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How to Recover Data from Dead USB Flash Drive

2016-07-13 15:52:43 Posted by Abby Haines to Resource

Summary:
3-step dead USB drive recovery guide to recover data from dead USB flash drive. Try it to rescue your files when flash drive or memory card is dead, failed, formatted, corrupted or inaccessible.

"Hello, I have a dead Sandisk 4GB USB flash drive that on which I have over 2 years of valuable files. When I insert the stick into a USB port, Windows finds the stick and says it is ready for use. However, I am not allowed to access the files on the USB drive. Is there any dead USB drive recovery solution that can help to recover data from failed USB flash drive?"

Overview of dead USB drive recovery

Before introducing how to recover data from dead or failed USB flash drive, you need first figure out whether dead flash drive recovery is possible or not. When your USB flash drive, external hard drive or SD card not detected or recognized due to PHYSICALLY broken, it is almost impossible to retrieve the data. But sometimes, your flash drive is NOT actually PHYSICALLY broken but fail to work and become inaccessible due to other reasons like raw file system, not formatted error, etc. And your computer can usually recognize it and assigns it a drive letter. In this situation, you can try powerful third-party data recovery software which supports to recover data from dead hard drive to rescue your files.

Best software for dead/failed USB drive recovery

To recover data from dead USB flash drive, you should find a reliable data recovery tool. Here EaseUS file recovery software is recommended as your best choice. It offers efficient and easy flash drive recovery solution that helps you find and recover data from a dead, failed, formatted, corrupted, virus infected or inaccessible USB drive with no hassle. Being able to recover data from hard disk which is not detecting, you can try it to retrieve files including pictures, documents, music, videos and others effectively in three steps.

To recover data from dead USB flash drive, follow these steps:

Step 1. Connect your USB flash drive or other devices to the computer, launch EaseUS file recovery software, select the USB disk storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

select the dead USB flash drive to start data recovery

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the dead USB flash drive to recover data

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable document and image files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover data from dead USB flash drive