Restoring Files from Inaccessible USB

“Hey guys! I have installed Windows 7 operating system on my laptop. I moved some data from my office PC into my USB flash drive to carry out the task at home. When I connect the USB drive in my laptop, it shows an error message asking me to format it. I scanned the system to get rid of viruses, but it was of no use. I am still unable to access my USB drive. Please help me in this issue”

USB (Universal Serial Bus) drives are majorly used as means to secure data i.e. as data backup and also for sharing information across systems. USB drives come in various storage capacities starting from 256 MB upto 256GB. As these storage devices are portable and can be used on any system with USB interface, these USB drive can get corrupted or inaccessible easily.

Some of the scenarios that make your USB drive inaccessible are:

  • Improper File Transfer: Abrupt removal of USB drive from the system when file transfer process is being carried out can cause corruption to drive’s file system as a result of which it becomes inaccessible
  • Virus Infection: Usage of USB drive on different system across the network can infect the USB drive. Once the USB drive is infected with virus or other malware threats, it becomes unreadable leading to loss of data
  • Power Surge: Sudden loss of power when files from USB drive are being accessed on the system can cause damage to USB drive. Repeated power failures, when USB drive is connected to the system can lead to drive corruption making it inaccessible

Inaccessible USB drive gives you a great deal of trouble as the data present in it can’t be viewed or saved. There are many file recovery applications that promise 100% file recovery from inaccessible USB drive, but fail to do so. Looking for best and simplest solution to get over this problem? Then make use of Yodot Hard Drive Recovery that can take care of inaccessible USB drive problem effectively.

Ultimate USB file recovery tool

One of the best utilities to restore lost files from inaccessible USB drive is Yodot Hard Drive Recovery. Irrespective of the scenarios for inaccessibility of flash drive, users can rescue data from USB drive in a minimum amount of time. This file recovery program is designed with best interactive interface so that even a non-technical user won’t face any difficulties while performing file retrieval from inaccessible USB drive. Apart from USB drive, it is possible to get back lost / deleted data from hard drives, external hard drives, memory cards, iPods, FireWire drives and other storage devices by using this data recovery software. Simple and secure installation process can be carried out on different versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. If any issues are encountered during file recovery process from inaccessible USB drive, get in touch with the technical support team who will resolve your issue as soon as possible.

Steps to recover files from inaccessible USB drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • After the completion of the installation process, user can view shortcut icon on desktop
  • Run the program and follow the simple steps provided on the main screen of the utility
  • Click on Lost File Recovery and then proceed to next window where the set of drives present in the system are listed
  • Select the USB drive and from the next tab mark the file types that needs to be rescued
  • Initiate the scanning process, which gets completed in a minimum amount of time
  • View the restored list of files in Data View or File Type View as desired by user
  • Browse for the destination location where the restored list of files have to be saved


  • Make use of genuine antivirus protection to prevent virus attacks on flash drive
  • Maintain backup of important files in more than one storage media
  • Avoid using USB drive on virus/malware infected systems