufactured by Sony, HP, Transcend, iBall, SanDisk, LaCie and many such brands, addition to Kingston. This utility is even compatible to recover old files from Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computer. Moreover, it can regain files from storage drives with FAT 16, FAT 32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. Even an unskilled user can retrieve lost files without facing any problem with the help of this product.

Steps to retrieve files from unrecognized 32GB Kingston USB pen drive:

  • Connect unrecognized 32GB Kingston flash drive to healthy system
  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software on Windows desktop
  • After installation, run the tool and follow the instructions on screen
  • Main window will display two options, which are 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • Choose required option and proceed further
  • Mark on the drive from where you want to restore files and click on 'Next'
  • Wait till the scanning process gets over and then choose files which you want to restore
  • To easily navigate through recoverable files, utilize two view options that is 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • At last save recovered files in preferred destination location or on any external storage device


  • Avoid using same flash drive on multiple gadgets to avoid permanent data loss
  • Do not eject flash drive from system abruptly by pulling it out, instead use safely remove option

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